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Summer Dates are the Best Time for Meetings

Summer Dates are the Best Time for Meetings There’s no better time to Meet in Monterey than mid-week during the summer months. There are many good reasons to consider booking your next conference during the summer months of June, July and August. Your attendees will not only find mid-week meetings to be a viable seasonal…

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Tips for Reducing Stress When Planning Your Meeting or Event

Tips for Reducing Stress When Planning Your Meeting or Event Guest Post by Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales, Portola Hotel & Spa Being on the road for work can be exciting and often fun, but with travel, comes a bit of stress. By reducing stress before, during and after your meeting/event, you and your…

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B-Leisure: Incorporating A Bit of Fun Into Business Travel

B-Leisure: Incorporating A Bit of Fun Into Business Travel Many of us are too familiar with the grind of business travel – but why not incorporate a little fun into your next work trip?! We asked our Portola Hotel & Spa, Concierge extraordinaire, Naiomi Skiles, for some creative ideas and inspiration. Whether your next business…

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Portola Meetings: 5 Tips to Wow Your Attendees & Clients

Portola Meetings: 5 Tips to Wow Your Attendees & Clients Guest Post by Eddie Guice, Catering & Conventions Services Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa You’ve selected the perfect venue; all your schedules and itineraries are done to the minute – and now your event is finally here! Our meetings pros here at the Portola Hotel…

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Car show in Monterey

August is for Aston Martins at RM Sotheby’s Monterey-Guest Blog by RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles, will again hold its crown jewel Monterey auction this 18–19 August at the Portola Hotel & Spa. This year’s auction features an envious grouping of Aston Martin competition cars spanning some 70 years of British motorsport, including the most important Aston Martin ever built—the 1956…

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Portola Hotel & Staff Highlights: Meet Amy, Eddie & Paige

There’s no I in team and that old adage holds true at the Portola Hotel & Spa here in beautiful Monterey, California. Every so often, we like to take the opportunity to highlight some of the amazing members that make up the team at the Portola Hotel. Today, we would like to introduce our Central Coast…

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Big Ideas for Small Meetings; Guest Blog Stephanie Corsino, Sales Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa

Small meetings can lead to big ideas, creating an atmosphere that promotes attendee focus, increases interaction and allows for more personalization from the facilitator. Smaller meetings tend to boost engagement through meaningful discussions and bonding between participants. At Portola Hotel & Spa, we offer a variety of meeting spaces and on-site venues ideal for small…

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