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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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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Monterey Conference Center Steel Works Complete!

From planning and funding, to demolition and laying the foundation, the Monterey Conference Center $60 million dollar renovation is more than underway with the recent completion of steel beams. The steel installation that supports the infrastructure of the 41,000 square foot state-of-the-art meeting facility began back in August 2016. Rendering of the Monterey Conference Center…

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