10 Fun Facts: Featuring the Monterey Conference Center

10 Fun Facts: Featuring the Monterey Conference Center Guest Post by Nancy Whitman, Director of Sales & Events, City of Monterey & Monterey Conference Center I’m often asked, about all the upgrades and features here at the NEW Monterey Conference Center (MCC), as well a bit of the history about our facility. I believe it…

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8 Inspiring Locations for Your Next Meeting or Event

8 Inspiring Locations for Your Next Meeting or Event Guest Post by Paige Ettin, Catering Manager & Eddie Guice, Catering & Conference Services Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa Paige Ettin, Catering Manager Eddie Guice, Catering & Conference Services Manager The location of the Portola Hotel & Spa is best described by our tagline – It’s…

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Monterey Conference Center Alvarado Gallery

A Feast for the Eyes: Monterey Conference Center Alvarado Gallery Guest Post by Nancy Whitman, Director of Sales & Events, City of Monterey & Monterey Conference Center Known for our rich cultural history and appreciation of the arts, the City of Monterey is dedicated to highlighting the works of local artists throughout the community and beyond….

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Joyce Vineyards

Fall Inspired Team Building

Fall Inspired Team Building Guest Post by Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales, Portola Hotel & Spa The bounty of the Monterey Peninsula is literally at our fingertips here at the Portola Hotel & Spa in beautiful Monterey. Home to some California’s most successful boutique wineries and vineyards, let the local region and season be…

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View from the Monterey Bay

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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Portola Hotel & Spa

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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Fisherman's Wharf Monterey, CA

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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DeAnza Theater at Portola Hotel

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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