Portola’s Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

Portola’s Eco-Friendly Travel Tips As one of Central California’s first green hotels, here at the Portola Hotel & Spa we strive to be as eco-conscious and eco-friendly as possible –here on property, as well as in our day to day lives. We recently asked some of our amazing team members to share their tips and…

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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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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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Green Meetings Made Easy – Guest Post, Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales

As Central California’s very first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified hotel and conference facility in the category of Existing Building (EB), I am proud to say that here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we are truly “leeding” the way in creating the most sustainable and eco-friendly conference and events on California’s West Coast….

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One Stop Planning with the Monterey Conference Connection

Comprised of the Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Marriott and the Monterey Conference Center, the Monterey Conference Connection delivers unparalleled service for large scale conferences and streamlined events here on the Monterey Peninsula. Partners of the Monterey Conference Connection, local hotel and conference facilities have collaborated to bring together the very best in Monterey venues,…

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10 reasons to meet in Monterey

Top 10 Reasons to Meet In Monterey

Monterey is many things to many people. For the locals, it’s home and a wonderful place to live. For visitors, it offers something for everyone. You can take a solo hike through the trails at Garrapata State Park, explore the many museums with the family, enjoy a romantic dinner with your loved one or tee…

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Bonsai Ballroom at Portola Hotel

And the Winner is…

Known as one of the premier venues in in Central and Northern California for conferences, meetings and corporate events of all sizes, the Portola Hotel & Spa was recently named a winner of the Smart Meetings Magazine 2014 Platinum Choice Award. I am thrilled to share with the followers of our Central Coast Living Blog,…

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Cottonwood Meeting Room

Green Meetings at the Portola Hotel & Spa

 Many organizations have taken the first step toward a greener workplace – switching out the traditional cases of break room plastic water bottles for a reusable one, offering rewards for those who carpool to work and many other initiatives.  The pressure for companies to be aware of their carbon footprint is only continuing to grow,…

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Portola Hotel view from Bay

Today Show Coverage

As the editor of Central Coast Living, I try to bring a little slice of the Monterey Peninsula to our readers near and far. Sometimes it’s events and tips on travel to our area. Other times, it’s specials at the Portola Hotel & Spa or a new GREEN program they are initiating. While helping to…

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