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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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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Green Sheep Water

Green Sheep Water- Making Sustainable Choices When Traveling

One Million Plastics Bottles Are Used Every Minute…But Not Here! As one of the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified hotels in Central California, here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we are proud to announce the adoption of yet another progressive, green initiative. As we constantly research and pursue innovative, sustainable and eco-friendly…

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De Anza Theater

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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Green LEEDERS

Green Tips for Earth Day & Beyond!

Happy Earth Day from the Portola Hotel & Spa Green LEEDers! We are all proud to be a part of a U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified property and we believe in living and promoting green initiatives both at the hotel and in our personal homes.  In honor of Earth Day 2016, we have gathered…

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Pool at Portola Hotel

Diving Into Solar Power

Guest post by Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa we are constantly implementing ways for our entire hotel and spa operations to be greener and more energy efficient. By utilizing alternative sources of energy such as solar power, we are able to save energy and greatly…

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Entrance of Peter B's

The Outdoors Just Got a Little “Cooler” at Peter B’s

Guest Blog Post, Janine M. Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa The Portola Hotel & Spa is already off to a busy start in 2016! With multiple renovations kicking off throughout the property, our team is working hard to add some fabulous new features not only to our guestrooms and main areas of the…

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Portola Hotels lobby

Continuing to “LEED” the Way

Guest post by Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa We are always excited to share what’s happening behind the scenes here at the Portola Hotel & Spa. As many know we were one of Central California’s first “green” LEED® Certified hotel properties having received our first certification in 2011 by the U.S. Green…

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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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