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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Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway

Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway You work hard all week long, the weekend rolls around and your getting ready to take a little getaway…but how do you maintain your fitness routine and keep healthy? As many of you know it’s easy to fall off the fitness wagon when travelling, but when visiting the…

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Top Five Instagram Worthy Hidden Gems at Portola

Top Five Instagram Worthy Hidden Gems at Portola We all know the feeling the moment that ideal Instagram-worthy backdrop or view has been spotted – I believe they call that satisfaction! From that perfect golden hour lighting or the view that will make all your followers jealous – we are here to help you get…

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National Relaxation Day

Relax – It’s National Relaxation Day Some say that sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax and today is the day to adopt this philosophy fully. In honor of  National Relaxation Day, we are excited to share some ideas on how to take full advantage of this awesome holiday, not only today…

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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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Wine and Jacks Monterey

All Things Wine & Beer

To wine lovers, Monterey County has known for its many boutique wineries and vineyards but, most recently, our local region is getting its props for an emerging craft beer scene. Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa our wine and craft beer programs are being recognized by industry leaders including the Wine Spectator Award of…

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Escape to Monterey to Play on the Beach

Monterey Summer Fun

Monterey Summer Fun How do you spell fun? M-O-N-T-E-R-E-Y! Our mild temperatures and coastal location makes it possible to enjoy endless outdoor and even indoor activities all summer long. Whether visiting for a weekend away with someone special or a family fun getaway, Monterey is your one- stop destination this summer (and always)! A Romantic…

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Candy from Carosuel Candies

Monterey’s Sweetest Moments

Monterey’s Sweetest Moments Life’s short – make it sweet! And why not start with perusing and of course, tasting some of the sweetest of treats during you next visit to Monterey. With candy stores, ice cream shops and delectable dessert menus all within walking distance to the Portola Hotel – you’ll definitely want to lace…

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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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