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 Holiday Gift Guide

Portola’s Holiday Gift Guide ‘Tis the season for giving and receiving – but, often times holiday shopping can be overwhelming and a bit cumbersome. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to check off all the items on your holiday gift giving list – all at once and even treat yourself along the way? Well,…

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Craft Beer Pairings at Peter B’s Brewpub

Craft Beer Pairings at Peter B’s Brewpub Guest Post by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub When I think about food pairings from our menu, along with our house made craft beers, I approach it very similar to the philosophy of Randy Mosher, author of Tasting Beer: Match (flavor) intensity Find harmonies (or similarities)…

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Chef’s Thanksgiving Recipe: Sugar Pie Pumpkin Maple Muffins

Chef’s Thanksgiving Recipe: Sugar Pie Pumpkin Maple Muffins Pumpkin spice and everything nice! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and why not add in a new recipe for friends and family to enjoy! This season, Portola Hotel & Spa Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese is sharing a family favorite, Sugar Pie Pumpkin Maple Muffins. So, preheat…

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Winter Specials at the Portola

Winter Specials at the Portola With the holiday and winter months fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to begin planning for a Winter Getaway! Why not experience a California winter with sunshine, surfing, sunsets, beach walks and Monterey Bay fun? Two new, just released, Winter Specials are now available starting at just $199. If a…

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Everything Pumpkin at the Portola

Everything Pumpkin at the Portola Fall is here and so is the return of pumpkin everything! From tasty treats to savory dishes, Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns to pumpkin patches – pumpkins are the “it” squash of the season! With the much-anticipated opening of Peet’s Coffee here at the Portola Hotel & Spa coming soon, we…

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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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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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