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PORTOLA IN THE PRESS

Browse the latest press articles, news, and awards from Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. Our hotel is a charming coastal retreat known for its local charm, high-end accommodations, and relaxed atmosphere on the Central California coast. We have also been honored with several awards and accolades including, Condé Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards, Smart Meetings Smart Stars, Wine Spectator Awards, and more!
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Smart Meetings: Sunny Destinations for Summertime

Smart Meetings: Sunny Destinations for Summertime

Friday, May 17, 2024
As May begins to bloom, the world wakes up and we know summer will soon march in. Who isn’t excited for the wave of sunnier days and seeing the sunset grow later? There’s no better time to take your meetings to a destination where summer arrives in full swing sooner rather than later....
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Eater: 19 Places to Find Calamari in Monterey County

Eater: 19 Places to Find Calamari in Monterey County

Thursday, May 16, 2024
You’ll want to try it all, from abalone-style squid to calamari po’ boys...
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Modeliste Magazine: Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Modeliste Magazine: Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Serenity by the Sea: Portola Hotel & Spa’s Coastal Charm...
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Monterey County Weekly - The Light Stuff - Craft brewers were slow to embrace lagers, but now they are becoming passionate about the style.

Monterey County Weekly - The Light Stuff - Craft brewers were slow to embrace lagers, but now they are becoming passionate about the style.

Friday, April 19, 2024
A disconnect existed between craft brewers and the beer drinking market....
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Travara: 7 Sustainable Hotels In Northern California

Travara: 7 Sustainable Hotels In Northern California

Monday, April 08, 2024
Whether you want a peaceful retreat in the heart of wine country, a city getaway or a vacation by the water, these seven sustainable hotels in Northern California will give you a comfortable night’s sleep at a property that’s dedicated to helping the planet....
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California Meetings + Events - Portola Hotel & Spa Completes Renovation Project

California Meetings + Events - Portola Hotel & Spa Completes Renovation Project

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, located in downtown Monterey, completed a $1.83 million renovation project at the end of February that touched on its De Anza and Bonsai ballrooms as well as its De Anza Foyer. The property worked with San Francisco-based RoseBernard Studio to refresh the spaces’ interior designs, drawing on inspiration from the city’s maritime heritage through a coastal theme featuring weathered wood and clear blue water-colored motifs....
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New Ballrooms Debut at Portola Hotel & Spa

New Ballrooms Debut at Portola Hotel & Spa

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey’s premier coastal-inspired hotel, announces the completion of its extensive renovation to the De Anza and Bonsai Ballrooms and De Anza Foyer. With an investment of $1.83 million, these updates enhance the hotel's reputation as Monterey’s leading destination for corporate meetings, conferences, weddings, and social events....
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Gayot: 2024 Best Valentine's Day Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel Area

Gayot: 2024 Best Valentine's Day Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel Area

Wednesday, February 07, 2024
Where to dine in Monterey/Carmel for Valentine's Day Many restaurants will be offering special menus for Valentine's Day, but we've rounded up the best of the best for February 14, 2024. Celebrate with your sweetie with food from one of GAYOT's Best Valentine's Day Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel ....
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Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award 2023

Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award 2023

Friday, December 01, 2023
Since 2002, Smart Meetings has been showcasing exceptional venues and destinations around the world in a handy annual guide to help meeting professionals build their shortlist of extraordinary partners to turn to when only the best will be good enough....
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Stella Awards 2023: Best Hotel/Resort Renovation

Stella Awards 2023: Best Hotel/Resort Renovation

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
FAR WEST - Gold Winner - Portola Hotel & Spa Set within the picturesque backdrop of a spectacular coastline and historic downtown Monterey, Calif., the Portola Hotel & Spa offers 379 newly refreshed guest rooms, as well as a renovated lobby, the 60,000 square feet in its adjacent Monterey Conference Center and 60,000 square feet of outdoor event space....
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Condé Nast Traveler 2023 Readers' Choice Award

Condé Nast Traveler 2023 Readers' Choice Award

Tuesday, October 03, 2023
Top 20 Hotels in Northern California: Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Condé Nast Traveler readers rate the top hotels in Northern California, which is home to iconic nature—and hotels worthy of the views....
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Monterey County Weekly Readers' Poll 2023

Monterey County Weekly Readers' Poll 2023

Thursday, September 28, 2023
BEST SPORTS BAR - Peter B's Brewpub - A stone’s throw from Fisherman’s Wharf and tucked on the side of the Portola Hotel you will find one of the best sports bars the county has to offer....
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The Knot Fall 2023

The Knot Fall 2023

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Ready, Set, Jet. What's more satisfying than sinking into your couch and bringing your favorite TV series or movie trilogy? Bringing the plots to life during a romantic getaway....
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Set Sail for Adventure: Portola Hotel & Spa Launches Pirate Program for Kids

Set Sail for Adventure: Portola Hotel & Spa Launches Pirate Program for Kids

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Portola Hotel & Spa, California's premier family-friendly destination, is excited to launch the Portola Pirate Program....
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Peter B’s Brewpub Hosts Fundraiser Benefiting Surfrider Foundation

Peter B’s Brewpub Hosts Fundraiser Benefiting Surfrider Foundation

Thursday, April 27, 2023
Peter B's Brewpub and Seaglass Wine Company are partnering to host a fundraising mixer benefiting Surfrider Foundation's Monterey Chapter, grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves, and beaches. ...
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JACKS MONTEREY AND PETER B’S BREWPUB BECOME BLUE ZONES APPROVED RESTAURANTS BY BLUE ZONES PROJECT MONTEREY COUNTY

JACKS MONTEREY AND PETER B’S BREWPUB BECOME BLUE ZONES APPROVED RESTAURANTS BY BLUE ZONES PROJECT MONTEREY COUNTY

Monday, April 24, 2023
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay announces that Jacks Monterey and Peter B’s Brewpub have been recognized as Blue Zones Project Approved™ Restaurants by Blue Zones Project® – Monterey County....
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Meetings Today April 2023 Issue

Meetings Today April 2023 Issue

Sunday, April 23, 2023
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay announced the completion of renovations to The Club Room, a dynamic event space offering a fireside entrance, wine-inspired private dining room and outdoor patio adjacent to Jacks fireside terrace....
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PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA ANNOUNCES REFRESHED SPECIAL EVENT SPACE: THE CLUB ROOM

PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA ANNOUNCES REFRESHED SPECIAL EVENT SPACE: THE CLUB ROOM

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay is thrilled to announce the completion of The Club Room renovation. The dynamic event space offers a fireside entrance, wine-inspired private dining room, and an outdoor patio adjacent to Jacks fireside terrace. The Club Room refresh provides a sophisticated event space complimenting the hotel’s continuous efforts to elevate and enhance offerings for meetings and events. ...
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BLUE ZONES PROJECT MONTEREY COUNTY PROUDLY CELEBRATES PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA AT MONTEREY BAY FOR BECOMING A BLUE ZONES PROJECT APPROVED WORKSITE

BLUE ZONES PROJECT MONTEREY COUNTY PROUDLY CELEBRATES PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA AT MONTEREY BAY FOR BECOMING A BLUE ZONES PROJECT APPROVED WORKSITE

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Blue Zones Project® - Monterey County is proud to announce that Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay has achieved designation as a Blue Zones Project Approved™ worksite. Portola Hotel & Spa implemented best practices to improve employee well-being....
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Haute Living Los Angeles Oct/Nov Issue

Haute Living Los Angeles Oct/Nov Issue

Friday, November 04, 2022
IT’S AUGUST 2022, AND I’M TAKING A ROAD TRIP FROM Los Angeles to Portland. The route I’m planning is about 1,200 miles with some zig-zagging. It will take six days....
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Buick B Magazine Fall 2022

Buick B Magazine Fall 2022

Monday, October 03, 2022
Buick B's Magazine recently took the Buick Wildcat EV concept - a concept vehicle that represents a vision of upcoming vehicle development - to Monterey County, California. ...
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GBAC STAR: The Experience

GBAC STAR: The Experience

Thursday, July 21, 2022
ISSA’s Jeff Cross speaks with Janine Chicourrat, the Managing Director at the Portola Hotel & Spa about obtaining GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation....
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SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL RECOGNIZES JANINE CHICOURRAT ON LIST OF 2022 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL RECOGNIZES JANINE CHICOURRAT ON LIST OF 2022 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Janine M. Chicourrat was recognized by the San Jose Valley Business Journal among the list of 2022 Woman of Influence on June 16, 2022...
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FORBES: 25 California Wellness Getaways For Mother’s Day And Beyond

FORBES: 25 California Wellness Getaways For Mother’s Day And Beyond

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
With the pandemic putting a hamper on travel plans, the last two Mother’s Days have been limited to your typical bouquet of flowers and celebrating at home....
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Meetings Today March 2022

Meetings Today March 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
California’s longtime emphasis on sustainability makes hosting eco-friendly meetings easy Four ways California leads on meetings...
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Restaurant Hospitality - The 10 Best Cocktails at independent restaurants across America

Restaurant Hospitality - The 10 Best Cocktails at independent restaurants across America

Friday, February 25, 2022
The return of going out for a drink. The pandemic’s dark cloud continues to leave a shadow, and to-go cocktails are legal in many jurisdictions....
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Portola Hotel & Spa Achieves GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program

Portola Hotel & Spa Achieves GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Portola Hotel & Spa is proud to announce the hotel achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, a gold standard for prepared facilities....
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Smart Meetings December 2021

Smart Meetings December 2021

Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Set within the picturesque backdrop of a spectacular coastline, Portola Hotel & Spa reflects the captivating spirit of a rich, cultural setting surrounded by modern amenities, newly renovated accommodations, thoughtful service, and refreshed meeting and event space....
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Carmel Magazine Winter 2021

Carmel Magazine Winter 2021

Monday, December 06, 2021
YOGI- This is not your ordinary Pug. "He's a healthy, athletic six-year-old," says Yogi's human, Chris Hermen. "He hikes with me. Five miles is no problem for him' Last summer, Hermen came to Monterey to accept the position of Director of Finance at Portola Hotel and Spa. "We lived in the hotel for a time, so Yogi knows the property well. He thinks he owns the place." This pugnacious pug has the run of the hotel and serves as an unofficial and enthusiastic greeter to guests and their dogs....
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Portola Hotel & Spa Honored as Best of California Hospitality

Portola Hotel & Spa Honored as Best of California Hospitality

Monday, November 22, 2021
The Portola Hotel & Spa is deeply honored to be recognized by California Hotel & Lodging Association as the Good Earthkeeping recipient for 2021 at its annual Stars of the Industry awards....
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Portola Hotel & Spa recognized with Condé Nast Travelers 2021 Readers' Choice Award

Portola Hotel & Spa recognized with Condé Nast Travelers 2021 Readers' Choice Award

Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay recognized as the #9 Best Hotel in Northern California....
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Portola Hotel & Spa Announces Partnership with Virus Geeks to offer COVID-19 Testing

Portola Hotel & Spa Announces Partnership with Virus Geeks to offer COVID-19 Testing

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA is proud to announce a new partnership with Virus Geeks, Inc....
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Carmel Magazine Fall 2021

Carmel Magazine Fall 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021
The Portola Hotel & Spa sits steps from several of Monterey’s Mexican-era adobes and gardens, along a well-traveled sweep of downtown waterfront....
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Smart Meetings July 2021

Smart Meetings July 2021

Thursday, July 01, 2021
Meet in Monterey. Experience inspired California meetings and events at the AAA Four Diamond and LEED® Certified Portola Hotel & Spa, located steps from Fisherman’s Wharf in the heart of downtown Monterey. ...
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Smart Meetings June 2021

Smart Meetings June 2021

Tuesday, June 01, 2021
This independent property connected to the recently renovated GBAC STAR-certified Monterey Convention Center added a dreamy touch to all 379 guest rooms....
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Peter B’s Brewpub Announces Natalie Mika as New Head Brewer

Peter B’s Brewpub Announces Natalie Mika as New Head Brewer

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Peter B's Brewpub located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, is thrilled to announce Natalie Mika as the new Head Brewer of the award-winning brewery....
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Smart Meetings March 2021

Smart Meetings March 2021

Monday, March 08, 2021
Smart Meetings names the 100 most inspiring women in meetings, and Portola Hotel's General Manager, Janine Chicourrat, is named a 2021 Hall of Fame inductee....
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Portola Hotel & Spa Announces Completion of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Portola Hotel & Spa Announces Completion of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Portola Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce both the re-opening of the hotel and the completion of a multi-million dollar room renovation. ...
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Portola Hotel & Spa Welcomes Monterey Yoga

Portola Hotel & Spa Welcomes Monterey Yoga

Monday, February 03, 2020
Portola Hotel & Spa, the elegant Four-Diamond hotel situated along Central California’s Monterey Bay, is pleased to announce its partnership with Monterey Yoga....
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Smart Meetings January 2020

Smart Meetings January 2020

Wednesday, January 01, 2020
A recent $60 million renovations of Monterey Conference Center created a light, bright central destination for coastal meetings....
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