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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!

For media inquiries or to be added to our Portola press list, email us [email protected].

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 | The Portola Hotel & Spa

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

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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PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA PARTNERS WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES TO ANNOUNCE FIRST FRIDAY MONTEREY

Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Portola Hotel & Spa partners with local businesses to create a monthly community event -- First Friday Monterey. Debuting Fourth of July weekend, First Friday Monterey is a free family event on the first Friday of every month, from 5pm to 8pm in the downtown Monterey area....
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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