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Newsroom at portola hotel in usa


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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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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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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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....
Read More About Smart Meetings December 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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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 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....
Read More About Smart Meetings June 2021