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Portola Hotel & Spa Debuts a New Restaurant: Jacks Monterey
The AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa, overlooking Monterey Bay and Fisherman's Wharf, announces the culmination of its $6 million dollar lobby renovation, as they cut the ribbon on a new lobby and introduce a new lobby bar/restuarant; Jacks Monterey, in its entirely reimagined new space located in the Portola's lower lobby.
After being name an official finalist by California State Chair, James P. Bombs, Portola Hotel & Spa of Monterey, CA has been awarded the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for its high level of support shown for the Guard and Reserve employees.
Monterey Herald The Grub Hunter
When it comes to opening a new restaurant, menu development is a delicious respite from the hair-pulling, forehead-slapping, tedious business side of things.
Meetings Today February 2017
While within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Santa and Monterey are a world away.
The New York Times
Whale-watching seasons in full swing in the Pacific through mid-April, and travelers have their pick of themed hotel packages and tours on Maui; in Monterey, Calif; and on Mexico's West Coast.
Monterey Bay, a quaint, picturesque coastal town just north of Big Sur, in Northern California.
Portola Hotel Announces Major Renovations
The AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa, overlooking Monterey Bayand Fisherman’s Wharf, announced plans for a complete renovation of its tree lined atrium lobby, together with
construction of a new $3.5 million entrance plaza and 40,000 square foot Monterey Conference Center.
Posh Journal October 2016
The Portola Hotel landed the biggest of fish with their new Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese.
Posh Journal October 2016
The Portola Hotel and Spa was the perfect place to stay while visiting Monterey on our recent family vacation.
Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Releases a New Wine Experience for Two Package
The Portola Hotel & Spa is excited to announce its newest Wine Experience for Two package, in partnership with 10SPAN Vineyards.
Smart Meetings August 2016
Sustainability has been spreading at such a rapid rate that it has become an inherent part of the fabric of the meetings and events industry.
Edible Monterey August 2016
Nothing screams summer like sweet heirloom tomatoes and chef Danny Abbruzzese—of Jacks Restaurant & Lounge and Peter B's Brewpub at the Portola Hotel in Monterey—puts his own special spin on the classic caprese by using locally-grown tomatoes and adding pops of flavor from fried capers and pickled red onions.
The Monterey County Weekly August 2016
Danny Abbruzzese is one of those guys who's been a lot of places.
Taste & Travel Magazine Summer 2016
Monterey was a tad touristy for our tastes, but a few things besides the coastline, aquarium and Victorian-era homes made it worth a look.
Monterey Herald The Go July 2016
Peter B’s new brewmaster came west for adventure.
The Culture Trip
Peter B’s Brewpub is a friendly brewery where you can watch your favorite sports games on one of its 18 televisions and enjoy a moment with friends and family.
Prevue Magazine July & August 2016
Hotel catering directors are looking to local ingredients and innovative ideas to take their food and drink to the next level.
Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Welcomes New Food & Beverage Director and New Executive Chef
The Four Diamond and only LEED® Certified hotel on the California Central Coast, Portola Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce Brian Hein as Director of Food & Beverage, and Danny Abbruzzese as Executive Chef.
Foolish Times June 2016
Beer Month: Chris from Peter B's
Disciples of Flight May 2016
Monterey Bay Offers a Perfect Vacation Spot For Pilots.
OldMonterey.org May 2016
Peter B's Brewpub Welcomes Justin Rivard as New Head Brewer.
Not My Father's Beer May 2016
Craft beer enthusiasts in the Monterey/Santa Cruz area of California’s Central Coast have a lot to look forward to in the coming months.
Monterey County Weekly May 2016
Big changes at Portola/Peter B's include chef exit, new brewmaster.
Press Release: Peter B’s Brewpub Welcomes Justin Rivard as New Head Brewer
Award winning Peter B’s Brewpub,Monterey’s original craft brewery located behind Portola Hotel & Spa, is pleased to announce Justin Rivard as the new Head Brewer.
Robb Report May 2016
Six Rare Shelbys and Fords Gear up for RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction.
Liquid Bread May 2016
Imperial stouts, barrel-aged beers dominate new beer releases from Bay Area.
Mercury News May 12 2016
Beyond Cannery Row: Exploring Monterey, without the crowds.
Passport & Plates May 2016
Why Monterey Should Be Your New Favorite Travel Destination.
Association News May 2016
Monterey’s Turn for Meetings.
PubClub.com May 2016
Naturally, something such as National Craft Beer Week can’t go without recognition at one of the top craft beer places in Central California.
Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week
Peter B's Brewpub to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week.
The Meeting Magazines May 2016
When spectacular scenic beauty, history and sustainability are on the agenda, Monterey is a natural choice for meetings and events.
Smart Meetings Press Release April 2016
Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Smart Stars Award Winners.
Lucire April 2016
While San Francisco is one of America’s great food cities, there are many more discoveries awaiting adventurous eaters in Silicon Valley and the highways that lead to the Bay.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies April 2016
Microbreweries continue to do big business as more people seek full-flavored beer and a greater variety of choices.
Smart Meetings April 2016
Super Bowl 50, held in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, sparked events, exhibits, parties and more throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area for nearly two weeks.
Liquid Bread Magazine March 2016
Spring renewal brings a beast out of hibernation in the form of a sour ale.
Edible Monterey Bay March 2016
RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Pan Roasted Fresh Water King Salmon & Spring Asparagus Salad
The Herald March 2016
Girl Beer Geek: Brewer Kevin Clark pivotal to Monterey’s beer scene.
Hotel F&B March 2016
We’re seeing more and more hotels using packages built around great beer to attract bookings.
PubClub.com March 2016
Portola Hotel & Spa Offering Brews & A Bed.
Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Releases New Craft Beer Package For Two
Portola Hotel is excited to announce the release of a new package including offerings from their onsite, award-winning craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub.
Prevue Magazine March/April 2016
All eyes are on the $60 million renovation of the Monterey Conference Center, connected to Monterey’s only LEED Certified Hotel, the Portola Hotel & Spa, which is undergoing its own guest room and lobby renovations.
Monterey Herald February 2016 - Vinyl Night
Girl Beer Geek: Peter B’s introduces Vinyl Night
Examiner.com February 2016
If you’re looking for a getaway for Valentine’s Day, the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey has packages available.
Monterey Herald February 2016
Mike Hale picks the best places to watch Super Bowl 50
Press Release: Peter B's Pigskin Palooza
Peter B’s Brewpub is celebrating 50 years of pro football with Peter B’s first ever Pigskin Palooza, with a private party in the Brewpub, Sunday February 7, 2016.
OldMonterey.org January 2016
Jacks and Peter B's Celebrate California Restaurant Month
Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Valentine's Day Romance Getaway
The Portola Hotel & Spa has introduced a Romantic Getaway just in time for
PubClub.com January 2016
The Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA, is celebrating the arrival of 2016 well beyond New Year’s Eve.
makeupandbeautyblog.com January 2016
5 Things I Love About Hotel Rooms
Press Release: Holidays at the Portola Hotel & Spa
From a selection of holiday cocktails to breakfast for two, a celebratory night of art and fun to a day at the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Portola Hotel & Spa offers the perfect holiday packages.
Red Tricycle December 2015
The Most Magical Road Trip: Monterey
PubClub.com Winter 2015
Peter B’s Monterey Wins Another Craft Beer Award
KSBW December 2015
Dorothy's Kitchen in Salinas feeds the homeless with top chefs.
PubClub.com December 2015
You don’t even have to walk into Peter B’s Brewpub to know this is a popular place among locals in Monterey, CA
Hotel F&B November / December 2015
Peter B's Brewpub at the Portola Hotel & Spa partners with local artisans to craft unique F&B items that resonate with guests.
BuzzFeed November 2015
Top Outdoor Activities And Tasty Restaurants In Monterey, California!
Bartender Magazine Fall/Winter 2015
Portola's Aged Manhattan
Monterey Herald November 2015
Jacks Restaurant and Lounge and Peter B’s Brewpub, both at Portola Hotel and Spa, are serving meals on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26.
The New York Times November 2015
Monterey County, spanning California’s central coast from Moss Landing to Big Sur, is seeing more tourists in the winter months, once a slow season for the region.
Meetings Today November 2015
Hospitality Industry Shows Support for Vets
PubClub.com November 2015
If you’re in Monterey on holiday and are wondering where you can get a good turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, two restaurants provide the appropriate stuff for so you can stuff yourself.
Smart Meetings October 2015
Local convention and visitors bureaus and vintner associations team up to promote their destinations and wines to leisure travelers and meeting planners alike.
Press Release: Sum Of Hours from Peter B's Brewpub
Peter B's Brewpub wins Silver at the World Beer Championships for "Sum of Hours" Imperial Red.
Bay Area Family Travel September 2015
Do you crave a mid-week getaway from the kids?
FullServiceRestaurantsMagazine.com September 2015
Jacks Restaurant & Lounge, located within the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California, was awarded the Wine Spectator’s 2015 Award of Excellence for its wine program.
Press Release: Jacks Restaurant Receives Wine Spectator Award
Jacks Restaurant & Lounge receives Wine Spectator 2015 Award of Excellence for it's wine program.
BuyerInteractive.com September 2015
Craft Beer Craze Still Brewing in Hotel Business: Hotels aren’t just serving craft beers, more than ever they’re making them too.
PubClub.com August 2015
Okay, stop what you are doing right now.
Mommy Nearest August 2015
French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Icelandic, those are just a few of languages we heard while strolling around Cannery Row, the Aquarium and the enchanting Fisherman’s Wharf of Monterey, California.
TheMeetingsMagazines.com August 2015
The Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) had a broad choice of quality cities for its 2015 Annual Conference, given that it represents chamber professionals in 19 Western states and Canada.
Carmel Magazine August 2015
Monterey's Portola Hotel & Spa earned recertification under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance program.
AZ Foothills July 2015
I left my heart in Los Gatos. And San Diego. And by the beaches of the Bay Area.
Plan Your Meeting July 2015
The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay in California now offers a full 1 gigabit (Gbps) Internet connection for meetings and events.
Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Summer Giveaway
Summer is here and it's time for a mini-vacation package.
Press Release: Portola Hotel Announces New Sea Car Tours Package
The Portola Hotel & Spa is excited to announce its newest Sea Car Tours package.
Monterey County Herald July 2015
On Monday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m., Peter B’s Brewpub at Portola Hotel & Spa hosts a brewer’s dinner at its new private barrel room.
MeetingsNet July 2015
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay in Monterey, Calif., has activated a 1 gigabit-per-second Internet connection to support events and guests, increasing the hotel’s Internet capacity by tenfold.
Monterey County Weekly July 2015
Forget the pursuit of happiness. Let us pursue the happiest hour.
AAA Car + Travel Magazine July 2015
Ever since I saw a photo of the iconic cliff-hugging coastal road in Big Sur, California, I knew I had to make that drive.
Monterey Herald June 2015
Peter B’s Brewpub was recently awarded two gold medals for its beer by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI).
Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub Wins Gold Medals
Peter B's Brewpub located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA has been awarded two Gold Medals by the Beverage Tasting Institute.
PubClub.com June 2015
If this keeps up, Peter B's Brewpub will soon have more awards than taps.
OldMonterey.com June 2015
Portola Hotel and Spa, which currently holds the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED® certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, has completed the highly esteemed recertification process.
Liquid Bread June 2015
Beers from over 80 breweries — four of which are from the Monterey Peninsula — poured at the Monterey Beer Festival last Saturday, June 13.
The Californian June 2015
Monterey hotel receives LEED recertification.
Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Receives Prestigious LEED Recertification June 2015
Portola Hotel & Spa, which currently holds the U.S. Green Building Councils (USGBC) LEED certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, has completed the highly esteemed recertification process.
Monterey Herald June 2015
Mother’s in the kitchen, washing out the jugs; Sister’s in the pantry, bottling the suds; Father’s in the cellar, mixing up the hops; Johnny’s on the porch, watching for the cops.
Monterey County Weekly June 2015
Leave it to the most progressive breweries to do a progressive dinner.
Monterey County Weekly June 2015
The Soviet Union may have been the first to put a human in space, but the United States is dominating the only Space Race that matters: launching brewer’s yeast toward the stars.
Smart Meetings June 2015
Most planners look to the obvious spots when pulling together a meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area—San Francisco or Silicon Valley, with a detour to Napa Valley.
Essential Living Maine June 2015
I was afraid this would happen. I've been longing to visit the Monterey bay area for what seems like forever.
Natural Nutmeg June 2015
I was afraid this would happen. I’ve been longing to visit the Monterey bay area for what seems like forever.
Smart Stars May 2015
We are thrilled to present the winners of this year’s Smart Stars Awards, which celebrate the premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, and convention and conference centers in North America.
KSBW May 2015
At the Old Town Monterey Farmer’s Market, it's not just farm-to-table anymore, it's brewpub-to-table too.
Leslie Patiño, Author May 2015
Happy American Craft Beer Week, also known as “The Mother of All Beer Weeks.”
OldMonterey.com May 2015
Peter B’s Brewpub, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, is thrilled to announce the debut of their brand new Barrel Room.
Press Release: Peter Bs Brewpub Debuts New Barrel Room May 2015
Peter B's Brewpub, Monterey's original craft brewery, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa is thrilled to announce the debut of their brand new Barrel Room.
Texas Lifestyle Magazine May 2015
Take a walk down memory lane with us to visit the gorgeous sights of Carmel-by-the-Sea and stay tuned for our full Jet Setter feature in our upcoming SUMMER issue, delivered in July.
Successful Meetings May 2015
Portola Hotel & Spa is Monterey's first and only Silver LEED EB certified hotel, and it also touts a AAA Four Diamond rating.
Association News May 2015
Abundant valley sunshine and fresh ocean breezes instill a sense of well-being for groups that meet in Central California.
Monterey Herald May 2015
To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, Peter B’s Brewpub is hosting a brewer’s dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monterey Herald May 2015
Chicken wings have become an American institution, and not much pairs better with a cold brew.
Pasadena Now April 2015
Whenever I feel the weight of the world pressing down on me it’s to the water I go. So I was off to Monterey Bay for a breath of sea air, a sight of great beauty, the sound of the waves caressing the rocks and a taste of the ocean.
Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Now Offers Gigabit Internet
Portola Hotel & Spa is proud to now offer a 1 Gigabit (Gbps) Internet connection to support meetings, events and guests of the property.
Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa To Host A Lorna Jane Pop Up Shop
The Portola Hotel & Spa will be hosting a Lorna Jane Pop Up Shop during the Big Sur International Marathon weekend.
KSBW.com April 2015
For the first time Monterey brewery Peter B's Brewpub will be part of the festivities at Pebble Beach Food and Wine.
Around the World in KT Days April 2015
Where else in the world can you cruise down one of the most beautiful roads in the country, eat on a cliff overlooking the redwood forest, then head to the beach and watch sea otters play while you sip local wine?
Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub at Monterey's Farmers Market
Peter B's Brewpub, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa now sells their crafted ales every Tuesday at the Old Monterey's Farmers Market on Alvarado Street.
DarkSurf.com March 2015
Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery, is a regular stop of mine when I’m in downtown Monterey, Calif.
OldMonterey.com March 2015
The Monterey Bay is filled with endless open space. From white sand beaches to whimsical gardens, parks and lush forests, there is no shortage of family-friendly places to picnic and explore.
OC Mom Blog April 2015
After spending a couple of days in Yosemite, our vacation continued.