Monterey, CA – January 20, 2014 – Portola Hotel & Spa, Central California’s first Silver LEED®-EB certified hotel, is proud to announce an exciting renovation of 360 bathrooms on property.

This major renovation began in March 2013 and will be completed in 2015. The full remodel includes several "green" aspects as well as modern updates with a nautical feel. Walls are coated with a shade of navy blue mirroring the ocean, and a new wood paneled vanity reflects a ship deck with fisherman light fixtures accenting the space. Additionally, a significant amount of the construction waste has been and will continue to be recycled.

Upgrades include:

  • Custom vanity and vanity top
  • LED and Compact Fluorescent lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Mirror
  • Low flow sink faucet and showerhead
  • Carrera marble countertop
  • Carrera marble floor tile
  • Wall tile
  • High-Efficiency Toilet
  • Addition of grab bars in select rooms
  • Low VOC paints

Portola Hotel & Spa is dedicated to supporting our environment. The property purchases safe, sustainable products and materials including recycled office supplies, plus energy star televisions and mini-refrigerators in guest rooms. All mattresses are hypoallergenic and made with 100% organic cotton and recycled metal springs. The property also installed energy-efficient lighting through the AMBAG energy watch program. Its landscape features native and drought-tolerant vegetation and drip irrigation controlled by weather conditions.


Portola Hotel & Spa is Monterey's first and only Silver LEED® EB certified hotel and AAA Four Diamond Rating. The full-service hotel offers guests a rich, historical ambiance, with residential style and a dedicated staff to ensure an unparalleled guest experience. The hotel features 379 nautically inspired guest rooms and suites, ranging from 400 to 1,000 square feet.

Inspired by the Monterey Peninsula's surrounding landscape and nautical heritage, all guest rooms feature elegant wood furnishings, large bathrooms, white shuttered windows. Many guest rooms offer private balconies with ocean, garden terrace or pool views. In compliance with LEED® requirements, all guest rooms are non-smoking. Portola Hotel & Spa is home to Jacks Restaurant and Lounge and Peter B's Brewpub, the Monterey Peninsula's first craft brewery. In addition, overnight guests have access to the hotel's spa and fitness facilities, complete with steam room, sauna, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. The newly renovated 6,000-square-foot Spa on the Plaza offers 10 treatment rooms and an extensive spa menu of signature treatments.

For more information please visit: portolahotel.com/


Portola Hotel & Spa
Janine M. Chicourrat, Managing Director
(831) 649-7890