Monterey, CA – April 16, 2015 –The Portola Hotel & Spa is proud to now offer a Full 1 Gigabit (Gbps) Internet connection to support meetings, events and guests of the property. The enterprise grade connection supports WiFi, Fiber and Ethernet connections to meet the needs of conferences and tech-savvy event planners.

“At Portola Hotel & Spa we are always looking for ways to improve our guests experience while at the property,” said Janine Chicourrat, General Manager of Portola Hotel & Spa. “In a world that thrives on connectivity, we are thrilled to now be offering our guests faster WiFi while staying at the Hotel.”

Along with The Portola Hotel & Spa’s Event Technology Group, which has 40+ years of combined technical expertise, this versatility and precedent-setting Internet capability distinguish the property by having one of the best and fastest guest networks in the area. The connection type, speeds up to 1Gbps, and public static IP addresses may be customized for individual clients' needs. This is beneficial for supporting the varying needs of presenters and groups, many of which now rely on Cloud-Based services. The Hotels’ new gigabit connection has increased previous Internet capacity by tenfold.

"Portola Hotel & Spa is a leader in offering the latest and best Internet technology for conferences and guests,” said Dean Maynard, Principal at The Maynard Group. “We are proud to partner with them on the implementation of Gigabit Internet, rivaling speeds usually only found in the nation's largest convention facilities. Portola Hotel & Spa has set a precedent in the area for Internet connectivity."

Other highlights from this upgrade include:

  • All Event Technology equipment is onsite and owned by Portola Hotel & Spa
  • Fiber Optic infrastructure offering maximum flexibility throughout the property
  • The finest multimedia systems, including High Impact HD20K Barco Projectors and Barco Video Switcher
  • 16:9 Wide Screens to support today’s video presentation formats


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.

Portola Hotel & Spa is home to Jacks Restaurant and Lounge and Peter B's Brewpub, the Monterey Peninsula's original 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 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