Portola Hotel & Spa leads the West Coast in eco-friendly initiatives.

Monterey, CA – July 12, 2018 – Portola Hotel & Spa - one of the Central Coast's first U.S. Green Building Council's LEED@ Certified hotel - announced their Green Initiatives to highlight the many ways they are pursuing sustainability and offering eco-friendly approaches to conventional accommodations. Designed with the planet in mind, the Green Initiatives encompass a variety of ecological efforts such as executing zero waste conferences, installing energy-efficient lighting, utilizing recycled goods and more. Portola is dedicated to their business and the environment by supporting green efforts in the community. 

The hotel has said #byebyeplastic by introducing an infinitely recyclable water bottle alternative to encourage an ocean-friendly way of reducing the use of plastic at the hotel. Millions of un-recycled bottles end up in the ocean, polluting the water and threatening sea life at places like the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. If further calls to action are not executed soon, by 2050, there will be more plastic water bottles than fish in the ocean. But together, with efforts like this, we can keep the ocean healthy. 

The bottles are $5 each and provided as a service to guests. If opened, a charge will be billed to the room. For guests' convenience, Portola Hotel & Spa's staff will refresh daily.


The AAA Four Diamond, Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA was one of the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certified hotel on California' Central Coast, The full-service hotel offers guests a rich, historical ambiance, with residential style and a dedicated staff to ensure an unparalleled guest experience. The Portola Hotel features 379 well-appointed guest rooms, ranging from 400 to 1,000 square feet. Portola boasts an expert event planning staff and over 60,000 square feet of meeting space with the adjacent Monterey Conference Center. Home to the Monterey Peninsula's original craft brewery, Peter B's Brewpub, The Club Room and Monterey's newest dining hot spot, Jacks Monterey. The Portola boasts an award-winning 6 000-square foot day spa. Spa on the Plaza offers beautifully appointed treatment rooms and an extensive spa menu al signature treatments, Overnight guests also have access to the hotel spa and fitness facilities, complete with rooms and an extensive spa menu of signature treatments. Overnight quests also have access to the hotel's spa and fitness facilities, complete with steam room, sauna, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

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Green Sheep Water is a more sustainable alternative to plastic bottled water, The company offers water in 100% recyclable aluminum packaging, keeping plastic out of landfills and oceans. Green Sheep Water's lineup includes still and sparkling water in reclosable 16-unce Alumi-tek bottles and in standard 12-ounce cans. Green Sheep Water is available at select retailers across the country. For more information, questions, or compliments (especially compliments!), please email

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