Portola Hotel & Spa Honored as Best of California Hospitality

Portola Hotel & Spa Recognized with California Hotel & Lodging Association 2021 Good Earthkeeping Award

Monterey, CA – November 22, 2021 –The Portola Hotel & Spa is deeply honored to be recognized by California Hotel & Lodging Association as the Good Earthkeeping recipient for 2021 at its annual Stars of the Industry awards.

“Portola Hotel & Spa is thrilled to be named one of the very best of California hospitality,” said Janine M. Chicourrat. “We have worked hard on implementing environmentally friendly practices that benefit guests, staff, and the environment all while maintaining guest high expectations.”

“Each winner has demonstrated sustained excellence and a passion for hospitality that lifts all of us, especially this year,” said Lynn S. Mohrfeld, President and CEO of CHLA. “Our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to every participant who daily makes the California lodging experience the best in the world.”

Hundreds of outstanding hotel properties and employees were nominated by colleagues throughout California. Three finalists were selected for each category with CHLA judges selecting the winners based on outstanding and unusual service to the property, to the guests, and to the community. 

This year’s winners represent California’s diverse range of individuals, properties and locations. Portola Hotel & Spa was honored during an in-person ceremony, led by CHLA Chair Bijal Patel and Mohrfeld, at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.


Portola Hotel & Spa is California’s premier family-friendly destination offering easy access to Monterey’s most popular attractions. Leading the way as the Central Coast’s first LEED® Certified hotel, Portola reflects unparalleled modern coastal luxury in downtown Monterey. The AAA Four Diamond hotel is the perfect coastal inspired escape, featuring 379 newly renovated guest rooms, and 60,000 square feet of meeting space with the adjacent Monterey Conference Center. The serene environment and pet-friendly accommodations offer several on-site, award-winning amenities including, Spa on the Plaza, an outdoor pool, exceptional dining, a craft brewery, a children's loyalty program, and more.

For more information, please visit portolahotel.com.


The California Hotel and Lodging Association is the leading resource and advocate for California’s more than 6,000 hotels, motels and boutique inns that employ more than 235,000 workers. CHLA, established in 1893, is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and is a partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

For more information, go to calodging.com.


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