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Monterey, California – Oct. 10, 2018 – Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards yesterday with Portola Hotel & Spa recognized as the #11 Best Hotel in Northern California. Out of hundreds of qualified properties, the Portola Hotel & Spa takes its place among the Top Twenty Hotels in Northern California in the voting.

Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

It is no surprise that Portola Hotel & Spa was voted one of Northern California's top hotels, considering that the scenic Monterey hotel has recently undergone a $6 million upgrade including a new restaurant, lounge and lobby bar. In addition, the hotel is currently renovating its outdoor patio expanse, adding new firepits, two “living walls,” updated seating, and a Peet’s Coffee to its amenities. The hotel offers over 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with the adjacent $60 million renovated Monterey Conference Center and an additional 60,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space, all combining to make the Portola Hotel & Spa one of Northern California's most welcoming gathering places.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

The 2018 Readers' Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler's website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue, on newsstands nationwide October 9.

For more information about Portola Hotel & Spa, please visit https://www.portolahotel.com/.

About Portola Hotel & Spa
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’s 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 of signature treatments. Overnight guests also have access to the hotel's spa and fitness facilities, complete with steam room, sauna, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen's bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 30-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 3 Webby Awards in 2015. For more, visit www.cntraveler.com.

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