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2019 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD “#14 Best Hotel in Northern California”

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Monterey, CA – Oct. 8, 2019 – Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards yesterday with Portola Hotel & Spa recognized as the #14 Best Hotel in Northern California. Out of hundreds of qualified properties, the Portola Hotel & Spa secures it spot among the Top Twenty-Five Hotels in the region.

Over 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.

A celebration of the best travel in the world, this award win comes after substantial and ongoing upgrades to the scenic Monterey hotel. Portola Hotel & Spa has recently undergone a multimillion dollar renovation including the addition of Jacks Terrace, an all-new outdoor event space and petfriendly patio complete with firepits, cozy seating and “living walls.” In addition, the hotel is preparing for further renovation starting in November, revitalizing its guest rooms and public meeting space interiors. The hotel offers over 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with the adjacent $60 million dollar renovated Monterey Conference Center and an additional 60,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space, all combining to make 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 results of the 2019 Readers' Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler's website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions, on newsstands worldwide October 10.

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


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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 coastal inspired guest rooms and suites, 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
Condé Nast Traveler is the world’s most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-platform, transatlantic brand. Publishing US and UK print editions under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveler offers award-winning expertise in luxury travel from around the world. For more, visit https://www.cntraveler.com/www.cntraveler.com.

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