Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey’s premier coastal-inspired hotel, announces the completion of its extensive renovation to the De Anza and Bonsai Ballrooms. With an investment of $1.83 million, these updates to 12,500 square feet of premier event space enhance the hotel's reputation as Monterey’s leading destination for corporate meetings, conferences, weddings, and social events.

Portola Hotel & Spa Bonsai Ballroom

The creative vision behind this transformative project was led by RoseBernard Studio. "Drawing inspiration from the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row, the renovations to the De Anza and Bonsai Ballrooms introduce guests to refreshed interiors that deeply resonate with the area's rich maritime history," said Robert Polacek, Creative Director & Partner at RoseBernard Studio. “Incorporating elements like weathered wood, clear blue waters, and local flora, we aimed to create a sense of place that is uniquely Monterey.”


Renovations to the De Anza Ballroom’s 10,000 square feet and the Bonsai Ballroom’s 2,500 square feet include new carpet and wall covers, elevated décor, restored crown moldings, and updated light fixtures.

Portola De Anza

"These enhancements both improve the aesthetic of our event spaces while also underscoring our commitment to providing an unmatched experience for our guests," said Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales & Catering at Portola Hotel & Spa. "The attention to detail and dedication to celebrating the unique character of our surroundings ensure that every event here is both memorable and distinctly Monterey."

Portola Hotel & Spa De Anza Foyer

The ballroom updates follow the completion of the hotel’s renovations to The Club Room, showcasing Portola Hotel & Spa’s ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation in hospitality. "These latest renovations reflect our dedication to not only maintaining but elevating the standard of service at Portola Hotel & Spa," said Janine Chicourrat, Managing Director. "By investing in our facilities, we aim to ensure that every guest’s experience is unparalleled, whether they're here for a conference, a special event, or a getaway. Our vision is to create a destination where the beauty of Monterey and the sophistication of our amenities blend seamlessly to offer a truly memorable stay."