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Following $7 million Renovation the Monterey DoubleTree
Hotel Drops Flag and Goes Independent
as the Portola Plaza Hotel
MONTEREY, Calif. - April 29, 2004 -- Effective today, the Portola Plaza Hotel becomes the official name of the former Monterey DoubleTree Hotel. The name change was designed to reflect the hotel's rich history and convenient location to downtown Monterey. For more than 26 years, the hotel has served as an anchor for residents and visitors alike with its central location to Fisherman's Wharf, downtown Monterey and easy access to the Monterey Convention Center.
"We are very excited about the decision and are confident customers will recognize and relate to our feelings for Monterey," said Portola Plaza Hotel General Manager, Robert DeVoe. "Our ownership, management staff and complete commitment to our guests still remain key components of our hospitality."

Over the last three years, the hotel has completely renovated all of its 380 rooms, the lobby and completed Jacks, the new lobby lounge at a cost of nearly $7 million. The last step in the Portola Plaza Hotel improvement program will be a $1 million renovation 

Portola Plaza Hotel
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, California
of the hotel's California Grill restaurant scheduled to begin late this year.

"We believe this decision to operate as an independent hotel will offer us the flexibility to greatly enhance our guests' experiences. We are dedicated to the future and remaining a premier convention and visitor accommodation center for the Monterey Peninsula," said DeVoe.

Hotel owners selected the name Portola Plaza Hotel at Monterey Bay since it celebrates the history of the Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola, who helped found Monterey back in 1768. A statue of Portola is in front of the Hotel and the Monterey Conference Center.

The image of Portola as an adventurer lends a fresh and exciting edge to match the hotel's philosophy as being innovative and charting new and refreshing levels of accommodations and guest service.

Portola Plaza Hotel

Also See: The 575 room Hyatt Regency Monterey Begins $20 million Dollar Renovation / Oct 2002
Doubletree Recognizes Top Hotels for Performance During 2003 / March 2004

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