As part of a $6 million lobby renovation, Portola Hotel & Spa overlooking Monterey Bay and Fisherman’s Wharf in California, opened a new lobby bar/restaurant, Jacks Monterey.
Designed by San Francisco-based Puccini Group, the entirely reimagined space welcomes patrons for lunch and dinner in the hotel’s atrium. The design features colors and inspirations found across Northern California’s Monterey Peninsula.Live trees bring the outside in to the atrium where guests dine on Chef Danny Abbruzzesse’s California coastal cuisine.
“The coastal Monterey landscape, wildlife and local artist community had a tremendous influence on our design and materials palette,” says Rob Polacek, chief creative officer for Puccini Group.
Jacks Monterey’s furnishings reflect the weathered woods of the nearby docks and canneries, the blue tones of the nearby Pacific Ocean and the pink and sage flora that dots the coastline. And they have pineapple-shaped cocktail pitchers!