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Premier Monterey Hotel Launches Industry Leading Website

Effective today, the Portola Plaza Hotel launched a new and robust website, designed to offer guests the ultimate web experience. The new site,, not only sports a new, sophisticated
look, it is designed to provide all the information a potential guest
might want when choosing a hotel or destination.Interactive meeting diagrams, digital media library, up-to-the-minute
weather, instant response to guest requests and an exhaustive calendar of
events for the Monterey Peninsula are just some of the services offered on
the new site. Additional technology allows users to make hotel
reservations on one simple screen, eliminating the typical 4 - 5 step
process typically needed to make a reservation. The site also allows hotel
staff to make content changes, add specials and packages and respond to
user suggestions from any web browser, instantly.

“We are very excited to partner with an innovative design company like
Blue Square Studios, who understands not only what our clients want but
what we need,” said Portola Plaza Hotel General Manager, Robert DeVoe.
“Our new site offers so much more than the typical hotel website.”

The hotel has recently completed a renovation of all its 380 guest rooms,
the lobby and Jacks, the sophisticated lobby lounge, at an overall cost of
nearly $7 million. The next step in the Portola Plaza Hotel improvement
program is a $1 million renovation of the hotel’s restaurant scheduled for
completion in April 2005.

“Finding a way to showcase the hotel and our exciting changes is important
to our success and the new website makes it possible to effectively reach
our target audience. This addition is just another step taken to ensure
the ultimate in guest satisfaction,” said DeVoe.