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Portola Plaza Hotel Upgrades Its Group Business
By Implementing Passkey
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(Quincy, MA - June 28, 2006) Passkey International Inc., the worldwide leader in online group reservations, today announced that the Portola Plaza Hotel at Monterey Bay, a distinctive hotel with the highest standards in meetings and events, has selected Passkey as its online group reservation system. The hotel will offer Passkey to meeting planners as an integral component of its meeting services package. 

Portola Plaza Hotel is unique in that it offers the quaint splendor of the Monterey Peninsula with the meeting facilities of a large city. Passkey models their mission of excellence by providing guests with a user-friendly online booking solution. With Passkey RegLink, event planners now have the advantage of integrating registration and housing into a ‘one-stop’ shopping experience, eliminating the need for attendees to re-enter personal information. The Passkey solution works in a seamless manner, and further provides the satisfaction of an unsurpassed guest experience.

“Our goal is to provide our event planners and attendees a unique and exceptional experience. Passkey helps us accomplish that goal, while providing us an opportunity to maximize our group revenue and streamlining operations,” explained Robert Devoe, General Manager for the Portola Plaza Hotel. “We look forward to offering Passkey as an integral part of our best-in-breed meeting package.”

“Adding Portola Plaza Hotel to our growing network of Passkey-enabled hotels is a strong indication that Passkey can offer real value to a wide spectrum of hotel properties, from independent luxury properties to major chains” stated Greg Pesik, President and CEO, Passkey International Inc.

Portola Plaza has won numerous awards in the meetings and events arena, including winner of Smart Meetings’ Platinum Choice award and Meeting Media’s “Best of the West”. 

With Passkey, Portola Plaza Hotel will be able to: 

  • Offer group attendees online booking via customized event websites 
  • Drive ancillary revenues from up-selling hotel services and amenities to group attendees 
  • Establish better room block-optimization and reduce attrition exposure and wash 
  • Offer planners access to real-time pick-up and booking pace reports 
  • Upload rooming lists in any format 
About Portola Plaza Hotel: 

The Portola Plaza is an independent hotel located in downtown Monterey at Fisherman’s Wharf, California. The hotel has 370 guestrooms and 10 suites on a VIP floor, full spa and fitness center, and 20,000 sq. feet of meeting space. The hotel was built in 1978.
Website: http://www.portolaplazahotel.com

About Passkey

Passkey is the worldwide leader in online group reservations management. The Boston-based technology company offers event attendees, planners and providers with a powerful web-based onDemand solutions that lets them manage their group reservations on the web.

The Passkey-enabledSM global network consists of over 85% of major U.S. Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), as well as thousands of hotels, trade associations, corporate meeting planners, and meeting management companies. Passkey investors include: Lazard Technology Partners; Sabre (NYSE: TSG) (www.sabre.com); Galileo (NYSE: GLC) (www.galileo.com); Worldspan (www.worldspan.com); TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) and DRV Investments, LLC.

Website: http://www.passkey.com

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Contact:

Dahlia El Gazzar
Director of Marketing
Passkey International Inc.
617.237.8238
delgazzar@passkey.com
http://www.passkey.com/

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