Opened in 1936 as a retreat for mobsters, was re-branded in 1979 as The Palms, and then in 2017 as The Colony Palms

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Colony Palms Hotel, Palm Springs, CA www.colonypalmshotel.com        

My kind of place. Originally opened in 1936 as a retreat for mobsters (I guess being a mobster can be stressful), and then re-branded in the 50’s as Howard Manor, a getaway for the Hollywood elite. It was re-branded again in 1979 as The Palms, the first health spa in Palm Springs and then again in 2017 as The Colony Palms.

The facts… This 57-room Spanish colonial style retreat is downtown so walking distance to a lot of cool stuff, and offers two meeting rooms… one seats up to 50, the boardroom seats 16, plus some great outdoor spaces. Picture rich people relaxing around the pool. I wish I could have spent more time pretending to be rich but, no… back on the bus for one more long day and back to the oasis of my family. It was a trip. J

 

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

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Boutique Hotel near Union Square, easy walking distance to Moscone Center

Hotel AbRi- Union Square, San Francisco www.hotelabrisf.com

Hotel AbRi is a 91 guestroom boutique hotel near Union Square and within easy walking distance to the Moscone Convention Center. The property’s meeting space, is a fully wired conference room that can comfortably seat up to 14 guests, and offers customized F&B offerings from adjoining restaurant- Puccini & Pinetti, ideal for small meetings.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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115-guestroom Located In The “Really Cute” Town of Los Gatos

Toll House Hotel- Los Gatos, California www.tollhousehotel.com

This 115-guestroom property located in the “really cute” town of Los Gatos (between Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains) offers up to 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Los Gatos is cute (oh, I already said that), and is definitely convenient for a “let’s get far enough away from the office for a meeting but not too far” event.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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103 room California-style craftsman hotel sits on the SF Bay in Tiburon

The Lodge at Tiburon - Tiburon, California www.lodgeattiburon.com

This 103 room California-style craftsman hotel sits on the San Francisco Bay in Tiburon, just a convenient ferry ride away from San Francisco. The hotel features up to 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that caters up to 200 guests. The atmosphere is relaxing, and has great views. It is “away” but not too far “away”.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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Perched on a Lush Hillside in Sausalito Overlooking Richardson Bay

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa www.casamadrona.com

There are three parts to this 64-room Inn perched (a marketing word) on a lush (marketing word) hillside in Sausalito overlooking Richardson Bay.  The Mansion at Casa Madrona, the property’s luxury residence, features eleven guestrooms, including the very cool 5,000 square foot Alexandrite Suite and 1,700 square foot Junto meeting and event space. There are also five Hillside cottages (also cool) and a newer, more modern Bayside section. F&B is provided by the Poggio Restaurant.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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31 Incredible, Small Resorts Around the World - Aman Hotels & Resorts

Aman Hotels & Resorts has 31 incredible, small resorts around the world – 21 in Asia, 6 in Europe and 4 in the Americas. We are talking… really nice. Perfect for high-end meetings or small incentives. I mean… really nice. Their newest announcement is Aman New York opening in 2020 on 57th Street & Fifth Avenue.  In the meantime and for all of their other properties, try Jane Galosic at jgalosic@amanresorts.com and/or visit www.aman.com

Destination Hotels, Joie de Vivre, Alila Hotels and Thompson Hotels

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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Nine of the World’s Most Iconic Hotels

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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If You Want to Place a Board Meeting, or Want to Impress

Montage Hotels & Resorts targets “affluent travelers”. They deliver the high-end service demanded by their target market. With that in mind, if you want to place a Board Meeting, want to impress your customers, or are planning a small incentive (and you never experience “sticker shock”), check out one (or all) of their five properties in the USA and/or their one in Mexico by contacting Bud Campbell at bcampbell@montagehotels.com and/or visit www.montagehotels.com.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

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28 Boutique Hotels in the US, Canada and Europe

Some of the World's Best 375 Luxury Hotels in 75 Countries

Nine Very Distinctive Hotels in Northern California

Woodside Hotels operates nine very distinctive hotels in northern California; Bernardus, Monterey Plaza, Dream Inn, Lafayette Park Indian Springs Calistoga… to name a few (and they are all really good). Want to consider them (and the others)? Contact Ashley Green at agreen@woodsidehotels.com and/or visit www.woodsidehotels.com  

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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A Member of The Conference Connection And Has Undergone A Complete Refurbishment - Monterey, CA

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Hotel Pacific

Like its Conference Center neighbor across the street, the 105-room (all Jr. Suites) Hotel Pacific (a member of The Conference Connection) has also undergone a complete refurbishment.  The hotel offers three meeting rooms, the largest of which is 951 square feet. My handy calculator tells me that is 39 max., classroom. Max. But… it is right there, and all of the downtown Monterey stuff is right there too. www.hotelpacific.com

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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Four Diamond LEED Certified and 50,000 sq ft of Meeting Space - Monterey, CA

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Portola Hotel & Spa

First thing you notice about this 379-room Four Diamond LEED certified hotel… it’s connected to the new Conference Center. So connected, it seems to be the same thing It’s not, but it is definitely has the Location thing going for it. By itself, it offers 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and groups routinely use both the Conference Center and the hotel. (Historical Note… I had a group that used both facilities in 1980. Pretty funny).

But that is far from all… it’s right next to a state historic park (let’s add 60k square feet of outdoor space), and about a two-minute walk from the Wharf and the Beach. There is also a Brewery on property, bocce ball courts, and get this… a Salvador Dali museum right next door.

There are a billion other things. Check it out at www.portolahotel.com 

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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341-Room And 16,000 Sq Ft Of Onsite Event Space Is A Member Of Monterey’s Conference Connection, CA

Marriott Monterey

A member of Monterey’s Conference Connection (and connected to the Conference Center by Skybridge), the 341-room Monterey Marriott offers 16,000 square feet of onsite event space. The top floor 3500 sq. ft. Ferrantes Bay View room is aptly named and features awesome views of Monterey Bay.

And of course… downtown Monterey is right there, and everything else is… right there. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mryca-monterey-marriott/

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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One Of My Favorite Places. You Will Love It Too. And… I Have Participated In Their Art/Teambuilding Program - Ojai, CA

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Ojai Valley Inn

One of my favorite places. You will love it too. And… I have participated in their Art/Teambuilding program… and you will love that as well.

The resort features a fully-equipped art studio and your group can use it to do cool stuff like… create a Team Canvas with groups of 5-10 (total 60 people at a time) that will then be shared with the entire Team and… if you are brave enough, be analyzed by a professional art psychologist (and yes, there are such people). You can also do individual works of art and have private reviews… or you can do tile painting, or glass paining, or mixed media, or silk scarf painting or herbal wreath making… or… other art stuff.

Please check it out at www.ojairesort.com

New Luxury, Boutique Hotel Is Coming To The Heart Of Downtown Napa In 2017, CA

The Archer Napa

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It’s been taking a while, but a new luxury, boutique hotel is coming to the heart of downtown Napa in 2017.  F&B at the 183-room, five-story property will be managed by The Charlie Palmer Group (if you are a foodie you know who that is).

Archer Napa will feature over 15,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space, the largest single space with 2,540 square feet. For slightly smaller events there is a secondary event room (over 1,700 square feet) as well as two breakout rooms that are both nearly 600 square feet. 

The expansive rooftop will offer nearly 9,000 square feet prime for entertaining. With a rooftop bar, fire pits, a chef’s show kitchen along with a ledge pool, cabanas, indoor/outdoor fitness room, and spa treatment rooms, there is no other space like it in Napa. http://archerhotel.com/napa

 

Langham Hotels - 24 hotels in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, and USA

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

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