How to Improve Your Site Inspection: A Hoteliers Perspective

Planning a meeting? You’ll want to ensure an in-person site inspection and planning is essential to ensure your site inspection time is well spent. The old adage applies: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Over the years, I have read many articles about this topic, and most have been written by seasoned meeting planning professionals. The majority of those ideas from my perspective have been very relevant. However, I wanted to provide input from the hotelier’s perspective to aid the meeting planner on what would be beneficial to help us, the hotelier, help you the meeting planner…

By Tim McGill

Meeting Planning Considerations for Religious Groups & Spiritual Events

While planning a religious or spiritual group meeting can be a challenge, the personal rewards in setting the scene for a life-changing and uplifting event for the attendees are unsurpassed. The best way to get started with your planning process (before contacting a hotel or conference center) is to consider a few factors so that your chosen meeting venue will be best able to meet your, and your organizations, goals…

By Tim McGill

Denise Morton, Senior Sales Manager

I help the association, and non-profit markets plan conferences here at Asilomar Conference Grounds. My market is so varied I can be talking with a doctor about a scientific conference hang up the phone and speak with a non- profit company planning a conference for their international dance community…

By Denise Morton

The 72 Hour Plan for a Great Trade Show Experience

Recently I was asked to represent my company at a trade show in Las Vegas at 4:55 PM on a Friday because a colleague couldn’t attend. The challenge? The show started on Monday! Even with this type of short notice, this was not an opportunity that I was going to pass by! Trade shows are a great place to meet potential clients face to face and an opportunity to highlight your product to a receptive audience…

By Denise Morton

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry

Environmental pollution is not tied to one particular place on the map or business. Instead, it occurs everywhere and in all industries – including hotels. Now more than ever we must take action to prevent environmental degradation and climate change. Here are some helpful starting points for making your hotel more sustainable…

By Jill Heymsfield

3 Secrets to Build a Strong Team

Hosting a team building event will demonstrate to the staff that you appreciate them and are willing to invest in their success. It could also be exactly what is needed to recharge your staff’s batteries and refresh the office atmosphere to achieve future success…

By Ashley Soria

Ashley Soria, Stage Director & Sales Manager

As a sales manager at Asilomar Conference Grounds, I focus on sharing the wonderful meeting spaces and natural beauty of our property with potential groups. I target the Corporate Market, mainly in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, and encourage them to “unplug” from the daily grind and reconnect with themselves, their coworkers and the ocean…

By Ashley Soria