MEETING PACKAGE: Portofino Offers Planners a 'Warm Reception' in Redondo Beach

The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, Calif., has announced a pair of incentives for meeting planners who book a group function there by the end of 2008.

Called the "Warm Reception" package, the incentives include either a complimentary welcome reception or a specialty afternoon break for event attendees. Either way, the incentives include a one-hour reception with wine, beer and a selection of hors d'oeuvres.

In order to qualify for the "Warm Reception" package, groups must book by Dec. 31, 2008, and actualize prior to Dec. 31, 2009. Additionally, they must book a minimum of $3,500 in revenue.

To learn more about the Portofino, which offers 161 rooms and more than 8,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, visit