Greystone Hotels Blog

News & Notes From Our Collection of California and Oregon Hotels

Welcome to the Greystone Hotels blog! Stay up-to-date on everything that's going on with our independent, boutique, West Coast hotels. Featuring 11 hotels in California and Oregon, our blog keeps you current on the latest happenings, news, specials and more. Check out the most recent posts below or sort entries by category using the menu on the right side of the page. Please feel free to also follow us on Twitter @GreystoneHotels.


“We Blog the World” Reviews Dio Deka at Hotel Los Gatos

Dio Deka at Hotel Los Gatos Receives Excellent Review


Renee Blodgett, founder of We Blog the Worldput restaurant Dio Deka to the test and left very satisfied, and full! Located inside Hotel Los Gatos, Dio Deka’s menu places an emphasis on Hellenic cuisine—a melding of Greek and Mediterranean influences—with healthy and seasonal fare such as fresh fish, highest-quality meats, and sun-loving fruits and vegetables. Ms. Blodgett describes her excellent dining experience, including the ambiance, service and of course, the food:



“…As tender if not more so than the Filet Mignon, it melted on our tongues! Combine both with some of their caramelized mushrooms, which they sautéed with Greek herbs and a little sautéed greens, and you’ll be in heaven for the remainder of the night.”

Click here to read more about Renee’s Dio Deka experience, including some mouthwatering photos!

Click here to make a reservation at Dio Deka in downtown Los Gatos.

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Greystone Hotels President/CEO Named as Panelist at 2016 Hotel Data Conference

Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels to Speak at 2016 Hotel Data Conference (Nashville)


67d014f0eeaa4acabe53c39dc4da0179On September 8th, 2016, Eric Horodas will serve as a panelist at the annual “Hotel Data Conference,” which is being held in Nashville, TN this year. Eric will be a featured panelist in the, “Debate-The Pros & Cons of Independence

Owning or operating an independent hotel has its rewards, but it’s not always easy to reap them. Utilizing HDC’s lively new debate format, operators of branded, soft-branded and independent properties will dispel myths while providing insight into making the choice between independent, branded or hybrid hotel.




As of publication time, the debate/panel has announced its moderator (Patrick Mayock, Senior Director of Research & Development, STR).  Click here to learn more about the 2016 Hotel Data Conference.

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Hotel Los Gatos Reviewed by “We Blog the World”

Popular Travel Blogger Reviews Hotel Los Gatos


Hotel Los Gatos was recently reviewed by Renee Blodgett, founder of We Blog the World, who decided to explore the hotel scene in the area. Renee comments on her positive experience at the property, including amenities, decor, and location.


“History lovers will find great refuge in wandering through the halls, wellness lovers will get lost in the hot tub under the tall palm trees and California sky, food lovers will be in heaven at Dio Deka (ask for Nikos) and those who love a little pampering as part of their hotel stay will love the service — everyone was warm and friendly and went out of their way to make us feel right at home– two thumbs up!”

Click here to read more about Renee’s stay at Hotel Los Gatos, including her great photos. 

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Empress Hotel Named Top 3 Best Hotels in La Jolla

Empress Hotel: #3 in La Jolla


La Jolla Blue Book, the go-to local resource for community and events, recently named the Empress Hotel as #3 on its list of “(Absolute) Best La Jolla Hotels”.

It describes the Empress as “a charming boutique hotel that features designer linens and exceptional comfort”. It goes on to applaud the hotel’s incredibly attentive staff and ideal location, in close proximity to everything one would hope to see on a trip to La Jolla.

The Empress Hotel provides guests with excellent service and exceptional experiences as part of a unique collection of Greystone boutique hotels.

To read more about the Top 12 La Jolla Hotels, view here. 

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The Bristol Hotel Reviewed

Popular Journalist Reviews the Bristol Hotel as “Charm, Convenience and Comfort”


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Jolee Pink is a writer of Wabisabi Green, a lifestyle blog focused on art, design, food and travel with an eco-twist. The Bristol Hotel is an eco-friendly Greystone Hotels property. Jolee recently wrote of her stay at the Bristol Hotel in San Diego:

“The modern boutique hotel offers upscale lodging with well-appointed bedrooms that scream sophistication. Rooms include luxurious linens, ample desk areas and views out to the San Diego Bay.”

Jolee writes of her stay with plenty of pictures of the hotel from dining to location to the room itself.

To read more of her stay and see her photos, click here.

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Empress Hotel: An Irresistible Evening

Popular Southern California Blogger Reviews the Empress Hotel in La Jolla


The Empress Hotel in La Jolla, a Greystone Hotels property, was recently reviewed by a popular blogger, Carmen Varner, of Its Carmen. Carmen rates her stay at the Empress Hotel by amenities, location, and experience.

 That’s why theEmpress Hotel in beautiful La Jolla, California is your ideal spot to recuperate & decompress.

Empress Hotelin La Jolla has such a prime location with an irresistible variety of accommodations to choose from — the Superior Queen Room to the Superior Spa Suite. Empress has whatever you’re looking for.

To read more of Carmen’s “irresistible evening at the Empress Hotel” with photos of her stay, view here.

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Bend Suites Properties Enhance Guest Experience

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TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites Enhance Guest Experience with New Technology Addition


TownPlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites, Greystone Hotels properties in Bend, Oregon, are now offering guests the option of in-room streaming of Netflix. This is a new revolutionizing room entertainment experience where the guests can access their Netflix account not only on the small screens of their smart phones, but through the widescreen TVs in their rooms. With this new addition to both properties, TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites are even more so designed to be a true, “home away from home.”


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Bend Suites Adds Tesla Charger to Properties

Greystone Hotels’ Bend Suites Add Tesla Car Charging Stations


TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suite are Greystone Hotels properties that are focused on being eco-friendly hotels. A new addition to both properties to continue their efforts on being eco-friendly, guests can now find the option of Tesla car chargers in the parking lots.

Guests can find both properties nestled in the beautiful landscape of Central Oregon, surrounded by the majestic Cascade Mountains, which has the perfect drive along the Cascade Lake highway. With gorgeous scenery, the leisure drive is impeccable. After a moment on the open road, guests can rest assured they can re-charge in more ways than one at the TownePlace Suites and at the Fairfield Inn & Suites.

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Hotel Griffon: Silver of Grean Seal of Approval

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Hotel Griffon Receives the Silver in the Green Seal of Approval

On May 30, 2016, Hotel Griffon, a Greystone Hotels property located on the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco, received a Silver accomodation in its compliance with the requirements of the Green Seal Standard for Hotels and Lodging Properties. Green Seal uses science based programs to empower and create a more sustainable world. As a Greystone Hotels property, Hotel Griffon continues its efforts as a proud eco-friendly property.


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Greystone Hotels Continues Community Efforts with, “Clean the World”

Recently, the Greystone Hotels Executive Committee, along with the General Managers of each of the 11 Greystone properties, came together to volunteer for Clean the World. Clean the World is an organization dedicated to reducing hygiene-related illness and encourages childhood development by collecting and recycling soap and hygiene products donated by participating hotel properties. Greystone Hotels is an active member, and donates thousands of unused hygiene products each year.  The Executive Committee and General Managers spent their day creating hygiene kits to be dispersed around the world. At the end of the day, the Greystone Team created over 500 kits!

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Sr. VP Sales and Marketing, Jennifer Langham, Hotel Los Gatos GM, Brayton Gosling, King George Hotel GM, Candice Cancino, Greystone Hotels President, Eric Horodas


Empress Hotel GM, Joel Majors, Hotel Griffon and Inn at Union Square GM, Ramon Serrano


Elan Hotel, GM, William Rabanalez, Creekside Inn, GM, Luis Cerrano


#SoapSavesLives #CleantheWorld


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