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How to Master Business Travel to the South Bay Area

February 27th, 2020 Meetings & Business Travel
How to Master Business Travel to the South Bay Area

Make your next working trip less stressful. The bustling tech hub of the South Bay Area offers ample opportunity for both business and pleasure. We’ve rounded up a list of how to master business travel to the South Bay Area from start to finish.

Pick an Area That Suits Your Needs

Break up the monotony of the work week by getting to know a new Bay Area town. Whether you’re doing business in San Jose or Silicon Valley (or anywhere in between), you’ll want to make your home away from home in a relaxing place where you can still make connections and discover new opportunities. Situated in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the charming town of Los Gatos is only 15 minutes from Silicon Valley and San Jose, and only 13 miles from the San Jose International Airport. The walkable downtown is packed with culture, independent boutiques, eateries, and wine and cocktail lounges to spend some time outside of work. Plan your after-work activities with our top things to do in and around Los Gatos.

Know How to Get Around

Whether you’re renting a car or relying on a ridesharing service, you’ll want to be prepared while traveling throughout the South Bay Area. We recommend downloading the Uber or Lyft app and creating an account before your trip. Popular rental car services may also have an app, allowing you to check-in from your phone and skip the line. Although traffic in the South Bay Area is less congested than the cities to the north, a handy smartphone GPS and a parking app like ParkMobile will allow you to arrive at your destination with ease.

Nourish Your Body

Although It's-It ice cream sandwiches and sourdough bread may be calling your name when you’re in the Bay Area, skip the unhealthy food and nourish your body with fresh, healthy meals to avoid sluggishness. Toll House Hotel’s on-site Verge Restaurant serves up fresh NorCal cuisine with innovative flavors. From breakfasts of fruit salad, oatmeal, and yogurt to dinners of sea bass and vegetarian risotto, Verge brings together a menu of culturally diverse dishes that will fuel your body for the work ahead. Continue the self-love and reduce stress and increase your productivity by treating yourself to a spa day at our on-site spa or getting active in our indoor-outdoor fitness center.

Find the Perfect Meeting Space

Toll House Hotel makes it easy. We offer over 6,000 square feet of flexible and inspiring space for conferences, small meetings, and banquets. Our meeting and gathering spaces are equipped with audiovisual equipment, space arrangement for breakout sessions, high-speed Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and much more. We also offer catered, customizable menus and a 24-hour business center. View our Meetings & Events page for a complete list of room specifications, services, and amenities.

Customize a Routine to Maximize Your Time

Business travel is hard enough, don’t make it worse. Stick to a routine to improve your productivity while on the road. Wake up in a thoughtfully furnished guest room or suite at Toll House Hotel with signature amenities like luxurious bedding, a flat-screen TV, complimentary wireless internet, refrigerator, and a spacious work desk. Get in some cardio at our fitness center and join Verge Restaurant for breakfast. Starting your day out consistently will help you take on the work day.

From spa deals to breakfast for two at Verge, choose from our best rates and special offers when you book direct with Toll House Hotel, an iconic Los Gatos destination known for its charming accommodations, on-site spa and restaurant, and prime location in the South Bay Area.

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