Friday, February 20, 2015

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea Announces 2 New Packages

History Walking Tour and Movie Star Tour

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, February 21, 2015 - Celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at the beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, the Theis family proudly announces seven new themed packages to their valued guests. Each has been crafted with the same minute attention to detail generations of guests have come to expect from Hofsas House Hotel and is as unique and charming as Carmel itself All are available year-round:

* History Walking Tour
Delight in the special charms of Carmel on a leisurely, fun and informative two-hour guided walk past enchanting Fairy-tale cottages, through secret pathways, hidden courtyards and award-winning gardens. At the end of the tour, you’ll  feel like a local. Cost is $25 per person. When booking use promotion code: HHWALKS

* Movie Star Tour
Monterey Movie Tours® is a fascinating two-tours-in-one outing featuring both magnificent landscapes and blockbuster scenes from some of the 200 movies filmed across the Monterey Peninsula. It’s your ticket to a star-studded getaway. Relax aboard the multimedia Theater-On-Wheels® – a customized luxury motor coach with high-back seats, overhead video screens and personal headsets. Cost is $ 55  per person.  When booking use promotion code: HHSTARS

2 Night Media Stays Available Upon Request/Airfare Not Included

If you would like to visit the Hofsas House, please email the following information:

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2 Options of Travel Dates

Blackout Dates For Media Visits: February 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th and 21st; March 7th and 14th

Any Special Details:  Traveling with Children; Traveling with Dogs; Mobility Concerns; Food Allergies

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About Hofsas House:
Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House Hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey, Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove. The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views and amenities such as fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and anyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected — if they want to.

The Hofsas House Hotel family works to ensure every visitor's experience is special, striving to offer the highest quality personal services. Consider the continental breakfast, abundant with fresh French Roast coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries from a neighborhood bakery, or the personalized concierge services for guests and their families, including their four-legged family members, who are welcome as well.

For large groups — wedding parties, company meetings, family reunions and others — Hofsas House Hotel offers a spacious room equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen that can comfortably accommodate 40 people. A heated pool, dry saunas, decks with views and off-street parking are on-site as well.

Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (831) 624-2745 or visit

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox Public Relations
Long Beach, CA
(831) 747-7455

Educational and Professional growth is just a Synaap away!

Long Beach Resident Anita Herrera Launches New One-of-a-Kind, Non Profit called --an interactive social media tool to provide students with the information, access to mentorship and the encouragement needed to stay on track with their educational goals

Long Beach, CA, February 20, 2015 - Upon arriving as a freshman on the campus of UCLA, a young Anita Herrera wondered: Do I really belong here? As the first in her family to attend a four-year university, Anita lacked a roadmap to help her negotiate the rigorous academic environment. And then, during her first quarter of study, her beloved grandfather died suddenly of a heart attack.

“Just hours before he died he held my hand and said, ‘Love God and keep studying.’ Those words became my life’s motto,” Anita said. “During the times when I had very little financial or emotional support, I clung to those words.”

Fast-forward a couple decades. Anita Herrera became Dr. Anita Herrera Hamilton a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. Having attained her educational goals she wants to empower the world to do the same. Literally. Hamilton has launched a one-of-a-kind, website called, an interactive social media tool to provide students with the information, access to mentorship and the encouragement needed to stay on track with their educational goals.

The idea behind is to establish a national and then global network of collaborative mentorship that is convenient, efficient and accessible to anyone in need of educational support.

Hamilton believes that mentorship is a fluid, organic, collaboration of supportive team members, and each mentor brings a unique perspective and role. At, some will focus on academics, others will provide insight geared toward personal or professional development. The goal is to encourage others to optimize their hard work, knowledge and personal life experiences.

“Because of, future leaders no longer have to feel isolated or alone in their educational journey,” Hamilton said. “They will be able to see, know and interact with others like them, or who started out like them, and through these interactions achieve their educational goals then turn around and do the same.”

Hamilton completed her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at UCLA (1996) and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology at the Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena (2005). Following residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado and a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Hamilton received board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. She is currently CHLA’s Director of Neuropsychology at the Children’s Orthopaedic Center.

Dr. Hamilton envisions 5,000 members within’s first year, increasing to 20,000 the second year, and 100,000 in the third year. Future goals include: providing information resources from local and national experts via the site’s “Fuel,” “Balance” and “Inspire” tabs; hosting/streaming local and national leaders speaking to others about education and professional development; obtaining advertising contracts to cover financial costs and overhead; initiating a Synaap app that allows members log their education, exercise and nutrition progress and then analyze this data to modify behavior and realize success; and opening a headquarters as the website becomes THE social media tool for all mentorship organizations, with global input from all seven continents.

In the end, Hamilton hopes members are able to have goal-focused and solution-oriented interactions that instill and promote professional development.

No one knows more than Hamilton how inspiration is the genesis of learning, and how learning is the path to joy and fulfillment.

“ provides an efficient mechanism for busy professionals to encourage and mentor future leaders,” she said. “When we give to others we stay relevant and innovative and in the end really benefit ourselves.” is a 501c3.

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Press Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox Public Relations
Long Beach, CA
(831) 747-7455