Hotels that achieve the prestigious Platinum Award represent the top 3% of hotels within each Choice brand. The awards are based on a ranking system that measures guest satisfaction, product quality, room condition and cleanliness, and staff service. These properties have a proven track record of providing exceptional guest service and facilities.
Supports Green Practices
"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Every year, our owner's organizations select a hotel as Hotel of the Year for each of our brands. The contenders for this prestigious award demonstrate excellence in guest service and operations and are among the very top-ranked Platinum Award-winning properties within each brand. Demonstrating excellence in hospitality, service and quality, the Hotel of the Year Award winners set the standards for our entire system.
With drummer James Culpepper smoothly propelling grooves forward and Pat Seals' bass anchoring unforgettable hooks with his bass, Flyleaf is one of the more catchy rock bands of the 21st century. Originally from Texas, the band has deep guitars accompanied by smooth but strong female vocals and continues to mature from record to record.
Born in the New York no-wave scene of the early 1980s, Swans is a post punk band led by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. Though the band remained a well kept secret of the underground music scene, the group went on to influence several experimental and art rock groups in the subsequent decades. With spooky instrumentals and baneful vocals, Swans creates an extremely menacing style of music that has been kept alive by its cult-like following. Though the band has experienced a large amount of line up changes and even broke up in 1997, Swans reformed in 2010 and began to once again spread its no wave sound to a new generation of fans.
The Expendables is a band bred from the skate, surf, and party ethos of music made popular in the late 1990s by bands from Orange County, Long Beach and Santa Cruz. The group's releases are laden with upbeat beach grooves, but with a biting ska edge. Fittingly, the Santa Cruz band signed to Stoopid Records, owned by the band Slighty Stoopid, in the early 2000s.