Given the success of Airbnb’s ask to “live like a local,” experience seems to carry more value to the leisure traveler than commodity these days; cultural immersion is all the rage. But if dirty bathtubs, TVs that don’t work, busted furniture, and the occasional Kramer-with-a-spare-key-charging-in-at-inopportune-moments is a little too local for your tastes (and if you left the cramming into chicken buses with nothing but a knapsack and a moleskin back in your early 20s), hotels with history offer a predictable-yet-unexpected sense of place.
Get Rewarded for Redeeming
Redeeming all your hard-earned points can be bittersweet. On the one hand, you get a free night. (Wahoo!) On the […]
Night at the Museum: Great Art at Independent Hotels
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” —Edgar Degas
And independent hoteliers—the folks you ask where to go to take in local culture and where to wash it down at the end of the day—know this sentiment well. After all, part of the artistry of professional hospitality lives in the ability to liaise between guests and their environment—to show them something.
Why Points Matter: A business traveler’s point of view
Frequent business travelers occupy nearly fifty percent of all U.S. hotel rooms on any given night. I once pulled my […]
Hotel Gyms That Raise the Bar
They say going to the gym is the new happy hour. And hoteliers are keen to keep up. Those uninspiring, windowless rooms with milk crates full of rubbery turquoise dumbbells and cheap plastic ab rollers remind us of a time when Cindy Crawford did Pepsi ads and “Eye of the Tiger” was not only a great song to do push-ups to, but also on the Billboard Top 10 list. Yep, we’ve come a long way.
10 Jaw-Dropping Hotel Bathrooms
Talk about a game changer. With the right blend of style, functionality, feng shui, and amenities, the hotel bathroom can serve as a stress reliever, a rejuvenator, a haven for self-care, and, of course, a venue to sip bubbly with your hubby.
4 Ways Boutique Hotels Can Stay Competitive in the Wave of Consolidation
There’s been a lot of talk in our space about more and more boutique hotels joining forces with some of the larger chain brands. Learn how your boutique hotel can stay competitive in this fast-changing landscape of consolidation.
Book a Trip, Earn 500 Bonus Points
You can always find the best independent hotels at StashRewards.com; now you can book your stays in the same spot.
Class of 2016: Stash Partner Hotel Superlatives
We often laud our partner hotels for being independent, unique, one-of-a-kind and extraordinary snowflakes that fall from vibrant double rainbows […]
Wedding Party Duties Pay Off With The Stash Hotel Rewards® Visa® Card
How to turn summer wedding plans into free stays at independent hotels.