The Beauty of Blending in

Less is more.  It’s an expression that’s often stated as a guideline for keeping things simple.  While it’s viewed as sage wisdom, it’s an adage that’s often lost on many hotel operators. Chain hotels will work extremely hard to stand out in their neighborhood and spend big bucks to garner attention. Picture thick beams of […]

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2015 Partner Hotel Awards Recap

It’s no secret our partner hotels are authentic and personalized. That’s the mission. From rock star havens (Sunset Marquis) to off-the-grid Panamanian eco-adventure lodges (Casa Cayuco), from elite urban oases (Condor Hotel, The Lenox Hotel) and classed-up college town digs (The Hotel at Auburn University) to picturesque Maine-coast cottages (The Dunes on the Waterfront) and white sand beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands (The Buccaneer), our partners exemplify our Travel Less Ordinary mantra. And we’re happy that Conde Nast Traveler readers, likely some of you, appreciate this mantra, too.

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What Does Your S’more Style Say About Your Travel Style?

Traditional S'more

Mosquito bites, sunburn, Ray Bans, fireworks… nothing says summer more than making s’mores under a starry sky. But if s’mores say summer, what does your s’mores style say about you? Here we round up some different approaches to this molten dessert, and make some wild (and rigorously scientific) assumptions about you. The Traditionalist Kraft ®Jet-Puffed […]

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An Army of Tiny Rubber Penguins Cannot Fail

Sometimes a big idea needs a little rubber penguin to take it out into the world. Nobody here at Stash Hotel Rewards remembers who came up with Stashie, but a waddle of penguins (official phrase, we looked it up) arrived in the Seattle office one day and started poking around for liquor. We gently suggested […]

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