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Summer in Bend, Oregon is filled with blue skies, sunshine and outdoor activities galore! The snow is melting, the temperatures are rising and it’s the perfect time to visit this Central Oregon Town, which is why we’re giving away an exciting summer getaway to Bend! For you chance to win, simply “like” the Fairfield Inn & Suites or the TownePlace Suites on Facebook and enter the contest! This complete Bend getaway features an overnight stay at the TownePlace Suites or the Fairfield Inn & Suites, a beer tasting at the famous Deschutes Brewery, and a delectable dinner at Greg’s Grill!
Whether you’re an adrenaline junky or just love the great outdoors, Bend, Oregon has a little something for everyone. Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District are conveniently located just minutes from the Bend Marriotts and offer plenty of unique shopping, dining and entertainment options. If you’re in a more adventurous mood, you can spend the day kayaking or paddleboarding along the Deschutes River, golfing at one of the 25 nearby courses, or hiking and biking at Smith Rock State Park or the Cascade Mountain Trails!
Once you’ve had your fill of exploring Bend and enjoying your beer tastings at Deschutes Brewery, come back and relax in our comfortable accommodations. The Fairfield Inn & Suites offers newly renovated guest rooms in downtown Bend with plush mattresses and luxury linens, complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, mini fridge, microwave, flat screen TV and a CD player as well as an indoor pool and hot tub. The TownPlace Suites in Bend also features newly renovated spacious studio suites including a plush king or queen bed with luxury linens, separate work space, pull-out sofa beds, and kitchens with microwaves, refrigerators and every utensil you might need. Both hotels are the perfect choice for ultimate relaxation after a long day of beer tastings and fun activities!
For your chance to win the ultimate summer getaway to Bend, Oregon, just hop on Facebook and “like” the Fairfield Inn & Suites or the TownePlace Suites and enter the “Bend Summer Sweepstakes!” Don’t forget to share this exciting contest with your friends and family for more chances to win!
On Thursday, May 29th, several General Managers and members of the Greystone Hotels Executive Committee joined together in an effort to give back and support a local San Francisco charity. The team built 150 One Project Hygiene Kits, provided by our partners at Clean the World, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing waste and preventing hygiene-related illnesses. The purpose of these kits is to offer necessary hygiene care to those in need.
The One Project hygiene kits included a bar of soap, bottled shampoo and conditioner, lotion, a toothbrush, toothpaste, disposable razor, wash cloth, and an inspirational notecard. Once the kits were built and packaged, they were then donated to Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.
Greystone Hotels is thrilled to be able to give back to the local community while continuing our dedication to being an eco-friendly hospitality management company.
The Bristol Hotel is honored to have received the Fido’s Favorite Award for 2014! Bring Fido is a trusted, worldwide pet friendly hotel and dog travel directory in partnership with Travelocity that provides guests with reviews, pet-policy information, and reservations for pet friendly hotels of interest.
The Fido’s Favorite Award is presented to pet-friendly hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts that maintained an “Outstanding” rating on BringFido.com over the past year and less than 5% of all pet-friendly properties receive this honor.
The Bristol Hotel welcomes our four-legged friends and your pet always stays free at our boutique hotel. We also offer a special Pet Friendly Package just for you and your pet that includes a welcome amenity for your pet, pet bowls and bedding, nightly turndown service and no pet deposit!
The Bristol is dedicated to providing exceptional and personalized service and an excellent stay for our valued guests and their beloved pets. As a pet-friendly hotel, we’re proud to have received the Fido’s Favorite Award.
The TownePlace Suites in Bend and the Empress Hotel in La Jolla are also Pet Friendly.
Greystone Hotels is pleased to announce that seven of our West Coast properties have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for 2014. The properties receiving this prestigious honor include: TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites in Bend, Oregon, the Hotel Griffon and Inn at Union Square in San Francisco, Élan Hotel in Los Angeles, the Bristol Hotel in San Diego, and the Empress Hotel of La Jolla, California. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this coveted award.
To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four stars or higher, out of a possible five stars, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and they must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria includes volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
Greystone Hotels encourages and embraces guest feedback and the General Managers at each Greystone Hotel take time every day to read and respond to guest reviews.
Thank you to all of our valued guests for helping 7 properties from the Greystone Hotels collection achieve the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014.
Each year, Greystone Hotels donates a portion of all guestroom and meeting room revenue generated on Earth Day, April 22, to The Nature Conservancy. On Monday, May 12, 2014, Greystone Hotels was honored to present a check to The Nature Conservancy for $2,500 to help support their environmental conservation efforts.
Attending the check ceremony was President of Greystone Hotels, Eric Horodas, General Manager of the Hotel Griffon and Inn at Union Square, Norbert Mede, and Director of Field Marketing at The Nature Conservancy, Jordan Peavey.
Greystone Hotels is an environmentally-conscious hospitality management company. Our boutique hotels and inns on the West Coast are dedicated to following eco-friendly business practices. All of our West Coast hotels follow distinct purchasing habits that take into consideration how hospitality affects the environment.
Greystone Hotels is pleased to announce that the Elan Hotel in Los Angeles has once again received the Talk of the Town Award in Customer Satisfaction. The Elan Hotel is honored to be receiving this award for the 5th consecutive year as a result of their dedication to providing exceptional customer service. As a member of the Greystone Hotels collection, the Elan Hotel is committed to providing each and every guest with a personal experience and an excellent stay.
Talk of the Town rates and reviews customer feedback by hand from review sites, social media outlets, and industry resources. The Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award is only awarded to top-rated businesses and the Elan Hotel is thrilled to have received this honor in five consecutive years.
Orange Fridays in San Francisco are always a blast, and this Giant’s season, the Hotel Griffon is joining the celebration! When the San Francisco Giants play at home on a Friday, the team, fans, and many San Francsico residents wear orange and so will the Hotel Griffon staff! Decked out in orange shirts and hats, the Hotel Griffon staff invites you to swing by our lobby before the game for fun freebies such as cupcakes, orange bracelets and rally rags! Visit the Hotel Griffon on your walk down the Embarcadero to the game, or before you have a pre-game beer at our on-site restaurant, Perry’s.
We can’t wait to see you at the Hotel Griffon next Orange Friday!
Whether it be looking at the Bay and Bridge from AT&T Park, or from the comfort of your room at the Hotel Griffon, San Francisco is a city with endless and breathtaking views. This spring, we want to share two of our favorite San Francisco views with our “2 Best Views” Facebook Contest! Entering the contest is easy, just “like” the Hotel Griffon on Facebook and enter for a chance to win a 2 night stay in a Bay View Suite ($1000 value), 2 tickets in the “Batter’s Box” at AT&T Park to the see the Giants in action ($700 value), and dinner for 2 at Perry’s Embarcadero located at the Hotel Griffon ($100 value).
There’s nothing more exciting than seeing the city’s World Champions take the field at AT&T Park with unbeatable views of all the excitement from the best seats in the house. Once the game ends, the fun continues with dinner at our fabulous onsite restaurant, Perry’s on the Embarcadero. Perry’s is San Francisco staple and a favorite of both locals and travelers alike. You’ll get the most out of your two-day San Francisco getaway with deluxe accommodations in one of our Bay View Suites complete with stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and Bay Bridge, inviting king beds and spacious parlor areas. Ideally located along San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront, the Hotel Griffon is walking distance to all the top attractions including Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square as well as AT&T Park.
Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the 2 best views San Francisco has to offer. Just “like” the Hotel Griffon on Facebook and enter the contest for a chance to win this incredible getaway to San Francisco. These views are best enjoyed with company, so don’t forget to share the contest with your friends and family!
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We’re saying goodbye to winter and hello to spring with our rejuvenating Palo Alto Getaway Contest! You could be on your way to our charming boutique hotel for some well-deserved rest and relaxation with just a few swift clicks of your mouse! All you have to do is “like” the Creekside Inn on Facebook and enter our contest for a chance to win a luxurious overnight stay at our Palo Alto hotel including a relaxing couple’s massage at the Watercourse Way Bathouse Spa and a delicious dinner at Reposado in downtown Palo Alto!
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley and just an hour away from the exciting city of San Francisco, the Creekisde Inn offers guests a relaxing oasis apart from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Creekside Inn is also conveniently situated just five minutes from Stanford University and the Stanford Shopping Center where you’ll find every major department store and brand you love. With a flourishing garden landscape and all the amenities you need for ultimate relaxation, from free Wi-Fi and a heated outdoor pool to complimentary local Hybrid shuttle service and plush bathrobes, this boutique hotel is the perfect destination for a peaceful getaway. Our Palo Alto accommodations offer charming décor, comfortable furnishings and patios or balconies with tranquil garden vistas to ensure you have restful stay.
The ultimate rejuvenating getaway is at your fingertips, so be sure to “like” the Creekside Inn on Facebook and enter our contest for your chance to win! This relaxing vacation is best enjoyed with good company, so don’t forget to share the contest with your friends and family! Relaxation is calling your name at the Creekside Inn.
With some of the best skiing in the Northwest available at Mt. Bachelor located just a short 30-minute drive away, Bend is one of the top winter ski destinations in the country. Besides the stunning snowy mountains and endless golf courses, Bend, Oregon is also made famous as the home to dozens of fantastic craft breweries!
USA Today has named one of Bend’s most iconic local breweries, Deschutes Brewery, as the number one Ski Resort Brewery in the nation! Deschutes Brewery is a Bend favorite featuring plenty of specialty craft beers like the Red Chair NW IPA and the Chasin’ Freshies to help warm you up and refresh you after a long day of skiing! Deschutes also hosts a number of entertaining events from the spring concert series at Mt. Bachelor to Bend Brewfest.
If you’re in the mood for variety, you’ve come to the right place! Bend is known to have more breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S., so pick up your Bend Ale Trail pass to try them all, from Crux Fermentation Project, 10 Barrel and Boneyard to Cascade Lakes Brewing Company, Bend Brewing Company and so many more!
Book your stay today at the Fairfield Inn & Suites or the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in bend to enjoy both the slopes and the brews of Bend. Click here to book your Bend getaway today and be sure to check out USA Today’s article on the Top 10 Ski Resort Breweries!