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Hotel Griffon “2 Best Views” Facebook Contest

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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Creekside Inn – Rejuvenating Getaway Facebook Contest

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.

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Bend Brewery is Number 1 in Top 10 Ski Resort Breweries by USA Today

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!

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Best Western Seven Seas – Baseball Getaway Facebook Contest

Best Western Seven Seas is offering a chance to win the ultimate baseball getaway to San Diego! This extraordinary getaway includes an overnight stay at Best Western Seven Seas along with two tickets to see San Diego’s major league baseball team.

It’s the perfect getaway for baseball fans and fans of the San Diego sunshine! Our Seven Seas hotel is centrally located on Hotel Circle in central Mission Valley near all of the top San Diego attractions including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Balboa Park and so much more. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and excellent amenities including an in-room mini fridge, complimentary parking, an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, basketball hoop and pool side ping pong table!

Watching a baseball game at San Diego’s famous baseball stadium is an incredible experience with stunning views of the San Diego bay and the city skyline.  Enjoy pool-side drinks at our onsite restaurant, the Seven Seas Café, before heading off to the game! Getting to the game is easy when you stay at Best Western Seven Seas; we’re located less than 15 minutes away from the baseball stadium!

You don’t have to play baseball to know this contest is a home-run! Just “like” Best Western Seven Seas on Facebook and enter our San Diego Baseball Getaway contest and you could win a one-night stay and two tickets to a San Diego major league baseball game!  So hop on Facebook and enter the contest today, you’re dream baseball getaway is just a few clicks away!  Don’t forget to share the contest with your friends and family, San Diego is best enjoyed with good company!

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Clean the World Update – Greystone Hotels

As an environmentally-friendly hospitality management company, Greystone Hotels is dedicated to following eco-friendly business practices. As part of this mission, we partnered with Clean the World, in 2013 to further enhance these efforts. Clean the World is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and also reduce illnesses that could be prevented with supplies such as soap and shampoo. Clean the World works with hotels like those of Greystone, to collect soaps, shampoos, and other bath amenities that are normally thrown out by hotels. After sorting and processing these soaps and hygiene products, they distribute them to domestic homeless shelters as well as impoverished countries.

We’re pleased to share that since partnering with Clean the World, our boutique hotels and inns along the West Coast combined have collected 5,065 pounds of waste, distributed 15,423 bars of soap, recycled 1,630 pounds of plastic, and provided 4,347 plastic bottles to the organization’s ONE Project. We look forward to continuing our commitment to “green” hospitality methods and further supporting Clean the World’s Global Hygiene Revolution.

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King George Hotel and Elan Hotel Facebook Contests

Not one, but two Greystone Hotels are having Facebook contests right now! The King George Hotel in San Francisco and the Elan Hotel in Los Angeles are both offering the chance for you to win a free stay and much more!

When you like the King George Hotel on Facebook, you can enter to win a San Francisco Valentine’s Day getaway. One lucky winner will receive a one night stay in February in the King George’s newly renovated suite, a $100 gift card to use at the restaurant of their choice, town car service to the restaurant, and complimentary champagne and parking at the hotel! The King George Hotel is just steps from the world class shopping and entertainment of Union Square, as well as minutes from top attractions like Chinatown and the cable cars, making it the perfect home-base to explore the city with your loved one.

If you are looking for the Star Treatment, be sure to enter the Elan Hotel Facebook contest. The winner will receive overnight accommodations in an Executive King Room, $100 dinner certificate to Capital Grille at the Beverly Center, and one hour Thai Massage for two at El Leon SPA. Spend the day shopping and dining at the Beverly Center, located just a block from the Elan, and then wrap it all up with a massage at El Leon, followed by a glass of wine at the Elan’s nightly complimentary wine reception. You are sure to feel like a Star if you win this great prize!

These Facebook contests end in mid-January, so be sure to like both the King George Hotel and the Elan Hotel now!

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Stay at a Greystone Hotel for a Bowl Game!

It’s that magical time of year again; it’s time for the college bowl games! Football fans around the country rejoice as their favorite teams gear up to play in various bowl games, many of which are played in cities where a Greystone Hotel is located! From San Francisco to San Diego, these bowl games, featuring the best of the best in college football, attract huge crowds of football fans, so make your reservation at a Greystone Hotel now if you plan on attending the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francsico, the Rose Bowl in the Los Angeles area, or the Ponsettia and Holiday Bowls in San Diego.

On December 27th in San Francisco, the BYU (Brigham Young University) Cougars will take the field at AT&T Park against a to-be-determined team from the Pac-12 college football conference for the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl Game. Not only does the Fight Hunger Bowl Game offer fun entertainment for the whole family, but it also supports hunger relief efforts throughout the nation. With every ticket purchased for this Football game, one meal will be donated to a person in need. Watch the game live in person when you stay at one of our San Francisco hotels- the Hotel Griffon, the Inn at Union Square and the King George Hotel- all of which are located just minutes away from the stadium!

In Los Angeles, the biggest, most celebrated football game of the year is the Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium. On January 1, 2014, watch two of the top collegiate football teams match-up against each other for the football battle of the year! This year is the 100th Rose Bowl Game and is sure to be a game to remember. Book your stay now at the Elan Hotel in Los Angeles to be part of the excitement and don’t miss the 125th Rose Parade before the big game!

Keep the celebrations going after the Christmas presents have all been opened as you cheer on your favorite team at the December 26th Poinsettia Bowl Game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Watch the tops teams from the Mountain West and the Mid-American Conference face-off at this college bowl game! The San Diego football fun doesn’t end there; on December 30th take in the excitement at the 2013 National University Holiday Bowl as you witness the big showdown between the ultimate Big 12 and the Pac-12 teams at Qualcomm Stadium. When you stay at our San Diego hotels, the Best Western Seven Seas, the Bristol Hotel, and the Empress Hotel La Jolla, you’ll be close to all the football action!

So get ready to don your team colors and prepare the face paint because these college bowl games are just around the corner! Don’t forget to book your stay at any one of our fantastic West Coast hotels to join in the fun at these exciting games.

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Bend Hotels Facebook Contest

Beautiful Bend, Oregon is the ultimate winter vacation destination. With some of the country’s best skiing in the Cascade Mountains, holiday shopping in downtown Bend, and incredible local breweries, it’s hard to beat spending the holidays in this Central Oregon town.

This winter, the Marriotts of Bend are giving away a two-night stay at the Towneplace Suites near Mt.Bachelor or the Fairfield Inn & Suites near downtown Bend, along with two Mt.Bachelor ski passes, and dinner for two in downtown Bend! For your chance to win, just “like” one of these Bend hotels on Facebook and enter their contests!

The Marriotts of Bend offer exceptional service and comfort in a modern setting of rooms and suites conveniently located within walking distance to the downtown area and just a short drive to the snow-capped mountains of Mt.Bachelor. With amenities such as complimentary Wifi, fitness centers, pools and spas, these Bend hotels provide everything you need to feel right at home! The TownePlace Suites is the only all studio suite hotel in Bend and features in-room kitchens, comfortable work and living spaces, complimentary breakfast, and is just a twenty-minute drive from skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor! Did we mention the TownePlace Suites is also a pet friendly hotel?! The Fairfield Inn & Suites also offers a wide variety of amenities including complimentary breakfast, in-room microwaves and refrigerators, and an indoor hot tub all to ensure you get the most out of your Bend vacation! During your two-night stay, take a relaxing stroll to downtown Bend to enjoy art galleries, boutique stores, and fine dining or pack up your skis and hit the slopes at Mt. Bachelor. Wherever your plans may take you, we’re sure you’ll enjoy every minute of your winter getaway.

If you would like a chance to win this complete Bend vacation, just “like” the TownePlace Suites and the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Facebook and enter their contests! Be sure to share the contests with your friends for more chances to win and don’t forget to pack your mittens!

To enter, Like the Towne Place Suites or Fairfield Inn and Suites

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Greystone Donates to Always Dream Foundation Fundraiser

Greystone Hotels is thrilled to share that we recently participated in the Once Upon a Time Fundraiser presented by the Always Dream Foundation on Sunday, October 19, 2013, in San Francisco.  This non-profit, charity organization was founded by the Olympic figure skater and Dancing with the Stars competitor, Kristi Yamaguchi, in an effort to help support other organizations that positively impact the lives of children. This most recent fundraiser was held to support the foundation’s “Always Reading” program.  As a part of the Always Dream Foundation, the Always Reading program is designed to raise awareness for and support early childhood literacy. One of the main initiatives of this program involves integrating digital literacy tools such as e-Readers in primarily underserved classrooms, starting in Kindergarten, to help enhance and reinforce children’s literacy skills.

Greystone Hotels was honored to be able to donate a total 10 room nights between our hotels to the live auction at the Once Upon a Time Fundraiser to help raise funds for this charitable and worthy cause. We’re fortunate to have had the pleasure of having Kristi as our reoccurring guest at the Elan Hotel in Los Angeles and were thrilled to have been a part of this incredible fundraiser.

If you would like to learn more about Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation or how to donate, please go to Join us in supporting the cause for childhood literacy.


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Empress Facebook Contest

Beautiful La Jolla, California is the perfect destination for a vacation and the Empress Hotel in La Jolla wants you to come visit- for FREE! For a chance to win a complete La Jolla getaway, just “Like” the Empress Hotel on Facebook and enter their contest! Your La Jolla vacation includes a two-night stay at the charming Empress Hotel, a $50 dining card for the fabulous Manhattan of La Jolla, and a Sunset Kayak Tour of La Jolla!

Nestled in the lovely village of La Jolla, the Empress Hotel offers comfort and superior lodging with a touch of European flare. This boutique hotel is located just steps away from pristine beaches and downtown La Jolla, so you can experience all the best of this coastal village. Relax on the beach or head over to the downtown area for one-of-a-kind shopping and dining. The Empress Hotel’s onsite restaurant, the Manhattan of La Jolla, is the perfect spot to unwind and grab dinner and drinks after taking your kayak tour!

Entering to win this spectacular La Jolla vacation is easy and just requires a few clicks of your mouse. All you have to do is “Like” the Empress Hotel on Facebook and enter their contest! Don’t forget to share the contest with your friends for more chances to win!

Like the Empress on Facebook and Enter to Win by Clicking Here!

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