April 11, 2011 – Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa announced its partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards ®, an innovative hotel rewards program that enables travelers to quickly earn free nights at distinctive, independent hotels without blackouts or inflexible category restrictions. Guests of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa can now earn points toward free nights each time they stay at any of the over 120 distinctive hotels in more than 80 cities that participate in Stash.
“As an hotelier operating independent properties for over 30 years, one of the major challenges I’ve faced is how to compete against chain hotels that offer reward programs to their guest for brand loyalty,” said John Narigi Vice President and General Manager of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. “Before Stash Hotel Rewards launched, independent properties were at a distinct disadvantage. Stash has leveled the playing field by offering independent properties an opportunity to provide guests with a loyalty rewards program that is equal to and in many ways better than what the chains offer. This affiliation of independent, upscale properties provides our guest with a worldwide network of hotels with a similar goal; to provide guest with a unique experience that they cannot find in a chain hotel.”
Guests can easily sign up for a free account at the Stash website www.stashrewards.com. Points can be earned immediately and never expire. Redemption is simple and free from rigid reward categories, and black-out dates don’t exist. Additionally, Stash partner hotels provide members with exclusive travel deals.
About Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a proud recipient of the 2011 Forbes Four-Star Award. Only 160 hotels in the Unites States and Canada have been honored with this distinction, establishing the waterfront resort as one of the finest in the country. The Hotel is dramatically perched over the Monterey Bay, and offers the perfect vantage point to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, fresh scent of sea air and the sight of otters at play. With its Mediterranean ambience and architecture, the Hotel’s relaxing surroundings, coupled with its dedicated staff, ensures that our accommodations, dining and spa services will represent the best that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer for both the leisure and business traveler.
About Stash Hotel Rewards
Stash Hotel Rewards frees travelers from the uninspired offerings of existing hotel reward programs by making it as easy to earn free nights at an amazing hotel as it is a so-so one. Members earn 5 points per dollar spent on their hotel room, resulting in a free night in a little as 5 typical stays. And Stash points can be redeemed without blackout dates, point expirations or annoying category restrictions found in many chain programs. The distinctive hotels that offer Stash include some of the best spas in Napa, world-class resorts in Florida, and boutique gems in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles. Many Stash partner hotels appear on the “Best Hotels” lists of the leading travel publications and the hotels receive some of the highest recommend ratings on top travel sites. Travelers can easily sign up for a free account at the Stash website www.stashrewards.com.
The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa ( www.montereyplazahotel.com) is located at 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940. For reservations or event bookings, please call (831) 646-1700.
The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a proud member of Woodside Hotels & Resorts Group.
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