Entries in the Category "Hotel Partners"

Local Hotel Rates To Rise in 2014

It's been a happy 2013 for Cleveland-area hotel properties. Occupancies are up by almost 7% through November. Many downtown hotels have boasted stellar weekday occupancy and sold-out weekends into the typically slow fall season. At University Circle, the new Courtyard opened in April and has exceeded expectations. While the area lost the Cleveland Clinic Guest House in 2013, a new 300-room Holiday Inn property was announced for Euclid Avenue. Plans call for its completion in 2015.

With the recovering local economy and the gradual ramp-up of the new Cleveland Convention Center, occupancy will continue to trend up strongly in 2014. Room rates will march upward in lockstep with these higher occupancies.

There is, however, good news for everyone in the CWRU community. Our year-on-year negotiated rates are at a considerable discount to most hotel standard ("rack") rates throughout the area. With this lower starting point, actual CWRU rate increases will be modest. Overall, CWRU Cleveland-area hotel rates represent an excellent value compared to similar properties in other major metro areas.

Visit the CWRU Travel Services website (www.case.edu/travel/) in early January to view the new 2014 rates. In the meantime, here is a sampling (standard room per night, not including applicable taxes):


CWRU/UNIVERSITY CIRCLE
Glidden House, $139
Doubletree Tudor Arms, Jan-April $119; May-Dec $129
Courtyard By Marriott (University Circle), $149

DOWNTOWN
Wyndham Downtown Cleveland, $109
Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown, Oct-March $99; April-Sept $119
Hyatt Regency Cleveland, $129
Marriott Key Center, Mon-Thursday $169; Fri-Sun $159

EAST SUBURBS
Doubletree Beachwood, $119

CWRU Hotel Reward Program Launched

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The Travel Office invites CWRU employees to join the Starwood Preferred Guest Program. Sign up through the link below and enjoy a number of special benefits that include preferred rates, upgraded rooms, late check-out, and earning two Starpoints per U.S. dollar spent. Points can be used without blackout dates for both hotel and airline rewards.

Starwood hotel properties are located across the U.S. and in 93 countries and include brands such as the Westin, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Aloft, and W Hotels. Click here to learn more and apply. Whether you are on professional or personal travel, chances are there is a Starwood property that can meet your needs. Contact the CWRU Travel Office (travel@case.edu) or call Michael Kurutz (216) 368-6092 with questions.

Local Hotel Partners Offer Value in 2011

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Did you know that you and your family can take advantage of CWRU local hotel discounts for leisure stays? These Cleveland-area accommodations are perfect for holiday family visits, downtown sporting events, and student graduations.

New CWRU preferred partners downtown include the Radisson-Gateway Plaza ($89/night) and the Hampton Inn ($84/night). The Wyndham ($99/night) and Hyatt Grand Arcade ($119/night), both on the RTA Healthline, have extended their 2010 CWRU rates through 2011. The Lakeside Avenue Doubletree ($89/night) has nearby access to the Shoreway and I-90.

Convenient for early flights from Hopkins, the Airport Sheraton ($82/night) recently completed a renovation of its rooms, reception area, and restaurant. The property is within walking distance of the departure terminal and also offers a free shuttle.

Two full-service hotels on Cleveland's southeast side offer CWRU special rates. The Hilton Beachwood ($99/night) and Marriott Beachwood ($119/night) are close to the new UH Ahuja Medical Center and a variety of shopping opportunities. Intersecting I-77 and I-480, the Crowne Plaza Cleveland South ($79/night) recently received a $5 million refresh and offers free valet, wireless internet, and airport shuttle.

Closer to University Circle, the Intercontinental Suites Hotel offers $99/night weekend pricing. The all-suite property on Euclid Avenue is scheduled to complete a renovation of its accommodations and restaurant by the end of April 2011.

Visit the Travel Service website for complete hotel listings and amenity information. All CWRU-negotiated rates are subject to availability and applicable taxes.