Press Releases – December 3, 2010
COASTAL HOTEL GROUP LAUNCHES SECOND “CAMPUS CONNECTION” PROGRAM AT HOTEL FIFTY
Portland hotel to offer online resource for Oregon students and parents
SEATTLE – (December 3, 2010) – Hotel Fifty, a distinctive boutique hotel located in downtown Portland, Ore., is the second Coastal Hotel Group property to offer Campus Connection, an online informational resource for college students and parents.
Campus Connection is an electronic database that provides students and their parents a one-stop guide to all things necessary for the new student, including local banks, electronics and furniture stores, school and office supplies, places of worship, medical facilities and pharmacies plus malls, specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment. With 19 colleges and universities in the greater Portland area and all within 8 miles of Hotel Fifty, Campus Connection makes it convenient to find information that would otherwise require parents and students to research for hours.
“We’re excited to now deliver the Campus Connection content at Hotel Fifty,” said Ed Schwitzky, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Coastal Hotel Group. “This program has been well received at Lodge on the Desert in Tucson and we anticipate it will be helpful for parents and students attending Portland-area colleges and universities, too.”
Campus Connection lists pertinent information about local businesses, including addresses, phone numbers, website links and distance from the hotel. This content can be easily found at http://www.HotelFifty.com and is accessible to both hotel guests and the general public.
“With Campus Connection, we’ve included everything the parents of a new college student might need to find, and find quickly,” said Terry Hanley, general manager of Hotel Fifty. “This program serves as a virtual college concierge for parents of college students; there are even listings of fun things to do for younger siblings.”
Coastal Hotel Group first launched Campus Connection in May 2010 at Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, Ariz.
For more information about Hotel Fifty, visit http://www.hotelfifty.com. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit http://www.coastalhotels.com.
About Hotel Fifty
Hotel Fifty, located at 50 Southwest Morrison Street in downtown Portland, Ore., offers high-end accommodations for business and leisure travelers. Hotel Fifty is the gateway to the city, conveniently located across the Morrison Street Bridge and close to downtown businesses. Offering the best of both urban and scenic settings, Hotel Fifty is situated directly across the street from Tom McCall Waterfront Park, providing popular running path and relaxing waterfront views. Hotel Fifty is a member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based rewards program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free (877) 237-6775. Contact Hotel Fifty directly at (503) 221-0711 or visit the Web site at http://www.HotelFifty.com.
About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel Rewards™, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit http://www.CoastalHotels.com.