Hotels that achieve the prestigious Platinum Award represent the top 3% of hotels within each Choice brand. The awards are based on a ranking system that measures guest satisfaction, product quality, room condition and cleanliness, and staff service. These properties have a proven track record of providing exceptional guest service and facilities.
Based on Charles Dickens' perennial classic novel of the same title, A Christmas Carol has become an iconic Christmas season tradition on stages all around he world. The story follows an ill-mannered miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is convinced to change his ways after three ghosts from Christmases past, present and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Many critically-acclaimed stage adaptations of Dickens' tale exist, including a monodrama adapted and performed by world-renowned actor Patrick Stewart and a musical.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Recognized as an NCAA Division I school, the university competes in the
West Coast Conference, which is comprised entirely of religious
institutions. Gonzaga's men's basketball team has been very successful over the years and is a regular entrant in the NCAA March Madness tournament. The team also earned number one seeding for the tournament in the 2012-2013 season. Other men's and women's sports supported by Gonzaga include soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, cross country, volleyball and more.