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.
Supports Green Practices
"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne won the Grammy Award in 2001 for Best New Artist, after releasing 6 albums over the course of 13 years. Though it took over a decade for Lynne to breakthrough to a mainstream audience, her alternative country-pop eventually won the acclaim she had fought for. Lynne has since had the opportunity to work with Willie Nelson and has made a few film appearances, including playing Johnny Cash's mother in the Academy Award nominated film Walk the Line.
Influenced by several of the British bands that invaded the American music scene in the '60s, as well as prominent blues guitarists like BB King, Florida born six-string shredder Tinsley Ellis managed to pioneer a unique cross-genre style of playing the guitar. Though he isn't as well known as many of the big name blues guitarists, Ellis is known amongst industry insiders and is respected for consistently playing nearly 150 shows a year.