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.
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 Stanford Cardinal is the moniker of the athletic teams that belong to the Palo Alto, California-based Stanford University. The Cardinal teams compete in the NCAA's Division I as part of the Pac-12 Conference and the school's athletic department has established itself as one of the moreformidableorganizationsin its region.Stanford'schief rival is the University of California, Berkeley and the annual football game between the two teams, called The Big Game, is typically a very heated sign of the two universities' centuries-old rivalry.