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.
Perhaps best known as the lead singer for late-90s group, Semisonic, Dan Wilson's solo albums will most likely appeal to an entirely different set of listeners. The Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter crafts tunes that touch on country, folk and Americana, all of which are a bit at odds with the alternative rock of his former band, which spawned the 1998 single, "Closing Time." His new style suits him well, however, and Wilson's sharp songwriting and emotive vocal delivery have helped keep him a relevant figure in the modern folk-rock scene.
The Zips represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.
As a member of the NCAA's Division I, the university competes in the Mid-American Conference and the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Frequently ranked highly within the conference, Akron's men's soccer team made it to the NCAA's Division I Championship in 2009, ultimately losing to the University of Virginia. Other men's and women's sports supported by the school include football, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, softball and volleyball.