Hi Members,

Good news: I've successfully renegotiated deep discounts with most of our Kimpton partners (post-merger with IHG). I'm working on the others and will keep you posted. (If I'm still missing a favorite of yours, please let me know. Thanks!)


Take a look at the map to see where Academic Ambassadors has member hotels (see full list below). These are places where I have pre-negotiated discounted rates; they are also terrific hotels in great locations (I've vetted each one personally). In determining which hotel to choose in a given market, I looked at value, location and amenities. While these hotels may not be the cheapest in town, they are now bargains for their level of service.

For work and pleasure, these hotels have handsome and private places to hold meetings, dining facilities, and, in many cases, gyms. They are also very near city attractions (other restaurants, movie theaters, etc.). After a long day on the road, it's important that we have a safe and pleasant home-away-from-home; it's also important to have access to the fun stuff after hours.

all locations Kansas City, MO Detroit, MI Pittsburgh, PA Cleveland, OH Seattle, WA Portland, OR San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA Phoenix, AZ Salt Lake City, UT Denver, CO Santa Fe, NM Dallas, TX Minneapolis, MN Milwaukee, WI Chicago, IL Memphis, TN New Orleans, LA Atlanta, GA Miami, FL Vero Beach, FL Washington, DC Baltimore, MD Philadelphia, PA New York, NY Boston, MA Nashville, TN Topeka, KS Omaha, NE

Los Angeles, California

With one at the beach, and another inland (Westwood Village/Beverly Hills), I don't think you can lose. Enjoy!

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San Francisco, California

We have a lush landmark in the heart of Union Square and now the hip Proper Hotel, just opened in the Mid-Market neighborhood.

Also, a waterfront hotel in Oakland's Jack London Square called…
the Waterfront Hotel!

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New York City

A very smart trio, indeed. The City Club Hotel is a charming refuge with sublime styling and service. The Roger stunningly combines color and grace. And on the Upper West Side, the Arthouse Hotel (formerly NYLO) has emerged as a destination with fine dining and lush comfort.

Need conference space in NYC for a reception/meeting (catered or not)?
Contact me—I have an idea.

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When you've found a match, you may want to take a virtual tour of the place. A link to the hotel's own site will give you a good idea of what the hotel is like, where it's located and what services are available to guests.

If you want to take advantage of the discount, the only thing left to do is to call the hotel directly or click through to make a reservation (your travel agent is not eligible for the reduced rates). Just make sure that you, or the person in your office who handles your travel arrangements, tell the hotel's reservation desk that you are an ACADEMIC AMBASSADOR! That's it.

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