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.
Los Angeles, California
- Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive – Beverly Hills
- The Georgian Hotel – Santa Monica
- Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood Village/UCLA
- The Hotel Wilshire – Miracle Mile, LA
New York City
A very smart septet, indeed. The Mansfield in Midtown has jazz, intimacy and dark good looks. Across the street, the City Club Hotel is a charming refuge with sublime styling and service. The Theater District's Muse is, well, theatrical. Further downtown, 70 Park Avenue is an unusual combination of elegant and hip. While The Roger stunningly combines color and grace. On the Upper West Side, NYLO has emerged as a destination with fine dining and lush comfort. And at the Upper East Side's Franklin Hotel (an understated sibling to the Mansfield) refined elegance prevails.
- City Club Hotel – Midtown East
- The Mansfield – Midtown East
- 70 Park Avenue – Murray Hill
- The Roger – Murray Hill
- Muse Hotel – Times Square
- The Franklin Hotel – Upper East Side
- NYLO – Upper West Side (now at 15% off its Best Available Rate!)
Need conference space in NYC for a reception/meeting (catered or not)?
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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.
Full List of Member Hotels
- FireSky Resort & Spa – Scottsdale
- Hotel La Jolla – La Jolla
- Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive – LA (Beverly Hills)
- The Hotel Wilshire – LA (Miracle Mile)
- The Georgian Hotel – LA (Santa Monica)
- Hotel Palomar Los Angeles—Beverly Hills – LA (Westwood)
- Hotel Solamar – San Diego
- The Buchanan – San Francisco
- The Sir Francis Drake – San Francisco
- Canary Hotel – Santa Barbara
- The Study at Yale – New Haven
District of Columbia
- Hotel Burnham – Chicago
- Hotel Allegro Chicago – Chicago
- Hotel Monaco Chicago – Chicago
- Hotel Palomar Chicago – Chicago
- International House – New Orleans
- Hotel Monaco Baltimore – Baltimore
- The Grand Hotel – Minneapolis
- Inn on the Alameda – Santa Fe
- City Club Hotel – NYC (Midtown East)
- The Mansfield – NYC (Midtown East)
- 70 Park Avenue – NYC (Murray Hill)
- The Roger – NYC (Murray Hill)
- Hotel Muse – NYC (Upper East Side)
- The Franklin Hotel – NYC (Upper East Side)
- NYLO – NYC (Upper West Side)
- Hotel Palomar Philadelphia – Philadelphia
- Hotel Monaco Philadelphia – Philadelphia
- Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh
- Hotel Lumen – Dallas
- Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City
- Hotel Vintage Park – Seattle
- Hotel Andra – Seattle
- Hotel Monaco Seattle – Seattle
- Alexis Hotel – Seattle
- Hotel Metro – Milwaukee