CHICAGO, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The James Chicago announces its partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards®, the largest loyalty program for independent hotels in the United States. After six successful years as an independent boutique hotel, The James honors its loyal guests with this extensive rewards program. Stash members can now earn and redeem points toward complimentary nights at this Magnificent Mile hotel.
"Guests choose The James for our engaging comfort and thoughtfully appointed spaces," explains Stephen Blackford, General Manager of The James Chicago. "Not only does this program turn each night's stay into an investment for our guests, it allows us to showcase the benefits of The James to discernible travelers who appreciate a truly unique and customized hotel experience."
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Magnificent Mile hotel offers guests a unique alternative to the conventional hotel stay, featuring residentially styled rooms furnished with artisan fabrics and amenities like triple-filtered water systems, Intelligent Nutrients bath products and Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin iPod docks. Since its inception six years ago, The James has partnered with local gallery owner and curator Monique Meloche to offer a rotating collection of exclusive works of art exhibited throughout the hotel lobby, business center and meeting space. Current installations also include a Himalayan salt art wall in David Burke's Primehouse, a large scale photo rendering of the Chicago skyline by graphic artist Nienke Sybrandy, and a piece by the hotel's artist-in-residence program winner Kristina Estell titled Archived Overgrowth. During its recent refresh, The James also elected to refit and recycle older furniture as a way of upholding their commitment to the environment while preserving the hotel's hand-crafted feel.
Guests of The James Chicago can enroll with Stash at no cost at www.stashrewards.com. Stash members earn five points for each dollar spent on eligible room rates and can redeem them at great independent hotels across North America, including the Caribbean and Hawaii. Stash points never expire, and redemption is simple, without blackout dates or category restrictions found in many chain programs. Stash partner hotels also provide members with exclusive travel deals. With this new partnership, The James Chicago joins a distinguished group of boutique hotels including The Lenox Hotel and The Hotel Veritas in Boston as well as Viceroy Miami and The Hotel Wilshire and Sunset Marquise in Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE JAMES CHICAGO
The James Chicago debuted in 2006 as a stylish alternative for the discerning business and leisure traveler. The property celebrates a refined, socially-conscious lifestyle that is at once beautiful and comfortable, sophisticated and accessible, luxurious and natural. The James Chicago, now part of the Stash Hotel Rewards loyalty program, is centrally located on the corner of Rush and Ontario, steps from Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park and various museums. The James features David Burke's Primehouse, JBar lounge, expansive meeting and event spaces, The Spa by Asha, The Gym with Jim Karas Personal Training, comfortable guest rooms and business networking lounge with webcams and seasonally rotating artwork. Follow The James Chicago on Twitter @JameshotelChi and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/JamesHotels, and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/thejameshotel/pins/.
ABOUT THE JAMES
In the realm of hospitality, The James hotels, with ideally situated locations in Chicago, New York and The James Royal Palm in Miami (opening late 2012), are authentic, warmly modern, residentially-styled luxury hotels that deliver an artistically inspired blend of exquisitely hand-crafted design surrounded by environmentally thoughtful details. The James defines luxury liberated from tradition; this core philosophy is evident in the properties' residential yet social environment and personal, intuitive service. www.jameshotels.com.
About Stash Hotel Rewards
Stash Hotel Rewards frees travelers from the uninspired offerings of existing hotel reward programs by making it easy to break free from big, bland hotel chains and stay at amazing hotels. Stash was founded on a belief in the happiness-producing power of traveling to places that convey a unique and interesting story – places with soul. It's a belief that is shared with the independent hoteliers and the independently-minded travelers the company was created to serve. Launched in May 2010, Stash was founded by a team of travel and e-commerce veterans from Expedia, Amazon, Microsoft, and Zillow. Stash is headquartered in Palo Alto with offices in Seattle and Miami. Travelers can easily sign up for a free account at www.stashrewards.com.
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