PARK CITY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of Veteran's Day, Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, a full-service hotel management company that specializes in owning and operating luxury and upscale urban hotels and resorts, today announced a "Military Honors" program for active duty and recently discharged members of the armed services.
"Military Honors" provides active duty military members a discount of 50 percent off the prevailing rack rate for up to two rooms at any Gemstone owned or operated hotel or resort and also offers veterans a "Welcome Home" program that grants a room rate of $65/night for service men and women who have returned home from any overseas deployment within the last six months, even if the return stateside coincides with the service member's discharge. Discounted rooms are subject to availability.
"Our hotels are primarily independent boutiques and resorts so we wanted to show our appreciation in a way that is as unique as our hotels," said Paul D'Andrea, a retired Army veteran and Gemstone's regional vice president. "Many of us at Gemstone are keenly aware of the hardship endured by service members and their families during deployment. That's why we developed the added ‘Welcome Home’ component to our program. It is our sincere hope that returning warriors will use this offer to reconnect with their loved ones in the quiet and comfort of a one-of-a-kind destination hotel."
"As a country, we finally are paying closer attention to the needs of military men and women," added Jeff McIntyre, principal Gemstone Hotels and Resorts. "Being in the hospitality business, we know a thing or two about making people feel great and we look forward to welcoming back our heroes. We are very proud to be able to make this small contribution towards recognizing our dedicated service members."
|Participating properties include:|
|*Carlton Hotel||New York, N.Y.|
|Copley Square Hotel||
|Essex Culinary Resort and Spa||Essex (Burlington), Vt.|
|Forest Suites Resort||Lake Tahoe, Calif.|
|Homestead Resort||Midway, Utah|
|Hotel Cascada||Albuquerque, N.M.|
|Hotel Durant||Berkeley, Calif.|
|Maison 140||Beverly Hills, Calif.|
|Mosaic Hotel||Beverly Hills, Calif.|
|Nautical Beachfront Resort||Lake Havasu, Ariz.|
|Garden of the Gods Club and Resort||
Colorado Springs, Colo.
|Tivoli Lodge||Vail, Colo.|
|Zermatt Resort and Spa||Midway, Utah|
|*Carlton Hotel will offer a discounted rate of $129/night.|
According to McIntyre, the number of participating hotels is likely to grow by 50 percent in 2015 as Gemstone activates hotels in its pipeline.
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About Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, LLC
Headquartered in Park City, Utah, with additional offices in Stamford, Connecticut, Gemstone is a full-service management company that specializes in luxury and upscale hotels and complex resorts. For more information about Gemstone, go to www.gemstoneresorts.com.