Congratulations to Arlington employer Hilton Garden Inn Shirlington, which was recently designated as a Best Workplace for Commuters! The hotel now joins three other Arlington companies that have applied and been selected as a member in the Best Workplaces for Commuters program, which is managed through the National Center for Transit Research. HGI Shirlington went through a detailed application process to highlight the various programs, incentives, and services they offer to improve employees’ commutes and make it easier to get to work. The hotel has also been recognized as a Platinum level participant in ATP’s Workplace Commute Champions program for its efforts in encouraging alternative modes of transportation among staff and guests.
With employees who work a variety of work schedules and hours, as well as the lack of a nearby Metro station, Hilton Garden Inn Shirlington faced a unique set of challenges in getting employees to work without driving alone in their cars. Since the hotel opened in 2009, several benefits and programs have been provided to address these commuting issues and make HGI Shirlington an attractive place to work for potential employees. These include: a transit benefit provided to employees for use on Metrorail and buses, a transportation information display and brochures for both staff and guests, commuting and transportation packets for new hires, employee bike room, bike parking for visitors and staff, as well as numerous other transportation amenities.
As one of over 40 hotels in the county, we’re thrilled that the Hilton Garden Inn Shirlington is the first Arlington hotel designated as a Best Workplace for Commuters! We encourage other Workplace Commute Champion participants to apply for membership, as well as other Arlington employers that are providing commuter benefits and programs to their employees. Contact ATP today to learn more about these programs and other opportunities to improve commuting among your employees!