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Is Your Hotel Ready for Cherry Blossom Season?

Keara Mehlert
Keara Mehlert February 8, 2018 Keara Mehlert is a former Property & Development Services Program Director at Arlington Transportation Partners.
ATP Takeaway: More than a million visitors will rely on your hotel’s expertise to provide guests with information on the various transportation options to enhance their stay during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Next month marks the beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, one of the busiest times of the year for tourism throughout the DC region.

Hotels often have the difficult, yet important, role of guiding new visitors around the area, which is why Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) offers several different services that can make your front office’s job easier. Check out the programs below that your Arlington hotel can take advantage of this season to make your guests’ stay a memorable one.




Custom Services for Your Hotel

Capital Bikeshare Memberships

Whether you’re riding to or around the blossoms, Capital Bikeshare has grown increasingly popular as more visitors see the red bikes as a fun and convenient way to travel. Through Capital Bikeshare’s Bulk Membership program, hotels can provide guests with a 24-Hour Access Pass as an extra perk or part of a rate package during the festival. ATP can assist your hotel with purchasing and packaging these heavily discounted passes.

Free Brochure Services

ATP can enhance your existing brochures service with custom information. Bike maps with local multi-use trails and routes are helpful for visitors looking to stay active during their trip; brochures for specific public transit routes, such as Metrobus and local ART lines can provide information on alternative options. Brochures will be delivered free to your hotel when you order through Arlington Transportation Partners

Customized Transportation Materials

As a complement to the brochures, ATP can create a Quick Glance that shows nearby transportation options and resources within a quarter of a mile of your hotel. This includes bike routes, bus lines, Metro stops, Capital Bikeshare stations, and even carshare locations such as Zipcar and car2go. With your hotel’s name listed at the top, your customized Quick Glance can be printed and distributed to staff and guests, posted in your lobby, or emailed to visitors before arrival.

ATP and Lyft Have Your Ride Waiting

ATP has partnered with Lyft to give your guests discounted rides during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Whether they are heading to DC or somewhere in Arlington, guests will receive $5 off their first two rides when your hotel partners with ATP. Just have guests download the app and use the provided partnership code. *

*You must connect with ATP to receive the code.

Ready for the Cherry Blossoms?

Still not sure where to start? ATP can help your hotel with step-by-step assistance to kick-start a robust transportation program unique to your property. Contact us to schedule your complimentary meeting so your guests experience the very best of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Schedule my meeting - let's talk about the Cherry Blossom Festival

Editor's Note: This blog was first published in March 2014 and has been republished with updated information written by Dag Alemayehu.

Photo Credit: Sam Kittner/ for Arlington Transportation Partners

Tags: Bike, Capital Bikeshare, Visit Arlington, Hotels


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