The Essex Resort & Spa, located between the base of the Green Mountains and the shores of Lake Champlain, announced today that it has partnered with Stash Hotel Rewards, the nation’s largest points-based rewards program for independent hotels. As a result of this new partnership, Stash members are now able to earn and redeem points at The Essex Resort & Spa, the only AAA Four-Diamond in the Champlain Valley.
“Stash Hotel Rewards is perfect for travelers who appreciate properties that offer one-of-a-kind guest services – like the culinary experience we offer at The Essex,” said Jim Glanville, General Manager at The Essex Resort & Spa. “It’s a rewards program that values the uniqueness and individuality of its independent hotel partners – traits we’re proud to have recognised by travelers from around the United States.”
From the moment guests walk through the doors at The Essex, they are treated to a true culinary experience. The resort boasts two unique award winning restaurants, each featuring signature menus inspired by seasonal ingredients – the majority of which are procured from the on-site garden. It’s also home to Cook Academy, an onsite cooking class program. Guests can sign up for a variety classes taught by professional Chefs, ranging from classic techniques to indoor barbeque. Classes are held in the Chef’s Kitchen, an intimate space for eight, or in The JK Adams Classroom, a larger space to accommodate groups.
The Essex is also a member of the New England Inns & Resorts Association (NEIRA), a collection of New England’s most distinctive, independently owned and operated lodging properties. There are currently 250 independent hotels, inns and resorts that are a part of NEIRA – including 13 Stash partner hotels.
“NEIRA members are revered as New England’s most outstanding independent lodging properties,” said Joe Lavin, President of NEIRA and owner of the Norwich Inn, Norwich Vermont. “These operators are constantly working to improve their guest experiences and find unique ways to stay competitive with the larger chains. A growing number of our members are part of the Stash Rewards Program. As more continue to join, it should strengthen us individually and as a group while enhancing the impact of Stash for travelers in our region.”