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Kent State University Hotel Joins 79 Stash Partner Hotels Located On or Near University Campuses

Downtown Kent’s Only Independent Hotel Now Able to Reward Alumni and Frequent Campus Visitors with Stash Points

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Kent, OH – Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, conveniently located near the heart of Kent State University campus, today announced a partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards, the largest loyalty program for independent hotels in the United States. As a result of the partnership, travelers can now earn and redeem Stash points at Kent State University Hotel. The partnership also marks the 80th independent, college-town hotel to join Stash and reward families and alumni for their travel back to campus.

“We see tremendous value in being part of the Stash program,” said Kent State Hotel General Manager Mike Riccio. “Our Kent State alumni community will appreciate the opportunity to earn points for their frequent trips back to campus—and it will keep our property top-of-mind each and every time they visit.”

Located in the center of revitalized downtown, Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center opened in the summer of 2013 as part of the city of Kent’s $100M redevelopment project. It features boutique-style guest rooms and suites, 5,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, an on-site restaurant and lounge with available room service and an indoor pool and spa. The proximity to campus makes this boutique hotel the perfect choice for alumni, visiting faculty, and incoming students and parents.

“Kent State University Hotel provides a contemporary hotel experience with campus spirit,” said Jeff Low, Founder and CEO of Stash. "You can celebrate after the Big Game with fellow fans in the Lounge, and even the guest rooms are Kent State-themed gold and blue."

Travelers interested in earning points at Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center can join Stash for free at www.stashrewards.com. Stash members earn five points for each dollar spent on eligible room rates and can redeem them at nearly 200 unique independent hotels across the U.S. 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 access to exclusive travel deals.

About Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
Conveniently located in the heart of Kent Ohio's recently renovated and vibrant downtown area and immediately adjacent to the Kent State University campus, the 94-room boutique-style hotel features over 5,000 square feet of flexible Conference Space, a heated indoor pool, a workout facility, and an onsite restaurant & lounge. For more information, visit www.KentStateHotel.com. The property is managed by Riley Hotel Group, a US top-100 hotel management company based in Medina, Ohio.

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. 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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