Hotels Champions

As a hotelier in Arlington, Virginia your hotel can be recognized and rewarded for your dedication to sustainable transportation programs.

Through your partnership with Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP), your company will see immediate benefits, including:

  • Enhanced visitor experience
  • Competitive advantage and increased marketability
  • Operational cost savings
  • Improved employee health, well-being, and productivity
  • Assistance with innovative rate offerings
  • Environmental stewardship

As a Hotels Champion, you’ll receive great perks and opportunities to be featured around the County. Every Champion is recognized and rewarded; however, the higher your level, the more benefits your company receives.

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2020 Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2020 is open. Fill out the 3-minute application form for hotels located in Arlington, Virginia.

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Champions Criteria

After completing BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Levels, complete three additional actions:

  • Provide or subsidize shuttle service or current transit route
  • Install a non-mandated transportation display and/or real-time digital screen
  • Install non-mandated-free, covered, secure bike parking (Class I)
  • Complete follow-up actions identified from transportation survey results and goals
  • Complete a comprehensive, research-based case study
  • Sponsor an ATP event
  • Form a new vanpool or add three riders to existing vanpools via Vanpool Connect
  • Promote at least one online rate offering for one of the following transportation options:
    • Provide 24-Hour Capital Bikeshare passes
    • Provide SmarTrip cards
  • Refer a new hotel to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Offer a direct or combination transportation benefit
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • Complete four additional Gold or Silver Level items (at least two must be Gold Level)

Champions 2020 activities must be completed by November 30, 2020.

After completing BRONZE and SILVER Levels, complete three actions:
*Site plan properties must be in compliance with County requirements to achieve Gold Level or higher.

  • Conduct an employee commute and benefits survey, discuss recommendations
  • Offer a pre-tax transportation benefit
  • Provide free, covered bike parking (CLass I)
  • Host an event with ATP
  • Provide free, pre-loaded SmarTrip cards to employees
  • Participate in an ATP training
  • Invite ATP to present
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate membership or 24-Hour passes
  • Refer a new hotel to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Host vanpool information meetings
  • Additional unique program as identified with ATP representative

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three actions:

  • Participate in or promote an ATP event:
    • National Walking Day
    • Bike to Work Day
    • Our Shared Street Pop-Up
    • Car Free Day
    • Other ATP community events
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Allow commuters free access to showers and lockers
  • Offer a pedal perk through Capital Bikeshare
  • Invite ATP to a wellness or benefits fair
  • Offer equitable benefits for parking and transit
  • Host a meeting with an ATP partner to identify opportunities
  • Introduce ATP to a regional contact and receive credit after the meeting
  • Participate in one ATP prgoram:
    • Networking event or webinar
    • Feedback survey
    • Qualifying research opportunity

Complete all these actions:

  • Host an enrollment and a follow-up Champions meeting
  • Establish a Hotel Transportation Coordinator
  • Distribute transportation packets
  • Promote at least two transportation options or programs
    • BikeArlington/WalkArlington
    • Capital Bikeshare
    • Carsharing/Ridesharing
    • Public transportation
    • Vanpool Connect

Champions will receive the following Level specific rewards for their level of participation in 2020. Champions 2020 activities must be completed by November 30, 2020.

Bronze Level

  • Invitation to our annual Champions banquet
  • Featured Champion on
  • Access to Champions toolkit (logos, press releases, case studies)
  • Receive framed Champions award certificate
  • Invitation to ATP networking events
  • Social media support on Twitter and Facebook

Silver Level

  • All BRONZE Level rewards
  • Recognition in 3 local publication

Gold Level

Platinum Level

  • All BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Level rewards
  • Exclusive invite to and recognition at annual Arlington County Board Meeting
  • Recognition in 2 national publications
  • Recognition of business in/on transit and associated locations

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