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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:

  • Recruitment and retention of employees
  • Operational cost savings
  • Improved employee health, well-being, and productivity
  • Competitive advantage and increased marketability
  • 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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2019 Hotels Champions

Enrollment for Champions 2019 is open. Fill out the 3-minute application form for hotels located in Arlington, Virginia.


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2019 Hotels Criteria


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

  • Complete four additional GOLD or SILVER Level items (at least two must be GOLD Level)
  • Offer a direct or combination transportation benefit
  • Offer a pre-tax parking benefit, instead of free parking
  • Promote at least one online rate offering for one of the following transportation options:
    • Provide 24-Hour Capital Bikeshare passes
    • Provide SmarTrip cards
  • Complete follow-up actions identified from transportation survey results and goals
  • Complete a comprehensive, research-based case study
  • Form a new vanpool or add three riders to existing vanpools via Vanpool Connect
  • Achieve or maintain a Bicycle Friendly Business designation
  • nstall non-mandated, real-time transportation display
  • Sponsor an ATP event

Champions 2019 activities must be completed by November 29, 2019.

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 transportation survey, discuss Modeify and transportation goals
  • Offer up to $265/month pre-tax transportation benefit
  • Host vanpool formation meetings
  • Invite ATP to conduct a Front Office transportation training
  • Provide free non-mandated SmarTrip cards for new employees
  • Provide annual Capital Bikeshare corporate membership or 24-Hour passes
  • Refer a new hotel to Champions and receive credit after their enrollment meeting
  • Provide shuttle service to transit or subsidize/extend a current transit route
  • Achieve a Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Award
  • Additional unique program as determined by ATP representative

After completing BRONZE Level, complete three actions:

  • Achieve a Best Workplaces for Commuters designation
  • Invite ATP to present at a daily executive or all staff meeting
  • Distribute ATP transportation welcome packets to new hires
  • Adopt an ART bus stop
  • Provide secure indoor bike parking for employees and visitors
  • Offer a Pedal Perk through Capital Bikeshare
  • Provide locker/shower/changing room facilities on site or subsidize local gym memberships
  • Invite ATP to a wellness or benefits event
  • Participate in/promote at least one of the following events
    • National Walking Day (April)
    • Bike to Work Day (May)
    • Our Shared Street Pop-Up (August)
    • Car Free Day (September)
  • Participate in at least one ATP program
    • Commute map
    • Feedback survey
    • Focus group
    • Arlington County research opportunities

Complete these actions:

  • Host an enrollment and a follow-up Champions meeting
  • Establish a Hotel Transportation Coordinator (HTC) for the property
  • Distribute transportation brochures, Quick Glances, and Guaranteed Ride Home information to employees and visitors
  • Promote at least two transportation options or programs to employees
    • BikeArlington/WalkArlington
    • Capital Bikeshare
    • Carsharing
    • Public transportation
    • Vanpool Connect

Champions will receive the following Level specific rewards for their level of participation in 2019. Champions 2019 activities must be completed by November 29, 2019.

Bronze Level

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

Silver Level

  • All BRONZE Level rewards
  • Recognition in WTOP publication
  • Recognition from local Business Improvement District
  • Recognition in Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Arlingtonian newsletter

Gold Level

  • All BRONZE and SILVER Level rewards
  • Recognition in an Arlington Economic Development Publication
  • Opportunity to be featured as Champion of the Month on ArlingtonTransportationPartners.com
  • Recognition in Washington Business Journal
  • Recognition in regional publication for property

Platinum Level

  • All BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD Level rewards
  • Exclusive invite to and recognition at annual Arlington County Board Meeting
  • Recognition in County-wide press release
  • Recognition in StayArlington’s local publication
  • Recognition in one additional local hospitality publication


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