Hotels that achieve the prestigious Gold Award represent the top 10% of hotels within each Choice brand. The awards are based on a ranking system that measures guest satisfaction, product quality, room condition and cleanliness, and staff service. These properties have a proven track record of providing exceptional guest service and facilities.
Supports Green Practices
"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Though several circus companies have decided to modernize and update their shows with high-tech flourishes and cutting edge special effects, the Shrine Circus has chosen to stay true to its roots with a show fashioned in the same vein as its performances from the early 20th Century. Featuring all the classic circus fare from wacky clowns to daredevil tightrope walkers, the company hosts productions suited for all ages. Typically performed within the confines of a single ring, opposed to a more extravagant three-ring circus, the Shrine Circus gives attendees an opportunity to appreciate and take in every moment of circus excitement.
Burt Bacharach is an American composer and singer who has had an extremely prolific career since one of his songs became a No. 1 hit on the US country charts in 1957. Probably most well-known for his song arranging, Bacharach's characteristic style relies heavily on odd chord progressions, syncopated rhythms and a hefty reliance on slightly unusual brass instruments like the flugelhorn. A songwriter who can always be counted on to produce a listener-friendly hit, Bacharach has written songs for notable singers like Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and Barbra Streisand, amongst others. Creating a style of music that could fall under the neoclassical-jazz category, the talented songsmith has also helped score a number of well-known films, such as Casino Royale and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Audien is the pseudonym of electronic music producer and DJ Nathaniel Rathburn. Hailing from Connecticut, he adopted his chosen moniker in 2008, when he began crafting a progressive fusion of trance and electro house. Audien quickly released his debut single "Rise & Shine," with Flashover Recordings in 2009, and has since dropped a steady stream of his own albums while also collaborating with some of EDM's biggest names, including Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren.