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All the Great Reasons to Stay at Holiday Inn Ontario Airport Hotel

I received media accommodations in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

The Holiday Inn Ontario Airport is our new favorite place to stay when we have a cheer competition in Ontario, California. Our most recent one was held at the Ontario Convention Center and luckily, for us the Holiday Inn Ontario Airport is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Ontario Convention Center so getting to stay there was very convenient!holiday-inn-ontario-2 (1)As a cheer mom, there are way too many things to worry about on the morning of a cheer competition including: getting your cheerleader up early, having their (fake) hair and makeup done just right, getting the uniform and cheer shoes on, and getting to the actual competition on time.holiday-inn-ontario-airport-accessories-2The last thing you really want to do is drive a far distance and have the stress of traffic to make you late. Let’s face it, there’s always traffic in Southern California. It was beyond convenient to be able to just walk across the street to get to the cheer competition!holiday-inn-ontario-airport-roomholiday-inn-ontario-bathroomOur hotel guestroom was spacious with 2 beds and plenty of space to relax and stretch out. It was also perfect for a bunch of cheerleaders to all congregate in during the morning time, to get ready together. (Because that’s what cheerleaders do!)holiday-inn-ontario-accessoriesholiday-inn-ontario-airport-fridge-and-coffee-makerRooms at Holiday Inn Ontario Airport also include:

  • an in-room microwave / refrigerator
  • an in-room coffee maker with supplies
  • toiletries and a hair dryer
  • free high speed internet
  • an iron and ironing boardholiday-inn-ontario-airport-bathroom-toiletries

Here are some other great things I loved about staying at this property:

  • Free Parking and Shuttle service
  • A full-service restaurant (where kids eat free) and bar
  • Room Service
  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Business Services
  • Heated outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • Complimentary Fitness Center

holiday-inn-ontario-airport-shuttleIn addition to being located near the Ontario Convention Center, the Holiday Inn Ontario Airport is close to several other Inland Empire attractions and points of interest including Auto Club Speedway of California, Raging Waters Water Park, Ontario Mills Outlet Mall, Citizen Business Bank Arena, Victoria Gardens Shopping Center, Pomona Fairplex, San Manuel Amphitheater, Quakes Stadium, Mount Baldy and San Antonio Winery.holiday-inn-ontario-airport-lobbyDid you know that Holiday Inn is an IHG Green Engage Hotel? When you stay at an IHG Green Engage Hotel you are participating in an advanced, world-wide sustainability effort. I can appreciate that they understand the importance of having an active role in protecting our environment. holiday-inn-ontario-1Whether you’re traveling to Ontario for a cheer competition, a business trip, or just for pleasure, I’d definitely recommend staying at Holiday Inn Ontario Airport. To find a Holiday Inn for your next stay, visit their site here. Connect with Holiday Inn Ontario on Facebook and Twitter.

Holiday Inn® “Summer of Smiles” Program Promotes Reading for Young Guests

I was invited to attend a special media event in order to write this post. All opinions are my own. 

This summer, Holiday Inn® hotels kicked off the “Summer of Smiles”, a series of on-property events, made possible with their partnership with Scholastic. The main goal of the program is to help keep kids reading all summer long. The “Summer of Smiles” is the Holiday Inn brand’s new program full of in-hotel experiences, including character breakfasts, a lending library, and a total eclipse viewing party, were especially crafted to make both parents and kids smile.holiday-inn-summer-of-smiles-clifford-1As I mentioned, the Holiday Inn brand has partnered up with Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, for this program. We were invited to attend a special character breakfast with the popular Scholastic book characters Clifford the Big Red Dog® and Geronimo Stiltonholiday-inn-summer-of-smiles-geronimo-stiltonholiday-inn-summer-of-smiles-activities-1Young guests at the hotel were able to meet and take pictures with the characters. They also received a take-home frame to displaying their character photo and took part in fun craft activities during the breakfast. holiday-inn-summer-of-smiles-activities-2Attendees were also gifted a Scholastic book, which will also remain available for young guests at check-in, at participating locations, through the end of August.holiday-inn-summer-of-smiles-breakfastholiday-inn-summer-of-smiles-breakfast-2Another great component of the program is the lending library. Select Holiday Inn hotels will offer a Scholastic lending library, through the end of August, where kids can borrow a book to read during their stay. Parents who are away from home on business can also borrow a book to read their kids a virtual bedtime story. Participating hotels will lend traveling parents a stand for their smartphone or tablet so they can read hands-free to their little ones at home. For a list of participating Holiday Inn hotels, please visit HolidayInn.com/smilesahead.

“Nothing puts a smile on kids’ faces like summertime, and we want all of our guests to feel that same sense of joy when they visit our hotels this summer. We’re going above and beyond to celebrate even more of those unforgettable moments that truly put the joy in travel and leave a positive lasting impact on our guests.” – Eric Lent, Vice President, Full Service Hotels & Food and Beverage Solutions, The Americas

holiday-inn-eclipse-imageOn August 21st, the Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt hotel and Scholastic will host a Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Hotel guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the first total solar eclipse in America in nearly 100 years. The hotel is along the eclipse totality line, providing families with the optimal view of this rare celestial occurrence. Kids and parents alike will learn about space with the “Magic School Bus Presents: Our Solar System” book while cherishing this unforgettable moment together. Guests will also receive a special pair of eclipse-viewing glasses and have the opportunity to meet two Scholastic characters. The solar eclipse viewing party is complimentary for hotel guests. For bookings, please go here.holiday-inn-summer-of-smiles-outsideAs a mom, and an elementary teacher, I really appreciate the efforts of the Holiday Inn brand in encouraging reading, even when on vacation. It’s one of the most important things we need to instill in our children, beginning at a young age! holiday-inn-smiles-ahead-follow-alongJoin in on the conversation by using and following along with the hashtag #SmilesAhead.

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