One hotel chain is rewarding guests for taking the ultimate road trip.
Road trips are back and more popular than ever. Before embarking on a long journey there are many details to plan out in order to enjoy the safest and most affordable experience–but the Arrive Hotels collection is making it easy for travelers to embark on a memorable cross-country road trip.
The brand is challenging adventurers to depart on a “Road to Arrive” road trip, a journey that rewards travelers who stay at each of Arrive’s five properties, with an increased discount at each hotel along the way. Road trippers don’t have to stay at every hotel to get a discount, but the more properties they travel to, the higher the discount will become at each next destination on their trip.
After completing their first overnight stay, travelers can opt into the challenge by sending an email to [email protected] to receive 25% off at the next Arrive location, 50% off the third, and 75% off at the fourth and final destination. Those who complete all four stays before 2021 will get a complimentary one-night stay at Arrive Phoenix, the brand’s newest location, which just opened earlier this month.
Here’s how to make the most of traveling cross-country on the “Road to Arrive.”
INSIDER TIPTravelers can visit the properties in any order.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Typical Cost Per Night: $165
Arrive Wilmington is located in the heart of charming downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, near Wilmington Riverwalk, a full mile of scenic boardwalk that hugs the borders of the riverfront. Guests check-in at the library of what was once a 1950s era convent, and can then explore the property to search for the confessional hidden onsite where guests are invited to (anonymously) share their secrets. After exploring the property and local attractions, visitors can enjoy a bite at the hotel’s restaurant, Dram Yard, which serves southern coastal cuisine fused with global cultural influences. In the nearby courtyard garden, Gazebo Bar crafts cocktails and small plates to enjoy around the fire pit or at the hotel’s bowling green.
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Stop Two: 25% Off
Typical Cost Per Night: $149
Cost After Discount: $111.75
Arrive Memphis is an ideal home base for exploring this city full of culture, history, and music. It’s just steps away from some of the destination’s most legendary historic sites, as well as plenty of tasty Memphis-style BBQ. This hotel offers 62 guest rooms, an onsite all-day bakery cafe, Hustle & Dough, and a local micro-batch coffee shop, Vice & Virtue. They also have an intimate neighborhood cocktail bar, Bar Hustle, and the property’s eatery, Longshot, just around the corner from the hotel which features house-made sausages and four shuffleboard tables. Upstairs is the Poker Room–a games room inspired by the billiards room of Memphis’ Graceland icon, Elvis Presley.
Stop Three: 50% Off
Typical Cost Per Night: $119
Cost After Discount: $59.50
Arrive Austin is located in the funky neighborhood of East Austin, offering 83 guest rooms, two unique restaurants, a coffee shop, and a rooftop gin bar–all of which complement its position in the Lone Star State’s food and drink epicenter. Upon checking in, visitors receive a cold, locally brewed beer, or canned cocktail. Guest rooms are decorated with artwork and design elements paying tribute to the state’s “cowboy mythology” and take inspiration from the unique physical landscape. Onsite eateries include Vixen’s Wedding, which is located right at the base of the hotel, and serves up Goan, Indian, and Portuguese cuisine with Texas influence. There’s also Lefty’s Brick Bar, housed inside a converted 100-year-old warehouse and dishing up Cajun-inspired cocktails. The onsite Gin Bar offers over 90 gins from around the world on the property’s rooftop.
Stop Four: 75 % Off
Palm Springs, California
Typical Cost Per Night: $169 weeknight ($329 on weekends)
Cost After Discount: $42.50 weeknights ($82.25 weekends)
Arrive Palm Springs sits in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs and offers a dog-friendly desert oasis with 32 guest rooms, a poolside restaurant and bar, and endless California sunshine. The property honors the city’s rich modernist legacy–specifically with colorful design elements and art that pays homage to the iconic nearby wind farms–as well as a 42-foot long pool and hot tub. Adjacent to the pool is a poolside restaurant and bar, which serves up food and libations morning, afternoon, and into the night. Bike rentals give guests the chance to explore the Palm Springs area in style. Afterward, guests can cool down at the hotel’s combination ice cream parlor and gift shop which offers a unique, rotating selection of 16 gourmet flavors each day of the week.
Bonus Stay: Free, at ARRIVE Phoenix, Arizona
Typical Cost Per Night: $149
Cost After Discount: $0
With its 79 guest rooms, a poolside bar, a rooftop cocktail lounge, a popsicle stand, and a hometown coffee shop, a stay at Arrive Phoenix makes for a fantastic reward for completing the “Road to Arrive” journey. The Lylo Swim Club, a midcentury poolside bar, serves refreshing cocktails, such as a rotating selection of sorbet Bellinis, fresh fruit caipirinhas, and a rum-spiked version of the classic Dole Whip to chill out with on a hot Phoenix day. The Pop Stand provides an ever-changing menu of frozen popsicles made from fresh fruit, cream, and sometimes even booze. Say When, a vivant-style penthouse cocktail lounge set to be unveiled on November 15, will transport guests back to the ’60s and ’70s with its retro but modern-style cocktails and classic bar bites such as Fondue for Two.
This road trip experience offers travelers the chance to enjoy a journey that essentially pays for itself–with adventures that include a bit of everything across the vast expanses of the United States. From vibrant cultures to diverse cuisines, local design, and welcoming southern hospitality (even if all the hotels aren’t technically located in the south) Arrive gives explorers the opportunity to take a classic all-American road trip, without breaking the bank.