Tempe, AZ, May 27, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Anyone who has lived in the Phoenix area for their entire life, or even a few years may think they know all the hot spots or hidden secrets in town. But, locals, especially parents, may be surprised at just what their kids consider cool today. In a first-ever survey of its kind by a hotel brand, Embassy Suites Hotels, has seen Phoenix from a Kids-Eye View, uncovering a variety of kid-tested and -approved activities perfect for a weekend or longer of family fun right in the Greater Phoenix area’s backyard.
“We can’t wait to share this ‘inside’ information with parents because, as we all know, adults may think something is cool, but their kids are not feeling the same ‘hip’ vibe,” said Jeff Preston, General Manager of Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe. “We were amazed at the variety of activities that the nation’s kids recommended, including some off-the-beaten-path ideas that many parents probably aren’t aware of, such as Goldfield Ghost Town, right here in the Phoenix area.”
To see the world from a Kids-Eye View, Embassy Suites Hotels polled “locals,” ages six to 16, in 20 of the country’s top vacation destinations — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis (Tenn.), Minneapolis, Nashville (Tenn.), New York, Orange County (Calif.), Orlando (Fla.), Phoenix, Portland (Ore.), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. — to find out what’s hip, hot and happening in their cities. An insider’s guide to the “best of” spots and activities, Kids-Eye View is a survey for kids, by kids that helps visiting parents determine where they should take their clan when visiting the Phoenix area, and local parents find new, exciting places to take their children during the summer.
So what did the Phoenix area kids recommend to their fellow summer vacation cohorts? Some of the top-voted spots included:
•Big Surf, 1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480-947-2477
•Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602-716-2000
•Goldfield Ghost Town, Az Hwy 88 and Old West Hwy, Goldfield/Apache Junction, 480-983-0333
•Streets of New York Pizza, 5965 West Ray Road, Chandler, 480-893-6700
•Streamers Ice Cream Parlor and Grill, 1166 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, 480-635-9222
For more information on the Kids-Eye View program, Phoenix area parents can visit www.embassysuites.com or The Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe.
About the Kids-Eye View Survey
Kelton Research (an independent research firm) conducted the Kids-Eye View Survey on behalf of Embassy Suites Hotels through in-person interviews.
About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels received a 2003 Playful Travel Award as “Suite-est Hotel Chain for Families” from Nick Jr. Family Magazine as reported in its April/May 2003 issue. The nationwide “quest for the best” involved input from top family travel experts, editors, parents and two Nick Jr. online surveys. Embassy Suites Hotels scored high in the areas of accessibility, affordability and accommodations for families, making kids feel special and parents feel cared for and comfortable.
Each Embassy Suites Hotel offers spacious, two-room suites that include a separate living area with a sofa bed, private bedroom and bath, two televisions, high-speed Internet access, a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave oven and work desk. In addition, all Embassy Suites Hotels offer a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a two-hour Manager’s Reception* each evening. Other standard amenities include an indoor or outdoor pool, health club and on-property restaurant.
Embassy Suites Hotels, which opened its first hotel in 1984, was the first all-suite upscale hotel brand to enter the industry and today has more than 170 hotels.
To make reservations or learn the locations of Embassy Suites Hotels in urban, suburban, airport and resort areas, travelers can visit the Embassy Suites Hotels Web site at embassysuites.com, call 1-800-EMBASSY or contact a professional travel agent . Embassy Suites Hotels participates in the Hilton HHonors® guest reward program that allows its members to DoubleDip® simultaneously earning both hotel points and airline miles with each qualifying stay.
Embassy Suites Hotels is a part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,100 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world’s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.
Director of Sales
Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe
480-897-7444 x 7707
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