This post was sponsored by Hyatt House. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
It is no secret that I love to travel. My family and I tend to travel at least once a month, and that means we stay in a lot hotels. One of my favorite things to do when we travel is to try to find all of those local neighborhood places. You know those places that you normally hear about from someone who actually lives in the area. The local diner that has the best pie or the best pizza place. And the local store that is hidden on a back street that has handmade home decor items that will be a great talking piece. Whatever you are looking for, there is usually someone in the neighborhood that knows exactly where to look. Normally, people don't know someone in the area so you have to struggle to find these hidden treasure. Until now.
Hyatt House, an upscale extended stay hotel brand, is bringing those cute places to you. Hyatt House has a mission to make the people who come to stay at their hotels feel like residents rather than guests. They offer standard rooms, which include a mini fridge and microwave for added convenience. They also have spacious studios, one and two-bedroom kitchen suites that have fully-fitted kitchens, comfy living rooms, spacious bedrooms and stylish bathrooms, so no matter if you are there for a vacation with the family, coming in for a weekend wedding, or need to stay in town for an extended visit for business, you won't feel like you are living out of a suitcase.
Now, Hyatt House has Neighborhood Guides at all of the 58 Hyatt House locations. The Neighborhood Guides offer experiences personally recommended by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. as part of the “Martha Stewart American Made” program, designed to celebrate local American makers. It lets you have that personal touch with the local wedding shops that you might not have otherwise known about. Each of the guides feature small businesses and the best places to Eat, Shop and Visit, from delicious pastries and homemade ice cream to neighborhood bookstores and vintage shops.They are local makers that are just minutes away from the Hyatt House hotels. There are even complimentary Hyatt House shuttles at most hotel locations, so that the residents (remember all guests are residents) can get out and explore the neighborhood easily. Here is an example of what my local Hyatt House is offering residents for their Neighborhood Guide.
Because Hyatt House wants to inspire neighborhood camaraderie, they are celebrating National Good Neighbor Day, which starts on September 28. They will hosting in-hotel events at select hotels that will offer a complimentary taste of the neighborhood. Each of the events will shine a spotlight on one of the makers in the Neighborhood Guide. My local Hyatt House in King of Prussia, PA will host their event on October 1st from 6:30-7:30pm, where guests will enjoy a sampling of cheeses from Yellow Springs Farm. You can find the list of events and participating hotels here.
Have you ever stayed at Hyatt House on your travels? Hyatt House would like to offer The Spring Mount 6 Pack readers a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card (Use it to order cheese from Yellow Springs Farm, just saying). Giveaway ends on 10/10 at 11:59 pm est.