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HELP GUESTS EXPLORE SUSTAINABLY

The Hospitality Ambassador Program seeks to recognize hotels and lodging providers for their commitment to sustainable transportation. Offering visitors and guests a multitude of transportation options, information, and access to amenities is an exceptional contribution to the guest travel experience around the Nation’s Capitol.

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Bronze

In order to join the program at the Bronze level, you must meet with a goDCgo Hospitality Services Representative annually. Plus, implement at least one of the following strategies:

  • Provide transit information, maps, schedules and/or brochures
  • Provide guests with goDCgo’s Get Around Guide
  • Designate a transportation contact for employees and guests

Bronze Perks

  • Letter of Acknowledgement
  • Recognition at our Annual Hospitality Ambassador Awards
  • Bronze Window Cling

Silver

In order to reach the Silver level, you must meet the requirements of the Bronze level. Plus, implement at least two of the following strategies:

  • Provide front office staff with training and tools to promote alternative transit options (goDCgo webinar or in-person training)
  • Provide secure bike storage and/or maintenance facilities
  • Provide comprehensive transportation information and directions on hotel website
  • Charge a fee for parking

Silver Perks

  • Letter of Acknowledgement
  • Silver Ambassador Award
  • Recognition at our Annual Hospitality Ambassador Awards
  • Silver Window Cling

Gold

In order to reach the Gold level, you must meet the requirements of the Silver level. Plus, implement one or more of the following strategies:

  • Real-time transit display on site
  • Provide a complimentary shuttle to/from airport &/or nearest transit hub
  • Provide complimentary or for purchase SmarTrip cards
  • Purchase Capital Bikeshare Bulk Passes for Guests
  • Offer complimentary bikes or bikeshare
  • Propose an alternative transportation program for approval by goDCgo representative
(*Site plan properties must be in compliance with zoning requirements to achieve Gold Level or higher.)

Gold Perks

  • Official framed Gold Ambassador Award
  • Gold Window Cling
  • Digital Badge for Online Marketing use
  • Opportunity to be featured in monthly Destinations e-newsletter
  • Social media support – including mentions, retweets and follows on all platforms

Platinum

In order to reach the Platinum level, you must meet Gold level and implement one additional strategy from the Silver or Gold level. 

Platinum Perks

  • Official framed Platinum Ambassador Award
  • Platinum Window Cling
  • Digital Badge for Online Marketing use
  • Opportunity to be featured in monthly Destinations e-newsletter
  • Social media support – including mentions, retweets and follows on all platforms
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – to officially designate your location a Platinum property!

FAQ

The Hospitality Ambassador Program is a criteria based recognition program for hotels in Washington, DC to showcase their commitment to sustainable transportation by promoting and providing alternative travel options for visitors and guests.

Registration is easy! Just fill out this form and let us know all the transportation options you are already providing.

Contact Erin Ghalayini at 202-379-6385 or Erin.Ghalayini@goDCgo.com

Download our checklist that outlines program criteria by level.

Schedule a meeting with goDCgo to review the criteria and take your program to the next level.

goDCgo is available to assist with any additional questions about the Hospitality Ambassador Program and transportation resources. Contact Erin Ghalayini at 202-379-6385 or Erin.Ghalayini@goDCgo.com.

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