Booking.com’s ‘America Is For Everyone’ Honors Multiculturism Through Immersive Staycations

At a time when America feels very divided, a new campaign from Booking.com wants to show how global cultures unify our nation through scheduling staycations in culturally rich neighborhoods.

Starting on November 16 at noon EST, the “America Is For Everyone” will schedule bookings at accommodations across the U.S. tied to ethnic communities that have shaped their respective locations. A limited time offer, this selection of two-night stays are bookable only on November 20 and 21.

Priced at $50 for two nights, in homage to our 50 states, guests are encouraged to emerge themselves within their cultural location through authentic meals, historical tours and artistic wonders. Each stay incorporates a custom-designed and safety-first itinerary.

“We looked to feature destinations that are perhaps a bit more unexpected that Americans may not have known have such strong international influence,” said Chief Marketing Officer Arjan Dijk.

The list of destinations and hotels include:

Ethiopia: Hampton Inn, Silver Spring, Md.

Silver Spring is known for its East African influence with a community that keeps the Ethiopian traditions alive in aromatic cuisine and cultural events, while celebrating the achievements of today’s generation of African-American artists and entrepreneurs. Downtown Silver Spring is full of local public art, live theater and dance with a renowned performing arts program at Princess Mhoon Dance along with many Ethiopian coffee shops and restaurants.

 Germany: Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, Mich.

Known as “Michigan’s Little Bavaria,” Frankenmuth offers a German cultural experience to visitors. Its Bavarian architecture, German restaurants throughout town, and history highlight the area’s German roots at the Frankenmuth Historical Museum. The Bavarian Inn Lodge has Glockenspiel Tower housing a magnificent 35-bell carillon and an illuminated clock imported from Germany, which plays German tunes that can be heard echoing for miles around town.

 Vietnam: Factors Row Sextant, New Orleans, La.

In the neighborhood of New Orleans East, visitors can shop at the Vietnamese Farmers Market or try traditional Vietnamese food at a variety of restaurants, bakeries and shops with imported groceries. Factors Row offers modern luxury apartments in the heart of NOLA, where guests can experience all the best Vietnamese restaurants and culture in the Big Easy. 

Netherlands: Auld Holland Inn, Oak Harbor, Wash.

Dutch settlers first arrived at Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island in 1894 and to this day Oak Harbor has a Dutch ambiance, evident in the naming of local streets and stores, the grounds at Holland Gardens Park, iconic windmills and an annual Holland Happening Festival. The Auld Holland Inn also reflects this experience, with its Dutch architecture, antique furnishings and colorful gardens.

Haiti: Cottages El Porto, Miami

Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood is the cultural heart of the Haitian diaspora with a vibrant arts scene. Within it, the Little Haiti Cultural Center offers exhibition and instruction in traditional theater, dance, music and crafts. The Cottages El Porto offers a quaint and relaxed setting with features including a patio sun terrace with garden to before heading to nearby Little Haiti to explore all it has to offer.

 India: Hyatt House, Jersey City

Also known as Little Gujarat, this New Jersey district is recognized for its strong Indian culture with several Hindu temples and streets lined with grocery stores and restaurants offering traditional dishes. It holds outdoor Navratri festivities and an annual Holi festival. The Hyatt House Jersey City is an extended-stay property offering spacious and modern suites and is located near India Square.

 Mexico: Hyatt House Lakewood at Belmar, Denver

Denver’s Westwood neighborhood is a Mexican cultural district, celebrating Latino heritage and supporting Mexican-owned businesses. It has significant public art works with various murals; one being of civil rights leader Caesar Chavez. The participating Hyatt property is an extended-stay hotel with great views of the foothills of the Rocky Mountain and fully-equipped kitchens and work areas plus an on-site restaurant and lounge.

 Japan: Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu

The Japanese Cultural Center is where visitors can take instructive courses on a variety of Japanese traditions, such as chado (the way of tea), kumihimo (Japanese braiding) and shodo (Japanese calligraphy). The Shirokiya Japan Village Walk replicates the shopping district of a Japanese Monzen Machi, or opt to visit the Byodo-In Temple. The Pagoda Hotel has an on-site floating restaurant with views of a koi pond and a Japanese garden and waterfalls.

Denmark: The Hamlet Inn, Solvang, Calif.

This Danish village is surrounded by stunning wine country with half-timbered houses and many local museums and attractions that pay homage to Danish heritage, such as the Hans Christian Andersen Museum at the Book Loft where visitors can learn more about Denmark’s master storyteller, the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art offering history of the Danish pioneer experience, many Danish bakeries and more. The Hamlet Inn is a Danish-inspired boutique property located in the heart of downtown Solvang with guest rooms decorated in Danish flags and coats of arms.

 Greece: Vista Inn Lake Tarpon, Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Greek immigrants built Tarpon Springs’ sponge industry, turning this once remote village into “the sponge capital of the world.” Their Hellenic influence remains strong today. Along Dodecanese Boulevard, find locals congregating in coffee shops playing cards, working their komboloi or “Greek worry beads,” and drinking retsina wine while ordering lamb, spanakopita and baklava from Greek restaurants and bakeries. The Vista Inn Lake Tarpon is a Mediterranean-inspired hotel that is a short drive to all Tarpon Springs and some Gulf Coast beaches.

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