Independent Collection Hotels Baseball Showdown

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In The Independent Collection Baseball Showdown, hotels within the Collection compete against each other (through their hometown teams).

Four hotels. Four teams. Two great rivalries.

“I think it’s great that Javier from NU Hotel Brooklyn is being such a good sport about participating in this competition. He is going to have to give a lot of discounts” said Donte Johnson, Capitol Hill Hotel’s general manager.

For die-hard baseball fans a visit to a rival baseball city on game night always comes with the risk of being (a little) teased by supporters of the opposing team. Maybe it isn’t typically at the hotel or by the hotel associates, but that was before the Independent Collection Baseball Showdown. During this Showdown, you are sure to hear some jovial teasing at the hotel, but you will also get a discount if your team wins.

The Independent Collection is a growing portfolio of boutique lifestyle hotels located along the east coast in rival baseball cities. With the Independent Collection Baseball Showdown, the personalities of IC hotels, cities, and leaders are brought to life.

The promotion includes four participating hotels and two rivalries. The National League East Washington Nationals versus New York Mets, as represented by Capitol Hill Hotel and NU Hotel Brooklyn and one of the greatest rivalries in sports – the New York Yankees versus the Boston Red Sox, played out by Hotel 373 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and the newly re-launched Boston hotel The Boxer.    

Here’s how it works: when rival teams are in a series, it is game on for guests as well. On game day, guests checking-in from the rival city receive a souvenir representing the hotel’s team as well as a promise that if the guest’s home team wins, the guest will receive a 10 percent discount* at check-out. For example, this Friday, May 31, when the Red Sox play the Yankees, New Yorkers will receive Red Sox souvenirs when they check-in at The Boxer and Bostonians will receive Yankees swag when they visit Hotel 373. The same rules apply for New Yorkers in Washington D.C. when The Nationals play the Mets next Tuesday, June 4, and for Washingtonians in New York at the same time. This happens throughout the season each time these teams play against each other.

“I think it’s great that Javier from NU Hotel Brooklyn is being such a good sport about participating in this competition. He is going to have to give a lot of discounts,” said Donte Johnson, Capitol Hill Hotel’s general manager.

The inter-Collection, multi-city competition continues on social media. A scoreboard will be kept with an internal ranking of how the teams (and thereby hotels) are ranking against each other. The tally begins with their next series, which begins on Friday, May 31 for the Sox versus the Yankees and next Tuesday, June 4 for the New York Mets versus The Washington Nationals.

At the end of the season, the two competing general managers will get together for their last game of the regular season against each other. The GM supporting the team lagging in the contest has to attend wearing not only the opposing team’s jersey, but this time donning face paint. For the Mets versus the Nationals competition that game will be on Thursday, September 1, at Shea Stadium.

“I feel bad that Donte will have to travel, but he is going to look great sporting blue and orange,” remarked Javier Egipciaco, NU Hotel Brooklyn’s general manager.

Batter-up, the fun begins Friday, May 31 as the Red Sox play the Yankees.

  • Not valid with third party reservations or other discount offers.

About The Independent Collection:

The Independent Collection is a growing collection of smaller, more intimate boutique lifestyle hotels located in truly unique neighborhoods of gateway cities across the US. The collection is founded on the principles of authenticity, leadership, generosity, and modesty. Hotels of the Independent Collection are created for the independently minded traveler.

About HHM:

HHM, formerly known as Hersha Hospitality Management, operates 115 hotels across the United States. It provides turnkey hotel management, asset management and receivership for properties with leading brand affiliations through Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, and Intercontinental Hotel Group. HHM also operates 14 independent hotels ranging from the AAA Five Diamond Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, to the oceanfront Postcard Inn in the Florida Keys. Its highly experienced team is accustomed to serving as a fiduciary to publicly traded companies, joint ventures, institutional real estate owners and private investors. Additional information on HHM can be found at

About Capitol Hill Hotel:

Capitol Hill Hotel is located in the heart of the Capitol Hill Historic District, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the capital, and just footsteps from the capital’s most famous landmarks. Capitol Hill Hotel welcomes both short and extended stay travelers and the property encompasses 152 all-suite guestrooms all of which feature a kitchenette or kitchen. Drawing inspiration from its beloved neighborhood, the Capitol Hill Hotel design incorporates modern décor with local aesthetics – paying homage to the vibrant and culturally eclectic city in which it resides. Adjacent to the hotel are renowned local restaurants and boutique shopping alternatives, a few steps further and be amongst world leaders and be moved by historic landmarks.

About NU Hotel Brooklyn:

NU Hotel is inspired by the dynamism of Brooklyn and an urban style apartment. The Brooklyn boutique hotel offers modern, simple design, luxury amenities and exceptional service at the center of four great neighborhoods: Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, and Carroll Gardens. NU Hotel is a member of the Independent Collection.

About The Boxer:

The Boxer, Boston’s newest full service boutique hotel, was just completely transformed as a modern and eclectic boutique with echoes of Boston in its design. The hotel’s restaurant Finch serves American fare with a modern New England twist and some ingeniously crafted cocktails. The Boxer name is symbolic of, and celebrates, the independent spirit of individuals who stand strong for their beliefs, bringing forth the very essence of Boston as a proud, loyal city with an unshakeable sense of itself and its significance in history.

About Hotel 373 Fifth Avenue:

Hotel 373 Fifth Avenue is a 70-room European-style boutique hotel in Manhattan that offers personalized service and contemporary design. Just steps away from the Empire State Building and world-class Fifth Avenue shopping, discovery is at every corner.

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