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Hotel and Resort Discounts

The Purchasing office has set up a lodging preferred program agreement between Colgate University and Wyndham Hotel Group, and Choice Hotels International.

Wyndham Hotel Group

Colgate faculty and staff traveling on university business or pleasure will be entitled to reserve rooms at discounts, currently 20% below the lowest unrestricted rate offered. 

Please note that the Wyndham Hotel Group includes the following properties: Wyndham, Ramada, Days Inn, Baymont Inns, Microtel Inns, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Super 8, Wingate, and Hawthorn Suites.

Contact information
Phone reservations for all brands via their main toll-free number 800-525-5501.

Internet/online reservations are separated into two groups:
  • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts click here.
  • Other brand names click here.
Note: Our Discount Account ID Number 1000007780 and Affiliate ID Number 001015 must be given to the reservation agent to receive the discounted rate.

Choice International Hotel Rate

Colgate faculty, staff, and alumni will be able to take advantage of Choice Hotels preferred rates for business and pleasure travel at over 5,000 participating properties worldwide with brands such as Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep, Clarion, Cambria, and MainStay Suites. Rate discounts typically range from a hotel's best available rate to up to 15% off such rate.

Take advantage of the Colgate University special rates

There is a drop-down box at the top right, enter Colgate University ID: 00072540 under the special rate ID field. The university discounted rates will be available at the hotel selected.

For telephone reservations, call Choice Hotels at 800-258-2847. Our Corporate Rate ID Number 00072540 must be given to the reservation agent to receive the special rates.

Negotiated by: Arthur Punsoni, CPM, director of purchasing

Academic Ambassadors/Booking Site for Hotel Discounts

Academic Ambassadors ( is an optional booking site that discounts intimate, stylish, full-service boutique hotels around the country for non-profit professionals and their affiliates.

Though intimate in scale and feel, most of the hotels have fine and casual dining, meeting rooms, and fitness centers and most are located in the heart of the city's entertainment district. Many have spas and pools. All have sophisticated decor and the kind of personalized service associated with independent hotels (the large chains are not represented here).

You may wish to compare prices and take advantage of these discounted rates when appropriate. There is no cost associated with joining or using the service, which is also available for personal travel.

To register for Academic Ambassadors, please go to