May 18, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Traveling on a budget? Have the midnight munchies? Craving a snack? The Best Western Old Colony Inn introduces Open Snack Kitchen, a concept which offers a complimentary fully-stocked kitchen for hotel guests.

The Open Snack Kitchen will be fully stocked with fresh deli sandwiches, crisp garden salads, soups, snacks, fruit, sodas, water, gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and much more. All will be complimentary for hotel guests. The concept is designed to reflect how kitchens might be stocked in a guest’s own home.

“We realize that most of our guests are on a budget,” said Paul Banigan, general manager of Best Western Old Colony Inn. “The Open Snack Kitchen will allow them to save money on their food budget, leaving more time to concentrate on work or to enjoy the exciting leisure activities in the Alexandria and Washington, D.C., area.”

Banigan added that he believes the Open Snack Kitchen will appeal to many government business travelers whose travel budgets are tight due to per diems.

Kevin Hilchey, president of Lodging Host Hotel Corp, managers of the property, said, “The concept was created not only to serve as a perk for guests, but also to keep the property on the cutting edge of amenities and value compared to other area hotels. We’ve recently spent $1.5 million in updates and renovations to keep this boutique property top-of-the-line.”

Located on the George Washington Parkway just five miles from Washington, D.C., the 49-room Best Western Colony Inn offers a complimentary full hot breakfast, free airport shuttle, free high-speed Internet, a state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, sauna and whirlpool. Nearby points of interest include the White House, Pentagon and Regan National Airport.

Rates begin at $179. Contact the hotel directly for reservations. For more details on the hotel, go to