MISSION VALLEY — In an effort to compete with high-scale hotels like The Hyatt and Marriott, which offer glamorous New Year’s Eve rooftop parties, the Mission Valley Travelodge is planning to host its first New Year’s Eve Bash this year to ring in 2009.
Executives of Travelodge realized that the recession is affecting the pocket books of party goers who usually attend the extravagant ‘Top of the Hyatt’ or ‘Top of the Marriott’ New Year’s Eve rooftop parties. It was the perfect time to offer a cheap alternative, which the execs aptly named “Top of the Travelodge.”
“People aren’t going be shelling out the big bucks for tickets to ritzy parties year,” said Travelodge Vice President of Operations, Nelson Montgomery.
“For $8 we’re going to be offering all you can drink boxed wine on top of the best 2-star hotel in Mission Valley. Attendees will have a perfect view of the I-8 freeway from the rooftop. We plan to kick off the party with dinner catered by our in-house restaurant, Adam’s Steak ‘N Eggs,” Montgomery added.
The Travelodge party will also feature a live rock band.
“We were lucky to book Maroon 5 this year. Last year we tried to get them but they had already committed to the venue at the Super 8 down the street,” said Montgomery.