Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Family-Friendly Hotel for Kids

hotel-for-kids.jpgGiven my disinterest in making beds in the morning, it’s not surprising that I love staying in hotels. And I'm thrilled to partner with the elegant Hotel Commonwealth on their Hotel for Kids program, which kicks off with a storytelling/pajama party to benefit ReadBoston on February 19 and runs until March 31. Read on to learn more about the Hotel for Kids, as well as how to win a Hotel for Kids overnight package for February 19 + admission to the storytelling/pajama party!

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The Hotel for Kids package is pretty sweet; it was designed to serve as a truly family-friendly staycation option. The special opening night rate on February 19 is $219 and otherwise starts at $289/night (you also can extend your stay at a reduced rate per night). This rate includes deluxe family accommodations (up to two adults + two children; additional children can be accommodated for $49/child) in a Commonwealth Suite (500+ square feet, including a separate area with pull-out sofa bed that can be closed off with drapes).

In addition to the lodging, the pricing includes these cool perks:

  • Welcome backpack for kids stuffed with slippers from L.L. Bean, a bedtime story, flashlight, and the hotel’s signature Terry bear.

  • Board game and family-friendly DVD selection (delivered to each room with complimentary popcorn).

  • Homemade cookies and milk upon arrival.

  • Complimentary valet parking.

  • Access to the hotel’s new family concierge to help with planning family-friendly activities around Boston.

    Families that book for February 19 also will be privy to:

  • Storytelling/pajama party on Friday, February 19, featuring ReadBoston storytellers, followed by a make-your-own hot chocolate bar and a ReadBoston local author book sale.

  • A kids’ pancake-making class with Executive Chef Jeremy Sewall of Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks on Saturday, February 20.

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    THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
    Congrats to winner Maria!
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    And now here’s where you come in. The folks at Hotel Commonwealth kindly offered me the opportunity to experience the Hotel for Kids with my family, but I wanted to offer this experience up to one of you awesome readers. Pretty cool no? Here’s how to enter to win:

  • Visit the Hotel Commonwealth special packages page, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘Hotel Commonwealth’ in the subject), and name another Hotel Commonwealth package you’d love to enjoy (other than the Hotel for Kids!).

  • One entry permitted per person; local entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Saturday, February 13, 2010.

    *One lucky winner (drawn using Random.org) will receive the Hotel for Kids overnight package for February 19 for a family of up to six (two adults; four kids) + admission to the storytelling/pajama party on February 19.


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