The Claremont tourism board has extended its popular “Discover Claremont” package through Dec. 30, 2012. Guests who visit Claremont and stay at a participating hotel can receive $100 in gift cards, which can be used to shop Claremont’s dozens of unique boutiques for special holiday findsClaremont-web-ad.jpg.

The “Discover Claremont” package includes a one-night stay and $100 in Claremont gift cards redeemable at more than 100 participating retailers, including locally owned shops, day spas and salons, and restaurants and pubs. Claremont’s locally owned boutiques feature hand-selected fashions, locally made “upcycled” furnishings and accessories, antique collections, and much more. As the first Fair Trade Town in Southern California, Claremont also has a number of retailers who carry fair trade merchandise where visitors can shop local, green and fair, including The Bath Workshop, Colors 91711, Buddhamouse Emporium and Rio de Ojas.

A limited number of “Discover Claremont” packages are available on a first-come, first-served basis through Dec. 30, 2012, to guests who book directly through participating Claremont hotels, including:

  • Hotel Casa 425 (909-624-2272) – One night in a Courtyard King or Deluxe King Guestroom; VIP Guest Card to Lounge 425 offering 15% off food and drinks; European-style breakfast for two; complimentary parking, Internet and bicycles to borrow; and $100 in Claremont gift cards. For September, November and December, package cost is $205, Sunday through Thursday, and $230, Friday and Saturday; subject to availability. For October, package cost is $230, Sunday through Thursday, and $275, Friday and Saturday; subject to availability.
  •  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont (909-626-2411) – One night in a King or Double-bedded Guestroom; complimentary entry to the PianoPiano dueling piano lounge; full cook-to-order breakfast for two at The Orchard restaurant; complimentary parking and Wi-Fi; famous DoubleTree cookies upon arrival; and $100 in Claremont gift cards. Package cost starts at $199; subject to availability.

A complete list of Claremont merchants participating in the gift card promotion can be found at

About Discover Claremont

Discover Claremont is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Claremont, California. Known for its seven nationally renowned colleges, Claremont is a hidden gem in greater Los Angeles – an ideal destination for intimate, relaxing days and nights. Visitors who “Take Time to Exhale” under Claremont’s urban canopy will discover inviting guest rooms, relaxing day spas, more than 80 restaurants and pubs, dozens of locally owned boutiques, and an abundance of outdoor activities from bicycling to skiing to golf. Claremont is also the first Fair Trade Town in Southern California, reflecting the community’s commitment to using ethically sourced products; many local retailers and eateries carry Fair Trade Certified™ merchandise and foods. Whether by car or Metrolink, Claremont is “the getaway that’s only a few miles away.” A complete listing of restaurants, hotels, boutiques, day spas, events and more can be found here at