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Marriott City Center offers hotel discounts to UCOP staff


With 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national laboratories, UC does a ton of travel up and down the state and beyond. In 2010, UC booked nearly 14,000 overnight stays at nationwide Marriott hotels alone, meriting preferred rates for UC travelers.

In turn, the Marriott Oakland City Center, our local hotel right across the street from the Franklin building, has named UCOP Company of the Month for July. The designation is based on the volume of UC travelers who stay at the Oakland Marriott and other Courtyard properties. Booking sleeping rooms through Connexxus helps UCOP continue to get these discounted rates.

“Our national Marriott representative is tracking our group business and wants to develop a stronger relationship with UC,” says Todd Colburn, BRC events services supervisor. It’s important to book individual travel through Connexxus, he adds, so the data can be collected and discounted rates negotiated.

As a thank you to UCOP for its customer loyalty, Marriott Oakland City Center is offering a 20 percent food and beverage discount card to all UC guests and staff, good for the entire month of July at Twelvebar and Level Two in the Marriott City Center. (Catered events are excluded.)

If your department has business travelers during the month of July, please stop by the Business Resource Center, 9306 Franklin, or the BRC Event Services Group (7206 Franklin) to pick up a discount card. UCOP staff may also pick up a card to take advantage of food and beverage discounts.

For more information, contact Karen Tomajan, UCOP travel manager (7-9584; or Todd Colburn (7-0743;

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