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Kent County, Delaware: The Cozy Coat and Travel Campaign





DOVER, DE – Imagine a getaway to Delaware’s Capital Region this winter, and through your stay, being able to spread some warmth to those in need.


Four hotels in the Greater Dover/Kent County area have teamed up with “Code Purple” this winter to help those in need by making a donation every time you stay two nights by contributing money to purchase warm winter coats for those less fortunate.  Initiated by Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Allan Angel, Code Purple is a new program designed to provide free shelter in local participating churches when the thermometer dips below 32 degrees.


Kent County Tourism, the official visitors bureau for Kent County, has joined the county’s efforts by working with local hotels who have agreed to make a financial donation to the program when visitors spend at least two nights.  The hoteliers’ portion of the contribution, being called Cozy Coats, will provide funding for coats and other supplies.


“The Cozy Coat campaign is a great way for visitors to get away for a few days, enjoy our attractions, museums and tax-free shopping, and benefit those in need by having a portion of their hotel cost donated toward the program,” said Charles Gray, Director of Sales for Kent County Tourism. “For every two-night stay booked through the Cozy Coat program, the hotel will contribute $40 to the initiative,” he said. “Our hoteliers have generously committed $1,000 toward the program.”


“Visitors can go to our website,, and download a free ticket for the program,” Gray explained.  “Visitors will then contact the participating hotel of choice and provide the ticket number and phrase ‘cozy coats’ when making the lodging reservation.” The program is in effect for mid-week or weekend stays until it expires February 28, 2015.


“During your stay, be sure to visit the Air Mobility Command Museum, Delaware’s number one free attraction, as well as the Johnson Victrola Museum featuring the history of recorded music and Victor Talking Machines,” Gray said.  “Also, visit The Green featuring 300 years of history downtown Dover, the U.S.’s newest national park.”


Participating hotels include Holiday Inn Downtown Dover, Fairfield Inn & Suites, MainStay Suites and Comfort Inn & Suites, offering the convenience of a kitchenette or close proximity to the downtown area.  In addition to competitive hotel rates, the lodging tax rate in Kent County is only eight percent.  In addition, there are no taxes on shopping, dining and entertainment.


The Kent County Cozy Coat Campaign runs through February 28, 2014.  To experience Delaware’s Capital Region and to help those in need go to and click on the campaign photo to register your free ticket.  The two-night minimum is at standard room rates and cannot be combined with any additional offers or discounts.  Upon registering for the ticket, a confirmation email will provide the “cozy coats” reference phrase and the contact information for the participating hotels.  For more information, call 302-734-8309.


PHOTO CAPTION:  Hotels in Greater Dover/Kent County, DE have teamed up to offer donations based on hotel stays to help those less fortunate this winter.  For more information, visit

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