Choose Your Friends Wisely: Hotels.com is Giving Away Luxury Vacations for You and Three Facebook Friends

The hotels.com Suite Escapes Facebook promotion gives friends a chance to win one of 16 once-in-a-lifetime trips

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Stop dreaming and start believing! A luxury vacation is at your fingertips and all you need is a Facebook account and three friends. The hotels.com® Suite Escapes promotion starts today, giving hotels.com Facebook fans a chance to win one of 16 trips to exotic destinations all around the world. If travelling with friends is on your wish list this year, it could be happening a lot sooner than you'd think.

The contest is simple: like hotels.com's Facebook page in your country; visit the Suite Escapes contest; create a virtual hotel suite for the current contest week and invite three Facebook friends to join. When all three friends have accepted the invitation, the entire group is automatically entered to win that hotel suite escape.

Suite Escapes is a six week campaign running on hotels.com's Facebook pages in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. Participants have five weeks to enter to win vacations to three of the world's best hotels each week. In the final week of the promotion, the 16th suite, the grand prize of seven nights in deluxe beach villas at the two-island Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort, will be drawn from all of the entries throughout the campaign.

"The Suite Escapes promotion is hotels.com's first social media contest crossing international borders. It's an opportunity for us to say thank you and give back to our customers in a really fun way," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations and social media for hotels.com North America. "Social media and Facebook in particular is an integral part of our engagement with our customers and we wanted to give our Facebook fans a chance to experience some of the world's best hotels."

Hotels.com partnered with Matt Harding, also known as "Dancing Matt," for the Suite Escapes promotion. Known for his "Where the hell is Matt" videos, Harding is a YouTube sensation famous for his signature dances in exotic locales around the world. Harding visited each of the participating hotel destinations and those videos will be shown as teasers throughout the promotion.

"Matt is a great fit for the Suite Escapes promotion," said Cole. "His passion for travel and his quirky, yet humorous approach, make him the perfect representative for this exciting campaign."

The prizes for the Suite Escapes contest are nothing short of impressive and were contributed by key travel partners of hotels.com. All prizes include seven nights of hotel accommodation and airfare for four. Weekly suite giveaways include:

Participants can increase their chances of winning by submitting an entry for each of the 15 suites and encouraging friends to invite them to their suite entries as well. The prizing doesn't end there though, as all participants of the Suite Escapes promotion are also entered to win daily gift card prizes throughout the promotion.

The hotels.com Suite Escapes promotion is open to residents age 21 and over of Canada (excluding Quebec), the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), the United Kingdom., France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information, or to enter Suite Escapes, visit: http://www.facebook.com/hotelsdotcomca. Shop and book the latest travel deals at www.hotels.com/deals.

About hotels.com
Hotels.com also known in Canada as hotels.ca) is a leading provider of worldwide accommodations to Canadians, offering reservation services through its website at http://www.hotels.com/and its toll-free call centre at 1-800-CA-HOTELS (1-800-224-6835). Hotels.com offers travellers the widest selection of accommodations - from traditional hotels to vacation rentals - more than 145,000 properties in Canada, the United States, Europe, and around the world. The company offers a one-stop shopping source for hotels, with three million customer reviews, a Price Match Guarantee,  an industry leading loyalty rewards program, Welcome Rewards®, and pricing in Canadian dollars.  Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hotelsdotcomca and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcomca. Hotels.com is a brand owned and operated by Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).

Hotels.com and the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2012 Hotels.com, LP. All rights reserved.

Image with caption: "The Suite Escapes grand prize includes seven nights at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort (CNW Group/Hotels.com)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120227_C7388_PHOTO_EN_10448.jpg

SOURCE Hotels.com

For further information:

Lauren Wasley
energi PR for hotels.com
Phone: (416) 425-9143 ext. 19
Email: lauren.wasley@energipr.com


Taylor L. Cole, APR
hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com


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