Video: Travel like Gatsby this summer with the #GreatGiveaway Twitter contest from @Hotelsdotcomca
Step back in time with Hotels.com as it celebrates classic Canadian
hotels with a Twitter contest that'll take you to the 20s.
TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Roaring Twenties are coming back! Well
that's what Hollywood is telling us anyway. It was an exciting, lavish
era in North American history, but for those looking beyond the movie
screen, a glimpse into that life can become a reality.
Hotels.com® is launching a Twitter contest to help one lucky winner live like Jay
Gatsby by winning a $500 cash card for use on a stay at a luxurious
hotel of choice, along with a copy of the book that made him a
household name. Running from May 6 to 9, globetrotters can enter by
tweeting their favourite luxuries, while travelling, to @hotelsdotcomca
and including the hashtag #GreatGiveaway. One winner will be randomly
selected on May 10.
To help all Gatsby and Daisy wannabes find their perfect place,
Hotels.com has pulled together a lavish list of top-rated hotels that
exemplify the magnificence of the 1920s. From properties offering
four-diamond dining, to those with striking Art Deco décor, there is
something for everyone looking to upgrade their next trip,
Toronto, ON: The Hazelton Hotel
Located in the upscale Yorkville neighbourhood, this five-star hotel is
the place to be if you're looking to spot celebrities in the city, and
a stay here will make you feel like one too. With a private theatre,
popular restaurant, lounge and steam room, this hotel caters to guests'
Montreal, QC: Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
This hotel, located on a historic street in Golden Square Mile, will
leave you with stars in your eyes. Fully-renovated, the sophisticated
guest rooms are generous in size with premium finishes, including
Italian marble bathrooms. Don't leave this French-speaking city without
trying the food; we hear a visit to the hotel's in-house bar or café is
an absolute must.
Vancouver, BC: The Sutton Place Hotel
At this award-winning hotel, indulge in locally sourced produce or fresh
baked deliciacies without even leaving the property. Located in the
heart of the city but with sweeping views of the mountains and sea,
guests can easily take in the best of modern Vancouver before
retreating to one of the classically tasteful rooms.
Calgary, AB: The Fairmont Palliser
A city staple since 1914, this hotel has a prominent spot in Calgary's
history. The building itself is impressive enough, but step inside to
experience a range of classic design styles from Edwardian Commercial
to Renaissance Revival. Decor features include oak panels, marble
columns and flooring, candelabras and beautiful art. So if you're
looking to soak up some history, in style, this hotel is sure to
Halifax, NS: Prince George Hotel
This hotel has everything needed to indulge in some old-school luxury,
with four-diamond dining at Gio restaurant, mahogany furnishings and
imported linens. There's even complimentary shoe-shining and
shirt-pressing! These high-end touches are perfectly complemented by
the attractions just outside, like the historic Halifax waterfront and
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
"Jay Gatsby lived a life many people can only dream of," said Taylor L.
Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "He turned a little into a
whole lot, and Hotels.com is encouraging even the most frugal
travellers to do the same. Plus you don't need an income like the
residents of Great Neck to travel in style since extravagant five-star
deals can be found for $200 or less."
Use the Hotels.com Hotel Price IndexÔ to find your luxury accommodations at an affordable rate. For more
information on hot, luxury for less destinations, visit www.hotel-price-index.com.
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with almost 200,000 properties around the world, ranging from
international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favourites and
bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the
perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits from one of the largest hotel
contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for its
customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions.
There are more than 7 million Guest Reviews on the websites from users
who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an
informed choice when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP's industry-leading
loyalty program Welcome RewardsTM, customers can earn a free night for every 10 nights stayed at more
than 85,000 hotels. Under its Price Match Guarantee, if a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel,
Hotels.com, LP will refund the difference. Travellers can book online
or by contacting one of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for
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For further information:
energi PR for Hotels.com
Phone: (416) 425-9143 ext.19
Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442