Westin St. Francis Unveils 'Meet Me at the Clock' Contest
Much like the promotion over at the Hotel Nikko, the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco is looking for a couple who may have met under the hotel's historic Great Magneta Grandfather Clock which turns 100 this year.
Over the past century, the refrain "meet me under the clock" has become a cherished rallying cry for generations of guests and San Franciscans alike, and the clock has served as the official gathering place for families, friends, lovers and international adventurers.
The Viennese clock was originally built in 1856 and was officially dedicated to the hotel on November 30, 1907.
To commemorate this anniversary, the hotel wants to find a married couple who met under the clock. We're guessing those that met there by chance or on a date are the ones the hotel is looking for.
Couples can submit an essay (no more than 350 words) and a photo of themselves to the hotel by October 31st. A winning couple will be selected by the hotel on Nov. 5 and will be awarded with a public vow renewal ceremony under the clock on Nov. 15 with a reception in a suite with champagne, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, "clocktails" and a wedding cake created by Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Françios Houdré.
Also, the couple gets a three-night stay in the honeymoon suite courtesy of the hotel, airfare to San Fran (if needed), spa treatments for two, and breakfast and dinner for two in the historic Oak Room. To enter visit the Meet Me at the Clock website.
Meanwhile we hear that the Hotel Nikko's contest has been extended to anyone who has ever married or honeymooned at the hotel during its 20 years in business.
· Hotel Nikko Looking for Still-Married Couples From the 80s [HotelChatter]