Rome Cavalieri, Rome: If you happen to be headed to Italy next month for your yearly round of gladiator training at the Rome Cavalieri, be sure to keep your eyes out for a set of "golden sheets." While the concept might sound like some sort of sick sex saying, it's actually one of the best things that could happen to you during your stay. Five guests throughout June will be surprised upon entry to their rooms by a gift-wrapped bed with gold embroidered linens. While you won't get to sleep on them (bummer), you'll be instantly upgraded to the Petronius or Penthouse suite, the latter of which contains an elevated hydro massage tub with views of the Rome skyline.
Country Inn & Suites: Last month, we got to peep the new the new look of Country Inn & Suites, thanks to celebrity interior decorator, Genevieve Gorder, but now you can "Pin It To Win It", with "It" being a two night weekend getaway to any Country Inns & Suites in the U.S. and Canada as well as $3,000 in spending money. To enter, you must visit, ‘like’ and complete a simple registration on the Country Inns & Suites Facebook page. You will also have to choose an image that best reflects your own design inspirations and then ‘pin’ the image to your Pinterest board. A winner will be selected at random. The contest ends on June 6, 2013 so get inspired now!
Lonely Planet: As part of the travel guidebook's 40th anniversary, Lonely Planet will bestow a trip for two to Italy with Intrepid Travel (retailed at over $6,000). From now through August 15th, travelers can submit their own real-life travel stories for a chance to win. The catch is, it must be in 140 characters or less. You've all been tweeting a lot right? Go here to enter. A runner-up will also win $500 towards Lonely Planet books and there will be 13 weekly prizes of personalized T-shirts printed with the winner’s own travel story and TOMS Shoes.
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