'Let Me Take a Selfie': Hotel Contests Now Encouraging Guests to Take Selfies
Have #selfies jumped the shark? We thought this video would push the social media trend off a cliff but no, nothing can stop people from taking pictures of themselves (not even during scary protests). Since the selfie trend is seemingly unstoppable, hotels are working it to lure guests.
The La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a Renaissance Hotel, is rewarding guests' selfie behavior with a new package called, Take a Selfie Adventure. Available from now through August, the deal starts at $179 a night and includes discounts at the Bacardi Distillery, Tropical Rain Forest Tour, and kite flying at the historical forts, during which you should be taking selfie after selfie.
Once you've selected a photo you like and have applied the most attractive filters to make you look hot, skinny, and sexy, upload the selfie to either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag the La Concha Resort, and use the hashtag #belaconcha to be automatically entered into the resort's newest contest. The best selfie pic (as determined by the resort) will win a free three-day/two-night stay.
Winners will be announced at the end of each month from May to August so there's plenty of opportunities to win. Use booking code ARN to book online or call 787-721-7500 and ask for the "Take a Selfie Adventure."
Meanwhile, Omni Hotels wants your mom to be in the #selfie pic. Their new Instagram promotion is called #SelfieWithMom and the winner's mom will win an Omni Spa Getaway at their favorite Omni hotel or resort. Here's how it works:
· Follow @OmniHotels on Instagram.
· Post a picture of a mother who one believes deserves to win the Grand Prize. Can be your mom, or someone else's mom.
· Include in the comments area of the Instagram post the @OmniHotels and #SelfieWithMom tags, and tell why Mom deserves to win the Omni Spa Getaway.
The winner will get a one-night stay at the Omni Hotel of their choice along with a $250 Omni Spa Gift Card. Entries are being accepted until May 14, 2014. More details and the terms and conditions can be found here.
[Photos via La Concha Resort and Omni Hotels]