'Would You Like Some Ice?' More Hotels Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is showing no signs of slowing down. The viral video campaign has gone from your Facebook friends to friends of your Facebook friends to kids of your Facebook friends to celebrities, athletes, pop stars and anyone else who feels like getting noticed for pouring ice water over their heads. And hotels always want to be noticed.
We wrote about the Novotel Times Square's ice bucket challenge the other week and it set off a flurry of other hotels doing ice bucket challenges. There is literally no end in sight for the ice bucket challenges. But here are a few of the notable hotel ones:
For starters the SOFITEL NEW YORK answered the challenge from the Novotel, made a donation and then went onto challenge a couple more sister properties.
THE PENINSULA PARIS had their Peninsula pages submit to the challenge.
They then went onto challenge PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS who, since California is in a drought, used leftover ice cubes from the restaurant and pool water.
Meanwhile, THE CARLTON HOTEL, NEW YORK did their challenge in bathrobes. The hotel donated to the cause and is
pledging $1 per like for the video on their Facebook page.
KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS also did the ice bucket challenge.
(Several individual Kimpton hotels including the Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City; Hotel Alexis Seattle and the Hotel Monaco Chicago have completed their own ice bucket challenges. Click on the links to watch their videos.)
Lastly, the CLAREMONT HOTEL CLUB & SPA in Berkeley, Calif. completed the challenge, donated $500 and then challenged all of their sister Fairmont Hotels in California to do the same.
That includes The Fairmont San Jose, The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, The Fairmont San Francisco, The Fairmont Newport Beach, The Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square and The Fairmont Sonoma Mission. See, this could go on forever.