When InsideFlyer member KENNECTED was out at lunch in New York, he saw something unusual at Rockefeller Center and took photographs — one of which is at the top of this article — of what was an outdoor promotion of the new sweepstakes by Marriott International, Incorporated.
You Could Win One of 30 Prizes in the Marriott #YouAreHere Sweepstakes
- Be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a member of one of the following frequent guest loyalty programs at the time of entry:
- Marriott Rewards
- Starwood Preferred Guest
- Ritz Carlton Rewards
- Have an account with Twitter or Instagram; your account settings must be set to “unprotected” or “public” in order for your content to be viewable by the sponsor and its agents — and posting on Instagram requires a portable mobile electronic device; and therefore message and data rates may apply
- Enter the sweepstakes by Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time — which is when the contest ends — through one of the following types of social media:
- Twitter “Tweet” any “push pin” emoji along with the hashtags #YouAreHere and #Sweepstakes
- Instagram Post a photograph which complies with the restrictions and include the following in the caption: any “push pin” emoji along with the hashtags #YouAreHere and #Sweepstakes
You automatically will receive one entry into the sweepstakes for your qualified submission.
You may enter one time per day during the promotion period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter or Instagram account.
Your submission must be your original work. If you include the names or likenesses of other individuals, you must have their permission to be included and to grant the rights set forth in the official rules, terms and conditions. If requested, you must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to sponsor.
Your submission may not be:
- Contain material which:
- Violates or infringes the rights of another person
- The sponsor
- Starwood Hotels
- Any other person or party
- Is unlawful in any way
The submission must not contain brand names or trademarks other than those owned by sponsor and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate in your submission.
No purchase is necessary, as a purchase or payment to any kind will not increase your chances of winning.
Each of the 30 prizes being offered includes round trip economy class air transportation for the winner and one guest from a major airport near the home of the winner to the destination airport; a hotel stay at a designated hotel or resort property — all hotel rooms are single room, double occupancy unless otherwise stated — and an activity or experience. The winner may select travel dates — except where required dates are listed — subject to the approval by the sponsor. In some instances, experience offered will only be available on select dates. Each winner must travel by Sunday, December 31, 2017 — unless otherwise noted in the prize description or the prize will be forfeited.
MOXY NEW ORLEANS Three nights of accommodations at the Moxy New Orleans during Mardi Gras 2017 — travel must occur between Thursday, February 23, 2017 and Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — a Mardi Gras Luncheon at Commander’s Palace; and $300.00 hotel credit that may be used for food or beverage. Approximate retail value $5,500.00.
DOMES OF ELOUNDA RESORT Two nights in Crete at a Domes Suite, daily breakfast and dinner in any of the “a la carte restaurants” based on availability, an authentic Cretan head and shoulder massage, and a private guided tour to UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga. Approximate retail value $5,750.00.
AC HOTEL MALAGA PALACIO Four nights in Malaga, Spain in this “Bed and Breakfast”; two-way airport transfer, access to the Route Museums — Pompidou, Picasso and Russian — with a native guide; visit to Alcazaba with a native guide; one dinner at the Terrace Restaurant, massage; and tickets to see Bodegas el Pimpi. Approximate retail value $4,900.00.
TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO COSTA MESA Three nights in an executive suite; dinner for two at the Silver Trumpet valued at $100.00; $100.00 gift certificate to Vaca; $100.00 gift certificate to South Coast Plaza plus VIP Lounge access; two tickets and round trip shuttle transportation to Disneyland for one day; helicopter trip to Catalina, including 45-minute glass bottom boat tour and 45 minute casino tour; and round trip transfers to John Wayne Airport. Approximate retail value $4,900.00.
RENAISSANCE MONTREAL Four nights at the Renaissance Montreal, buffet breakfast at East Restaurant and Lounge, and Surf Lessons on the St. Lawrence River. Approximate retail value $5,000.00.
COURTYARD L.A. LIVE Two nights in Courtyard Los Angeles, VIP access to a live taping of the NFL Game Day Morning with an opportunity to meet the on- air talent in Culver City, roundtrip ground transportation to the NFL Network Studio, and a $25.00 Courtyard gift card. Travel must include one of the following Saturdays — otherwise access to the NFL Game Day taping will be forfeited: December 4, 11 or 18 in 2016; or January 8, 15, or 22 in 2017. Approximate retail value $5,900.00.
RESIDENCE INN MAUI WAILEA Four nights in Residence Inn Maui in a one bedroom suite, a Te Au Moana Luau, Helicopter Tour of Maui, Cruiser Phil’s Volcano Riders Tour; and $500.00 spending money. Approximate retail value $5,800.00.
THE IMPERIAL MANSION, MARRIOTT EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS Four nights in Bejing in a one bedroom executive apartment at the Imperial Mansion; two-way airport transfer; daily breakfast; and three tours to the following locations: the Forbidden City, “Mutianyu” Great Wall, and the Summer Palace. Each tours include: daily tour transportation up to eight hours, entrance tickets, and a tour guide. Forbidden City Tour includes — but is unavailable on Mondays — a Peking Roast Duck Dinner at renown restaurant QuanJuDe; “Mutianyu” Great Wall Tour includes lunch at a local restaurant, and one spa treatment for two at the hotel in the evening; Summer Palace Tour includes lunch at Tingliguang, and tickets for two to the Peking Opera Show in the evening. Approximate retail value $5,900.00.
FAIRFIELD NEW YORK CITY Three nights in New York in a King Suite at the Fairfield; roundtrip ground transportation; two cocktails daily on the Skyline Rooftop Lounge or via Market; dinner — up to a maximum value of $250.00 — for two at Uncle Jacks; and a Big Bus Hop on Hop off tour of New York for two people. Approximate retail value $5,815.00.
ARABELLA HOTEL & SPA PROTEA Three nights in Kleinmond in South Africa in the Attic Suite at Arabella Hotel & Span; breakfast and dinner provided daily; Spa Package: four hours stress relief package; one game of golf — which includes: cart, halfway house, soft drinks — and a wine tasting. Approximate retail value $5,310.00.
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS DUBAI Two nights over a weekend in Dubai in a corner suite at the JW Marriott Marquis; two-way airport transfer; executive lounge access; dinner at Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar — which includes a tasting menu for two — and a spa treatment for two. Approximate retail value $5,059.00.
JW MARRIOTT VENICE Two nights in Venice at the JW Marriott in a Junior Suite; daily breakfast at Cucina Restaurant; two hour cooking class at Sapori Cooking Academy for two adults; and a four course dinner at Dopolavoro Fine Dining Room, which excludes beverages. Approximate retail value $5,400.00.
DELTA HOTEL TORONTO Two nights in Toronto at the Delta Hotel in a corner room; one breakfast at SOCO Kitchen + Bar; Whiskey 101 VIP experience with Ray Daniel; two tickets for EdgeWalk at CN Tower; two tickets for Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada; and two tickets for Blue Jays game at Rodgers Centre, which requires coordination of travel dates to a home game determined by the sponsor; as well as seating to be determined by the sponsor. Approximate retail value $5,900.00.
SPRINGHILL SUITES SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT Four nights in San Diego at Springhill Suites; two-way airport transfer; a private sailing tour; a Segway Tour in the Gas Lamp District; $100.00 gift card to the Shout House, which is a dueling piano bar; and two tickets to the San Diego Zoo. Approximate retail value $5,025.00.
LE MERIDIEN ETOILE Two nights in Paris at the Le Meridien Etoile; two-way airport transfer; daily breakfast; and entrance to the Jazz Club Etoile with complimentary champagne. Approximate retail value $4,900.00.
THE RITZ-CARLTON NAPLES Two nights in Naples, Florida at the Ritz Carlton in a beach front suite; roundtrip ground transportation; access to the Ritz-Carlton Club level; Signature Spa treatments for two at The Ritz- Carlton Spa; one dinner for two at The Grille; two signature cocktails at Gumbo Limbo; and one round of golf at Tiburon Golf Club for two people. Approximate retail value $5,900.00.
TOWNEPLACE SUITES ORLANDO AT FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Four nights in Orlando at Towneplace Suites; two-way airport transfer; three day Disney park hopper passes for two people; prime seating for La Nouba show; and a $400.00 gift card for Disney parks and restaurants. Approximate retail value $5,405.00.
GRAND CAYMAN MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT Four nights in the Grand Cayman Islands at the Marriott Beach Resort including a food and beverage package with access to all themed events; access to all activities covered by the resorts fee — non-motorized water activities, Linus bikes, bonfire nights, and sun burn relief station — a private class to learn how to make bonbons with the dedicated property chocolatier; a private apothecary class to learn mixology secrets; and a spa couples treatment. Approximate retail value $5,900.00.
THE GUESTHOUSE VIENNA Three nights in a Deluxe Opera view room; daily breakfast; one hot beverage and pastry at the Brasserie & Bakery for the winner and guest; one three-course dinner at the Brasserie & Bakery for two people; two tickets for the Secession Building Vienna; and private transport return to the airport. Approximate retail value $5,900.00.
NEW YORK EDITION Three nights in New York in the Madison Suite at the New York Edition; daily breakfast; luxury round trip transfer from the airport to the hotel; champagne toast upon arrival; exclusive private tour personally conducted by the General Manager of the “back of the clock” with a history of the building; exclusive peek — or walk through — of the kitchen of Jason Atherton including a specialty owl cocktail making lesson; private walking tour of the iconic flatiron district; and a massage for two. Approximate retail value $5,400.00.
THE WESTIN TURTLE BAY MAURITIUS Three nights in Turtle Bay at the Westin; two-way airport transfer; daily breakfast and dinner; private yoga session for two people; and a bike tour for two people around the local village. Offer valid for six months — through January 2017. Approximate retail value $5,088.00.
ST. REGIS ROME Two nights in Rome in a Junior Suite at the St. Regis; roundtrip ground transportation; Signature Butler service; daily breakfast; and an afternoon Tea Ritual for two people valid May 15, 2017 – December 31, 2017. Approximate retail value $5,900.00.
ST. REGIS BANGKOK Two nights at St. Regis in a suite; daily breakfast for two people; a five-course dinner with wine pairing at signature Italian restaurant Jojo for two people, and 90-minute rejuvenating massage treatments at Elemis Spa for two people. Approximate retail value $6,200.00.
HOTEL PRINCE DE GALLES, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL Two nights in Paris in a Mosaic Suite; daily breakfast; a dinner for two people in the Michelin Star restaurant La Scène; and a guided Luxury Shopping tour — approximately two hours — with the concierge of the hotel. Approximate retail value $5,900.00.
SLS LAS VEGAS, A TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO RESORT Three nights in Las Vegas in a World Tower Suite at SLS Las Vegas; a $400.00 gift certificate to Bazaar Meat; a $200.00 gift certificate to Ciel Spa; and $1,000.00 in casino chips redeemable at the SLS Las Vegas casino. Approximate retail value $5,400.00.
W GOA A voucher for two nights at the W in Goa, India in a Fort Villa; return airport transfer; daily breakfast for two people at The Kitchen Table; one SPA by CLARINS – “FUEL YOUR GLOW” Ritual for two people; two W Signature Cocktails at Rock Pool — one time during the stay — one dinner at Rock Pool VIP table “King of the World”; access to the FIT. Hotel is scheduled to open November 1, 2016 and voucher must be used within nine months after it has opened — or September 30, 2017. Voucher is not replaceable if lost, stolen or destroyed. Voucher is non- transferable and may not be redeemed for cash. Reservation subject to availability — excluding blackout days, festivals and holidays. Reservation must be booked for weekdays. Approximate retail value $5,900.00.
SHERATON GRAND LOS CABOS, HACIENDA DEL MAR Three nights in Los Cabos at the Sheraton in an ocean front Master Suite; round-trip ground transportation; daily buffet breakfast for two people; De Cortez wine tasting followed by a romantic dinner on the beach; and a spa treatment for two people. Approximate retail value $5,400.00.
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON Two tickets to a Division I College Football game and three nights at nearby Four Points Hotel. Winner will may select one of from four to-be-determined locations. Approximate retail value $3,900.00.
THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION Two nights in a Bungalow Oceanfront Suite at the Miami Beach Edition; roundtrip airport transfer; Pineapples with Matador dinner for two people; Detox three hour spa treatment for two people at the hotel spa; and the Basement Experience — entrance to the nightclub and complimentary drinks from a list selected by the sponsor. Approximate retail value $5,400.00.
ELEMENT NETHERLANDS A FitBit, a custom MiiR Bike, and three nights at Element Amsterdam; including a healthy, complimentary Rise breakfast and Relax evening wine reception. Approximate retail value $4,900.00.
Select Official Rules, Terms and Conditions
Air transportation must be booked at least 30 days prior to departure; and in some cases up to four months ahead of travel. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability and blackout dates. Hotel stay must be booked at least 30 days prior to stay.
All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above are the responsibility solely of winner — including but not limited to:
- Ground transportation
- Passenger tariffs or duties
- Airline fees
- Airport fees
- Service charges
- Facility charges
- Personal charges at lodging
- Security fees
- Other expenses
Travel companion must be 18 years of age or older — unless the companion is the child of the winner — as of the date of and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. The sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, or certificates. Prizes are not transferable; and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the sole discretion of the sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all personal taxes and fees associated with prize receipt or use.
There is a limit of one prize per person. The total approximate retail value of all prizes is $163,552.00.
The administrator will randomly select the potential sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during the promotion period, on or around Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
Official rules, terms and conditions apply, which include but are not limited to those dealing with the topics of:
- Privacy and personal information
- Release and limitations of liability
- Selection and verification of winners
- Winner notification procedure
- Disqualification of participants
- Tax liability
- Technical issues
- Legal waivers and statements
- Unclaimed prizes
- How to find out the name of the grand prize winner
- What can potentally happen in the event of a dispute
- Burden of proof of submission of entry
- Typographical errors
- Other disclaimers and conditions of participation
Be sure that you read all of them carefully and agree with them before participating in the sweepstakes.
There unfortunately appears to be no other way to participate in this sweepstakes for a chance to win one of the 30 prizes other than Twitter or Instagram; so unless you are a member of one of those two forms of social media, you are out of luck.
All photographs are by InsideFlyer member KENNECTED. Click here to see additional photographs.