News for the Hospitality Executive
This is How Embassy Suites’ Guests Say “Do Not Disturb”;
Winning Signs to Be Hung on Doorknobs Nationwide
|MEMPHIS, Tenn.- February 15, 2008 - Today Embassy Suites
Hotels announces the five winning slogans of the Do Not Disturb contest.
These guest-designed door hangers will be displayed in all of the hotel
brand’s nearly 200 properties starting March 5th and each winner will receive
a three-night stay at select Embassy Suites destinations.
“It was so much fun to be able to create something that will actually appear in hotels all over the country,” said Marty Mintman from St. Louis, Missouri, the winner of the stay at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk (Honolulu, HI). Marty won with the slogan “Shh! I’m hatching a plan to bust some little soaps out of here.”
The five winners have been awarded a three -night stay at select Embassy
Suites locations. In addition to Marty, the other grand prize winners
The contest, which ran online at EmbassySuites.com from August 27th – October 31st , 2007 was judged by John Lee, Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications at Embassy Suites; Eric Melkent from Embassy Suites advertising agency Carpenter Sullivan Sossaman (CS2); and Jody Smith, Mike McGilligan and Sayed Hassan, general managers at the Austin Embassy Suites, La Jolla Embassy Suites and Chicago Embassy Suites hotels, respectively. Guests chose from online designs, images and templates to customize their very own Do Not Disturb design and slogan. Judges were specifically looking for the cleverest and most original Embassy Suites Do Not Disturb signs.
“It was so refreshing to hear the guests’ ideas,” said Jody Smith. “We sifted through more than 7,100 entries and tried to choose winners that had slogans that fit with Embassy’s playful brand personality. The response was overwhelming.”
To see the winning signs, please log onto http://www.embassysuitesdndcontest.com/winners.
About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates. HHonors members can earn both hotel points and airline miles for the same stay at more than 2,900 Hilton Family hotels worldwide. And with No Blackout Dates, effective February 1, 2008, as long as a standard room is available, members can confirm that room using their HHonors points.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company,
with more than 2,900 hotels and 490,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories,
including 100,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or
franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded
brands, including Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree®,
Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®,
Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations®, Homewood Suites by
Hilton® and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection®.
|Also See:||Embassy Suites Challenges Guests to Design the Brand's New Do Not Disturb Sign: Such As: There's a Good Reason for You NOT to Knock Right Now / September 2007|