LHW CEO and President Ted Teng sent out an email update to the registrants for the LHW 1928 promotion.
www.lhw.com/1928status will go live on Monday, October 13 and provide promotion updates. Only previously registered participants are being sent the email.
The new promotion details will be announced by Friday, October 17, 2008 and the promotion should happen sometime the following week, October 20-24. Sale details will be posted at least 48 hours before the new promotion begins.
Email sounds like original promotion will still go as 6,000 rooms for 80 minutes.
And the site was up Monday morning:
“WELCOME TO THE 80th ANNIVERSARY USD 19.28 SALE STATUS PAGE
Thank you for your continued interest in The Leading Hotels of the World’s USD 19.28 Sale. We have created this dedicated site to keep you informed of all the latest developments relating to this 80th anniversary offer.
On Friday, October 10, we engaged Akamai Technologies, Inc., the world premier web content delivery network, to provide the technology solution for this endeavor. Together we are working diligently to finalize a technologically redesigned promotion whereby you will have a chance to secure one of the originally allotted 6,000 room nights available at the rate of USD 19.28.
The proposed solution maintains some of the same elements of the previous sale; however, it will follow a different format. Those elements include:
- The promotion will take place exclusively online at a dedicated time and will last for 80 minutes.
- All of the participating hotels (nearly 100 Leading Hotels) remain the same.
- Requests for accommodations will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Travel dates are strictly between the promotional time period of November 1 to December 15, 2008.
- The number of rooms and the available dates for travel vary among the participating hotels.
We plan to announce the details and instructions of the new USD 19.28 promotion no later than Friday, October 17, 2008. In the meantime, please check back here for related news at your leisure. Any updates will indicate the date and time of posting. Details of the promotion will be posted at least 48 hours before the sale begins.
Last updated: Monday October 13 2008, 00:01 AM GMT”