Accor Hotels is promoting the French-based hotel chain in the USA through an Around the World Photo Hunt online game from June 24 to July 23 with a grand prize 12-night European vacation to Paris, Berlin and Barcelona with roundtrip air travel from any US Airways location in the USA to Paris; luxury hotel stays in Pullman and Sofitel hotels in these three cities, and First Class rail travel in Europe. This contest is open only to US residents.
Accor weblink – Accor Around the World photo challenge
The Game – find four differences between two seemingly identical photos of an Accor hotel location and earn points for speed. Highest point earners win the prizes.
This is a game you might want to get your kids playing. My older eyes had real difficulty finding some of the differences. And if you are not quick enough the photo game times out.
Europe Vacation Grand Prize Details
12 consecutive nights (4 consecutive nights per city) at the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel, the Pullman Barcelona Hotel and Sofitel Berlin Hotel and first class Eurail Global Pass valid for 2 adults for 15 consecutive days. The estimated value of the grand prize is $11,000 USD.
US Airways roundtrip travel for two from USA to Paris must take place between September 1, 2010 and September 1, 2011.
One second prize will be awarded, which will consist of a SoBed™ package including a mattress and box spring by Serta, a featherbed, a duvet and 4 pillows by Pacific Coast Feather and pure white or ivory cotton percale linens (four pillow cases, four pillow protectors, one bed skirt, one fitted sheet and one duvet cover) available in 400 thread count for a luxury voluptuous touch by Yves Delorme. The estimated retail value of the second prize is $3,830.41 USD.
Third Prize will be a Samsung 46” HD LCD TV 1080p with an estimated retail value of $1499.15 USD.
Fourth Prize will be a Panasonic 1000W 7.1 Channel Blu-ray Home Theater System with an estimated retail value of $739.00 USD.
Fifth Prize will be a Sharp 26” LCD/DVD Combo 720P with an estimated retail value of $646.06 USD.
Sixth Prize will be a Bose Wave® Music System with an estimated retail value of $581.05 USD.
Seventh Prize will be a Nikon Coolpix® S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with an estimated retail value of $481.66 USD.
Eighth Prize will be a Sony DVD HandyCam Camcorder with an estimated retail value of $426.85 USD.
Ninth Prize will be a Samsung 1000W 5.1 Channel DVD Home Theater System with an estimated retail value of $336.13 USD.
Tenth prize will be a Silhouette® 11 22” Carry-On Expandable Upright bag with an estimated retail value of $210.00 USD.
Each day during the Contest Period, one Daily Prize will be awarded, which will consist of a $50 Mastercard® Gift Card. 30 Daily Prizes will be awarded during the Contest Period. Each Daily Prize has an estimated retail value of $50 USD.
The Accor hotel chain has over 4,000 hotels globally, similar in size to Hilton, Marriott and InterContinental Hotels Group. The main distinction between Accor hotels and the other chains is most Accor hotels are located outside the U.S.
Accor hotel brands include the upper upscale Sofitel Hotels. There are only 10 Sofitel Hotels in North America. The primary Accor brand in the USA is Motel 6 with over 1,000 properties. When traveling in Europe you will find numerous Ibis, Mercure, and Novotel Hotels in the mid-range price category. Accor runs lots of rate discounts and A-Club offers points bonuses for many hotels.
A-Club is the hotel loyalty program for Accor. Motel 6 is not a full participating member in A-Club. Loyalty points are not earned for Motel 6, but for a limited time through October 2010 you can use A-Club $60 vouchers for Motel 6 credit.