This month's contest watch is all about accessories: camera, watch, lei, whatever. With two photo contests, a Bulgari watch-giveaway, and a dream trip to Hawaii, there's something for everyone's taste.
Shutterbugs who stay in the sky high Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco have a chance to win a two-night stay, with breakfast each morning and parking for one car for two nights and valued at $750. Guests can enter by submitting their photo that best captures the theme of the bi-monthly contest.
A selection of photos will be posted on the hotel Facebook page. The winning photograph will be picked by the hotel's staff and announced on the hotel's Facebook wall. Upcoming themes are:
May/June: Best Boating Shot
July/Aug: Best Fog Shot
Sept/Oct: Best Sunset Shot
For more information or to book, call (800) 622-0404 or visit www.mandarinoriental.com/sanfrancisco
Paget, Bermuda: Elbow Beach Hotel "Moment of Delight" Photo Sweepstakes
Enter Now - September 30th
Past guests of the resort are invited to submit a photo memory from their time at Elbow Beach for the chance to win a three-night stay in one of the resort's newly refurbished Premier Ocean View Rooms. To enter, become a fan of Elbow Beach on Facebook or follow the hotel on twitter then email your photo to EBBDAfirstname.lastname@example.org with full contact details including name, address, and phone number.
The winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on October 3, 2011.
Entrants must be a Fan of the Elbow Beach, Bermuda Facebook page or an Elbow Beach follower on Twitter to be eligible to win.
Honolulu, HI: Million Mile Giveaway
Enter Now - May 31st
Aston Hotels, the group behind the T+L favorite Waikiki Beach Hotel, has partnered with Hawaiian Airlines to give away one million frequent flyer miles this spring. To enter, simply log on to www.astonhotels.com/millionmiles and complete the entry form for a chance to win. In addition to the grand prize, three first place winners will a five night stay at one of Aston's Oahu resorts.
Entrants are encouraged to refer friends; For every five valid email addresses submitted, entrants receive one additional entry opportunity to win.
DALLAS, TX: Ritz-Carlton, Dallas "Suite Dreams Shopping Experience"
Enter Now - September 5th
To celebrate the new Bulgari boutique at NorthPark Center, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is giving guests one heck of a turn-down surprise. Book the Bulgari package and you'll receive a special welcome gift from the jewelry label. More importantly, you may find a Bulgari Carbon Gold Limited Edition watch under your pillow. One watch will be given away each month (May, June, July, and August).
Priced from $399 per night, "Suite Dreams at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas" includes
- Accommodations in a deluxe suite
- Welcome gift and shopping concierge at Bulgari
- Valet parking.
For more information or to book visit www.ritzcarlton.com or call (800) 241-3333.
Charlotte Savino is the online listings editor for Travel + Leisure.