Enter the social media sweepstakes on Twitter or Instagram.
As part of Global Travel Day, Marriott is giving away all-expenses-paid trips all day long.
Anyone passing through Rockefeller Center today can walk a giant world map and try a hand at winning a free trip. Contestants are given a room key card and one chance to wave it over a pushpin of their choice to see if they’re a winner. The base of the pushpin will light up green if you win. There will be 30 trip winners in total.
The red dots and pushpins on the 4,140-square-foot map represent Marriott’s 5,700 hotel properties across 30 brands, the result of its recent merger with Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
As of 11 a.m., the company had already awarded trips to three people, who will be going to the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman, the Sanya Edition in Hainan, and the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Dozens of other prizes will also be awarded, including tickets to NFL, NBA, and NHL games.
Can’t make it to New York today? You can also enter the sweepstakes on Instagram or Twitter. You have to be a member of either the Marriott Rewards or Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty programs, which are free to join and can now be linked. Share your dream destination with @MarrriottRewards and @SPG, along with the push pin emoji and the hashtags #YouAreHere and #Sweepstakes. Learn more about the contest rules here.
Earlier this week, Marriott also unveiled its new beta property in Charlotte, an experimental incubator for new hospitality services and hotel design.