The Godfrey Hotel Chicago knows a thing or two about the elements. Resembling large stacking blocks made out of modern steel, the luxury boutique hotel features nods to the elements throughout its property.
This past year, scientists discovered element 139, which has yet to have an official name. Ever a fan of the periodic table, the Godfrey is offering the following for the wittiest name suggestions:
First place: Discounted rate of $139 throughout the entire year of 2014, one night complimentary stay, and a $25 gift card to I|O Urban Roofscape
Second place: Complimentary one-night stay
Third place: $25 gift card to I|O Urban Roofscape
Enter now through January 21 on the Godfrey Hotel Facebook page here.
Gabrielle Blitz is the Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure
A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words. But when it comes to an Instagram photo, the worth may be more like 100,000 (dollars, not words).
The Instagramers Gallery is an initiative that is not only creating the world’s biggest online photo gallery, but the largest photography prize in history. There will be a $100,000 Grand Prize for the best Instagram photo in the world and a daily prize of $1,000 for the best photo of the day.
The online gallery is becoming a thriving art community that is supported by a physical gallery in Miami and soon one in Madrid.
What’s it like to work in a hotel? If you’re a gamer who likes to travel, now you can find out. Radisson is launching the hotel industry’s first mobile game to simulate real-life hotel management, with Rad Hotel by Radisson.
The interactive game challenges players to design hotels and slip into a hotel operator's shoes—you’ll face challenges such as room placement for arriving guests, filling guests requests with efficiency, and expanding the hotel by creating additional rooms.
Delta has rolled out its first contest to award photos taken below 10,000 feet, appropriately using the hashtag: #below10kfeet. They’re encouraging flyers to “take that picture you’ve always wanted during takeoff and submit using Wi-Fi once enabled.” They’ll be putting two First-Class tickets to anywhere in the U.S. up as a prize for the best low-altitude photo taken on a domestic Delta flight.
Friendly Planet Travel in partnership with Tourism Malaysia and the Tourism Authority of Thailand are giving away an 11-day tour for two to Borneo and Bangkok when you enter to win on Facebook.
The tour introduces travelers to the lush beauty, landscapes, and diversity of Thailand and Malaysia.
“Thailand is a beautiful country that’s flush with exotic wildlife, spectacular islands, and fascinating history—it’s one of the most visited destinations we offer,” says President of Friendly Planet Travel, Peggy Goldman.
Now through October 4, users are invited to submit their favorite taco recipes with a photo for a chance to win a 4-day/ 3-night vacation for two and round-trip airfare from any major U.S. or Canadian city.