Archive for the ‘Reader Giveaway’ Category
Having stayed at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, AZ), I can say firsthand that it truly is a desert oasis. The food at Elements, the resort’s award-winning restaurant was delicious, the spa treatments were heavenly, and the pina coladas by the infinity pool were amazing. Now, the resort is offering one lucky winner plus seven friends the chance to escape via a fabulous Facebook contest. Contestants can just click the “Like” button on Sanctuary’s Facebook page to be automatically entered to win a stay valued at $15,500. By engaging with Sanctuary through Facebook and Twitter, up to three additional entries per person are possible. The lucky winner and one guest will enjoy red carpet treatment and a celebrity-like arrival with air travel provided by the resort. Upon checking in, the winner can meet with his or her guests to experience the one-of-a- kind VIP private estate homes. There, they will enjoy two nights of luxury, pampering, and service with amenities such as private pools, game rooms, and outdoor fire pits. To top it all of Sanctuary will arrange a trip to the market with the resort’s famed chef and Food Network Star, Beau MacMillan, and dinner in a private dining room at Elements restaurant, where they can experience a personal visit to the kitchen. This once in a lifetime trip is just a click of a button away. The contest is running from through July 4, with the winner being announced soon after. The trip must be redeemed by December 31.
In the current economy, customer service is the key to setting a hotel—and spa—apart from the others. Exceptional service can provide a business with a significant advantage over its competitors. Keeping this philosophy in mind, Signature Worldwide is launching its Legendary Makeover Sales & Service Training Giveaway. Hotels across the U.S. can enter the contest, with one lucky hotel winning Signature Worldwide’s renowned customer service training, valued at more than $50,000. From a guest’s arrival to their departure, hotel employees will learn the value of customer service on all levels, in turn increasing profits, morale, and hotel ratings. “Signature Worldwide has been a sales and customer service training partner in the hospitality industry for 25 years, and we know many hotels are excited to improve the level of service they provide,” says CEO Steve Wolever. “We want to help the hospitality industry provide legendary experiences for their customers at every touchpoint.”
Hotels are strongly encouraged to use social media outlets, video and photos to convince the judges why they should win. Entries will be accepted on www.signatureworldwide.com through May 15. Judges will determine the winner based on dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment to success.
Springtime is the perfect time to prettify your spa with new furniture and equipment. Belava is offering you the chance to just do this for free with its No-Plumbing Pedicure Chair contest. The company is giving away a chair in the color of your choice (either black or beige/gold) to the entrant with the best essay about the brand. To enter, submit 300 words on one of two topics:
Topic 1: Why did you choose to use Belava Disposable Liners, the Belava Pedicure Tub, the Belava Heater/Massager, and/or the No-Plumbing Indulgence Pedicure Chair? How are Belava Pedicure Products helping you? In your professional opinion, what could be done to make Belava products even better?
Topic 2: For non-Belava users, how do you deal with your state board’s sanitation requirements when providing pedicure services?
The winner will receive the chair, which has a retail value of $1,088, as well as free shipping. The contest is opened to licensed nail technicians, students, and spa/salon/school owners. Proof of eligibility is required. The deadline for submissions is April 15.
See complete rules and enter at http://www.belava.com/t-Contest.aspx. You can also mail your entry to Belava, LLC, P.O. Box 9068, Canoga Park, CA 91309. Be sure to include a telephone number so Belava can contact you.
Spas and salons with digital demands and desires now have a new reason to smile. Salon Iris Software is giving loyal and new customers alike a chance to score a free computer and monitor though their Great Computer Giveaway. Participants are automatically entered when they purchase a copy of Salon Iris Software between July 1 and Aug. 31. Try your luck before this giveaway gamble ends, and you might just find yourself sitting pretty— in front of your new computer, that is. For further details, visit www.SalonIris.com/computergiveaway.
A few years ago, I visited Vancouver and was blown away. The eco-friendly city has it all—great food, amazing shopping, nice people, beautiful scenery, and a booming spa scene. At the end of 2008, preparations to host this year’s Winter Olympics (running February 12th through the 28th) were already well underway. Since I visited, new hotels have been introduced to the stunning skyline, such as the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, featuring the five-treatment-room CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, and the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which will be launching the 11,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa on February 1st.
Those with Olympic fever can also get a spa fix in nearby Whistler, which will be co-hosting the Games. This beautiful resort town offers a range of spa experiences and is sure to cater to any type of spa lover.
•For those who like to indulge in the luxe life, they should check out The Spa at Four Seasons Whistler
•For those who prefer to soak away their stress while enjoying the outdoors, they should check out Le Scandinave Spa
•For those who would like a taste of East-meets-West, they should check out Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa
•For those who fancy themselves art aficionados, they should check out Avello Spa and Health Club
For more on where to find wellness in Whistler, look out for our February issue!
WIN A TRIP!
Haven’t had a chance to check out our neighbor to the North? Ever wish you could escape with 19 of your closest friends? Thanks to Tourism British Columbia’s Great Mountain Giveaway you’ve got a shot. Click here for a chance at winning a party package, which includes accommodations, lift tickets, ski rentals, and return airfare for five days and four nights of bliss in B.C. Good luck!
Love is in the air for the beauty biz, courtesy of Harms Software, creators of Millennium. To thank the industry for its recent win as Favorite Spa Software in American Spa’s Professional’s Choice Awards—and as a nod to Valentine’s Day— the company has launched The Perfect Match contest, with up to $13,000 in prices.
In 500 words or less, contestants must describe heartwarming characteristics of Millennium as if it were his or her significant other. Descriptions should explain why Millennium could steal or has already stolen your heart and why it Millennium is your Perfect Match. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from Harms Software Inc. who will then select their favorites. Judging will be based on the most compelling and creative submissions. The contest deadline is March 15. For details, visit http://harms-software.com/perfectmatch.
‘Tis the season for holiday parties, cheer, and merriment—AND, unfortunately, expanding waistlines. Help your clients fight the end-of-year battle of the bulge with PowerHouse Performance’s Hit the Deck fitness card system. Perfect for those on the go, this helpful retail item can provide your guests with efficient and effective exercises routines, which don’t require equipment.
•FOUR lucky readers will win their very own deck of cards. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you plan on keeping fit around the holidays. Good luck!