On Wednesday, July 25, lobbies of Omni Hotels will
become “apple-ized,” as one consumer per participating hotel and one consumer via a separate online sweepstakes will take home the must-have
product of the year, the Apple iPhone. Eligible consumers and Omni guests
will be encouraged to enjoy complimentary apples and “apple-icious” drinks
in Omni lobbies across the country and register for a chance to win one of
Apple’s new revolutionary iPhones. Entry forms will be available starting
Monday, July 23 in participating hotels lobbies. Consumers can also visit
http://www.omnihotels.com/appleaday for a chance to win an iPhone in a
separate online sweepstakes. The winner of each hotel’s sweepstakes will be
selected in a random drawing at or around 7 p.m. local time on Wednesday,
July 25 at each participating Omni property, and the winner of the online
sweepstakes will be selected on or about the same date.
“The excitement around the new Apple iPhone continues to increase, and
we are pleased to be able to offer consumers and guests a chance to own
this new technology,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels. “This
is another way to thank our customers and a means to continue creating
memorable experiences for each person who walks through the doors of our
The giveaway date was selected to coincide with Omni Hotels’
Sensational Wednesdays program which debuted in November 2006. The program
shows appreciation to Omni’s Select Guest loyalty program members with
unique, unexpected indulgences delivered to their guest room alongside
their complimentary morning beverage service. Each gift is specially
selected to appeal to one of the five senses.
Entries will be accepted at all participating Omni Hotels in the U.S.
from 8 a.m. local time on Monday, July 23 until 6:30 p.m. local time on
Wednesday, July 25. A winner will be drawn by the hotel’s general manager
at 7 p.m. local time on July 25. Entries will also be accepted during the
same time period at http://www.omnihotels.com/appleaday, and a winner from
all eligible online entries will be selected at 7 p.m. CT on July 25. All
prizes will be distributed at the time of drawing if the winner is present
or mailed to the winner’s home within 24 hours of verification of the
winner’s eligibility. Service plans for the iPhones are not included.
Thirty-four grand prize winners will each receive one Apple iPhone,
worth an approximate retail value of $499. No purchase is necessary to
enter or win. Visit http://www.omnihotels.com/appleaday for participating
hotels and official rules which govern sweepstakes.
As a part of Omni’s continued commitment to creating memorable guest
experiences, the hotel brand established the Sensory Advisory Board (SAB),
a team of sensory “experts” who advise Omni Hotels on a number of
sensory-related guest experience initiatives. Members of the board include
officials from Apple, the Kimbell Art Museum, Benziger Family Winery,
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and Bon Appetit Magazine.