Embassy brand reveals slogan winners

22nd Feb 2008

Embassy Suites Hotels has announced the five winning slogans of the Do Not
Disturb contest. These guest-designed door hangers will be displayed in
all of the hotel brand’s nearly 200 properties starting in March and each
winner will receive a three-night stay at select Embassy Suites

“It was so much fun to be able to create something that will actually
appear in hotels all over the country,” said Marty Mintman from St. Louis,
Missouri, the winner of the stay at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk
(Honolulu, HI). Marty won with the slogan “Shh! I’m hatching a plan to bust
some little soaps out of here.”


The five Embassy Suites Do Not Disturb contest winners have each been
awarded a three -night stay at select Embassy Suites locations.  In
addition to Marty, the other grand prize winners are:



- “Pillow Fight In Progress.” - Susan Suarez, University City, MO -
LaQuinta Resort & Spa (LaQuinta, CA)


-  “There are days when I wish I could wear this around my neck” - Sandra
Parcher, Milpitas, CA - The Embassy Suites New York (New York City)


- “I’ve built a pillow fort and I am not opening the door for anybody!”  -
Amy Forgette, Streamwood, IL -The Embassy Suites Mexico City Reforma
(Mexico City, D.F. Mexico)


- “Aww, Mom. Just five more minutes. Please?” - Brian White, Chicago, IL -
The Embassy Suites Washington D.C. Convention Center (Washington, D.C.)


The contest, which ran online at EmbassySuites.com from August - October
2007 was judged by John Lee, Vice President of Brand Marketing and
Communications at Embassy Suites; Eric Melkent from Embassy Suites
advertising agency Carpenter Sullivan Sossaman (CS2); and Jody Smith, Mike
McGilligan and Sayed Hassan, general managers at the Austin Embassy Suites,
La Jolla Embassy Suites and Chicago Embassy Suites hotels, respectively.


Guests chose from online designs, images and templates to customize their
very own Do Not Disturb design and slogan.  Judges were specifically
looking for the cleverest and most original Embassy Suites Do Not Disturb


“It was so refreshing to hear the guests’ ideas,” said Jody Smith. “We
sifted through more than 7,100 entries and tried to choose winners that had
slogans that fit with Embassy’s playful brand personality.  The response
was overwhelming.”



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