Wingate Inn Offers BMW Roadster Prize

PARSIPPANY, N.J. 02-13-2003—Beginning this week, Wingate Inn hotels will offer an antidote to winter, disappointing bonus checks and federal tax forms: a chance to win a BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0i.
The Wingate Inns Drive In Style Sweepstakes, which debuts February 6 and continues through March 27, can be entered online at The Web site also offers the guaranteed best available rates anywhere on the Internet for Wingate Inn hotels and the option to register for free monthly newsletters featuring news, special offers and promotions.
Named 2002 Design of the Year by Automobile Magazine, January 2003, the Z4 Roadster 3.0i is powered by a three-liter, 225-hp in-line six-cylinder engine. The car also is equipped with 17-inch cast alloy wheels, run-flat performance tires, four-wheel vented-disc antilock brakes and BMW`s Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control.
Keith Pierce, Wingate Inn president, said the Z4 Roadster symbolizes the luxury, technology and performance expected by Wingate Inn guests. “Wingate Inn guests are as discerning about their automobiles as they are about hotel accommodations,” he said. “That`s why our hotels offer a premium experience including business-class room amenities, complimentary high-speed Internet service and 24-hour, state-of-the-art business centers, all at less cost than a four-star hotel.”
Some 275,000 recent Wingate Inn newsletter subscribers soon will learn about the Wingate Inns Drive In Style Sweepstakes through an e-mail message featuring a 10-second Flash presentation. Participants can multiply their chances of winning by encouraging others to enter. (No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes, which is offered in conjunction with other companies through different Web sites and administered by ePrize LLC.)
Wingate Inns International opened its first franchised hotel in July 1996. Its focused service, upper mid-market franchised hotels feature sophisticated, consumer-based technology and comfortable, oversized rooms that were created in response to business travelers` needs. All Wingate Inn hotels are independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Wingate Inns International. Reservations can be made by calling the Wingate Inn toll-free reservation center at (800) 228-1000 or through the company`s Web site at Wingate Inns International is a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD).