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Boutique Hotel Company Adds a Twist to Makeover Trend

( known for its creative collection of
boutique hotels in the SF Bay Area, is proud to announce the San Francisco
Honeymoon Makeover Contest. Inspired by the recent makeover of their
latest San Francisco property to open, the Hotel Carlton, they are
extending the opportunity for one lucky couple to make over a honeymoon
that turned into a calamity. The winning couple will get the opportunity to make over their disastrous
occasion (Caribbean cruise cancelled due to hurricane, bride gets food
poisoning, groom bit by a monkey, etc.) by receiving the perfect romantic
retreat package which includes a weekend at the charming Hotel Carlton (or
their choice of any other Joie de Vivre Hospitality boutique hotel),
champagne and chocolates upon arrival, two one-hour massages at Kabuki
Springs & Spa and a romantic dinner for two. Interested couples simply
need to email a brief story (250 words or less) of their disastrous
honeymoon to [email protected] or mail to Joie de Vivre
Hospitality, 567 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102, Attn: Yvette. Both
Yvette, the company’s online Hotel Matchmaker, and Chip Conley, CEO of
Joie de Vivre Hospitality, will choose the winning story based on whose
horror of a honeymoon is most deserving of a makeover.

Interested couples should enter between May 18, 2004 and June 18, 2004. A
winner will be announced on or about June 21, 2004. The San Francisco
Honeymoon Makeover Contest prize includes:

—Two nights at the Hotel Carlton (or the couple’s choice of any of the
25 Joie de Vivre Hospitality Hotels)-Many of the hotels offer guestrooms
with fireplaces, private balconies, whirlpools, complimentary gourmet
breakfast and complimentary evening wine service.—Two Massages at
Kabuki Springs & Spa-Two one-hour massages and access to Kabuki Springs &
Spa’s communal baths.—Dinner for Two-Dinner for two at one of Joie de
Vivre Hospitality’s restaurants (Cortez Restaurant in Hotel Adagio, Cafe
Andree in Hotel Rex, Bambuddha Lounge at the Phoenix Hotel, Kuleto’s
Restaurant in Hotel Los Gatos and Spa or The Park Bar & Grill in the
Moorpark Hotel). (Total value not to exceed $175.)—Bottle of Champagne
and Gourmet Chocolates The approximate retail value of this prize package
is $1,400.