rotator
rotator
rotator
rotator
rotator
rotator
rotator
News

IHG Announces "Luckiest Loser" Results Top Loser Gains Two Million Priority Club Points

Thursday 8, April 2010

 

IHG Announces

 

IHG's (InterContinental Hotels Group) Priority Club® Rewards today reveals that Charles Rosenay of Orange, Connecticut is the grand prize winner of its "Luckiest Loser" competition. Launched in February, the "Luckiest Loser" campaign responded to major increases in Hilton HHonors' hotel rewards rates by offering consumers a chance to gain back their "lost" loyalty points.

 

 

Rosenay beat out nearly 70,000 other entrants - enough people to fill a typical NFL football stadium - to emerge as "The Luckiest Loser." He had a verified HHonors balance of nearly five million points, surpassing 114 other "HHonors millionaires" in the competition.* As the grand prize winner he was awarded two million Priority Club® points, enough to redeem for about 80 free hotel nights at the vast majority of IHG's more than 4,400 hotels across the globe.

 

"I had never seen a competition like this before -- I actually wasn't even aware of the changes that were made to Hilton's program prior to entering the Luckiest Loser," said Rosenay, also a Priority Club Rewards Platinum member. "I travel frequently for my business, mostly taking Beatles fans on tours to Liverpool. We also take several family vacations a year, including an annual trip to Dracula's castle in Transylvania. I never thought all of my travels would get me here and I plan on staying with a lot more Crowne Plazas and Holiday Inns in the future. "

 

Beyond the grand prize, Priority Club also awarded nearly 400 million points to another 20,000 "Lucky Losers." Each gained back up to 20 percent of their Hilton HHonors balance in Priority Club points. ‡ Plus, every entrant received 1,000 Priority Club points just for participating.

 

The loyalty program recently asked the members of its online public community what they would do if they won the grand prize. While most said they would take a "dream vacation," a large percentage indicated they would prefer to redeem the two million points on electronics from the Priority Club Rewards Catalog, such as HDTVs, home theater and music systems, GPS devices, flip cams, and laptops.

 

* Entrants with verified HHonors balances of one million points or higher

‡ The Lucky Losers were awarded a maximum of 20,000 points

 

 

 

Bookmark and Share

 

^ back to top

 

Find the best deals available today

The grey menu on the right is your best friend. Always check before you travel.

Plan your trips with the help of great resources

More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.

 

Clean, green and very pristine

Top 10 most environmentally pure countries

With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.

 

Rooftop

Top 15 most spectacular hotel rooftop views

The hotel price comparison site www.trivago.co.uk has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.

Latest offers, discounts and more...

Accor “3=2 offer”
Why not extend your stay? 3 nights for the price of 2.
Columbus Direct travel insurance
Quality cover at low prices to customers all around the world.
Priority pass
Access VIP lounges no matter where which airline and class you fly.
European City Cards
See more and pay less! Get your "passport" to European cities.
Rail Europe
Comfortable and affordable on European trains.
Lonely Planet Magazine
Packed with insider knowledge, hints and tips.
Sandemans New Europe City Tours
Free walking tours in 13 cities within 9 countries.
Sol Melia Wednesdays
Search your exclusive special offers now for the coming weekend!
Transfers
Low-cost shuttle and private transfers in over 70 countries.
IMEX Frankfurt 25-27 May
The essential worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.
Subscribe to Travelio News Summary via RSS Follow our news titles on Twitter Become a fan of Travelio.net on Facebook Bookmark and Share