Internet sensation ‘Dancing Matt’ launches Suite Escapes

Press Release – Hotels.com

Today, a new viral video from YouTube celebrity ‘Dancing Matt’ will launch the Hotels.com Suite Escapes competition. Fans of Hotels.com will be given the chance to win one of 16 incredible holidays for themselves and three Facebook friends to …Internet sensation ‘Dancing Matt’ launches Hotels.com’s Suite Escapes

Win one of 16 seven-night holidays to 16 of the world’s most amazing hotels!

Auckland, February 28, 2012: Today, a new viral video from YouTube celebrity ‘Dancing Matt’ will launch the Hotels.com Suite Escapes competition. Fans of Hotels.com will be given the chance to win one of 16 incredible holidays for themselves and three Facebook friends to 16 of the most spectacular hotels across the world.

The hotels located in 13 countries have already been visited by dancing travel fanatic Matt Harding who has been to (and danced at) all the hotels to create the viral video. Visit the Hotels.com Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/hotelscomNZ or YouTube: http://youtu.be/y1t1ByuxpBU, to check out the hotels and Matt’s unique dance moves.

The Suite Escapes competition will run in New Zealand, Australia, UK, US, Canada, Germany and France. Each week, three of the participating hotels will be featured as a holiday giveaway, with the 16th grand prize of seven-nights at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort being drawn in the final week from all the entries made throughout the competition. The viral encourages fans to visit the Hotels.com Facebook pages, create a virtual hotel suite and invite three Facebook friends to join them. When all three friends have accepted the invitation, the entire group is automatically entered to win that hotel’s Suite Escape.

Fans will be given the opportunity to check the progress of their entries and nudge their friends to accept the invite. iTunes vouchers, valued at 20NZD, are also up for grabs in a daily prize draw.

Katherine Birch, Head of Marketing, Australia and New Zealand, Hotels.com said: “We wanted to give our Facebook community the ultimate escape, by offering not one but 16 individual holidays to a selection of the world’s best hotels. Simply log onto the Hotels.com Facebook page to watch Matt Harding on his journey and enter the competition.”

Hotels taking part:
Jade Mountain St Lucia Soufriére, St Lucia
Nickelodeon Suites Resort, Orlando, Florida
Ubud Hanging Gardens by Orient Express, Ubud, Bali
Jumeriah Beach Hotel, Dubai
Hotel Marques de Riscal, Elciego, Spain
W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
The Sebel Pier One, Sydney, Australia
Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, Maldives
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, UAE
Inter Continental, Hong Kong, China
Relais de Charme il Songno di Guilietta, Verona, Italy
Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel, Santorini, Greece
Hotel H20, Manila, Philippines
The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

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Notes to Editors

About Matt Harding

Matt Harding is a 35 year old American traveller, video game designer, and Internet celebrity known for his viral videos that show him dancing in front of landmarks and street scenes in various international locations.

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