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W Hotels of New Orleans Launch Social Media Photo Contest for Mardi Gras
New Orleans, LA (February 4, 2013) - To capture and share the spirit of Mardi Gras through creative imagery, W Hotels of New Orleans, which includes W New Orleans and W New Orleans - French Quarter, announce a joint Instagram photo competition that kicks off this Thursday, Feb. 7, and lasts through Mardi Gras day. The hotels are encouraging fans to snap and share some of their best Mardi Gras photos for the chance to win a one-night stay at W New Orleans.
To enter the contest, revelers can share their best Mardi Gras photos on Instagram through Mardi Gras day and tag the hotels by using @whotelsnola along with the hashtag #wmardigras. At 12:00 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, Feb. 13, W New Orleans will post the top five photos on its Facebook page. At this time, the hotels will invite fans to cast their vote for their favorite submission by clicking "like" underneath the pictures. The participant whose photo gains the most "likes" by 12:00 p.m. (CT) on Monday, Feb. 18 will win a one-night stay at W New Orleans.
"With the colorful beads, countless parades, beautiful floats and elaborate costumes, Mardi Gras is one of the most exciting times to be in New Orleans," says Debra Barton, general manager of W New Orleans. "Images can be powerful tools to connect with travelers looking to book their next vacations. To reach a much larger audience, we are encouraging our social media fans to help us share the sights of New Orleans during Mardi Gras with their fans through this Instagram and Facebook contest."
For more information about W New Orleans or to make reservations, please visit www.wneworleans.com or call 504 525 9444. For more information about W French Quarter or to make reservations, please visit www.wfrenchquarter.com or call 504 581 1200. Follow W Hotels of New Orleans on Instagram and Twitter, @whotelsnola.
About W New Orleans
Located just steps from the French Quarter in the heart of downtown New Orleans, W New Orleans is close to shopping, Harrah's Casino and the Warehouse District. The property boasts 410 guest rooms including 22 suites and over 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Indulge in Creole cuisine at Zoë; workout in SWEAT, lounge in a poolside cabana at WET or sip a cocktail at Rande Gerber's Whiskey Blue. For more information, visit www.wneworleans.com.
About W New Orleans - French Quarter
With 97 guest rooms including four Studio Suites, W New Orleans - French Quarter is channeling rebellious energies in its new redesign featuring jazz and tarot-designed guest rooms. The property offers a charming outdoor courtyard, WET deck and brand new SWEAT fitness facility. Named one of the top restaurants in America in 2012 by Esquire magazine, SoBou, a spirited restaurant and bar South of Bourbon, is located next to W New Orleans - French Quarter. The hotel sits just steps away from some of New Orleans' most popular attractions, including historic Jackson Square, Bourbon Street and Royal Street. For more information, please visit www.wfrenchquarter.com.