This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hampton Hotels. All opinions are 100% mine.
Ah, Labor Day. Leaves changing colors, recreational throwing of the pigskin, and for many including this author, an opportunity to tour our lovely country by automobile. For many of us, the 2-6 hour drive to a nearby city, state, or beach side town represents an opportunity get away for the long weekend. Spending time with family, friends, and loved ones is a great escape from our busy lives. Although my wife and I often like to stay at bed and breakfasts, we find ourselves in need of a short stay on the road in many different locales, places where there may not be a 5-star B&B, but plenty of motel/hotel options. Many of these may be considered questionable, but one chain that we do enjoy frequently is the Hampton Inn.
This summer, Hampton Inn is running a promotion (Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes) where they are giving away free weekend stays daily for the winner and three of their friends. The grand prize however, takes the cake as it is an entire hotel for a weekend. That's 100 rooms for your closest friends for 2 nights. Seriously? Yep, let's consider this scenario a bit more in detail as we dream. An entire hotel. That's like hosting your own convention and having all of the living arrangements all taken care of in advance. 2 nights. This means that you'll have ample time to recover from the massive amounts of fun and laughter shared after the first night. 100 rooms. True, you may have to pick from your 300+ Facebook friends, but really, how many of those are really your friends? I think you can pick the top 100.
If I won, I would first make sure family and friends are covered. However, I would also use the opportunity as a chance for our teachers at ETHS to have a huge social event. Teachers work hard, and they deserve a chance to rest, regroup and get re-energized. Usually, there's a bit of a low point come February, so I would set this as the month, and my birthday just happens to be during this month, so expect a combined party as a result. We'd stay at either of the downtown Chicago locations (on Illinois or on Monroe), and live up the city lifestyle. If you want to challenge me for the opportunity, or just want to try to win one of the daily weekend giveaways, you can sign up for your own chance.