July 14, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Love your hometown? The Baymont Inn & Suites hotel brand wants you to shout it from the rooftops, or maybe just your computer, with its "I Heart My Hometown" sweepstakes and contest, through which nine lucky winners will receive a vacation prize pack and one grand prize winner will receive $1,000.
Through July 31, consumers can enter by visiting www.iheartmyhometown.com and writing a short essay of 100 words or less on what makes their hometown so special for a chance to win the $1,000 grand prize. They can also enter the sweepstakes, through which each week, a different entrant will win a Baymont Inn & Suites hometown prize pack, consisting of a complimentary three-night stay at any Baymont Inn & Suites hotel, a $250 VISA gift card and a Nikon Coolpix S4000 digital camera.
Visitors to the site can enter the sweepstakes for the vacation prize pack without submitting an essay. However, an essay is required for the $1,000 grand prize. No purchase is necessary to participate. Full rules are available at www.iheartmyhometown.com.
"We want people to celebrate everything that makes their hometown so great while giving them an opportunity to enjoy and discover the unique charms of other hometowns across America," said Patrick Breen, Baymont Inn & Suites brand senior vice president.
While visiting www.iheartmyhometown.com, contest hopefuls can view an interactive map of current essay submissions, learning about others' hometowns. The interactive map shows the location of all 240 Baymont Inn & Suites hotels in relation to the towns where essays have been submitted.
In addition to its summer sweepstakes, travelers can receive 25 percent off the best available rate when booking a suite or save 15 percent off the best available rate when booking 10 days in advance and prepay. A list of all current brand promotions, along with full details and restrictions, is available on www.baymontinns.com by clicking on special offers, and then special promotions.
Baymont Franchise Systems, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a chain of midscale hotels located throughout the United States and Canada featuring single, double and suite accommodations. Standard amenities include complimentary continental breakfast with waffles and French toast, free high-speed Internet access, free local calls, in-room coffee maker, premium television channels and express check-in and check-out. Select locations feature swimming pools, fitness centers and airport shuttle service. Children under 18 stay free with a parent.
The Baymont Inn & Suites brand is part of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program, the largest in the lodging industry based on the program's more than 6,500 participating hotels. Members earn valuable points redeemable for a variety of reward options including free hotel nights with no blackout dates in the U.S. and Canada, airline tickets, movie and theme park tickets and gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants. More information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Baymont Inn & Suites reservations and information are available by calling (877) 229-6668 or by visiting www.baymontinns.com. Baymont Inn & Suites hotels are independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Baymont Franchise Systems, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).