Who wouldn’t want to be paid to sit on a beach and sip a cold drink? That dream could come true if you enter a new contest from Hotels.com.
The hotel booking site is looking for a “Retro Beach Motelier” who will be paid $15,000 to visit the company’s “Top 10 Retro Beach Motels” across the United States this summer. The money includes a $10,000 travel allowance — hotels are scattered across the country, from Florida and Maine to Washington state and southern California — and a $5,000 “salary” to spend on whatever you want on your travels.
Hotels.com says it will also equip the contest winner with sunscreen, umbrellas, vintage sunglasses, a cooler, a solar-powered AM/FM radio and a Polaroid camera. retro. The only requirement for the winner: use this camera to document the journey “for future generations”.
To apply, you’ll need to complete an online questionnaire that asks for your Instagram ID and includes prompts such as “If you traveled to the 50s, who would you vacation at the beach with?” and “Describe why the retro beach motel is your perfect place.”
The company says it will pick a winner based on three criteria: creativity and originality, quality of submission, and suitability for the theme.
The winning traveler’s itinerary includes old-school beach motels across the country, like The Pearl Hotel in San Diego and The Montauk Beach House on Long Island, New York. The motels come from Hotels.com’s recent ranking of the top 10 “retro beach motels” in the United States, based on factors such as average guest rating, motel design, price value, and location.