Kimpton’s soon-to-open Hotel Monaco in Old City, Philadelphia is launching a five day social media seek and find called “Where are the Monacans?”.
Who exactly are these Monacan’s you’re wondering ? They are Ben and Betsy, the hotel’s mannequin mascots modeled after Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross. September 10-14 these two will be making two stops a day at local hot spots and cultural landmarks around the city, first during lunch at noon and the second during happy hour at 5:30 p.m. They will be cruising around town indulging in Philadelphia city life, mingling with the community and dressing up in local retailers’ and designers’ fashions before making their final stop at the corner of 5th and Market.
The coolest part about this whole experience is that your smartphone could help you win awesome prizes, if you are lucky enough to run into this curious duo. How can your phone win you a awesome prize you ask? Well it’s simple, when you see Ben and Betsy site-seeing and exploring, be sure to snap a picture of the twosome and upload their photo to Instagram with the hashtag #monacophilly. By doing this simple task you will be entered to win sweet swag and daily prizes.
Everyone who participates receives 20 percent off their first or next stay at Hotel Monaco. The first lucky person to spot, snap and upload a photo of Ben and Betsy at each unique location will win two drinks at Stratus (the hotel’s rooftop lounge), dinner for two at its Red Owl Tavern and a complimentary overnight stay at the hotel. All 12 “First Spotters” will be entered into a lottery, and one entry will be randomly selected as the grand prize winner which gets them four drinks at Stratus, dinner at Red Owl Tavern and a decked-out stay in the best room at the hotel, the Majestic Suite. Keep an eye out for these two when you are out and about because these are prizes you don’t want to miss.
For information and announcements to help you spot Ben and Betsy, listen to the “Preston and Steve” show on 93.3 WMMR. “Preston and Steve” will also run added chances to win prizes throughout the week.
Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Philadelphia is the second LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified hotel for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Philadelphia. Located in the nation’s most historic square mile, Hotel Monaco serves as a unique boutique hotel with 268 guestrooms and suites, 13,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, including its 3,300 square foot Lafayette Ballroom, superb Red Owl Tavern restaurant, on-site fitness center and Stratus, the city’s only true rooftop lounge. For more information, visit monaco-philadelphia.com, follow Hotel Monaco Philadelphia on Twitter and Instagram at @KimptoninPHL, and “Like” Hotel Monaco Philadelphia on Facebook.
WHEN: Monday, September 10 – Friday, September 14, 2012
First appearance at noon.
Second appearance at 5:30 p.m.