May 2, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Opulence. Avant-garde. Revelry. Everything that made the Roaring Twenties one of the golden ages of American history is on the brink of a comeback as a new generation discovers a love of Gatsby, jazz and the prohibition era. While few of us can permanently reside in a mansion as grandiose as the famous
's, we can certainly pretend to live that lifestyle while traveling by choosing properties that capture the same atmosphere of ultimate indulgence and luxury.
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In celebration of the lavishness of the 1920s,
® is launching a modern era contest to help one lucky winner live like Gatsby via a two-night stay at the sumptuous
, along with a copy of the
book that made Mr. Gatsby a household name.
For a chance to win the Gatsby-esque getaway for two, tweet
about the little luxuries you enjoy while traveling with hashtag #GreatGiveaway
between May 6 and May 9
. The winner, who will be notified on
, will feel like they're rolling in dough when they claim their prize at The Langham. Originally built in 1922 as the Federal Reserve Bank, the hotel now exudes affluence in other ways, from its marble lobby with ornate gold-leaf ceilings to its six-story glass atrium where live jazz ensembles play on Sundays.
To help even more Gatsby and Daisy wannabes find their perfect place, Hotels.com has cultivated a lavish listing of top-rated hotels that exemplify the magnificence of the 1920's. From properties offering exclusive
flapper era specials
to those with iconic art deco decor, there is
something for everyone
looking to upgrade their next trip, Gatsby-style.
The Inn at Great Neck
Great Neck, N.Y.
Nestled in a cafe and shop filled town that
F. Scott Fitzgerald
once called home and also used as the inspiration for the
town of West Egg in the iconic novel, The Inn at
is the ultimate 1920s-themed retreat. There is much to enjoy right on the premises from the art deco period murals depicting scenes from the book, to the frequent live music and the highly acclaimed restaurant. Nevertheless, if guests get an itch for the glamour of
New York City
, they're only a five minute walk from the Long Island Railroad, which will have them sipping
in less than 30 minutes.
For the entire month of May, The Willcox will be hosting numerous Gatsby-inspired celebrations that include soirees with live jazz music and themed cocktails. They are coupling their celebrations with a special
that includes a copy of the novel, poker chips and a deck of cards, a three-course tasting menu for two, and a special Gatsby cocktail at turndown. Packages can be tailored to your whims with a selection of lush options such as massages, a private yoga session, golf, and a variety of guided walks. Oh, and don't forget to lookout for their signature gourmet food truck!
Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
Constructed in 1923,
Le Meridien Dallas
, The Stoneleigh recently underwent a
renovation which included marble pillars, hand-blown glass chandeliers, an original ironwork Art Deco-designed staircase and a collection of works crafted by
artisans. Located in the Uptown Art District, only one mile from the Meyerson Symphony Center, we dare guests to resist checking out the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra – it's what Gatsby would do.
landmark since 1909, the former Vanderbilt Hall is a quintessential
mansion that in recent years has been restored to its former glory. This property truly evokes the spirit of Gatsby's West Egg mansion with its elegantly appointed bedrooms, fine dining, and handsome billiards and lounge rooms. From
April 25 to September 30
, guests can experience the "
Grace Gatsby Package
" which includes a two-night stay complete with a five-course meal, sunset sailing cruise, daily champagne breakfast, the guest's choice of five historic tours, and more.
Kansas City, Mo
.Located in downtown
, which was recently named one of America's best by
, The Ambassador hotel is a chic and sophisticated spot for Gatsby-goers to live in the lap of luxury atop plush pillow top mattresses and other high-end amenities, like Keurig coffee makers and oversized walk-in showers. By taking of advantage of Ambassador's "
, guests can garner extra perks such as champagne and strawberries in-room, late check-out, and luxury transportation around town – perhaps to visit the many
the city is famous for?
"What's more signifying of the 'Great American Dream' than
Taylor L. Cole
, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "He turned a little into a whole lot, and now, Hotels.com is encouraging even the most frugal of travelers to do the same. Even if you don't have a copious cash flow like the residents of West Egg, you can still score extravagant 5-star deals for
or less by referencing the Hotels.com
Hotel Price Index™
Live lavishly, but within your means, by choosing any of the following cities, which are ripe with
, according the Hotels.com
Hotel Price Index:
5-star average daily rate [ADR]);
5-star ADR), or
5-star ADR). For more information on hot,
luxury for less destinations
– Finn Partners for Hotels.comPhone: (212) 715-1524Email:
Taylor L. Cole
Phone: (469) 335-8442Email:
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