A luxury hotel offering a special selfie package. Who would’ve thought things will come to this? Well it is here and Mandarin Oriental Paris announced that they are offering a package with a private tour of the City of Lights to take Instagram-worthy selfies. The package appropriately named “Selfie in Paris” offer selfie-loving two guests, a night in a luxurious Deluxe room with breakfast and a chauffeur driven car for three hours. They even announced the room number, it is RM4125. Guests will be driven to best selfie-worthy locations in Paris. In this connected world you don’t have to wait till you return to the hotel to post selfies online, while riding from one location to the other, guests can use car’s on-board Wi-Fi and post them right away. Best part is package costs just €995.
The Selfie in Paris package is offered between October 1 and January 31 2015, and during this period at the end of each month Mandarin Oriental Paris CEO, Philippe Leboeuf will select the best selfie posted. The winning guests will receive another one-night stay at the famed hotel – this time for free. To enter only thing guests have to do is post their selfies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ with the hashtag #MOselfiecontest and point them to @MO_PARIS.
The Mandarin Oriental is hardly the first hotel trying to take advantage of the selfie craze, but they most certainly are the first luxury hotel to do so. While promoting guests to take selfies, they are also looking for the exposure social media brings with those posted selfies. The Hôtel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Greece even have a dedicated selfie spot on its roof with perfect views of the Acropolis. That’s how dedicated are hotels for the social media loving selfie tourists.
Source: Mandarin Oriental