WATCH: New Orleans Hotel Celebrating 125th Anniversary with a Special Giveaway Worth $15,000
But there's a clever catch to enter.
In honor of its 125th anniversary, The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel is going big — to the tune of a grand prize valued at more than $15,000.
The so-called "giveback sweepstakes" urges guests to return items they have taken, or erm, inadvertently packed up from a hotel stay at the storied venue. "In honor of our 125th Anniversary, the public is encouraged to bring in any and all items they have taken from the hotel in the past: hotel keys, pillow covers, robes, menus, décor—no item is too big or too small," reads the contest page on the hotel's website.
The week-long hotel stay grand prize is shaping up to be quite the experience. "The person that offers up the most outrageous stolen item from our hotel—between now and July 1, 2019—will receive seven free nights in our Presidential Suite, along with free private dinners cooked by the executive chef, and spa experiences," says General Manager Tod Chambers to Condé Nast Traveler. According to the outlet, with the room costing more than $1,500 per night, the prize surpasses $15,000 in value.
For more details and how to enter, click here.
If only every hotel we ever stayed at offered a sweepstakes for filching two (or three, or seven) extra shampoo bottles. Laissez les bon things roulez!