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Win a Free Night at a Radisson!

Back in 2009 while traveling in Switzerland, I spent my last night at the Radisson Blu in Zurich before catching a flight back to the United States the next morning. I remember being shocked by how posh the property was, particularly for an airport hotel. I spent the whole evening with my friend Kate at the Angel’s Wine Tower Bar, which was exactly as it sounded: “Heavenly” bartenders dressed in all white floated high above the ground on suspension cables and retrieved wine among the 400-bottle collection that patrons ordered. It was definitely a cool concept.

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In 2010, SVV and I stayed a few days in Brunei while traipsing about Borneo. There aren’t a whole lot of luxury hotels in Bandar Seri Begawan, so I was pretty happy to discover via Trip Advisor that there was a highly-rated Radisson right downtown. That’s where we slept for two nights, and the staff was even so kind as to leave us a heart of rose petals on the bed in honor of our recent marriage.

 

So when Radisson asked me to host one day of its โ€œ50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Roomsโ€ campaign (running Oct. 15 to Dec. 3), I said, “why not?” After all, it’s a brand I pay to stay in myself, and I doubt any of you would object to a free night at a Radisson, am I right? The contest is in celebration of the company’s 50-year milestone: The first Radisson hotel opened in downtown Minneapolis in 1962, and today, the company has grown to more than 400 properties globally with the intention to expand to 600 by 2015.
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Each morning at 10am EST, a new giveaway is revealed through a tab on the Radisson Facebook page (meaning you have 22 more chances to win if you’re not my lucky winner). The winner of each blogger’s giveaway receives one free night in a standard double-occupancy room at any North American Radisson Blu or Radisson hotel of his or her choice.

All you have to do to enter is answer this question: Where in North America are you most hoping to visit in 2013?

Be sure and enter via Rafflecopter below for your entry to count! Extra credit available as always. The contest will end at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, Nov. 15, at which point I will choose a winner via Random.org.

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Disclosure: Radisson is not paying me to host this giveaway; however, I will receive a free stay along with the winner (though all my previous stays at Radisson properties were paid for out of my own bank account).

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COMMENTS
  • November 11, 2012

    I want to visit Vancouver!
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    • November 13, 2012
      Dina

      I would love to be able to visit Aruba!

  • November 11, 2012
    Mary Happymommy

    I’d like to visit Charleston, SC.

  • November 11, 2012
    Beth

    I’m like to visit British Columbia.

  • November 11, 2012
    Beth

    I’d like to visit British Columbia.

    • November 11, 2012
      Beth

      sorry for the double post. One should not try and type anything before having a cup of coffee.

  • November 11, 2012

    I have two places I’m hoping to visit next summer, New York City (hopefully) and Chicago (more likely!) :).

  • November 11, 2012
    Laurie

    I’m hoping to go back to California to visit my family, and also to visit Charleston, SC.

  • November 11, 2012
    Dee

    I want to return to Washington, D.C. to visit more museums!

  • November 11, 2012
    Stavros

    New York!

  • November 11, 2012
    John

    I am hoping to travel to the Mediterranean or Hawaii.

  • November 11, 2012
    Debbie

    I want to visit NYC – it’s been years!!!

  • November 11, 2012

    Montana

  • November 11, 2012
    Kristin

    Hawaii!

  • November 11, 2012
    Debbie

    Or Toronto! Or Halifax! It’s tough to decide on ONE location!

  • November 11, 2012
    Dallas

    Boston, MA… I bet I could get some amazing pictures from that area.

  • November 11, 2012
    CarolineK

    I really want to do a Southern state swing. A New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville kinda thing.

  • November 11, 2012
    sally

    I woud like to visit ft lauderdale, florida ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 11, 2012
    suzann

    San Francisco!

  • November 11, 2012
    April Norman

    I would love to visit Seattle ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 11, 2012
    Holly C.

    New York City!

  • November 11, 2012
    Kate

    I want to go to New Orleans!

  • November 11, 2012

    I would love to visit Chicago to see my daughter and her family.

  • November 11, 2012
    Marcia Goss

    Tampa

  • November 11, 2012
    Alaine

    Portland!

  • November 11, 2012

    I’m hoping to finally get to San Francisco.
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  • November 11, 2012
    Walter Sinclair

    In 2013, I would like to go to New York City, but with my income it’s a dream that will have to wait a few years. Someday, though. =)

  • November 11, 2012
    Walter Sinclair

    I would like to go to New York City in 2013, but with my income it’s a dream that will have to wait a few years. Someday, though. =)

  • November 11, 2012

    I’m actually hoping for a summer trip to Denver so that the Modern Love Machine and I can do a little brewery tour and maybe take some day trips to hike in the mountains. Of course, I wouldn’t complain about a winter trip and an Epic Pass to go with ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • November 11, 2012
    Sandeep

    I want to visit Hawaii

  • November 11, 2012
    Lina

    Washington, DC in April!

  • November 11, 2012
  • November 11, 2012
    Kari

    New Orleans in March ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 11, 2012

    Short answer everywhere. Long answer I’m really hoping I can go to Newfoundland next year (I’ve never been and have always wanted to go there), but I know there are no Radisson or Radisson Blu Hotels in Newfoundland. There are however some Radisson hotels in the province of Quebec (one in Montreal and one in Quebec City) and Quebec is a a province that, like Newfoundland, I’ve always wanted to visit but never have. If I won I’d flip a coin to decide between whether to use the stay in Montreal or Quebec City, but I’d visit both cities anyways.
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  • November 11, 2012
    Samantha

    Would love to take my family anywhere…. somewhere…. one day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 11, 2012
    Laurie in MN

    I would love to go to Texas…there are a bunch of friends from a group I am in that are getting together there…or else New Orleans!

  • November 11, 2012

    Chicago definitely!

  • November 11, 2012
    James M

    I would like to visit NYC!

  • November 11, 2012
    Natalie M

    Visitng Vancouver would be great.

  • November 11, 2012
    Tracey P.

    Boston! I would love to see all of the history that Boston has.

  • November 11, 2012
    Kristin

    We’re heading to Sedona, Phoenix, and the Grand Canyon in 2013!

  • November 11, 2012
    Jenelle Ford

    I will be going to Key West and Santa Barbara in 2013 – can’t wait!!!

  • November 11, 2012

    I would like to visit Toroto where my eldest daughter lives. We could have a girl’s night in the posh Radisson room if I were to win the random draw. That would be so fabulous!

  • November 11, 2012
    marcia

    NYC!!!

  • November 11, 2012
    sandy

    I want to visit York, PA…my entire family lives there and it’s been way too long since the last time we were all together.

  • November 11, 2012
    Justine

    Los Angeles!

  • November 11, 2012

    Santorini, Greece please

  • November 11, 2012
    Elizabeth

    I want to visit Orlando, Florida ๐Ÿ™‚

    • November 11, 2012
      Elizabeth

      Or New York City!

  • November 11, 2012
    Ashli M.

    I am really hoping that I get a chance to visit Sedona, Arizona. I hear their spas are great there and I am in need of some relaxation.

  • November 11, 2012
    Troy

    I’d like to visit Corpus Christi

  • November 11, 2012
    Kathryn

    My husband’s dream is to visit Hawaii….that would be lovely indeed…

  • November 11, 2012

    I would love to visit Canada

  • November 11, 2012
    Kelley

    I would love to visit South Dakota

  • November 11, 2012
    Richard R.

    Portland, Maine

  • November 11, 2012
    Christina

    Charleston, S.C.

  • November 11, 2012

    Hmmm…. whatever layover I end up with on my way home from Europe! I’m always a fan of NYC or Boston and have yet to make it to our nation’s capital, but I could build a trip around a free stay anywhere!

  • November 11, 2012
    Liza Glick

    California!

  • November 11, 2012

    I would love to head up to Calgary for a couple of days..never been to Canada before and we are right below it! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

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  • November 11, 2012
    Lauren

    Seattle!

  • November 11, 2012
    Arnold

    I would like to visit Vancouver next year.

  • November 11, 2012
    Lesley

    Austin!

  • November 11, 2012

    I would just love to do a staycation here in Hawaii!
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  • November 11, 2012
    kfloveinme

    I would love to go to Chicago

  • November 11, 2012

    I want to go to New Orleans so much it’s almost becoming an obsession…
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  • November 11, 2012
    Hayley

    I would love to visit the east coast

  • November 11, 2012
    kathleen b

    I would absolutely love to visit California! ive only been once on layover between flights.

  • November 11, 2012
    Suril

    Portland OR!

  • November 11, 2012

    I’d like to visit New York in 2013!
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  • November 11, 2012
    MeganG

    Chicago in the spring would be fantastic!

  • November 11, 2012
    purplelarkspur

    LA!

  • November 11, 2012
    Laval

    Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan Regina

  • November 11, 2012

    Since we just bought a house, I’d be happy to visit *anywhere* right now! But I’m definitely eyeing a return trip to Seattle and Vancouver. Just love it over there…
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  • November 11, 2012

    I’ll be returning to Toronto again so I would want to stay there!
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  • November 11, 2012
    DeaconMac

    Well, I’ve already won 4 day passes to Universal Studios in Orlando, and I won enough Delta miles so my airfare will be free. So I’d love a chance to stay at the Radisson in Orlando for a free night!

  • November 11, 2012
    Joseph

    I’m hoping to visit friends in Montgomery, AL.

  • November 11, 2012
    Jay Hawk

    New York City!

  • November 11, 2012

    I’d like to visit New Orleans.

  • November 11, 2012
    Colin

    Chicago!

  • November 11, 2012
    Deanna Rowley

    I would love to visit the Grand Canyon in 2013.

  • November 11, 2012

    Fun question! I’ve actually been looking into where to go in the US in the upcoming months. We are going to Philly the first weekend of December and will probably book a flight to New Orleans for May very soon. I’m also looking into possibly going to Nashville, Memphis or
    Portland.
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  • November 11, 2012
    Chloe

    Hawaii ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 11, 2012
    Lethea B

    New Orleans, LA! =)

  • November 11, 2012
    sarapete

    Chicago!

  • November 11, 2012
    Elena

    Hawaii!

  • November 11, 2012
    Hilary

    Washington DC

  • November 12, 2012

    Hmmm, how about Alaska! Never been, would love to visit! Great contest, K!
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  • November 12, 2012

    Vancouver, BC!

  • November 12, 2012

    I’ve always wanted to spend more time in Vancouver! We usually fly through it on our way from London to visit my family in Portland, Oregon, but it looks so beautiful – I want to make more time to explore it instead of just snarfing Tim Horton’s at the airport.
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  • November 12, 2012

    We’re planning a trip including Hawaii, LA, Las Vegas, SF, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and NY!
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  • November 12, 2012
    Ris

    I’m very excited to visit Italy, which I will be doing in March!
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  • November 12, 2012

    Washington DC or somewhere in Hawaii … I’ll take your advice if I win ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  • November 12, 2012

    Austin, Texas! Swede went to undergrad at UT, and a good friend of mine lives down there now. I’ve been assured they have the most delicious breakfast tacos down there. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • November 12, 2012

    I have to pick ONE place in North America I’d most want to stay in? That’s pretty tough, but I’m going with Montreal.

  • November 12, 2012
    Krista J

    New York!

  • November 12, 2012
    Kendra

    We are really hoping to follow in your footsteps from a few summers ago and visit Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park!

  • November 12, 2012
    Anait

    I’d head to Montreal!!

  • November 12, 2012
    Jessica L.

    Hoping to visit Clearwater Beach in Florida for a wedding and quality beach time with the family!

  • November 12, 2012
    Tina M

    Chicago

  • November 12, 2012
    Patty B

    I’d love to make it to Yellowstone this year!

  • November 12, 2012

    Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest — Seattle, Portland, Vancouver — would be great!
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  • November 12, 2012

    I really should get to Chicago sometime in 2013!
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  • November 12, 2012
    Caitlin

    I am really hoping to visit New Orleans in 2013!

  • November 12, 2012
    Jen

    Vancouver!

  • November 12, 2012
    meg

    Chicago!
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  • November 12, 2012
    LivLaughEat

    I’d love to take my son back to FL – we went once during maternity leave but now that it’s mobile and vocal, I’m paranoid of taking him on the plane. I’m optimistic of taking him next year when he’s older and able to be bribed with the iPad…

  • November 12, 2012

    i need to get up to chicago ASAP!

  • November 12, 2012
    Aimee

    Hmm…maybe Chicago or Savanah!

  • November 12, 2012
    Kristi

    I want to visit San Diego!

  • November 12, 2012

    Vail, Colorado ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 12, 2012

    Vail, Colorado

  • November 12, 2012
    Jeff Strauss

    Vail, Colorado ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 12, 2012
    Mary

    What gorgeous rooms!

    We’re hoping to do a family Disney trip to Florida and an anniversary trip to Hawaii!

  • November 12, 2012
    Mary

    What gorgeous rooms!

    We’re hoping to take a family Disney trip to Florida and an anniversary trip to Hawaii!

  • November 12, 2012
    Danielle

    San Francisco, always. But, I have yet to get to Boston, and would love to make it happen this coming year!

  • November 12, 2012
    Valerie

    I am hoping to finally make it to Seattle and Portland next year!

  • November 12, 2012
    Nicole

    I would love to stay at the Radisson in Burlington, VT, where I’m getting married in summer of 2013.

  • November 12, 2012
    Jodi

    I would love a visit to Banff

  • November 12, 2012
    Jodi

    Anywhere in Hawaii would be wonderful too!

  • November 12, 2012

    I’m hoping for a trip to Chicago this year.

    Thank you.

  • November 12, 2012
    Emily Brown

    New York City with my sisters for a weekend!

  • November 12, 2012
    Haidang

    i’d want to visit new york city as an adult. havent been since i was 10

  • November 12, 2012
    Amy

    I’d like to visit Sweet Home Chicago.

  • November 12, 2012

    One of the places I’d love to visit is Chicago! I hear so many wonderful things about it and it’s also on my bucket list!

  • November 13, 2012
    tara

    San Francisco!

  • November 13, 2012
    Laura V.

    Orlando, FL

  • November 13, 2012
    Erica

    New York for a fun place to stay while catch up on my theater habit!

  • November 13, 2012
    Jessica L.

    Clearwater Beach Florida! Headed there for a wedding and some beach time with family….LOVE!

  • November 13, 2012
    Hannah

    I’ve wanted to hit a new island in the Caribbean forever – I’m so jealous of your trip over Thanksgiving!

  • November 13, 2012
    Dave Golden

    Chicago – Radisson Blu in 2013! Love that hotel.

  • November 13, 2012

    The Maldives

  • November 13, 2012
    Morgan

    Three of my closest friends from England will be joining my boyfriend and I on a road trip around North America in the summer. We’ll mostly be camping, staying in motels and couch surfing at friends who met from our previous travels so it’d be great to treat ourselves to a little luxury after months of backpacking in South America! Thanks for such a great giveaway xx

    • November 13, 2012
      Morgan

      I forgot to say that out of all the places we’re planning on visiting, I’m most looking forward to New Orleans

  • November 13, 2012
    Alexis L

    I’d really like to visit Seattle in 2013!

    • November 16, 2012

      Hi Alexis! YOU WON. Hope you can use your night in Seattle =)

  • November 13, 2012
    Steve

    New York!!!!

  • November 13, 2012
    Isaac

    Chicago!!!!

  • November 13, 2012
  • November 13, 2012
    Ang

    I want to visit San Francisco!

  • November 13, 2012
    Tami

    Would love to take the train and stay at the Radisson Blu in Chicago for the weekend!

  • November 13, 2012
    Phil

    Would love to visit Chicago Blu Radisson to see a concert as well as museums and zoo over the summer.

  • November 13, 2012
    Susan E

    I’d love to go to the Radisson Blu in Chicago!

  • November 13, 2012

    I am hoping to visit a few places! Portland, Charleston, and New York!

  • November 13, 2012
    Vitaly

    Vancouver, BC

  • November 14, 2012
    linda c

    I would go to New York

  • November 14, 2012
    John K

    I want to visit Chicago this year.

  • November 14, 2012
    Mike C

    I want to visit Chicago!

  • November 14, 2012
    ej

    Radisson Martinique on Broadway

  • November 14, 2012
    Eye

    Chicago. I was in town and didn’t book my room there. I regret it and would love to go back for leisure rather than business so I can take in the town with my family and visit relatives while we’re there. =)

  • November 14, 2012
    JK

    Charleston, SC

  • November 14, 2012
    sy ochoa

    I would love to visit the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

  • November 14, 2012
    tiffany l

    i’d love to visit atlanta, ga.

  • November 15, 2012
    Foo

    San francisco, CA

  • November 15, 2012

    I’d like to go to Toronto or Montreal.

  • November 15, 2012
    Heather K

    Nashville

  • November 15, 2012
    Julie G.

    I’d love the spend some time in Maine.

  • November 15, 2012
    William

    New York, my favourite city in the world.

  • November 15, 2012
    Mike B

    I would loves to visit San Diego

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