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Embassy Suites Hotels Launch the Third Annual Snap Happy Photo Contest


Memphis, TN (May 23, 2007) Embassy Suites Hotels have announced the new launch of its popular “Snap Happy” family vacation photo contest with a “Happiness in Motion” theme, encouraging participants to capture the family travel journey – both physical and emotional - on film. From planning and packing, to activities and discoveries and all the way through to the arrival back home, Embassy Suites wants to see it – in pictures.

Throughout the summer, Embassy Suites Hotels are encouraging families to enter the contest by submitting their favorite summer 2007 photos online to the Snap Happy site where kids and families can also find downloadable travel games, fun travel music and ‘virtual’ photo postcards to send to families and friends around the world.

The contest allows families to submit up to three photos online at from now until the start of September 2007. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for four to Embassy Suites Hotel – Waikiki Beach Walk Hotel in Hawaii, including roundtrip airfare, $500 in spending money, exciting tour packages to popular Waikiki attractions and a Canon Digital Camcorder to document their travels. Ten First Prize Winners will receive a Canon Powershot Digital Camera and fifteen Second Prize Winners will a Panasonic 8.5” Portable DVD Player. More than 3,600 photos were submitted during last year’s contest.

“We recognize that there’s more to the journey than just the travel time between home and your destination,” said John Lee, vice president of brand marketing for Embassy Suites Hotels. “This year’s Snap Happy Contest will celebrate the moments, both big and small, that happen in between.”

Also new this year is downloadable games that families can play together in the car, on the train or aboard the airplane, providing connection and fun along the way. Other family activities available from Embassy Suites online include:

- Snap Happy Travel Songs: created to help keep the kids – and the grownups – entertained on the road. From kids’ favorites like Laurie Berkner and The Backyardigans to Elvis Presley and U2, this list provides music suggestions to help families find all the tunes they’ll need to pass away the time in the car.

- Snap Happy Scavenger Hunt: Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, Embassy Suites’ Snap Happy Scavenger Hunt lists provides everything families will need to seek out fun on their travels. From the typical brown cow to a convertible and person snoring on a plane, this list will help keep children occupied during travel down time.

- Virtual Snap Happy Photo Postcards: Families can upload images to the Snap Happy site and choose from many fun, virtual frames to adorn their pix. Summer vacation photos can then be sent from the Snap Happy website to friends and family around the world.

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Each Embassy Suites Hotel offers spacious two-room suites with a separate living area and bedroom to better accommodate traveling families. The living area features a sofa bed and television with Playstation console, easily converting to the “kids room,” and the complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast is convenient, delicious and a true family value. With a wide variety of options – from the pancakes and waffles to Embassy Suites’ famous made-to-order omelets – the whole family will be fueled up to discover all the fun and excitement their vacation destination has to offer.

Embassy Suites Hotels is a member of the Hilton Family of Hotels and opened its first hotel in 1984. It was the first all-suite upscale hotel brand to enter the industry and today has nearly 190 hotels.

Dawn Ray
Embassy Suites Brand Communications
755 Crossover Lane
TN 38117


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