Hotel introduces new concept to combat ‘vacationitis’ during bmex exhibition
Hilton Barbados Resort launched its 2013 Staycation Programme at BMEX last weekend, encouraging Barbadians to not only utilise the property during the summer but also giving them the chance to win a number of fantastic prizes.
The programme, which is encouraging Barbadians to play their part in preventing the spread of “vacationitis”, is promoting special rates on day passes, staycations, spa treatments and lunch and dinner at the St. Michael property.
General Manager, Matthew Mullan, explained that Hilton Barbados Resort was traditionally a property which Barbadians patronise for mini-vacations/staycations and also for dining, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner or for special occasions like Valentine’s Day, birthdays and anniversaries.
“We appreciate this loyalty from the Barbadian public and so we are always looking for ways to give back and what better way than by having special offers, not only for rooms, but also for our restaurants and treatment rooms, to encourage everyone to take some time off and unwind.
“We know that many Barbadians are suffering with what we call vacationitis — a major epidemic affecting workers unable to take long or short-term breaks — and we have the perfect cures at Hilton Barbados Resort,” Mullan explained.
He added that the BMEX launch also gave lucky patrons the opportunity to win prizes.
“All they had to do was visit our mobile cure zone and have one of our urgent vacation care specialists diagnose their symptoms for a chance to win prizes including day passes, free dinners, spa treatments and even staycations.”
Mullan noted that the promotion continues after BMEX and runs until the end of August.