Fancy a free stay at the Shangri-La Hotel in the heart of London? How about in the bustle of Bangkok, or the island paradise of Fiji, surrounded by pristine beaches and crystal clear waters?
Heads up, because this could be you. In tandem with the Hong Kong government’s efforts to drive up COVID-19 jab rates, the Shangri-La Hotel Group announced Friday that it is giving out an entire year of unlimited free stays at any of its 76 worldwide destinations to one lucky winner.
“We know that people just want to get out there and travel, so we are trying new things to help ensure we can all do that safely once again. Getting vaccinated is crucial to protecting ourselves, our loved ones and our community,” Kuok Hui Kwong, Chairman of the Shangri-La Group said.
The winner of the contest will also be able to enjoy staycations at Shangri-La’s four hotels in the city, including the Island Shangri-La in Admiralty, Kowloon Shangri-La in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kerry Hotel in Hung Hom, and Hotel Jen in Sai Wan.
Those who receive both vaccine doses by Aug. 31 can join the lucky draw. Details about how to enter will be announced in due course.
Shangri-La is not the only hotel group to offer perks for those who are vaccinated (though it is by far the one with the most attractive incentive). The Langham, Cordis, and Eaton HK, all under the Great Eagle Group, are offering room rates at 50% off for 3,000 fully vaccinated residents.
Last month, after property developers put up a flat worth nearly HK$11 million (US$1.4 million) as the grand prize of a lucky draw, jab rates shot up over the weekend.
About 1.1 million Hong Kong residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to official figures as of Monday.