Parties with pools, cabanas and DJs make a perfect combination for those who love to spend their vacations in beach cities. If you love to soak up the sun at a beachside paradise unchanged by the modern world, Hotels.com is offering you a dream job as the “Retro Beach Motelier.”
The Hotels.com Retro Beach Motelier will receive a $10,000 stipend to spend the rest of summer traveling back in time to the best retro beach motels across the USA. The suggested itinerary includes cozy coastal gems dripping in nostalgia, like The Pearl Hotel in San Diego and Vagabond Hotel in Miami. The selected applicants will be allowed to invite a guest of their choice will join them in this dream job.
Instead of spending vacation scrolling their smartphone and listening to podcasts by the pool, the Motelier will indulge in offline activities, like documenting the trip “for future generations.” The photos will be taken with a classic polaroid camera (instant film and camera provided). The IRL photo album of the trip may even appear on Hotels.com.
The Hotels.com Retro Beach Motelier will also be armed with old-school seaside accessories to help them unplug and unwind, including high SPF zinc, striped umbrellas, vintage sunnies, and a cooler for beachside beverages, and a solar-powered AM/FM radio. Plus, Hotels.com will award them a $5,000 “salary” to spend on beachside snacks their grandparents would approve of frozen custard, salt water taffy and snow cones.
“Travelers these days tend to search for all-inclusive hotels and resorts when planning their summer getaways, but our Retro Beach Motelier is out to prove that beach motels can be just as luxurious,” says Melissa Dohmen of Hotels.com in a press release. “These timeless motels are not only budget-friendly but will transport beachgoers – literally and figuratively – back in time to truly disconnect and relax.”
How to Apply
If you’re ready to hit the beach like it’s 1950 and enjoy kitschy poolside flair and analog experiences, visit www.hotels.com/beachmotel to apply to be Retro Beach Motelier by August 5 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
The most qualified Retro Beach Motelier will be selected and notified by August 12. Applicants must be 21+ to apply, check out the full contest rules here.