SOURCE: Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

July 11, 2011 12:28 ET

Tweet to Win a Royal Stay at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Oceanfront Hawaii Island Resort Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary by Giving Away a Five-Night Stay in a Royal Suite

WAIKOLOA, HI--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - To mark its 30th anniversary, the oceanfront Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, located on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island, will run a photo caption contest via Twitter (www.Twitter.com/MarriottHawaii), starting July 11.

Operated by Marriott Resorts Hawaii (@MarriottHawaii), the 30-day contest (#WaikoloaMarriott30) will give entrants the opportunity to win a five-night stay in a Royal Suite at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, overlooking ancient Hawaiian fishponds and the white-sand 'Anaeho'omalu Bay. The luxurious, contemporary one-bedroom suite at this extraordinary hotel on Hawaii's Big Island offers richly appointed and spacious accommodations featuring one and a half bathrooms and a soaking bathtub, kitchen amenities, lounge seating, dining area, and large private lanai (balcony) with glass railings.

@MarriottHawaii will post one photo of Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa each weekday for 30 days. People can enter the contest by replying on Twitter with a caption that best describes the photo. Entries must include the hashtag #WaikoloaMarriott30. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa will review the day's entries and the person with the best caption will be selected, qualifying him or her to be entered into the Kohala Coast resort's contest drawing.

Of the 30 daily qualifiers, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa will randomly select one contest winner the week of August 22nd.

Announcements of the daily qualifiers and contest winner will be made over Twitter from @MarriottHawaii. The prize is valid for travel from October 1, 2011 through October 31, 2012. Must be 21 years of age to enter. Contest rules, terms and conditions are posted on www.marriotthawaii.com/waikoloamarriott30.

"We are excited to celebrate our milestone anniversary with this giveaway and would like to extend a deep mahalo (thank you) for thirty years of aloha," said Bill Countryman, general manager of Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. "Since our beginnings in October 1981, we have been pleased to provide Hawaiian hospitality to visitors and kama'aina alike. We look forward to many more years to come!"

*The contest is not approved, sponsored or endorsed by Twitter, Inc.

About Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii's Big Island is located on 15 oceanfront acres overlooking 'Anaeho'omalu Bay and just 18 miles north of the Kona International Airport at Keahole. Offering 555 contemporary guest rooms, suites and cabanas with private lanai and spectacular views, 5,750 square-foot world-renowned Mandara Spa and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from cardio to free weights, Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge with an outdoor lanai for ocean view dining, three pools including the Infinity pool with lava pots, nearby Waikoloa Golf Club offering 36 holes of championship golf and shops, restaurants and boutiques at The Kings' Shops and the newly-opened Queens' MarketPlace. For more information or reservations, please visit www.waikoloamarriott.com or call toll-free at 800 922-5533 or the hotel at 808 886-6789.

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