The must-have accessory for 2015? It’s the selfie stick, that expandable rod contraption that allows you to take panoramic selfies with your smartphone. Back in the olden days (aka three years ago), perfectly composed self-portraits were attainable only by long-limbed basketball players and Elastigirl … but no more!
And with the dawn of a new era in photography, we want our guests to play along. So we’ve outfitted every Kimpton hotel with selfie sticks that you can check out from the front desk, just like our free bikes. Heck, check them both out, hit the town, and come back with your best travel pics ever.
Then post them to Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #AdoreThySelfie to be part of our monthly Kimpton photo contest. Each month we’ll be choosing the best selfie-stick travel shots, with the winner getting a $150 Kimpton gift card, their own personal selfie stick, and their winning image blown up and framed. At the end of the year, the monthly winners will be entered into a raffle for the grand prize of a two-night stay at the Kimpton of their choice. Picture that.
Are you new to the selfie stick phenomenon? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Look for the selfie sticks at our nightly wine hours or around the hotel to get a feel for them. Our friendly front-desk staff is well versed in selfie stick strategy and is happy to help you with a little Selfie Stick 101. Then check back in right here on LifeIsSuite for some pro tips on how to shoot a selfie you’ll always treasure. Especially if it gets you a free stay.
Photos: Garry Knight/Creative Commons, Travis Wise/Creative Commons