Joie de Vivre Hotels Launches Road Trippin’ California Video Contest

JOIE DE VIVRE HOTELS LAUNCHES VIDEO CONTEST Video Submissions Now Being Accepted at; Three Entrants to Win California Road Trip Travel Prizes

San Francisco (April 20, 2010) – Lights, camera, action! Joie de Vivre, California's largest boutique hotel collection, is calling all inspired videographers and travelers to have some fun and enter its Road Trippin' California video contest through June 8, 2010. The video contest invites eligible contestants to submit videos that share why they love California and should win one of three California road trips.

To kick off the contest, Joie de Vivre debuted its own Road Trippin' video featuring additional details on the contest and a cast of joie-full characters. Contestants can enter unique videos in the contest from April 20 through June 8, 2010. The videos should be between 30 seconds and three minutes in length and cannot include any copyrighted materials.

The winners will be chosen by public voting, which begins May 18, 2010 and ends June 8, 2010. Voters can vote for each entry once every day during the voting period and may vote for an unlimited amount of entries.

The first-place winner with the most votes gets to choose his or her road trip from the three prizes. The runner-up selects from the other two prizes and the third place winner receives the remaining road trip travel package.

Road Trippin' California Travel Prizes

* On the Waterfront road trip prize package features one-night stays at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz, Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, and Waters Edge in Tiburon, plus a four-day Enterprise car rental, free parking, and daily breakfast.
* SoCal Chic prize package includes one-night stays at Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles, Hotel Maya in Long Beach, and the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, plus a four-day Enterprise car rental, free parking, and daily breakfast.
* Pools road trip prize offers one-night stays at Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco, the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square, Oakland, and Hotel Los Gatos in Los Gatos, plus a four-day Enterprise car rental, free parking, and daily breakfast.

Please go to or for the Official Contest Rules and to enter a video. Joie de Vivre's Road Trippin' California Video Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

In conjunction with the video contest, Joie de Vivre also introduced Road Trippin' California packages offering savings of up to 50 percent and great hotel rates for those who want to plan their very own endless summer. Road Trippin' California packages start at $99 per night, double occupancy, and vary based on the destination. The packages and Road Trippin' hotel rates can be booked from April 20 through Sept. 6, 2010 for travel May 1 through Sept. 15, 2010 at

About Joie de Vivre
San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre ( is a collection of creative lifestyle businesses. Founded in 1987 by Chip Conley, Joie de Vivre is recognized for creating some of the most innovative hospitality services and products and designing one-of-a-kind properties. As California's largest boutique hotel collection with more than 30 properties, Joie de Vivre Hotels is becoming the hotel brand synonymous with the California travel experience, offering a wide range of unique urban, suburban and waterfront boutique hotels that cater to leisure and business travelers in all market segments. Joie de Vivre hotels are located in San Francisco, Marin County, Silicon Valley, San Francisco East Bay, Big Sur, Sonoma County, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, and Venice Beach.