How much more exclusive can you get than a luxury one bedroom apartment located within the world famous landmark The Eiffel Tower? This is probably not on your travel bucket list because it has never been a possibility until now.
This summer, HomeAway, a leader in whole home holiday rentals is giving 4 lucky winners the chance to take 5 of their loved ones to Paris for a 4-night stay, one of which will be spent in a luxury apartment designed by interior designer, Benoit Leleu. The temporary apartment, which will be located on the first floor of the iconic structure, will be a family friendly setting incorporating a lounge area that affords the best views of the city to be had in Paris. And don’t worry, unlike your usual self-catering apartments – breakfast and dinner are included!
In order to be in with a chance to win the trip all you have to do is take to Twitter and tell HomeAway what you would do if the HomeAway Eiffel Tower was yours for a night. As an added bit of fun, the company are inviting fans to have a say in designing the final touches to the space via their #EiffelTowerAllYours campaign on the company’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
As the national sponsor for the UEFA Euro 2016 championship, HomeAway are synchronising this competition with the championship which is due to take place in France next month. The dates that the winners will stay are the 23rd and 28th of June and the 4th and 8th of July. The winners will be announced on the day that the UEFA championship kicks off in Paris, the 10th June.
The concept was no doubt inspired by the super exclusive apartment built into the tower’s construction by its engineer, Gustave Eiffel, back in the 1880’s. When the tower opened in 1889 word soon spread of the little apartment perched on the 3rd floor which Eiffel used to take time out and occasionally entertain friends. Although the apartment bears no resemblance to what Leleu has in store for the winners of HomeAway’s competition, it was inviting and comfortably furnished. It is said that Eiffel was inundated with offers to rent the apartment from the Parisian sophisticates of the time, but he refused every one, insisting that it was his space to think. Thomas Edison, the American inventor who brought us such innovations as the electric light bulb and the phonograph, was one of the few invited guests to visit this retreat in the clouds.
Gustave Eiffel’s original apartment is now on view to the public as part of the Eiffel Tower tour, it is furnished in much the same way as it was over one hundred years ago, but the temporary apartment, on the other hand, that is a truly exclusive opportunity.
The venture is part of HomeAway’s ‘It’s Your Vacation, Why Share It?’ campaign which promotes the comfort to be found in whole home holiday rentals. They have launched a video which takes a humorous look at those regrettable moments we’ve all experienced while on vacation. Have a look.
Oh – and don’t forget to get writing your entry to be in with a chance to win!
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