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Winner Recounts Experience
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) — The winner of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort's first annual Romance Giveaway contest recounts her experience.
Carmen Perez of the Bushkill area was pleasantly surprised when she found she had won Shawnee's first annual Romance Giveaway contest. Perez works as a daycare provider at Allison's Wonderland Day Care in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and a mother of two children, ages 13 and 14. Carmen's busy lifestyle has prevented her from attending an overnight getaway with her husband for many years. With the help of Shawnee and her mother, who volunteered to baby-sit, Carmen was able to spend Valentine's Day in style.
Carmen began her romantic getaway at The Shawnee Inn where she was introduced to her riverside king suite. "Everyone was so polite, my room was excellent, and a wonderful bottle Champagne was delivered to my room only minutes after we arrived." Carmen and her husband then proceeded to Sam Snead's Tavern to enjoy a special dinner for two. The evening concluded with two complimentary tickets to see Love Letters at The Shawnee Playhouse. "Everyone at The Shawnee Playhouse treated me and my husband so special. The play was beautiful. They brought us up front and presented me with the jewelry I won from Ultra Diamond at The Crossing Premium Outlets. I was shocked to see that it cost $799.99 – the contest only listed the jewelry's value at $500.00. I was afraid to wear it!"
The next morning Carmen and her husband had breakfast in the River Room and later enjoyed their reservation at Spa Shawnee and Salon. "We loved our couple's massage. I could definitely see us coming back for another treatment."
After Carmen's Romantic Weekend, she later stated, "It is very nice to know that with the economy that people are still out there to give back."
This promotion was spearheaded by The Crossings Premium Outlets and The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Registration boxes were left at 20 different locations throughout Monroe County collecting contestants that span from all over the area. The contest winner received a Romance Giveaway grand prize which included Friday night dinner for two at Sam Snead's Tavern, two tickets to Friday's showing of Love Letters at The Shawnee Playhouse, a gift of Diamond Jewelry valued at $500.00 from Ultra Diamond at the Crossings Premium Outlets, an overnight stay at the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Champagne in room, Saturday breakfast, and a Saturday couples' massage at Spa Shawnee and Salon.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is happy that Carmen's prize was more than expected and would like to thank all of the vendors who helped make its first Romance Giveaway possible.
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List of Accolades
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.
Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation
The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager
The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business