Hotel Yehuda in Jerusalem started the year off with a sale unlike any other. The hotel is offering the first two couples to conceive a child in one of their rooms on February 29 a hotel package worth up to $99,300 to celebrate leap year.
Playing on the double entendre of leap year -- which also means “pregnant year” in Hebrew -- Hotel Yehuda has launched a babymaking campaign, inviting couples trying to conceive to bring their efforts to their hotel.
The rule is simple: The first two couples to conceive a child while staying at the hotel on Feb. 29 will get a bris, bar mitzvah and wedding worth $99,300 USD (€90,000). Couples must provide a doctor’s note, and will get their prize nine months later.
Since launching the campaign, the hotel says that 50% of their rooms have been booked over Feb. 29. It’s one of several marketing deals to capitalize on the holiday that comes once every four years.
Online travel site Expedia is offering 29% off hotel deals for guests who book through their mobile app on Feb. 29. Travelocity is offering 30% off for hotel reservations made before Feb. 29, and on CheapOair, flyers can save up to $30 on airfares booked by Monday.
Follow @htlifeandstyle for more.