Lake district boutique hotel launches £15,000 Facebook giveaway

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UK: The Cranleigh Hotel in Bowness is giving away £15,000 worth of free accommodation to its Facebook followers.

In what is thought to be the first giveaway of its type in the UK, the hotel is trying to boost its 24,500 "likes" to 100,000. Proprietor Stephen Hargreaves has announced plans to give away up to 75 free nights worth £15,000.

"Other hotels may think we are mad," said Hargreaves, "but we believe that you have to give in order to receive, and that's what we are doing. My wife Louise and I bought The Cranleigh five years ago with a vision to create one of the best places to stay in the Lakes. The Cranleigh is now one of the Lake District's best establishments, already achieving the number-one spot on Trip Advisor in Bowness, and having a phenomenal 24,500 Facebook followers, more than any other boutique provider in the country."

Hargreaves is asking people to follow and share The Cranleigh with their Facebook friends. For every 1,000 new followers, they will give away a free night's stay in one of their luxurious rooms, including a bottle of Champagne.

He said: "We have recently had phenomenal success on Facebook, and have received so many fantastic comments from previous guests and people who want to stay with us. It's our way to say a huge thank you."


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