Selfie Addiction Gets Its Hooks in Hotels

PHOTO: Some hotels are using selfies as promotional images.

No one, it seems, is able to resist the temptation of selfie self-promotion.

Not even hotels.

A San Jaun, Puerto Rico hotel -- La Concha A Renaissance Resort -- is offering a "Take a Selfie Adventure Package" May through August 2014. Starting from $179 per night, the package "includes amazing extras, so you can explore San Juan, including discounts at the Bacardi Distillery, Tropical Rain Forrest Tour, and kite flying at the historical forts."

The idea is that guests will tag posts on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter using the hotel's handle and the hashtag #belaconcha. The hotel will select just one selfie each month the package is available and award a free three-night, two-day stay.

In New York City, Kimpton's Muse Hotel gives guests props to have their own "selfie scavenger hunt." Included is a list of 10 "must-see" New York sites. Prizes range from free cocktails to room upgrades. Participating guests must catalog their adventures on Twitter using the @KimptoninNYC handle and using the hashtag #MuseSelfie.

The property that's become known as the "world's first Instagram hotel" has a dedicated space for selfie taking. 1888 Hotel in the Pyrmont section of Sydney has a lobby space for photo where guests are instructed to tag photos with #1888Hotel.

If they comply, their photos will instantaneously appear on the screens near reception.

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