Hotels.com Seeks Candidates For ‘Retro Beach Motelier’ Job

In a new campaign to reinvigorate the nostalgia of America’s surf culture, while also promoting beach stays, Hotels.com is hiring their first-ever “Retro Beach Motelier.”

This job will require the chosen motelier to spend their summer of 2022 traveling to the best retro beach motels in the United States, from coast to coast.

It comes with a $10,000 travel stipend and itinerary that includes stays at properties, including The Pearl Hotel in San Diego and Vagabond Hotel in Miami.

The search for our Retro Beach Motelier started as a way to highlight highly-rated two and three-star beach motels that are just as amazing as the resorts travelers flock to on their beach trips,” said Hotels.com spokesperson Melissa Dohmen, in a media statement. “What also makes these beach motels ripe for this busy summer travel season is that they’re budget-friendly and guests can often find freebies like parking and breakfast.”

While on the job, the hiree will also go back in time, in terms of technology. The Retro Beach Motelier will have to put the smartphone aside and adapt to analog equipment to get the job done old school.

Their tasks will involve documenting their travels not on the ‘Gram or TikTok but more so with a classic Polaroid camera. The Motelier will also get summer office supplies such as high SPF zinc sunscreen, striped umbrellas, vintage sunnies (aka sunglasses), a cooler and a solar-powered AM/FM radio.

The Motelier won’t be completely alone on assignment, as this new hire can bring a plus one along for the ride.

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Hotels.com Seeks Retro Beach Motelier To Work In Coastal Motels In The US This Summer

Parties with pools, cabanas and DJs make a perfect combination for those who love to spend their vacations in beach cities. If you love to soak up the sun at a beachside paradise unchanged by the modern world, Hotels.com is offering you a dream job as the “Retro Beach Motelier.”

The Hotels.com Retro Beach Motelier will receive a $10,000 stipend to spend the rest of summer traveling back in time to the best retro beach motels across the USA. The suggested itinerary includes cozy coastal gems dripping in nostalgia, like The Pearl Hotel in San Diego and Vagabond Hotel in Miami. The selected applicants will be allowed to invite a guest of their choice will join them in this dream job.

Instead of spending vacation scrolling their smartphone and listening to podcasts by the pool, the Motelier will indulge in offline activities, like documenting the trip “for future generations.” The photos will be taken with a classic polaroid camera (instant film and camera provided). The IRL photo album of the trip may even appear on Hotels.com.

The Hotels.com Retro Beach Motelier will also be armed with old-school seaside accessories to help them unplug and unwind, including high SPF zinc, striped umbrellas, vintage sunnies, and a cooler for beachside beverages, and a solar-powered AM/FM radio. Plus, Hotels.com will award them a $5,000 “salary” to spend on beachside snacks their grandparents would approve of frozen custard, salt water taffy and snow cones.

“Travelers these days tend to search for all-inclusive hotels and resorts when planning their summer getaways, but our Retro Beach Motelier is out to prove that beach motels can be just as luxurious,” says Melissa Dohmen of Hotels.com in a press release. “These timeless motels are not only budget-friendly but will transport beachgoers – literally and figuratively – back

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