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Contiki Creates The Most Festive Hotel Room Ever For Travelers in New Sweepstakes

Contiki Creates The Most Festive Hotel Room Ever For Travelers in New Sweepstakes

Dec. 6, 2022 – Hopfgarten, Austria: Contiki, the social travel company for 18-35s, has announced plans to create the world’s most Christmassy room at its exclusive Austrian Gasthof. Travelers looking to get into the holiday spirit can expect unlimited Christmas drinks, a personal elf helper/ski-instructor, and the smell of pine-scented pillows when they rest their heads each night. But there’s a catch. Contiki say they’re only accepting guests who can prove they’re festive.


“We all have those friends,” says Contiki Content Marketing Director Lottie Norman, “who get the tree every year. Who put Mariah on the second Halloween is over. We feel for all those Festive travelers out there who probably couldn’t be their extra elfish selves last Christmas. So we thought we’d create a space for them to be together in a real winter wonderland in the Austrian Tyrol. A judgement-free, scrooge free-zone where they can live their best tinsel-covered lives.”


Contiki say that guests who prove themselves to be Festive, by being nominated by friends and passing a challenging quiz, could get to enjoy:

  • An in-room snow machine
  • A personal ‘peak Christmas’ Elf Ski instructor
  • Unlimited mulled wine, eggnog, or hot chocolate
  • A rotation of holiday classics on the TV, including Love Actually, Home Alone, Elf, and a Muppets Christmas Carol
  • To get woken up each day by Mariah’s high notes and go to sleep on pine-scented pillows to the dulcet tones of Wham’s Last Christmas
  • A day-to-day itinerary provided in Advent Calendar form
  • The biggest Christmas tree the room will fit


Contiki say that anyone who thinks they’re extra Festive should sign up as soon as possible to find out more about visiting the gasthof, which is a real life Winter Wonderland throughout January. Plus, enter their fun competition and have a chance to win a limited edition festive Christmas jumper or T-shirt, depending on where in the world you’re celebrating. Entry requires you to tell Contki your festive funness by telling them the best cracker joke you’ve ever heard.



About Contiki Haus Schöneck

Nestled in the quaint Austrian Tyrol village of Hopfgarten, the gateway to one of the world’s largest ski regions, Haus Schöneck is a ski chalet with a twist. This traditional property has had a modern-day facelift, complete with an on-site bar and sauna. Only 1.6km from the main gondola station, our free ski shuttle service will have you on the slopes in ‘s-now’ time.



Contiki is the world leader in travel experiences for 18-35’s. We bring together travellers from all corners of the globe to discover new cultures and a little part of themselves along the way. Across 350+ global trips we sort out the stressful stuff like transport and accommodation, leaving you with unique travel experiences you wouldn’t be able to book on your own. Throughout your trip our expert Trip Managers and Local Guides use their local insights to help you discover an authentic side to the places you visit. A member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation (TTC), we are renowned and trusted for our outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. Want to know more? Visit