Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness and Airbnb are partnering for a promotional contest.
The “Night At” competition lists the Guinness Storehouse as a residence on its Web site. The owner is listed as Arthur Guinness, who was the founder of the brewery. His bio reads: “Arthur Guinness was an innovator with such a belief in his creation that he stamped his family name on it. Over two hundred and fifty years later, his beer is world famous and his brewery is the most visited tourist attraction in Ireland. Now, you can become the first ever tourist to spend the night.”
To enter for a chance to win, would-be residents are invited to answer the following question: ‘What makes you the world’s biggest Guinness fan?’ The competition closes on March 22, and the prize can be redeemed on April 24 only.
The contest is one in a series of Airbnb contest promotions in the “Night At” series. Other brands the travel company has partnered with include Taco Bell and Sonos.
For 24 hours, Guinness’ Gravity Bar will be completely transformed for the lucky duo to enjoy a VIP experience complete with a Guinness tasting bar with private butler, “perfect pint”-shaped bed, pool table, life-sized Jenga and giant telescope for a night under the stars.
Gravity Bar is Dublin’s highest bar and features panoramic, 360-degree views of the city from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The transformation of the space into a luxury penthouse features a balance of contemporary Irish craft furniture alongside original Guinness artifacts from the Guinness Archives, including notable works such as the Guinness Toucan.
In 2016, the Guinness Storehouse welcomed 1.65 million visitors from around the world. The building was once the brewery fermentation plant and is now a seven-story visitor experience, where visitors discover what goes into the making of each and every pint of Guinness, as well as learning about the brand’s 250-year history.