TownePlace Suites by Marriott 05/04/2015 – Bethesda, Md.

Pack Your Suitcase…But First Let Me Take A Selfie!

Imagine the stories your suitcase could tell – packed, unpacked, overhead storage, cargo, security check, lost and found in a new destination. With the thrills and excitement associated with frequent travel, a suitcase has one interesting life. Everyday trekkers discuss their adventures with family, friends and social media followers but what would your suitcase say if it could talk? Where would it take you and why? TownePlace Suites by Marriott® and The Container Store® are conducting a selfie-worthy contest to find the most interesting suitcase tale.

For those who need a little push to get them going, during The Container Store’s Travel Sale, now through June 21, all locations of The Container Store and TownePlace Suites will host selfie stations ready to snap pictures of travelers and their suitcases. Dress-up, be creative and submit your answer to the age-old question “if my suitcase could talk, where would it take me and why.”

The traveler and the suitcase that pours its heart out will win a Grand Prize, 4-night getaway at a TownePlace Suites of their choice (value $1,000) and $500 in The Container Store travel essentials. The Grand Prize winner will be evaluated on originality, photo quality and caption creativity. There will also be weekly and voter prizing at random. So grab your friends, find your favorite filter and get ready for some fun courtesy of TownePlace Suites and The Container Store!

Entries can be submitted at www.SelfiewithaSuitcase.com.

About TownePlace Suites by Marriott
TownePlace Suites by Marriott, a brand of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ:MAR), is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked highest in the Extended Stay category in the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study SM, TownePlace Suites has also been #1 for mid-price extended stays in Business Travel News’ Hotel Chain Survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s “120 Most Trusted Brands.” Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 230 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the TownePlace Suites toll-free number at 800-257-3000, visit www.towneplacesuites.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/towneplacesuites.

About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products and the only retailer solely devoted to the storage and organization category of retailing. The company originated the concept of storage and organization retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 70 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000 square feet.  The Container Store has over 10,000 products to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. As the pace of modern life accelerates and being organized is not a luxury anymore but a necessity, The Container Store is devoted to making customers more productive, relaxed and happier by selling customized, complete solutions.  Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-a-kind product collection with a high level of customer service delivered by its highly trained organization experts.  The company has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For® – 15 years in a row. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s blog at www.whatwestandfor.com or read Chairman & CEO Kip Tindell’s new book UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives (available at The Container Store, www.uncontainable.com and anywhere books are sold).

About the Partnership
The Container Store’s iconic elfa® closet is now at select TownePlace Suites® locations across the country. Through this partnership, travelers can unpack their suitcase in a custom elfa® closet before they get confortable in their TownePlace Suites® room. From drawers to shelves to smart hanging space, you’ll find everything you need to make you feel right at home at TownePlace Suites® and have the closet space that best suits your needs thanks to The Container Store.