SANTA ANA, CA - Archstone, a leader in apartment investment and operations, today announced the launch of its "Taste of Archstone" online video cooking contest. The winning video contest entry will receive a luxury Napa Valley getaway package valued at approximately $4,500, including round-trip airfare, three nights' accommodation at the Chanric Inn featuring the Hot Air Balloon Package, a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America, dinner at the Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant and more.
To enter the online video cooking contest, upload a video to www.youtube.com between July 21 and September 15 that expresses your personality and highlights your cooking skills as you prepare a dish with local ingredients. Get creative and show Archstone a taste of your community with food that represents your neighborhood, region or family ancestry, or using ingredients that you can find at your local farmers' market or neighbor's pantry. Visit www.TasteofArchstone.com to view a sample video and for more contest information.
Video contest entries must not exceed two minutes in length, and must include "Taste of Archstone" in the video title and description. Online public voting will take place September 16 through September 25. The video contest entry that receives the most "likes" at the end of the voting period will win the Napa Valley getaway package. The cooking contest is open to all U.S. residents, 21 years of age and over. For complete contest rules and prize details, visit www.TasteofArchstone.com.
The online video cooking contest is part of Archstone's fall 2010 resident appreciation and leasing expo, "Taste of Archstone," running from September 16 through 19. Visit any Archstone apartments community nationwide during the promotion to learn more about leasing incentives and promotions.
Archstone is a recognized leader in apartment investment and operations. The company's portfolio is concentrated in many of the most desirable neighborhoods in and around Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Boston. Archstone strives to provide great apartments and great service to its customers—backed by service guarantees. As of March 31, 2010, the company owned or had an ownership position in 433 communities located in the United States and Europe, representing 81,354 units, including units under construction.