IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts And Zale Corporation Launch Search For "The Most
Epic Proposal Ever"
Winning Idea Will Receive the Ultimate Engagement Experience Complete with
Proposal at Romantic Mexico Resort and a Zale Celebration Diamond
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, Feb. 4, 2013
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --International
hospitality chain IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts and Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC)
today launched their search for "The Most Epic Proposal Ever." Today through
February 28, 2013, entrants can upload videos to www.zales.com/epicproposal
detailing how they would stage the most elaborate, over-the-top, creative and
romantic marriage proposal at an IBEROSTAR resort in paradise. One Grand Prize
winner, as chosen by a panel of judges, will enjoy red carpet treatment as
Zale and IBEROSTAR come together to turn their proposal dream into a blissful
reality, guiding the winner through the entire engagement journey.
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"The Most Epic Proposal Ever" was inspired by the growing trend of elaborate
marriage proposal videos going viral on the Internet. Ranging from men
creating their own short films to organizing flashmobs and choreographing
dance routines, these entertaining and heartfelt proposals are garnering
millions of views on websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.
The grand prize winner will receive a Zale Celebration Fire™ diamond
engagement ring, wedding bands for the bride and groom, and a 5-day/4-night
trip for two to the luxurious, adults-only IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso, an
all-inclusive resort in beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico. The total grand prize
package is valued at over USD $19,000. Aspiring to provide the ultimate
engagement experience, the resort's staff will work with the winner to pull
out all of the stops and plan a truly epic proposal, while keeping everything
a surprise from the winner's sweetheart. The magic moment will be recorded and
shared online by Zale and IBEROSTAR this spring so that the world can share in
Additionally, Zale and IBEROSTAR will offer a first prize winner (the first
runner-up) a Zale Celebration 102™ engagement ring and a 4-day/3-night stay at
the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso, and a second prize winner (the second
runner-up), a Zale Celebration Grand™ engagement ring and a 4-day/3-night stay
at the four-star, all-inclusive IBEROSTAR Cancun.
"The five-star IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso offers the perfect setting for
romance, from our secluded villas to our unique butler service," said John
Long, vice president of sales and marketing for IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with Zale as we encourage entrants across
America to make their own memories on our beautiful grounds."
Scott Davies, Vice President of Marketing for Zale Corporation, added, "Our
Celebration Fire diamond, the most brilliant diamond in the world, will make
the perfect engagement ring for an incredible proposal.We are excited to
partner with IBEROSTAR to create extraordinary moments for the winners."
The grand prize winner will also have additional help with the proposal
planning, but from a different perspective. As this will be one of the biggest
moments in the winner's life, Zale and IBEROSTAR have enlisted the help of
relationship expert Dr. Seth Meyers to be the winner's engagement coach. Dr.
Seth will provide practical advice to help the winner navigate the big life
decisions that come with getting engaged and how to stay cool, calm and
collected when popping the question. Viewers can also visit "The Most Epic
Proposal Ever" website for a video on Dr. Seth's helpful top three rules of
The IBEROSTAR Grand Paraiso Hotel is a five-star, adults-only, all-inclusive
resort located on a serene beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. A romantic haven for
couples, the all-suite hotel offers coveted amenities including 24-hour butler
and concierge service, 24-hour room service, gourmet dining, a full-service
spa, 18-hole championship golf course, several swimming pools and
all-inclusive wedding packages.
The Celebration Diamond Collection™ is available online and in select Zales
Jewelers, Zales Outlet and Gordon's Jewelers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, as
well as in select Peoples Jewellers and Mappins Jewellers in Canada. Every
Zale Celebration diamond is cut to exacting standards to maximize brilliance
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About IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts
IBEROSTAR Hotels and Resorts is a family owned Spanish hospitality company
with more than 50 years experience in the travel industry. IBEROSTAR provides
unique vacation experiences, rooted in superior customer service and quality,
in the world's most popular vacation destinations. With more than 100 hotels
in 15 countries, IBEROSTAR Hotels and Resorts is committed to offering
excellence in quality and service and providing personal attention to each
guest. For more information, visit www.iberostar.com and find the brand on
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/IberostarHotels.
About Zale Corporation
Zale Corporation is a leading specialty retailer of diamonds and other jewelry
products in North America, operating approximately 1,770 retail locations
throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as online. Zale
Corporation's brands include Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon's Jewelers,
Peoples Jewellers, Mappins Jewellers and Piercing Pagoda. Zale also operates
online at www.zales.com, www.zalesoutlet.com, www.gordonsjewelers.com,
www.peoplesjewellers.com and www.pagoda.com. Additional information on Zale
Corporation and its brands is available at www.zalecorp.com.
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