Get shopping, because if you purchase the right box of Godiva
candy, you could win a May weekend getaway for two in Godiva's all-chocolate Decadence Suite
in New York City's Bryant Park Hotel. Godiva does a Valentine's Day promotion each year, and for 2009, anyone who buys the winning box of chocolates -- for $23 and up -- may win the chocolate suite. The winning box, sold only in North America, will contain a note informing the buyer of his or her good luck.
In addition to staying in the suite, the winners also will be treated with several chocolate-themed activities, among which is a private tasting in Godiva's Rockefeller Center boutique and a dinner for two at one of New York's top restaurants. They will also go home with a year's supply of Godiva chocolate.
The room was created by Los Angeles designer Larry Abel
and features interior design by Jonathan Adler
. Hanging in the "living room" was a painting built of multicolored chocolate pieces inspired by Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss.
Above the dining table was a "canvas" dripping with brown and white chocolate -- a takeoff on Jackson Pollock's signature "drip" paintings. Books opened to a mound of chocolates. A glass-covered table features a design under the glass made up of chocolate pieces. Visitors can feel free to sit on the sofa, which is chocolate-covered only on its sides, but don't touch the chocolate walls, or light the fireplace (with its chocolate logs and mantle) or chocolate candles, or try to snuggle up in the chocolate easy chairs.