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Guests Flip for Rosewood with Caneel Bay’s New Flip Video Program

Caneel Bay Resort, long known for its laid back, low-tech approach to vacations, is bringing guests into the 21st century with its Flip For Rosewood program.

Along with four other Rosewood resorts, Caneel is now offering its guests complimentary access to Flip UltraHD camcorders during their vacations. At the end of their stay, Caneel’s concierge will download guests’ videos to YouTube or burn the footage to a DVD as a souvenir to share with friends and family.

The program began when Rosewood approached Pure Digital Technologies Inc., the company which manufactures the Flip UltraHD, to create a special new offering for its guests, explained Caneel Managing Director Nikolay Hotze.

 

“We wanted to create a unique program that our guests would enjoy and benefit from,” said Hotze. “We created Flip for Rosewood to provide guests with a unique experience — something they can’t find anywhere else.”

The rise of Internet social networking has made it possible for vacationers to share their trip with friends and family, according to a press release issued by Rosewood.

“With the rise of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, the thrill of a perfect vacation is magnified by the knowledge that your getaway is being enjoyed, virtually, by your loved ones back home,” according to the release.

The newly released Flip UltraHD is an easy to use, pocket-sized high definition camcorder which features 120 minutes of record time, a large LCD screen and rechargeable batteries.

Caneel concierges will present guests with the camcorder upon their arrival and share easy to use tips for the best results.

The camcorders are also available at Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, California; Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico; Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda; and Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Flip For Rosewood program is in keeping with Rosewood’s tradition of offering its guests a unique experience, according to the press release.

“Differentiating itself from other luxury hotel companies by offering unique amenities and programs that cannot be found anywhere else, Rosewood has a proud tradition of providing guests with once in a lifetime opportunities and the most in demand new products,” according to Rosewood’s release.

Above all, the program makes it easy to share vacation memories with loved ones, explained Hotze.

“The Flip For Rosewood program provides guests the opportunity to capture their vacation memories on the digital camcorder and instantly share with their social network,” he said. “Whether filming their children diving into the ocean, a romantic moment over dinner, or a stunning sunset, guests of Caneel Bay are able to share these special vacation memories with their family and friends.”