Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Wins “Like To Win” Facebook Contest From VFM Leonardo

Like to Win Facebook Contest Winner Receives VPowered Multi-Media Player Makeover Using Online Merchandising Best Practices.

Toronto, ON, Canada – September 29, 2011 – The first customer winner of VFM Leonardo’s “Like to Win” Facebook contest was announced today. Congratulations to Gary Kohler, Director of Sales & Marketing at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, the lucky winner of a BestSTART Plus+ Professional Services Package.

A current VBrochure Ultra Premium customer, the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach will receive a makeover of their VPowered Multi-Media Player. After a one-on-one consultation, everything from the order of their media to their text descriptions will be enhanced according to what they want to achieve with VBrochure using industry best practices.

Upon completion of the makeover, the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach will receive the VBrochure Facebook App, a branded version for their website and email signatures as well as a complete mobile website, positioning them to better reach, engage and convert online travel shoppers. The hotel will also be featured on VFM Leonardo’s Facebook page as an example of visual merchandising best practices for hotels.

Kohler entered the contest because “I really wanted to make our story even more compelling for consumers. I believe that having the experts enhance our player for us will give us a clear advantage in our market.”

Contest entrants are also eligible to win the VBrochure Facebook App. It is one of the latest new features of the VBrochure Online Merchandising System that includes a multi-media player that hotels customize to display their media (videos, virtual tours, photos, floor plans, and promotional copy) right in their hotel Facebook Page.


Click here to enter the “Like” to Win Facebook contest. Official contest rules and regulations are available here.

About VFM Leonardo

VFM Leonardo is a technology and online media company for the global hospitality industry. We provide e-marketers at hotel brands, management companies and hotel properties with technology, sales conversion tools and a global travel media network that enables them to better visually merchandise their hotels to millions of in-market travel shoppers monthly. Our core products, the VScape® Digital Asset Management System and VBrochure™ Online Merchandising System, leverage the VNetwork™ – the largest media syndication network in the industry. It includes all major search engines, Global Distribution Systems, online travel agencies, travel research and supplier websites, search portals, review, travel editorial, local directories and major social media and video sharing sites. Taking advantage of VBrochure’s mobile and social media platforms, hotels can ensure that their rich visual presentations reach consumers on their mobile devices and through their social graphs. For more information about VFM Leonardo, visit

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