In a new campaign to reinvigorate the nostalgia of America’s surf culture, while also promoting beach stays, Hotels.com is hiring their first-ever “Retro Beach Motelier.”
This job will require the chosen motelier to spend their summer of 2022 traveling to the best retro beach motels in the United States, from coast to coast.
It comes with a $10,000 travel stipend and itinerary that includes stays at properties, including The Pearl Hotel in San Diego and Vagabond Hotel in Miami.
“The search for our Retro Beach Motelier started as a way to highlight highly-rated two and three-star beach motels that are just as amazing as the resorts travelers flock to on their beach trips,” said Hotels.com spokesperson Melissa Dohmen, in a media statement. “What also makes these beach motels ripe for this busy summer travel season is that they’re budget-friendly and guests can often find freebies like parking and breakfast.”
While on the job, the hiree will also go back in time, in terms of technology. The Retro Beach Motelier will have to put the smartphone aside and adapt to analog equipment to get the job done old school.
Their tasks will involve documenting their travels not on the ‘Gram or TikTok but more so with a classic Polaroid camera. The Motelier will also get summer office supplies such as high SPF zinc sunscreen, striped umbrellas, vintage sunnies (aka sunglasses), a cooler and a solar-powered AM/FM radio.
The Motelier won’t be completely alone on assignment, as this new hire can bring a plus one along for the ride.
The position also comes with a $5,000 to spend on old-fashioned beachside treats. Think frozen custard, saltwater taffy and snow cones.
While no experience is required for this job, the applicants must be at least 21 years old. They also must be cool about spending much of their days and nights at the beach. Additionally, it helps for them to be lovers of vintage design, open to staying at budget-friendly motels and overall have good vibes.
Applications for the Hotels.com “Retro Beach Motelier” job can be submitted now through August 5, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. CT.