Thank you for entering the Meet Me at Clarion Contest

This summer, we invited you to share your story for a chance to win a custom get-together for 6 in downtown Atlanta. We received thousands of entries – thank you to everyone who shared their personal, amazing and heartwarming stories. We are excited to share Carlos' story below.

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2018 Contest Winner

Carlos' Story

Carlos, of Miami, Florida, and his family are the best of friends with two other families and have been for almost 20 years.

Hard-working and devoted to their families, the three couples have “been through it all together… from births to deaths and everything in between.” While they have enjoyed taking family trips together, they’re ready for a “no kids” getaway: “Now that we've survived the sleepless nights, sick kids, and traveling with them, we could use our break!"

Carlos and his friends are excited at the prospect of their first ever “couples only” get-together. As a bonus, the group will all reunite for the first time since one family moved from Miami to Georgia. Clarion is thrilled to make their dreams come true with a few days of carefree fun without the kids.

Watch the recap of their weekend >

The winner will receive:

  • A 3-night stay for up to 6 people at the new Clarion® Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown hotel, October 18 – 21, 2018
  • VIP tickets to the Taste of Atlanta, the city’s hottest food and wine festival
  • Exclusive experiences by Coca-Cola®, including tours of World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium
  • Dinner at the hotel’s Paschal’s Restaurant, a historic venue featuring soulful Southern food.
  • Round-trip airfare

Contest ends July 31, 2018

Past Contest Winners


2017 Winners

Meet Brent and his five platoon mates—winners of 2017’s Meet Me at Clarion contest. They reconnected in Nashville for the experience of a lifetime.

2016 Winners

Discover Robin’s incredible story and check out the fantastic time she and her five friends had together in Orlando as our contest’s first winners.


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