You be the RoomCritic
There are two fun ways to get involved and become a RoomCritic
1. It’s easy, and free to register as one of the first RoomCritic Members
We are now signing up a limited number of RoomCritic Members to join our quest to show the world’s best resort and hotel rooms through real photos and video.
Capture your room.
Simply register and then next time you travel take 5 or more unique photos or videos of your hotel room. Shoot the bed, bathroom and amenities, show the view, even the mini bar. Be as creative as want, but remember, you MUST keep a note of or photograph the room number.
Tag your photos
Add the #roomcritic and hotel/ resort hash tags to all your room photos using via the Instagram smart phone app. Include the room number photo as part of the series, add it as a comment or another hash tag. Make sure your photos are made public.
You get the glory
If your photos are chosen, you’ll receive an exclusive profile on RoomCritic.com with a link to your preferred website or social network. A room gallery page will be created for the resort or hotel room and credited to you. For example, take a look at The Standard Downtown Room 605.
2. Write for RoomCritic
If you are interested in writing a guest post or review for the RoomCritic blog. Please follow the guidelines below. First hand experience of destinations and hotels/resorts you have been to or stayed in is preferred.
Your post must be on one of three topics:
- Interesting Hotel or Resort
- A review of a Hotel or Resort and the specific room you stayed in.
- Interesting travel destinations including detail of nearby hotels or resorts.
Your post cannot be an advertisement for your product or the equivalent of a sponsored post.
- Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.
- You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site. You may, however, post a brief “tease” or summary on your site that links to the post.
- You may provide up to three byline links: one for your blog or Web site, one for your bio or About page, and one for your Twitter username (optional).
- Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 800 words.
- Your post must include original photography that you own the rights to.
- We will likely edit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. If we make substantive changes (unlikely), we’ll email the post back to you for your approval before posting.
- We may provide a short introduction or conclusion to your post to provide context or the rationale as to why we think the post is important. We will make sure that my comments are set off from yours stylistically, so that our readers are clear that these are our and not yours.
We understand the work that it takes to write a blog post. However, the fact that you have written a post and submitted it to us does not obligate us to publish it. We retain the right to refuse to publish any post written on our behalf. We do not send explanations as to why a guest posts is not approved.
If your post meets the above guidelines:
- Please email your post for consideration. Include photos. I will respond with a “yes” or “no” within one week.
- If your post is not approved, you are obviously free to publish elsewhere. Also, please put your post in the body of the email rather than as an attachment.