Can you dig it? In celebration of National Sandcastle Day on August 19th, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, will unveil the quintessential end of summer vacation available for consumers to book: behind the seaside walls of your very own swish Sandcastle.
For years, Booking.com has offered more awesome, unique places to stay than any other travel company in the world—from national landmarks, caves, train cars, houseboats, tiny homes, castles, even igloos—and this seaside escape just outside Manhattan is no different.
Constructed from close to 100 tons of sand, this sandcastle isn’t the typical beachfront sculpture of sediment from childhood. Skillfully shaped to reflect a modern mansion, this “SAND”-sion provides all the swanky amenities a sand structure of its scale could offer. Booking.com guests will feel fine and “sandy” while they enjoy: dinner for two on the Coney Island Boardwalk, sunrise beach yoga, and Luna Park VIP passes.
Standing 8 feet tall, 18 feet long and wide—being the largest sand sculpture constructed in New York City—the project was overseen by the “Sandman” himself, Matt Long, the master sand sculptor who has fashioned large-scale structures from the beaches of Southeast Asia to Times Square. A cast member for two seasons on the Travel Channel’s reality show, “Sand Masters,” Long’s pedigree in crafting palatial projects out of sand is known worldwide.
Located at Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, the “SAND”-sion will be available for $29 per night, in homage to the 29th Annual Coney Island Beach Sand Sculpture Competition. Consumers will be able to “seas” the day by booking a “SAND”-sion sleepover and overnight stays.
With 43%* of travelers wanting to stay in an accommodation type they’ve never experienced before in 2019 and nearly three quarters (73%)*of Booking.com’s top-awarded accommodation types in 2018 being homes, apartments and cool, unique places to stay, consumer demand for incredible experiences remains strong. Booking.com helps inspire travelers and makes it easy to book iconic properties across the globe.