Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Free Hotel Stay for Conceptions

From CNN:

This [Valentine's Day] the hotel chain is raising the stakes with a baby maker promo -- if sweethearts welcome a bundle of joy into their life nine months after the Nooner rendezvous, they'll win a free stay at the Hotel Zed of their choice for the next 18 years. (Need further incentive? A new Zed is opening this summer in Tofino, a secluded hamlet on Vancouver Island famous for its rainforest hikes and surf breaks.)
Hotel Zed CEO Mandy Farmer came up with the original Nooner idea when her kids were little and she was struggling to find quality, child-free time with her husband. The prospect of a romantic tryst on February 14 was more appealing to her than a bouquet of carnations or a box of chocolates, so she took the idea to the board and they ran with it.
This year's baby making incentive seemed like a fun twist -- the holiday is notoriously known for engagements, so why not conceptions?
Read more here.

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And now... this Family Law prof is thinking about arguments about how to divide this benefit in the event of a dissolution of the relationship :) - alternating years? What about during the pendency of the proceeding - gasp - if both members of the former couple show up to use the hotel night?

Posted by: Melanie DeRousse | Feb 3, 2020 7:11:42 AM

Good questions!

Posted by: Margaret Ryznar | Feb 4, 2020 10:46:12 PM

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