St. Petersburg Resident Wins Grand Prize Package in HGTV Urban Oasis® 2013 Giveaway
Prize package worth $1 million includes a custom-designed, modern home on the 24th floor of The Residences at W Boston
Joseph Haran thought he was attending an important business dinner Monday night with his boss and potential clients at the Red Mesa Cantina in downtown St. Petersburg. What he didn’t know was that his boss was in on the plan for HGTV’s Taniya Nayak to surprise Haran and his wife and tell them that he, out of more than 21 million entries, was the winner of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 Giveaway. The grand prize package is valued at more than $1 million, and includes the fully furnished 1,000 square foot home and a 2014 Acura MDX.
Haran, an employee at Environmental and Assessments Consulting, Inc., lives in St. Petersburg with his wife Jodie. Before moving to Florida, he lived in the Boston area and still has relatives there. Viewers can witness his reaction to the surprise ambush during the HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 Giveaway Special that airs December 27th on HGTV.
“I’m excited and overwhelmed and can’t wait to see it,” exclaimed Haran, after finding out that he was the winner. While he says he loves St. Petersburg and plans on keeping his permanent home there, “this will be a great vacation home.” As for his advice for those thinking of entering future giveaways? “Enter, check out the website, you'll learn a lot of stuff and maybe win a million dollars!”
The fully furnished HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 features one bedroom, 1 ½ baths, a gourmet kitchen and sweeping views of the Charles River, Boston Common and Public Garden. It is located central to the Boston theater district, with a huge range of restaurant choices, top-notch comedy clubs, and theatre options for Haran to enjoy.
As part of the grand prize package, Haran also will enjoy perks from The Residences at W Boston including in-residence dining, 24-hour concierge, valet parking and access to the fitness center. Discounts are also available for all hotel amenities including Bliss® Spa services.
By taking a virtual tour at hgtv.com/urbanoasis viewers can see Haran’s custom-designed paradise located on the 24th floor of The Residences at W Boston first-hand.
The HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 Giveaway features products provided by national advertising partners including Acura, Cabinets To Go, iRobot Corporation, KOHLER and The Sherwin-Williams Company.
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to almost 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.
About W Boston
Located in Boston’s Theater District, adjacent to the Back Bay/Midtown neighborhoods, the 28-story building is a mixed-use development with hotel, condo, restaurant, spa, retail, and bar components. The building includes a 235-room hotel, and 123 luxury residential condominiums. W Boston and The Residences at W Boston were designed by William Rawn Associates, Architects Inc. and TRO Jung Brannen Inc. The interiors are designed by Bentel and Bentel Architects. The building is developed by Sawyer Enterprises.