by alessandro_carpentiero


100.000 followers on my Instagram account were just something I could dream about.
But well, today it’s that day; I’m simply overwhelmed.
Each and every single one of You has helped me to realize this dream!

To express my gratitude and celebrate, I want to give you something really special:


This is the launch image for the #100K_AC contest run by Alessandro Carpentiero on Instagram

Win 2 nights in 4 luxorious hotels! Alessandro_Carpentiero 100K followers on Instagram Contest


Every week the contest will be sponsored by a different hotel in a different country. 

How cool is that?


  1. Share your best Travel Shots with these tags in the caption#100K_AC #smallhotels 
  2. Follow and tag in the picture @alessandro_carpentiero @smallhotels @windmill_villas
  3. Old posts are not eligible. Please share new ones or re-post old ones with the official tags.
  4. Open your account; pictures tagged in private accounts are not visible.

4th WEEK PRIZE [July 6th – July 13th]: SANTORINI

2 nights in a unique boutique hotel: the Windmill Villas in Santorini (Greece).
This is just amazing. Santorini is well known for its natural beauty: what is better than live the Santorini experience in an original Windmill?


The prize will include a 2 night stay (3 days) up to 4 people in a Windmill with breakfast. 

The rooms have quite a view.

The rooms have quite a view.

Every windmill has private pool with Jacuzzi jets, patio, 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, 180° sea view, sunrise view.


You’ll have your own swimming pool!relax-pool-windmill-villas-santorini

and your own patio, which is pretty awesome!

The voucher is subjected to the hotel availability. At the moment these are the dates that the winner can pick:
September 2015: 6-7, 14-15, 30-October 1st
October 2015: 2 days between 14th – 31st
April- 10th May 2016: 2 days between this period of time.


How many of you can tell “I’ve slept in a Windmill in Santorini”?




If you want to spend 2 nights in this unqiue property, just follow the rules above and share the word with your friends!
Keep yourself posted about this contest on my Instagram and Facebook.


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2 nights stay at The Library Hotel (Koh Samui, Thailand).
The Library is a stunning conceptual hotel built in a semi-minimalist architectural style, located at the heart of Chaweng
Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand.

The view from the Library Samui Resort in

The view from the Library Samui Resort

The prize will include a 2 nights stay in a Smart Studio with breakfast for 2 people, and it will be usable until 1 year from the winning (June 21st 2016).

Contest won by @salesnatalie with this picture.
Congrats Natalie! You’ll be contacted soon 🙂

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2 nights stay for 2 people at Locanda Palazzone (Orvieto, Italy).
Locanda Palazzone is a truly unique and special place: it was built in medieval times (1304) and it’s located in the most central region of Italy: Umbria.

Locanda palazzone is a boutique hotel in center of italy (umbria) near orvieto

The Locanda stands alone at the top of a hill in the open countryside. Isn’t it just perfect?

The prize includes a 2 night stay (3 days) for 2 people in a Junior Suite with breakfast.
The voucher will be usable until December 20th 2015.
Contest won by @starvingphotographer with this picture:

Congrats Mahesh!

Congrats Mahesh! You’ll be contacted soon 🙂

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2 nights stay for 2 people at Museum Hotel (Cappadocia, Turkey).
A unique hotel built inside a cave in the unique land of Cappadocia.

The Museum Hotel in all its shininess

The prize includes a 2 night stay (3 days) for 2 people in a Cave Suite with breakfast.
The voucher will be usable for 1 year after the winning day.
Contest won by @zeynep.dgn with this picture:

Congrats Zeynep! You’ll be contacted soon 🙂



  1. The instagram contest #100K_AC is run by Alessandro Carpentiero and sponsored by The Small Hotels and Windmill Villas
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  3. Entry is accepted once entrants have posted their favorite travel picture on Instagram using #100K_AC #smallhotels
  4. Entry is accepted once entrants have started following @alessandro_carpentiero @smallhotels @windmill_villas
  5. Entry is accepted once entrants have tagged in their picture @alessandro_carpentiero @smallhotels @windmill_villas
  6. The contest will start on July 6th 2015. Closing date for the contest is July 13th 2015 at 05:00pm GMT+2  After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  7. Entries for the weekly prize will be accepted until each monday (June 22nd, 29th and July 6th, 13th) at 05:00 pm GMT+2
  8. Every monday for 4 weeks the contest will be sponsored by a different hotel with a different prize
  9. Every week will have a different winner, therefore the same person cannot win more than 1 prize in total.
  10. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  11. The rules of the competition are as follows: Each submission must be a photograph taken and owned by the entrant and by entering the competition they confirm that they own the rights to that photograph. Failure to comply with these rules will result in the entry being void.
  12. Detail of the prizes for each winner can be found on this page.
  13. The 2 nights reservation will have to be handled directly with Windmill Villas.
  14. The prize is subjected to availability
  15. The prizes do not include airfare costs.
  16. Alessandro Carpentiero reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by Alessandro Carpentiero.
  17. Alessandro Carpentiero is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  18. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability according to the hotel’s booking system. It’s recommended for the winner to choose the period of staying as soon as possible. We reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  19. One winner will be chosen each week from June 25th to July 13th.
  20. The winners will be notified by Instagram direct message by 23:59 GMT+2 on each monday during the instagram contest #100K_AC (22nd, 29th June, 6th and 13th July). If the winner cannot be contacted or do not respond to the invite within 3 days of notification, I reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  21. Alessandro Carpentiero will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
  22. Alessandro Carpentiero’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  23. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  24. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  25. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Alessandro Carpentiero and not to any other party.