Basseterre, St. Kitts (August 28, 2014) – On Friday, August 22, 2014, the stars of Hollywood were starry-eyed for St. Kitts at the Red Carpet Style Lounge in honor of the 66th Emmy Awards. The Caribbean island was featured as an exclusive destination travel partner at the invitation-only event, which hosted award nominees, presenters, celebrities and other talent in the TV and Film industries, with hotel stays on St. Kitts presented to four lucky celebrities.
“With a number of new luxury developments opening or soon-to-open, it is important for St. Kitts to secure exposure within an upscale audience that has the means to enjoy high-end leisure travel,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. “Participating in events such as this one helps to raise the destination profiles of both St. Kitts and Nevis in front of a very desirable set of individuals.”
At the event, Patrice Henry, Marketing Officer for the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, interacted with attendees while they relaxed and provided them with information about St. Kitts. VIPs who stopped by St. Kitts’ booth were provided branded St. Kitts gift bags containing miniature bottles of rum courtesy of locally-brewed Brinley Gold Shipwreck rum. In addition, three-night stays for two at Ottley’s Plantation Inn and Kittitian Hill (provided compliments of the properties) were presented to four lucky celebrities, as follows-
Ottley’s Plantation Inn
1. Michael Madsen, Actor, Films including Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Donnie Brasco, Thelma & Louise, et.al.
2. Carolyn Hennesy, Actor, TV Shows including ABC’s General Hospital, HBO’s True Blood, ABC’s Cougar Town,
3. Kate Linder, Actor, Films including Erased, Lights Out, et.al. and TV Shows including CBS’s The Young and
the Restless, et.al.
4. Richard Kind, Actor, Films including Argo, Bewitched, A Bug’s Life, et.al. and TV Shows and Films including
SyFy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One, NBC’s Mad About You, ABC’s Spin City, et. al.
Other celebrities who visited the St. Kitts booth included: Actor Aaron Hill of ABC’s Twisted as well as films Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Greek; Actor Victoria Summer of films including Transformers: Age of Extinction and Saving Mr. Banks; Actor Patrick Gallagher of TV Shows including Fox’s Emmy-nominated Glee and HBO’s True Blood as well as films including Sideways and Night at the Museum; and Actor Marcus Shirock of films including Hercules Reborn. Several celebrities including Danny Zuker, producer of Emmy-nominated TV Show Modern Family, were eager to learn more about St. Kitts and the island’s tourism product.
The Red Carpet Style Lounge in honor of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards was hosted by Secret Room Events and benefitted The Humane Society of the of the United States and The Shelter Pet Project.
About St. Kitts
St. Kitts is currently ranked, with sister island Nevis, at #3 on a list of the Best Islands in the World, #3 on a list of the Best Caribbean Vacations, #7 on a list of Best Caribbean Honeymoons, #8 on a list of the Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations and #8 on a list of the Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in the World by US News & World Report. It is also currently ranked #8 on a list of the Top 10 Best Islands for a Holiday by Places To See In Your Lifetime. In 2012, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC. The island was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and a Top Destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.
Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches. Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts.
For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail email@example.com, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube.