Friday, January 21, 2011
The Bachelor at CuisinArt Resort & Spa - Win a Trip!
Product placement in television and film has long been known as a great means of promotion. The same goes for location.
If you film it, they will come.
You can bet that CuisinArt Resort & Spa on Anguilla is certainly hoping they will any way. They hosted a one-on-one date as well as a surprise group date on the 7th episode of The Bachelor, scheduled to air this Valentine's Day.
Rated among the top resorts in the Caribbean by both Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, CuisinArt Resort & Spa had the chance to show off a little in this season's first episode, revealing the resort's stellar setting and Mediterranean-inspired accommodations. Interestingly, they are home to the world's only resort hydroponic farm. Go figure.
Whether or not you're a fan of the show (can't say that I am), you can actually enter to win seven nights at CuisinArt Resort & Spa for two, as well as private dining, a "Live Your Own Bachelor Date" experience, and a private island tour. Enter here.
Brad Womack, this season's Bachelor, was actually on the show in Season 11 when he chose to reject both of his final bachelorettes. Three years later he's back, claiming a radical personal transformation that has left him ready to commit to a relationship.
Much more interesting than who old Brad chooses though is what effect the show being filmed there will have on tourism in Anguilla.
St. Lucia certainly got a boost from serving as the setting for the show in the past. The Director of St Lucia Tourism, Louis Lewis, has been quoted as saying that "average daily visits to www.saintlucianow.com and the number of requests for destination e-books more than doubled since the February 15 episode which initially featured Saint Lucia." And Jade Mountain, the resort where The Bachelor proposal took place that season, reported 15,000 hits on their website the night of The Bachelor season finale.
It'll be interesting to see. Either way, it sure would be nice to spend eight days in Anguilla...
Posted by Jenny B at 10:51 AM