Travel: Shining the Light on Destinations Around the Globe

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La Valencia Hotel

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Vomo Resort Fiji

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TMP orchestrated hosting the finale of the 2011 proposal episode on ABC’s The Bachelorette, resulted in the following coverage for the 30 room resort:

  • Press release posted to PR NEWSWIRE received online pickup totaling 152,757,000 Unique Monthly Visitors
  • (10.7 M Average Unique Monthly Visitors) – August 2, 2011
  • US Weekly (Circ. 1,850,000; Ad Value: $168,180) – August 8, 2011
  • Entertainment Weekly Online ( “Pop Watch” Blog – Chris Harrison, Host of The Bachelorette, Blog Post (7 Million Unique Average Visitors Per Month) – August 2, 2011

Celebrity Gifting, Endorsements and Promotions:

  • Celebrity Gifting Suite: Stays at the resort were gifted to various celebrates including Emily Blunt, Paul Simon and Tommy Lee amongst others attending the following high-profile events
    • Sundance Film Festival
    • Fender Music Lounge
  • Live Auctions: various resort items were included in the following top-tier auctions:
    • Geffen Theater Gala
    • Race to Erase MS
    • Silicon Valley Poker Fundraiser hosted by Ben Affleck and benefiting the Eastern Congo Initiative
  • Radio Contest Promotion: featured a “Win a Trip to Vomo” contest on air for six weeks for the year’s biggest fundraising drive on KCRW including member mailings and on air resort descriptions
  • Television Contest Promotion: featured as a prize getaway on ABC TV’s LIVE with Kelly’s “Top Teacher” segment


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The Marshall Plan worked on an intricate relaunch campaign for this historic landmark hotel. The effort was so successful that the “new” hotel garnered the following awards during our three year tenure:

  • Won “Best Guestroom Design” for the Luxury Segment by HotelWorld Global Hospitality & Design Awards
    • The competition included: Ritz Carlton Sharq Village & Spa, Doha Qatar in the Persian Gulf; The Alexis Hotel in downtown Seattle and The Cove at Atlantis in the Bahamas for this amazing accolade in February 2008.
  • Robb Report’s “Top 100 Luxury Hotels in the World”
    • Raved that a hotel from the first Golden Age is now – after a striking renovation – among the best in the second Golden Age of hotels.
  • The New York Times
    • Lauded in the July 15, 2007 edition as an In-room Spa Trendsetter in an article titled “The Room as Spa, and Vice Versa.”
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hotel Hot List” May 2007 issue
  • CNN Headline News “Top Hotel”
    • Lauded in its “America’s Best Beach Cities” spotlight on May 25, 2007
  • SELF Magazine, April 2007 Issue: “Best Spa for Lovers of Luxe”
  • Star Magazine, July 2007 Issue
    • Named as a “Hot Hotel” in for pop singer Christina Aguilera’s weekend stay
  • The Los Angeles Times, March 2007 – Four Star, “Excellent” Rating

Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa & French Polynesia

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Our goal was to unveil the most luxurious resort to ever open in French Polynesia in a year-long campaign. With the help of strategic positioning, well-crafted press materials and 2 Press Trips, the following were the highlights of the first year’s coverage: VOGUE, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, FORTUNE, GOURMET, LOS ANGELES TIMES, ANGELENO, NEW YORK POST, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, SPA FINDER (cover story), SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, CONDE NAST TRAVELER Hot List. (2003-2008)

    • 15 Million+ Media Impressions for 3 Starwood French Polynesia Resorts
      • Accomplished via annual press trips, our day-to-day media interaction, and our extensive list of influential media contacts.
    • Architectural Digest: 8-page Bora Bora Nui Spread Acted as the direct mail piece to the Nui’s savvy and affluent target market in its launch year
    • Luxury SpaFinder Cover Story
      • 3 French Polynesia resorts featured in 38 photos over 12 pages
    • Starwood French Polynesia Newsletter
      • Wrote and directed in 2007 two issues of this key travel partner selling tool. The last issue was so successful, a second printing was required
    • 2005 Sports Illustrated Photo Shoot & Primetime NBC Model Search TV Program
    • Celebrity Endorsements
      • 2003 Emmy Gift Bag; Backstage Suite at Screen Actors Guild Awards; Backstage Gifting Suite at the Golden Globes
    • High-Profile Strategic & Brand Alliances
      • Including Fortune 500 companies such as Origins Cosmetics, The Geffen Playhouse, and Seagrams
    • Bora Bora Nui’s 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Arts
      • Extended invites to over 35 VIP’s using personal contacts; secured VIP participation from notable artists including actors, musicians, photographers and authors; and created a dynamic presentation schedule.
    • Prevue Online – A meetings and incentives destination website. Writer Greg Oates wrote stunning pieces about both the Bora Bora Nui and Moorea.