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October 21st, 2013 will kick off our first ever Trump International Beach Resort Holiday Recipe Contest. Guests, fans and cooking extraordinaires will be able to submit their own original holiday recipes for a chance to win the ultimate grand prize: a 6 day, 5 night escape to Trump International Beach Resort.
Participants can submit recipes that fit in one of the following categories: best appetizer, best salad, best entrées, best side dish, best holiday bread, best beverages and best dessert. All entries will be taste-tested and reviewed by a panel of culinary experts including our own Executive Chef Kurtis Jantz. Twenty-five category winners (each from different categories) will be chosen and announced on December 2nd, 2013. These winners will receive a “Kitchen Essentials” utensil set, a Trump International Beach Resort Holiday Recipe Book highlighting all of the winning recipes AND will be featured at our Trump International Beach Resort Holiday Brunch on December 25th, 2013.
The grand prize winner will be chosen by guests who attend the brunch, as well as a team of culinarians, who will vote on their favorite recipe. The grand prize winner will be announced on January 4th, 2014 and will receive $1,000 airfare credit, five nights in our luxurious deluxe accommodations, spa treatments at Aquanox Spa, access to Planet Kids, a one-on-one interactive cooking demonstration with Executive Chef Kurtis Jantz and much more!
In addition to helping us chose the winning recipe, guests who attend the Holiday Brunch will also support an amazing local cause. We will be donating 15% of the proceeds from the brunch to Feeding South Florida, the local Feeding America Food Bank whose mission is to end hunger in South Florida.
Anyone, anywhere is able to submit their holiday recipe by visiting http://www.trumpmiami.com/holiday-recipe-contest-en.html. There they will also find the complete rules and regulations for the contest.
In addition to our Trump International Beach Resort Holiday Recipe Contest, we are pleased to have introduced a new Happy Hour out at Gili’s Beach Club! Enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials on select beer, wine and cocktails and indulge in our half-priced menu items including Grilled Fish Tacos, Lobster Sliders and much more. Happy Hour at Gili’s Beach Club runs every Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
What is the most unique request you’ve ever received from a guest? How did you go about fulfilling it?
We have had some extremely unique requests, one of the most recent being a guest who needed to fly his pet tiger back to his home. Our Concierge worked to receive the proper licensing and take the correct steps to ensure the tiger made it home and safely. In another instance, we had a guest who was vacationing with us for an extended period of time that became very involved in the basketball playoffs. Not only did he choose to extend his stay even longer, but he wanted to purchase the best seats possible for all the upcoming Miami Heat games. Our Guest Relations and Concierge team members, all whom have excellent relationships with the local businesses, made sure that the guest received premium seating for all of the games. Our team members always go beyond the request to deliver memorable experiences for each and every guest.