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Bahamas Mega-Resort Hosts NYC ‘Upfront’

The scope of Baha Mar, a $3.5 billion vacation resort zone scheduled to open in the Bahamas in December 2014, is staggering. On 1,000 acres there are to be 2,200 hotel rooms, suites and condos, 30+ restaurants and much, much more.

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Although Baha Mar is still 15 months away, it’s never too early to get movers and shakers from NYC editorial, brand management and other channels into the rum-cocktail swing of things. What’s interesting is how Baha Mar chose to do it. Per a report in The Bahamas Weekly:

“The inspiration was to take a page out of what the networks and cable companies do when they preview their next season’s lineup for advertisers at their annual ‘upfronts,’” said Denise Godreau, Baha Mar chief marketing officer.

Invited guests arrived at the events in Chelsea, entering a simulated airplane boarding gate. They traveled through a jet fuselage-styled passageway overlooking beautiful Bahamian waters and arrived a glamorous “terminal’ where a 52-inch flat screen displayed stunning video imagery of Baha Mar, The Bahamian Riviera. Images of the four hotels, Mondrian, Rosewood, Grand Hyatt and The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel.

You can check out photos from the event on Baha Mar’s corporate blog. The resort website also currently lists five open job positions.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.