up Trumps by Cindy Martin - 6th February 2005
(media placement by Greg Tingle - Media Man Australia)
her ex-hubby Donald Trump tying the knot for the third
time, Ivana Trump (right) is pulling out all stops
to put on her own extravagant show.
from the set of Women On Top, next month Ms Trump
is bound for Airlie Beach, on Queensland's Whitsundays,
and her luxury resort off Abel Point.
launch of the project will be like none other this
country has seen. And if rumours are true, I wouldn't
mind taking a dip in the resort's pool - especially
if it's really going to be filled with French champagne.
year developers X and X X staged a gala event that
was attended by local celebrities, including singers
Kate Cebrano and Jon Stevens. But who could appear
at Ivana's upcoming bash?
and media types soon to hit the region's shores include
actor Errol Flynn's grandson, Luke; entrepreneur Bob
Winstead and return visits by Scottish actor Sean
Connery and rock singer Billy Thorpe.
no mistake, the name of the game here is publicity
and developers fall over themselves trying to out-do
Can you Trump this?, by Greg Tingle - placed in media
on the 6th February 2005
tropical Northern Queensland a game of "can you
trump this" is emerging.
reads like a carefully crafted script from 'The Apprentice',
'Beverly Hills 92310', 'Dallas' and a twist of 'Sylvania
Whitsundays is renowned for it's Hollywood appeal,
remoteness and natural beauty, not to mention the
enormous investment opportunities, and this hasn't
gone unnoticed by film makers, nor reality television
Trump, just coming off the set of 'Women On Top',
is set to embark on an epic press conference or publicity
stunt in the Whitsundays. Ivana will be focussing
on the successful launch of her 'Ivana Great Barrier
Reef' luxury resort, which hangs off Abel Point. No
doubt paparazzi will be lurking for this one, especially
when rumours of a "champaign filled swimming
pool" start surfacing.
in the know are aware that this upcoming event is
far from the only "big gig" the region has
seen in recent times. Last year the regions other
"celebrity property developers", X and X
made a huge splash with their 'Tiara and White Tie'
gala event that was attended by the who's who including
Kate Ceberano, Jon Stevens, Rick Price and Richard
Wilkins. One wouldn't be surprised by who could appear
at Ivana's upcoming bash.
in recent times there has been a renewed interest
in the Whitsundays, and Hollywood and media types
set to soon hit the region's shores include Luke Flynn
(grandson of Errol), Bob Winstead (Entrepreneurs -
The Reality Show), and Ita Buttrose hot on the heals
of Sean Connery and Billy Thorpe's most recent visitation.
no mistake, the name of game here is publicity, and
with multi million dollar penthouses and condominiums
a plenty, complete with the million-dollar view -
the stakes are high. One can only imagine what the
likes of the Xs may have planned in the pipeline.
has indeed raised the bar in this game of can you
top (or "Trump") this.