While unemployment is no picnic, one New Jersey inn is offering recently unemployed workers a reason to party. The Blue Bay Inn, a boutique inn with fast ferry access to Manhattan, is offering a select group of recently unemployed people a complimentary weekend and cocktail party as part of its "Hotel for the Holidays" promotion.
On Saturday January 2, 2010, 23 chosen recipients will check into the inn for a complimentary two-night stay to kick off a new year filled with promise. A free “Job Seekers Success Workshop" will be offered to help build job searching skills, followed by a "Copper Canyon Cocktail Party," courtesy of renowned chef and the Copper Canyon (http://www.thecoppercanyon.com) restaurant owner, Michael Krikorian.
"In tough times like these, offering a little hope to your neighbor is the least we can do,” commented Blue Bay Inn owner Dido Krikorian. “Let's say it's our version of a stimulus package," he finished.
To participate in the "Hotel for the Holidays” promotion, the prospective recipient must be a legal U.S. resident who was laid off from a job within the U.S. during the last 120 days at the time of completing his or her entry. Those interested must currently be receiving unemployment benefits. To enter, mail a letter explaining why you want to participate in”Hotel for the Holidays.” Letters must include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, a current resume and a notarized copy of proof of unemployment benefits. Send all entries to Hotel for the Holidays, 51 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716. All submissions must be received by December 1, 2009, and will be selected during Christmas week. Recipients will be notified via e-mail, telephone and/or U.S. mail. Winners will be responsible for their own transportation to the Blue Bay Inn.
The Blue Bay Inn opened in 2004 as one of the first boutique hotels on the Jersey Shore and is modeled after a hotel the owners Dido and Sark Krikorian visited in Paris. Guests enjoy the inn’s proximity to Gateway National Park (Sandy Hook) beaches and fast ferry access to Manhattan from its Atlantic Highlands location. Home to the largest municipally owned marina and Mount Mitchell, the highest point on the eastern seaboard, Atlantic Highlands attracts visitors from around the world for its natural beauty and charm.
For more information:
Contact Robert Hilton, General Manager, 732-708-9600, Blue Bay Inn, 51 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Copper Canyon Restaurant, Atlantic Highlands, NJ