Do you know the answer to the following question? What is the name of the only luxury “open air” resort overseeing the famous Pitons on the UNESCO World Heritage site? Marcia Vernon from London,UK did; she answered “Ladera” and won a seven day holiday to the resort located in Soufriere.

Ms Vernon was chosen live on stage at “In Celebration of My Sisters” (ICOMS), the popular entertainment show that brings thousands of women together during International Women’s Month in the UK.

Lucky winner Marcia Vernon

Lucky winner Marcia Vernon

The show, which is now in its 19th year, was hosted by BBC TV’s Brenda Emmanus and UK/Caribbean TV Producer Delia Dolor. The star-studded line-up for this family-friendly show featured the debut of the all-star Reggae Inspirational Choir founded by lovers rock queen Paulette Tajah, and comedians Curtis Walker, Felicity Ethnic and “Dibi” and an appearance by US personality and TV host Iyanla Vanzant.

Hundreds of people descended on The Dolor Factor UK stand at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England to get the opportunity of winning the seven day holiday with butler service, staying at one of Ladera’s new Paradise Ridge villas. Ladera Resort is recognized as one of the best luxury hotels in the world and best luxury hotel in St. Lucia according to the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014 list.

Olivier Bottois, VP Operations said, “We are delighted to be represented at this prestigious event in the UK and we are looking forward to welcoming Ms Vernon and her partner to our ‘romantic paradise.’”

Ms Vernon was elated and admitted to looking at pictures of Ladera at the stand and thinking, ‘this looks like paradise!’ “I am delighted, thrilled to have won such an amazing holiday. I never dreamt I would have won this stay at this fantastic hotel. It’s a dream come true. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d win such an unbelievable prize. I want to experience the elegance and beauty of the Ladera resort and I am looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere and to be pampered by my own personal butler. Thank you Ladera!”

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