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[12/16/11 - 10:46 AM]
"HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2011" Will Air Thursday, December 29 at 8 P.M. ET/PT
Custom-designed by Vern Yip, the fully-furnished condominium was the centerpiece of the fall 2011 grand-prize package valued at more than $750,000.

[via press release from HGTV]

"HGTV URBAN OASIS GIVEAWAY 2011" WILL AIR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29 AT 8 P.M. ET/PT

Grand Prize Package Featured Luxury Residence Located in Trump International Hotel & Tower(R) Chicago

NEW YORK, N.Y. [For Release, December 16, 2011] HGTV designer Vern Yip will introduce the winner of a stunning high rise residence located on the 35th floor of Chicago's Trump International Hotel & Tower(R) during the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2011 on Thursday, December 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Custom-designed by Yip, the 1,000-plus-square-foot, fully-furnished condominium was the centerpiece of the fall 2011 grand-prize package valued at more than $750,000.

During the television special, viewers will follow along with Yip as he surprises an emotional Debbie Robertson with the news that she won the new, contemporary residence with sweeping vistas of the Chicago skyline. Viewers won't want to miss a single minute of the special as Yip goes behind the scenes to reveal how the winner was selected and offers them a final look at the residence.

Yip, a favorite with viewers and currently a member of the judging panel on the top rated series HGTV Design Star, decorated the high-rise residence with an eclectic mix of period pieces and contemporary d�cor reflective of Chicago's heart and soul. The residence includes one bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, a gourmet kitchen and breathtaking views of the city's skyline, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. It also includes access to the tower's five star services such as a spa, fitness center, pool, restaurant and 24-hour concierge.

Online users can continue to visit HGTV.com/urbanoasis for a blog with exclusive videos of the Chicago neighborhood and urban design ideas. A virtual tour and slideshow tours of the residence on the 35th floor of Trump Tower also are available online. Additional topics, including information on moving to an urban environment and small space living, are covered on HGTV's FrontDoor.com.

About HGTV Urban Oasis

The HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway complements the network's annual HGTV Dream Home Giveaway and HGTV Green Home Giveaway, two of the most successful consumer promotions in cable TV history. The HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2011 involved sponsorship from several national advertisers including: Cuisinart, KraftMaid Cabinetry, Sherwin-Williams, Shark, KOHLER, Budget Blinds, Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, and Shaw Floors.

About HGTV

HGTV, America's leading home and lifestyle brand, is one of cable's top-rated networks and is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households. HGTV's website, HGTV.com, is the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 4 million unique visitors per month. The HGTV HOME consumer products line currently includes exclusive offerings of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products. The HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication, is published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

About FrontDoor.com

FrontDoor.com is an online real estate information service powered by HGTV, the No.1 source for home-related media content. The site currently offers more than 4 million listings of homes for sale. In addition to providing users with the latest real estate listings, FrontDoor.com houses expert HGTV advice and videos along with original Web series and a comprehensive library of features, tools, guides and information.

About Trump International Hotel & Tower

Designed by the noted architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Trump International Hotel & Tower(R) Chicago is the tallest residential building in North America, offering 486 luxury residences located on floors 29 through 89, as well as 339 award-winning hotel condominiums on floors 14 to 27M. Residential condominiums include studios, one- to three-bedroom plans, and four- and five-bedroom penthouses and range in size from 580 to 14,000 square-feet. Homes showcase floor-to-ceiling windows that afford unparalleled views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the city skyline, as well as gourmet kitchens, custom baths and state-of-the-art appliances. Residents experience world-class living in opulent surroundings and benefit from five-star amenities including Sixteen, a Michelin-rated fine dining restaurant; The Spa at Trump(R); Rebar, a chic cocktail lounge; The Terrace at Trump; and the River Walk, a 1.2-acre, three-level riverfront space. For more information, please visit www.trumpchicago.com or call (312) 644-0900.





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