Villa Punto de Vista Is the Highest Grossing Live-Auction Item at Taste for a Cure 2012 Charity Event

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Villa Punto de Vista has contributed to its highest-profile charity event to date, and earns distinction with the highest grossing live-auction item at the 2012 Taste for a Cure charity event.

Balcony View of Punto de Vista Villa

This remarkable event reminds me of how incredibly honored I am to make charity a regular part of our business.

Villa Punto de Vista has earned further distinction this year with the highest grossing live-auction item at the Taste for a Cure 2012 charity event held recently in Beverly Hills, California.

The Taste for a Cure charity event series has a long, distinguished history spanning 17 years, and has raised over 8 million dollars for cancer research. The event is always based around the creations of Los Angeles’ top chefs, as well as selections from Napa Valley’s most famous wineries. This year’s event honored NBC Entertainment’s President Jennifer Salke, who was awarded the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award for her significant contributions and efforts.

Chefs presenting at this year’s event include Cindy Pawlcyn, Ludo Lefebvre and Suzanne Tracht, while wineries present included Dolce, Far Niente and Silver Oak Cellars to name just a few. However, the big news of the night came in the live-auction event, where Villa Punto de Vista offered a five-night, twelve-person stay at their beautiful Costa Rica villa. American Airlines provided four business class air tickets for the winner.

While the event itself raised over half a million dollars for cancer research, Villa Punto de Vista’s live-auction entry earned $26,000 on its own. Surprisingly, the winning bidder was none other than the night’s honoree, NBC President, Jennifer Salke. Afterward, Christien Johnson of Villa Punto de Vista said, “This remarkable event reminds me of how incredibly honored I am to make charity a regular part of our business.”

Entertainment during this gala event included two of the stars from the hit TV show Glee, Lea Michele and Darren Criss. During their performance on stage, the TV stars announced that Jennifer had actually invited both of them to travel with her to Costa Rica and stay at the luxurious Villa Punto de Vista with her own family and friends. The elegance, beauty and stunning natural splendor surrounding the villa can be experienced by watching the new Costa Rica Luxury Villa video here.

To find out more about this incomparable destination set in the heart of paradise and what Jennifer and her guests were able to enjoy, visit http://www.PuntoDeVistaCR.com.

About Punto de Vista: Punto de Vista was designed to provide spacious luxury and the ultimate guest experience possible. Nestled in the heart of incredible Manual Antonio, Punto de Vista is an ideal location for luxury travelers, whether celebrating a wedding or seeking a corporate or group retreat.

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