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Island Outpost Names Lisa Gabor as Vice President for Creative Strategy

New York, NY – (May 26, 2010) – Journalist Lisa Gabor has been named Vice President for Creative Strategy at Island Outpost, Chris Blackwell’s resort group.  Gabor will be responsible for the future of all Island Outpost brand identity as it is expressed though creative direction, strategic alliances, philanthropy, stewardship, corporate communications and business development. Gabor’s first project for Blackwell was the just launched site,, a new hybrid that blends travel journalism with GoldenEye’s fabled history, and hotel logistics.
Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and Island Outpost, is known for his eye for talent, having put Bob Marley and U2 on the map. He hand-picked Gabor to join the Island Outpost leadership team because, says Blackwell, “… Travel, like music and film, is culturally relevant. Gabor’s experience in creating and curating content is an essential component in what I see as the future of my company.”
Gabor brings to Island Outpost a uniquely editorial point of view along with strong commercial know-how. Equal parts entrepreneur and editor, she specializes in start-ups. Gabor was most recently Editor-in-Chief of Black Ink, the American Express quarterly for Centurion Card members, while at the same time serving as Special Projects Editor for Departures. Prior to that, Gabor was the Editor of, where she translated the magazine’s success in print to the online medium.  In addition, she was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Fuse Magazine and a founding editor of InStyle Magazine.  
About Island Outpost
Island Outpost is Chris Blackwell’s collection of award-winning hotels and villas in Jamaica. These include Ian Fleming’s retreat, GoldenEye (reopening 10.10.10); Strawberry Hill; The Caves; Jakes and Geejam resorts. Each Island Outpost property has its own singular sense of style – with stunning natural settings and locally-inspired architecture and design – and provides distinct, personalized and authentic local experiences. Guests are treated to only the highest levels of service and a host of beauty and fitness amenities and experiential activities. With sustainable and responsible practices at their core, Island Outpost properties operate in support and harmony with the surrounding environment and the communities in which they are located.
For more information about Island Outpost, visit or call 1(800) - OUTPOST.

Sarah Winters
Alice Marshall Public Relations
Tel: (212) 861 4031


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