The Essex Resort and Spa had the pleasure of hosting Matt Lauer, from NBC’s Today Show, for an exclusive interview with Vermont native Captain Phillips, who was recently taken hostage by Somali Pirates.

The interview took place Friday, April 24, 2009 in our newly renovated ballroom in the Governors’ Mansion.  The ballroom was transformed from an empty space into a cozy living room with furniture brought in from all over the resort in order to personalize the space.  It was important to make sure everything was captured perfectly in reporting this heroic story.  All the staff at the resort was exited to work with the NBC team and Matt Lauer.  All can report how gracious Matt Lauer was to work it!  The Resort is proud to have been NBC’s choice of venue here in Vermont!

The Resort is proud to have been NBC’s choice of venue here in Vermont!

Click below to see the entire interview, or click HERE for the article!

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