Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Our Lucaya Resort, Bahamas, Affiliates With Radisson


GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND Radisson Hotels & Resorts today announced the addition of the Radisson Our Lucaya Resort, Grand Bahama Island, a 740-room landmark resort located in the heart of Grand Bahama Island. The AAA four-diamond oceanfront resort was converted to the Radisson brand, establishing Radisson's presence in the Bahamas and strengthening the brand's impressive resort portfolio in the Caribbean. Radisson currently operates two world-class resort properties in Aruba and St Martin.

The Radisson Our Lucaya Resort, Grand Bahama Island is owned by Hutchison Lucaya Limited, a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, based in Hong Kong. The resort is managed by Harbour Plaza Hotel Management Limited.

To celebrate the new affiliation, the hotel is offering a special $139 per night rate (plus taxes and fees) that includes green fees at either of the resort's premier, championship golf courses, good now through Sept. 7, 2009.

"Radisson is focused on building a vibrant new market positioning through the addition of major upscale properties such as this stunning oceanfront resort in the Bahamas," said Fredrik Korallus, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Radisson Hotels & Resorts. "The outstanding facilities of the resort, combined with our passion to deliver distinctive "Yes I Can!" service, will give travelers to the Caribbean an exceptional hospitality experience."

"We are delighted to be part of the Radisson Caribbean resort portfolio and look forward to building our reputation as a premier destination resort in the Caribbean," said Ms. Veronica Clarke, Resort Manager. "The strength of the Radisson brand in the Caribbean and globally will be key elements in building our future business success."

The Radisson Our Lucaya Resort, Grand Bahama Island features 740 elegantly designed guestrooms and suites with sweeping panoramic ocean and island views. The comfortable, contemporary resort is inspired by Art-Deco style and its own sun-drenched tropical location. The resort itself is divided into two different wings, each with a distinct personality. The main building, Breakers Cay, is at the focus of activities while the resort's exclusive Lanai Suites looks over its own private beachfront. Lighthouse Pointe rests at the end of the resort, providing even more privacy.

The resort is located just 55 miles off the Florida coast on a 7.5-acre white sandy beach where guests can enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, windsurfing and sailing. The resort is home to two of the finest golf courses in The Bahamas - The Reef Golf Course and Lucayan Country Club, designed by renowned golf architects Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Dick Wilson, respectively. Both 18-hole, par-72 golf courses have hosted numerous championship games, including the PGA's Bahamas National Open and the Senior PGA's Grand Slam.

The resort offers exciting options for night life at a Vegas-style casino, featuring 400 slot machines and 30 gaming tables. Nearby Port Lucaya Marketplace provides nightly entertainment, coming alive amid a flurry of bright local costumes and heart-thumping Caribbean beats. Resort amenities include four incredible swimming pools and Jacuzzis, as well as a 25,000-square-foot Spa & Fitness Center offering state-of-the-art equipment and fitness classes. The Spa offers relaxing massages and skin treatments, and also features a Beauty Salon.

The hotel provides 90,000-square-feet of flexible meeting space, inclusive of a 40,000 square-foot Convention Center, all featuring wireless Internet access. The Radisson Our Lucaya Resort Event Coordinators can organize all details of meetings, conventions and events.

The resort also includes nine unique restaurants and lounges offering Caribbean specialties, fine steaks and chops, and Pan-Asian cuisine. Other special offerings include an Infinity pool, lap pool, cigar bar, Plantation Coffee Kiosk, the Great Lawn, and wedding gazebos.
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