LeBear Joins Ranks of The World’s Finest Resorts

23rd Feb 2005

Carl Berry, CEO of The World’s
Finest Resorts, has announced the affiliation of LeBear Resort and Spa in
Glen Arbor, Michigan. Since forming two years ago, The World’s Finest
Resorts (WFR) has selected 40 member resorts and vacation entities
including Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont, Poets Cove Seaside Resort
and Spa at Bedwell Harbour in the Pender Island off Vancouver Islands, The
Hemingways in Sun Valley Idaho, and East-West Partners’ Old Greenwood to
name a few. Glen Arbor Michigan represents an idyllic retreat surrounded by the
natural beauty of the Lake Michigan resort area with an inviting
collection of eclectic shops, galleries and restaurants. The Sleeping Bear
National Lakeshore and the shores of the Great Lake are known for
year-round recreation and adventure.

Three-story LeBear is reminiscent of the grand summer resorts that
flourished along Lake Michigan shore in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
According to Ashley Offermann, Vice President Affiliate Sales for WFR,
“The meticulously appointed residences at LeBear offer more than 2500
relaxing square feet to enjoy sweeping panoramic views of Lake Michigan.
And LeBear’s concierge and valet services let owners start relaxing upon

Fireplaces with stone surrounds, spacious verandahs, private garages,
granite kitchens with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, lavish master
suites, heated slate floors, giant picture windows, steam showers and
jetted tubs provide a home ideal for enjoying the scenic surroundings. In
addition to their two bedrooms, LeBear residences include spacious
libraries with fold-down Murphy beds.

Concierge and valet services include grocery shopping, dog walking,
excursion planning, boat launch assistance, dining reservations, limousine
and shuttle service, vehicle parking and detailing.

“World’s Finest Resorts adds another dimension for our owners,” said Jeff
Rabidoux, LeBear Member Liaison. “It broadens their ability to enjoy
second vacation homes all over the world. From a sales point of view, we
welcome World’s Finest Resorts members to our part of the world, which is
not as well known as East and West Coast retreats. Once someone
experiences this special community, we know they will want to return for
generations to come.”


“We are very thrilled to be able to immediately open exchange availability
to our WFR Members at this most wonderful and renowned four season resort
property nestled between the popular Glen Lake and the soft sand beaches
of Lake Michigan,” said Jane Jepson Kaster, Vice President of Member
Services for WFR.

Although WFR’s primary function is provide trade benefits for luxury
resort and residential resort owners, WFR Members and owners are also able
to use the inherent value of their ownership for dramatic price reductions
on luxury travel and cruise programs with the finest independent companies
in the world. They may also purchase specially selected travel programs at
a WFR Member-only price, rent other accommodations available within the
Collection for their use and trade time in their accommodations.


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