Match Made in Resort Heaven

8th Sep 2005

Wedding Bells are ringing across
Jamaica as Couples Resorts has tied the knot with Sans Souci Resort & Spa.
Carreras Jamaica announced today that Sans Souci Resort & Spa has been sold
to the Couples Resorts group.  Couples will add the resort to its already
existing trio of Couples Swept Away, Couples Negril and Couples Ocho Rios.
Following in line with the tradition of marriage, Sans Souci Resort & Spa
will drop its maiden name and reemerge as Couples Sans Souci.The Bride. Nicknamed the “Jewel of Jamaica,” Sans Souci Resort & Spa is
located on the picturesque north coast of Jamaica, four miles east of Ocho
Rios. Originally opened in the early 1950s and then re-built in the 1970s,
Sans Souci, French for “without a care,” is a AAA Four-Diamond resort with
148 ocean-facing luxury suites nestled into a 35-acre hillside garden. Named
among the “Caribbean’s Top Ten” resorts by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine,
Sans Souci has long been known for its physical beauty and romantic setting,
evidenced by its frequent honeymooners. Sans Souci will follow the blueprint
of the other Couples Resorts, offering a refined version of the
all-inclusive concept.

The Groom.Couples Resorts offer the ultimate in relaxation and romance with
their three existing luxury all-inclusive properties - Couples Negril,
Couples Ocho Rios and Couples Swept Away. Couples Resorts are designed
exclusively for couples, cater to romance with an ambience that ensures the
perfect getaway for lovers and offers guests a journey filled with fantasy
and adventure. Unsurpassed in their added value, the resorts provide
off-site excursions, scuba diving and snorkeling, unlimited premium brand
liquors, fine dining, 24-hour food service, water skiing, catamaran cruises,
tennis instruction, private fitness training and more as part of their
all-inclusive rates.


“Sans Souci, is a wonderful addition to the Couples Resorts boutique-style
portfolio,” commented Randy Russell, chief romance officer and senior vice
president of sales and marketing.  “Unique, intimate, luxurious, emotional
and romantic.  Descriptive words integral to Couples communications efforts
and market perceptions.  We are thrilled to entwine Sans Souci within the
Couples Resorts brand.”



“Couples Sans Souci will provide an idyllic setting where natural beauty and
design create an environment of carefree romanticism certain to appeal the
Couples guest,” stated Mr. Lee Issa, chairman of Couples Resorts and its
parent company, the House of Issa. “We feel that the property is a perfect
fit for our brand.”


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