Fairmont Anguilla ready for 2010

Fairmont and Conch Bay
Development have announced that Fairmont Anguilla, a new luxury mixed-use
resort is scheduled to open in 2010.The resort, on the Caribbean island of Anguilla,
has been selected as the site for a Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, one of 25 worldwide
destinations.

Located on over 400 acres of beachfront property on the south side of the island,
the resort will encompass a hotel, an 18-hole championship golf course and Fairmont
Residences, a collection of condominiums, villas and estate homes.  Locally known as
the Forest Estate, the property will be developed by an Anguillian family-owned
company, Conch Bay Development Ltd., officially represented by Joyce Kentish and
George Lake. 

The hotel will feature 140 rooms and suites, 15,000 square feet of meeting space, a
15,000 square-foot Willow Stream spa, dining outlets, a beach club and a variety of
pools.  The resort will also host a Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, an exclusive access
and reciprocity program for a limited number of elite Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf
Courses. The program will be available to no more than 35 Members, owners of luxury
golf villas alongside the course, with access to an exclusive clubhouse. 

Anguilla, located east of Puerto Rico, is one of the fastest growing upscale travel
destinations in the Caribbean, with vacationers attracted to the tranquil island
which affords sophisticated dining and nightlife along with some of the finest
white-sand beaches in the region.  Tourism officials have guarded development in
order to conserve natural beauty and resources. 

“We are very pleased that Anguillan owners and developers are participating in this
development,” commented Chief Minister Osbourne Fleming.  He continued, “This is one
of the largest projects to be undertaken by an Anguillan company, and we are pleased
not only by the high caliber of partners involved, but that the island will benefit
from responsible development.”

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“The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club of Anguilla site is located on prime oceanfront
property that is ideal for golf.  Several holes will play to or along the water, and
all but three should feature spectacular views across the sea and of the beautiful
mountains of St. Martin.  Add to this the pristine beaches, and you have all the
elements in place for a memorable golf experience,” said Jack Nicklaus.”
William R. Fatt, Fairmont’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are delighted to
expand our presence in the Caribbean, and look forward to working with the Kentish
and Lake families to build on the momentum of this destination.  Fairmont Anguilla
will be known for its commitment to providing warm hospitality and service
excellence in distinctive surroundings, traits which have been hallmarks of the
Fairmont brand for well over a century.”
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