Celebrity couples head to Sandals opening

Lured by the romance of the
Caribbean and a destination voted “World’s Most Romantic Resort” ten years
in a row by the World Travel Awards, some of Hollywood’s best-known
celebrity couples will head to Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa next
month when the luxury resort unveils its new all-suite Mediterranean
Village, a spectacular $70 million expansion of its already award-winning
property.The grand opening celebration, taking place October 4-7, will
welcome such stars as Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin, Brooke Burke & David
Charvet, Stacy Keibler & Geoff Stults, Teri Polo, Stephen Colletti, Melissa
Rivers, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and others joining Sandals Chairman Gordon
“Butch” Stewart for an unforgettable experience.
  The three-day celebration will kick off Thursday welcoming VIP guests
to the property with live rhythmic entertainment from Shaggy paired with
authentic Antigua culinary delights. Friday night’s celebration will bring
the tropical setting to life as guests experience a “hot” beach
extravaganza and headline performance by Sean Paul. The Saturday night
reception, will offer a magical poolside panorama featuring DJ Splyce.
  “We’re thrilled to unveil this new luxury travel experience,” said
Sandals Resorts chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart. “From the finest
furnishings and amenities to the stunning view of Antigua’s most
spectacular beach, we’ve created a setting and a style that’s bringing out
some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.”
  The 180-suite Mediterranean Village complements the warmth and tropical
charm of the resort’s existing 193-room Caribbean Village with the grandeur
of the Mediterranean, providing guests with two different, yet well-matched
luxury resort experiences, additional dining options, an expanded Res
Lane spa, and a sixth pool, the largest in the Eastern Caribbean.
  Perfectly set on a gently sloping hill with magnificent views of the
beach, the Mediterranean Village at Sandals Grande Antigua was built with
romance at heart. The experience begins upon arrival as guests enter
through an open-air lobby featuring vaulted ceilings adorned with European
stone and wood, designed to evoke the look and feel of a Mediterranean
palazzo. This private check-in area is the first step in the intimate
service guests experience during their stay. Suites feature palatial marble
bathrooms with his-and-hers vanities and mosaic tiling, Jacuzzi tubs built
for two, with separate shower areas that feature overhead rain showers,
oversize beds with luxurious bedding, additional living areas, and 42”
plasma televisions.
  The Mediterranean Village expansion also offers all guests a sixth
freshwater pool, the largest in the Eastern Caribbean, complete with a
signature Sandals pool tower and swim-up bar, and the Eastern Caribbean’s
largest whirlpool. One of the highlights of this new water retreat is the
chic poolside cabanas that flank the deck. These luxurious hideaways for
couples come complete with wireless Internet access to allow guests to
relax in privacy.