Sandals plays host to TV’s Wheel of Fortune

During the week of April 27, 2009, viewers of Wheel of Fortune will be whisked away to an island paradise as America’s most popular game show presents Sandals Resort Week.  The special broadcast kicks off a multi-platform partnership between the Caribbean’s leading resort company and television’s No. 1 syndicated show, comprised of on-air vacation giveaways, exclusive opportunities for “Wheel Watchers Club” members and an interactive online sweepstakes.In January 2009, the Wheel of Fortune staff and crew, including the show’s iconic co-host Vanna White, traveled to Jamaica for a four-day, on-location shoot at two of Sandals Resorts’ award-winning properties, Sandals Whitehouse European Villages & Spa and Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa.  “The footage we shot in Jamaica is absolutely beautiful,” said Harry Friedman, Executive Producer for Wheel of Fortune. “Viewers will love how our SANDALS RESORTS WEEK set captures the unique flavor of Jamaica, and the luxury of Sandals Resorts. This promises to be an outstanding partnership for the show and an exciting opportunity for our viewers.”

During SANDALS RESORTS WEEK, the program’s famed wheel will feature a custom-designed Sandals Resorts wedge each day, rewarding players who land on it the chance to win a Luxury Included® vacation to a featured Sandals Resort in Jamaica. And each of the daily “Prize Puzzles” will offer “Wheel Watchers Club” members an exclusive opportunity to win a Sandals Resorts getaway and stay in a signature, top-category suite, including the all-new Millionaire Suites at Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia and the ultra lavish Beachfront Rondoval Suites at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort.  Additionally, starting Monday, April 27th, viewers can join the fun by logging on to www.wheeloffortune.com to enter the online sweepstakes for a chance to win their own Sandals Resorts getaway.

“A longtime favorite of the American viewing audience, there is no question that Wheel of Fortune is more popular than ever with an estimated 12.5 million daily viewers,” said Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts. “We are thrilled to be partnering with America’s favorite game show to bring the Luxury Included® vacation experience into the homes of so many loyal viewers and offer them the chance to win spectacular prizes, including incredible Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts Caribbean getaways.”

For tune-in details, viewers are encouraged to log on to www.sandals.com/wheeloffortune.  SANDALS RESORTS WEEK will air April 27 - May 1, 2009, rewarding lucky viewers and players with more than 20 Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts Luxury Included® vacations
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