Four Seasons Great Exuma Now Open

PRNewswire TORONTO Nov. 24 :

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today opens its first property in the
Bahamas, Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay. Located on the
largest of 365 unspoiled and mostly uninhabited islands within the
193-kilometre (120-mile) Exuma archipelago, the 183-room Resort is set on
190 pristine hectares (470 acres), surrounded by tranquil turquoise waters
and a white-sand beach. Only a 90-minute flight from Miami, the Resort is
easy to reach with daily commercial and private air service to Great Exuma.

“Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma continues our tradition of hospitality in
the tropics, providing everyone from families to golfers to meeting
planners another one of a kind venue for a luxury getaway,” said Wolf
Hengst, president, worldwide hotel operations, Four Seasons Hotels and

The Resort`s Bahamian Colonial architecture, bougainvillea trellises and
native landscaping blend seamlessly into the coastline. Designed in the
shape of a crescent to complement the natural arc of Emerald Bay, the 183
guest rooms and 43 suites are housed in three-storey buildings with white
tiled roofs and soft pastel stucco facades. Each room has a secluded
terrace or balcony facing the Bay. The main dining room serves Northern
Italian dishes and the poolside grill features fresh locally caught
seafood and imaginative specialties from a brick, wood-fired oven.

Averaging a comfortable 25 degrees C (78 degrees F) throughout the year,
the island is a haven for recreation. The Resort provides a private beach,
three freshwater pools, extensive water sports, complemented by a
full-service marina (to open in 2004), four tennis courts (lit for night
play) and a supervised program for children. Golf legend Greg Norman
designed the 18-hole golf course, featuring six oceanside holes and lush
fairways. A new spa experience at the Resort showcases a secluded Zen
garden and a full range of wellness programs and homeopathic spa
therapies, using natural salts and indigenous herbs and flowers.


People seeking a tropical paradise for events, weddings, meetings and
incentive trips will find extraordinary comfort and service in the
Resort`s 1,211 square metres (13,033 square feet) of function space, which
also can open to the outdoors for garden and beach events.

With a history spanning four decades and a portfolio that extends
worldwide, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is the world`s leading operator
of luxury hotels, currently managing 59 properties in 28 countries. Four
Seasons Hotel Miami opened on October 1, 2003, in the heart of the city`s
financial district. Further openings in 2003 will include the company`s
first mountain resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Four Seasons continues to
grow, with more than 20 projects under construction or development in
choice locations around the world. The company has claimed first position
on many prestigious lists. Recent honours include being named to Fortune
magazine`s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For (for the sixth
consecutive year); and garnering more Mobil Five-Star Awards than any
other hotel company. Information on the company and its 42 years of
achievement in the hospitality industry can be accessed through the Four
Seasons Web site at