Spice Island Beach Resort Designs Meetings For Caribbean-bound Groups

GRENADA (Aug. 28, 2006) – Charming and elegant Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada offers an ideal meetings venue for small groups and executive retreats heading to the Caribbean. Further evidencing the luxury and elegance that groups can enjoy at Spice, the property has earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award® for 2007.

“We offer an excellent site for executive retreats and meetings of up to 50 people with sufficient conference space, luxurious accommodations, and numerous on- and off-property diversions when attendees want a break from conducting business,” said Sir Royston O. Hopkin, KCMG, owner and chairman.

Spice Island Beach Resort has two facilities (that adjoin one another) for small-size groups and meetings:

· St. Mark’s Board Room, measuring, 24 feet long by 14 feet wide, for up to 12 people executive-style

· St. Andrew’s Conference Room, measuring 40 feet long by 24 feet wide, holding 50 people theatre-style, 20 in a board room configuration, 15 U-shape, 30 banquet-style, 28 classroom-style and 65 for cocktails

Available equipment includes overhead and slide projectors with electronic screen, television, video cassette recorder and flip charts. Additional equipment can be provided when requested in advance. The business center (off the front lobby) offers Internet access for a nominal fee and one computer with Microsoft Office.

The following charges apply:

* Room Rental Fee: US$190 per day – subject to equipment rental

* Coffee Breaks: US$12-15 per person, per day

* Lunch: US$40 per person, per day (buffet-style – five courses)

* Dinner US$75 per person, per day (sit-down dinner – seven courses; the rate for dinner includes house wines and alcoholic beverages for private dinners)

Spice’s on-site professionals will work within a meeting planner’s budget to customize a program fitting the profile and needs of individual groups. For an excellent way to end the busy work day, an innovative and skilled food and beverage department creates world-class dining experiences from lavish buffets to elegant sit-down dinners featuring local specialties. An open-air, beach side restaurant sets the stage for such celebrations.

Spice will also assist groups in coordinating off-property activities including siteseeing excursions, hiking and birdwatching trips.

The resort’s location on palm-fringed Grand Anse Beach offers the necessary privacy required to manage business. Secluded corners of the property also provide a great escape.

An elegant, upscale hideaway, Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada delivers a Caribbean vacation experience with an unmatched level of accommodations and unprecedented brand of chic style and timeless luxury. The property recently completed a massive $12 million rebuilding and refurbishment project in December 2005.

Spice Island Beach Resort features 64 rooms comprised of one Cinnamon Suite, one Saffron Suite, four Royal Collection Suites (Royal Ginger, Royal Mace, Royal Clove and Royal Sage), six Luxury Almond Pool Suites, seven Anthurium Pool Suites, 32 Seagrape Suites and 13 Oleander Suites.

Attention to detail is found in each luxurious suite with contemporary Caribbean décor, large whirlpool, LCD flat panel televisions with cable, Italian Frette bathrobes and linens (some of the softest and smoothest around), DVD and CD players, Molton Brown bath and body amenities, mini-bar, clock radio, hair dryer, air conditioning, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board, direct dial telephone with Internet access, safe, coffee/tea facility, toaster, chaise lounges, and patio or balcony.

Active pursuits include swimming in an attractively landscaped, centrally-located pool right near the beach (or relaxing in the jacuzzi), snorkeling, kayaking and sailing with Hobie cats. Scuba diving can easily be arranged through the resort’s watersports facility, Aquanauts Grenada Ltd.

Other daytime diversions include bicycling, tennis on a premium artificial grass service court, lit for night play (lessons by certified pros are priced accordingly), and golf at the nine-hole Grenada Golf Club, two miles from resort (Spice provides complimentary greens fees).

Upon request, Reception will arrange deep sea fishing, other watersports (such as parasailing), hiking, bird watching, sunset cruises and sightseeing tours plus Grenadine Island day trips and other specialty excursions.

A property highlight is the luxurious, full-service, 5,600 square foot Janissa’s Spa offering manicures and pedicures, massages as well as body polishes and scrubs incorporating local ingredients like nutmeg, seaweed, aloe vera and coconut, a salon for hairstyling, waxing and other services, a sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, and separate men’s and women’s lockers. Janissa’s Spa features four air-conditioned treatment rooms with exterior rain showers, an outdoor sunken whirlpool bath, an open-air couples massage room, and a relaxation lounge overlooking a tranquil reflection pool.

Within the spa is the fitness center with all new, top-of-the-line equipment including treadmills, stationary bikes and a wide selection of free weights.

Enhancing its vacation experience for families, Spice presents the Nutmeg Pod, open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm for kids from ages three and up (children must be toilet-trained). There is a weekly schedule of organized activities including fun and games on Grand Anse Beach, electronic and board games for all ages, and other indoor and outdoor pursuits.

Vacationers can sample culinary excellence at Oliver’s Restaurant, which offers an extensive daily table d’hote dinner menu. An open-air, beach front establishment, Oliver’s affords views as spectacular as the Creole and international cuisine being served. For more intimate dining, room service is available from 7:45 am – 10 pm at no extra charge.

For a cool refreshment any time of day, or a pre- or post-dinner cocktail, beverages reign supreme at the Sea & Surf Bar, adjacent to Oliver’s, near the pool terrace. At the Sea & Surf Bar, guests can savor fine wines, top-shelf liquor and special tropical drinks. The Sea & Surf Bar offers an a la carte menu featuring light tropical salads, grilled items and other appetizing specialties for lunch.

Framed by large French windows and doors that open onto the pool terrace and into the bar, the Resident’s Lounge provides a quiet haven so guests can read (after picking a selection from the small library), relax, or play a game of cards, backgammon or checkers. Entertainment is provided in the bar or courtyard several nights a week.

Spice Island Beach Resort is three miles south of the airport and less than five miles from the colorful capital of St. George’s.

For reservations call 800-44-UTELL. For further information contact Spice Island Beach Resort, Grand Anse Beach, P.O. Box 6, St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies; telephone 473-444-4258, fax 473-444-4807. Send E-mail to spiceisl@spiceisle.com or visit Spice Island Beach Resort in cyberspace at www.spiceislandbeachresort.com.

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