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December 11, 2013

Acting Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis endorses luxury resort in Exuma as official Out Island partner of Bahamas Speed Week

GREAT EXUMA, THE BAHAMAS (December 12, 2013) - After speeding around the capital last week, entrants and organizers from Bahamas Speed Week slowed down on Monday with an elaborate excursion to the luxurious Grand Isle Resort & Spa.

Culminating in a private soiree overlooking Emerald Bay, it served as the final crescendo in an experience that struck a cord with Speed Week entrants.

Members of Speed Week, BahamasLocal.com and other VIPs boarded private planes in Nassau and landed on Farmer's Cay. The runway, normally quiet and secluded, came alive with four private planes and a helicopter.

Participants enjoyed a buffet lunch at Ty’s Bar & Grill, hit the beach and boarded a vessel for a tour of Exuma’s sprawling cays. Later that night, Grand Isle Resort & Spa hosted a private reception, lit up by spotlights, stars and torches.

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"As the official Out Island partner of Bahamas Speed Week, we were very pleased to have such an impressive line-up of dignitaries and guests," said Grant Castle, executive director at Grand Isle. "We look forward to next year, where the event will be even bigger and better."

Castle offered one of many speeches to the crowd, headlined by a keynote address by Philip "Brave" Davis, the acting prime minister and minister of public works and urban development. Davis was serving as acting prime minister while Perry Christie attended the memorial service of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg South Africa.

Other speakers included Jerome Fitzgerald, the minister of education, Tony Moss, Member of Parliament for Exuma, David McLaughlin, the director of Bahamas Speed Week, and Peter Nicholson, owner at Grand Isle and president of GIV Bahamas Inc.

"We see Bahamas Speed Week as a natural partner going forward," Nicholson added. "Nassau is a beautiful place, but we want to expose these special guests to a wider Bahamas."

A central theme of reception was the imminent construction of a full racetrack for next year's festivities. Seen as a key ingredient to the event's success, Davis announced the construction of the track during the opening ceremonies early last week.

Bahamas Speed Week attracts dozens of vintage car collectors from around the world, exposing the archipelago to influential, high-net-worth individuals and offering another major event on the tourism calendar.

In Nassau, Grand Isle also served as a major sponsor during the week in the exclusive Paddock Club, showcasing the resort's villas, amenities and stunning geography to Speed Week entrants.

"Putting on these kinds of events is never easy. But with the help of Grand Isle and other sponsors, and the construction of a racetrack, I believe this event will really start to pick up some speed," according to Nicholson.



ABOUT GRAND ISLE RESORT & SPA:
Located on Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, a magnificent island located in The Bahamas, Grand Isle Resort & Spa is a stunning ocean front villa resort. The exclusive gated community consists of 78 luxuriously appointed 1- to 4-bedroom villas, decorated in color palettes inspired by the sea, lush landscape and tropical ambience. The villas range from 1,250 sq. ft. to 5,200 sq. ft. and offer a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area, high-end amenities and extraordinary views. Getting around the resort is quick and convenient, as every villa is equipped with a personal golf cart. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet is also available.
Grand Isle is one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean and is the perfect location for a Bahamas Out Islands vacation. Ideally suited for family holidays, romantic getaways, destination weddings and honeymoons, or for simply enjoying the beach, a luxury villa vacation at Grand Isle is an experience never to be forgotten.
Villas are available for sale and rent. For reservations, contact 866-380-5213 (US toll-free), 214-393-2841 (US direct) or reservations@grandisleresort.com. We can book your air and hotel for convenient one-stop travel planning and to ensure you get the best value. For real estate inquiries, be sure to visit our Sales Office Center on property. Or contact 242.358.5243 or realestate@grandisleresort.com to reach the Sales Team. Visit www.GrandIsleResort.com for additional information.

News date : 12/11/2013    Category : Business, Press Releases, Bahamas Local Stories

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