™ Fall 2005 Inside this issue: Chairman’s Welcome Online Gift Shop Buy Sandals and Beaches merchandise from home 2 2 Wedding Planner To The Stars Is Now Starring Exclusively At Sandals You know their names: the Hollywood stars who epitomize glamour. Their weddings are spectacular events where every detail must be perfect. The man behind many of these star-studded affairs is Caribbean-born event planner and style maestro Preston Bailey. Now in an industry first, Preston Bailey has partnered with Sandals, the leader in destination weddings and the innovator of the WeddingMoon™. Since its creation, the Sandals WeddingMoon has set the standard for island weddings, with choices ranging from a beach or garden ceremony to sunset vows in exotic locales. With the pairing of Sandals and Preston Bailey, the WeddingMoon has been elevated to a whole new level. Now brides can choose from four Preston Bailey signature wedding packages that capture the magic of the islands in distinctive ways. Each brings Preston’s masterful designs within reach of every new bride. And each enables couples everywhere to say “I do” to an unforgettable Preston Bailey wedding at the most romantic places on earth. The Preston Bailey Signature WeddingMoon™ program features four exciting collections designed by Bailey, which brides can choose as an enhancement to the standard WeddingMoon package. Photo Contest Announcing the 4th Annual Signature Guest Photo Contest 3 Golf Tournament Results of the 4th Annual Signature Cup Golf Tournament 4 Update St. Lucia 4 Special Offers Be the first to know about planned promotions and events 5 Recipes of the Caribbean Bahamian-style Conch Salad and Goombay Smash 6 Membership Benefits Quick Review of Member Benefits 6 antic setting Amidst the rom bos to the of arched gaze of the groom’s minute details e, white pagoda boutonnier ize the drama flowers emphas e romance. of divin : $1,700 Package price ance The Floral Eleg Collection Inspired by the vibrant aquatic flower, this collection showcases these pink petaled wonders and carries them throughout the entire wedding and reception. Package price: $2,600 The Water Lily Collection tures the This collection cap ting of iquely romantic set un seaside wedding by a tropical g it with gloriously accentin ea ite daisies that evok wh se of joy. jubilant sen ,600 Package price: $3 The Seascape Collection The purity and passion of romance unfold s with the supreme elega nce of white roses accented with delicate sea shells and conch shells filled with rega l orchids. Package price : $5,000 The Crystal Collection Sandals Wedding Dream Team Sandals is also pleased to make available to guests elegant and personalized wedding accessories by the noted Beverly Clark, original wedding cakes designed by cake baker to the stars Sylvia Weinstock, an exclusive line of wedding gowns by Dessy Creations and special gifts by Wedgwood china and Waterford crystal. L-R: Renowned Cake Des igner Sylvia Weinstock, Me lissa Rivers, Celebrity Wedding Planner Preston Bailey, Joa n Rivers and Regis & Joy Phi lbin join together for the launch of Preston Bailey Signature WeddingMoon s™ exclusively at Sandals & Beaches Resorts. ™ Page 2 Fall 2005 Chairman’s Message As the Holidays approach and 2005 comes to a close, we take a moment to reflect on the wonderful news and special events at Sandals and Beaches Resorts that have made this year so spectacular! This past February, we introduced you to Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa located on the untouched South Coast of Jamaica. Our most impressive Sandals Resort yet, set within a 500-acre nature reserve, features three distinct European villages, seven gourmet restaurants, two spectacular beaches, Jamaica’s largest freshwater pool, exclusive Butler Service and signature Red Lane Spa. If you haven’t already had the chance to do so, we invite you and your loved one to come and experience the Jamaica that time forgot! At Sandals Antigua Caribbean Village & Spa, we recently completed the addition of private plunge pools to all ten of our luxurious grand Rondovals. These impressive additions are part of the major expansion on a new Mediterranean Village that will bring 180 luxurious suites, a 15,000-square-foot pool, chic poolside cabanas, and new dining options including a traditional British pub. On the Beaches front, our successful year-round Beaches’ Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street continues as we welcome friends Bert and Ernie to the Beaches family. Now you and your family can enjoy furry fun with Elmo, Zoe, Grover and Cookie Monster as they take the stage for the newly created exclusive Live Shows only at Beaches Resorts. Finally, in the wedding area, we are proud to announce that we have assembled the “Dream Team” for Destination Weddings. Through exclusive partnerships with top names in the Wedding Industry, we now offer exciting new options to couples looking to say “I Do” in paradise. Our exclusive partnership with internationally celebrated event designer and wedding planner Preston Bailey now brings four exciting collections as an enhancement to our standard WeddingMoon package. In addition, we now have elegant and personalized wedding accessories by the noted Beverly Clark, original wedding cakes designed by the famed Sylvia Weinstock and an exclusive line of wedding gowns by Dessy Creations. But, perhaps, one of the most important accomplishments for us was continuing to successfully welcome back thousands of Signature Guest Members like you! In September, Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica hosted the 4th Annual Signature Cup exclusively for Signature Guest members. We were proud to welcome members from around the world who enjoyed a week of golf and fun-filled festivities. Special congratulations to this year’s champions— Karen Sawyer of Corona, California and Sharon Overstreet of Los Alamitos, California. As we enter 2006 and proudly commemorate our 25th Anniversary, you can count on Sandals and Beaches Resorts to continue to offer you the very best Ultra all-inclusive luxury vacation experience, bar none! We look forward to welcoming you back home and to celebrating this very special occasion with you! All That’s Good, Gordon “Butch” Stewart Chairman Introducing The Sandals and Beaches Online Gift Shop A new feature at Sandals.com and Beaches.com is our online gift shop. We invite you to browse our outstanding selection of quality merchandise, designed to reflect your Sandals or Beaches vacation. Be prepared when you arrive at our Ultra All-Inclusive Resort, or shop for that special memory of the vacation you just experienced. For example, enjoy your own Sandals Signature Spa slow-burning candle, infused with our memorable Lemongrass scent. Scent, only $15. We’re adding new merchandise every month, so visit us today and remember to check back often. Page 3 It’s That Time of Year For Our Fourth Annual Signature Guest Photo Contest nner 2002 First Place Wi Fox, Phillipsburg, NJ es and Bernadette Jam nner 2003 First Place Wi , Wellington, NJ n and Eileen Davis Joh nner 2004 First Place Wi Plains, NJ rolyn Karger, Morris Ca nner 2005 First Place Wi uld Be Here Name and Photo Co Your Mail completed entries to: Signature Guest Photo Contest 4950 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33155 Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2005 Name: ____________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City: ________________________ State: ____ Postal Code: _______ Phone: (____) _____________ Email address: ___________________ Signature Guest Member Number: ____________________________ Description of photograph (include resort name, date of stay, subject of and caption for photo): __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Do you have a photo that captures your experience at Sandals or Beaches? Grab your digital memories and photo albums and send it to the judges of the 4th Annual Signature Guest Photo Contest. Select your best Sandals or Beaches photographic memory and mail it in to us before December 31, 2005. Add your description of what the photo means to you, as well as when and where it was taken. One lucky winner will receive a 6-day/5-night complementary stay at any Sandals or Beaches resort. Second place will receive a 5-piece Beaches luggage set, and five honorable mention winners will receive 1,000 Signet Points. How to enter: Submit your favorite photograph taken at any Sandals or Beaches resort during the last 12 months. Write your name and address, Signature Guest member number, resort name and date of stay on the back of the photo. Please also include a caption, as we all love to know the story behind a great photograph. Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2005, and received no later than January 15, 2006. Photographs become the exclusive property of Unique Vacations, Inc. and will not be returned. The winning photographs will be placed on www.signatureguest.com and will also appear in the spring issue of Imprints. RULES AND REGULATIONS: Entering: Choose a photo or slide you have taken between 9/30/04 and 9/30/05 during a Sandals and/or Beaches vacation. (Only photos taken by Sandals and Beaches Signature Guests are eligible, photos taken by resort photographer will not be considered). Provide the following information on the entry form, or on a 3” x 5” card. Print your name, address, email address, telephone number, hotel name, and Signature guest number. Include a brief description of your entry. Unique Vacations Inc. cannot be responsible for delayed, lost, misdirected or damaged entries. All entries become the property of Unique Vacations Inc. and will not be returned. Unique Vacations Inc. reserves the right to edit, adapt, trademark, copyright, publish and/or transfer to third parties all photo/slide submissions. One entry per envelope, multiple entries permitted. All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2005. Judging: Entries will be judged by a panel of judges under the direction of Unique Vacations Inc. based on the following criteria: (1) quality of photo; (2) content of photo; (3) and the extent to which the photo represents the Sandals and Beaches experience. The final selections of the judges will be posted on Unique Vacations Inc. web page, www.signatureguest.com Decisions of the judges are final. Winners will be determined by January 15, 2006 and subsequently notified by mail by February 1, 2006. Prizes: First Prize, is a 6 day/5 night stay for two in a double occupancy room at a participating Sandals or Beaches Resort of the winner’s choice (approximate retail value $4,000.00 US). Trip is subject to availability and blackout dates and will be confirmed 30 days prior to travel pending hotel availability. Other restrictions may apply. Winner and guest must travel together. Prize is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Prize does not include airfare, insurance, rental car, taxes, tips, telephone calls, souvenirs or other expenses not specified above. All such items or expenses are the responsibility of the winner. All federal, state and local taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the winner. Second Prize is a 5-piece set of Beaches luggage. Third Prize is a 3-piece set of Beaches luggage. Five (5) Honorable Mention winners will each receive 1,000 Signet Points. No substitutions, transfers or cash in lieu of prizes. Unique Vacations Inc. reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value in event the advertised prize is not available for any reason. General: Winners may be required to submit the original of a winning entry for the purposes of publication. Winners must own or secure the copyright to all photos/slides submitted and further agrees to obtain, if necessary, privacy releases from all persons clearly identifiable in any entry, which receives a prize or is selected for publication. Winners, at the request of Unique Vacations Inc., agree to sign any necessary documents to transfer rights, title and interest in any photo for which a prize is awarded or is selected for publication and agree to execute and return to Unique Vacations Inc. an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release within 15 days of attempted notification. Noncompliance with this time period requirement may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. All federal, state laws and regulations apply. Except where prohibited by law acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Unique Vacations Inc. and its agencies to use winners’ names, likenesses and photo/slide entries for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and the decision of the judges, which shall be final and legally binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law. As a condition of entering contest, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all claims, damages, judgments and awards are limited to actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with this contest; and (2) any and all rights to claim any other damages, including, without limitation, special, incidental, consequential and punitive damages and attorney’s fees are waived. Unique Vacations, Inc. is not responsible for any computer or human error, which compromises the administration of this contest. If you no longer wish to receive contest materials from Unique Vacations Inc., send a written request to 4960 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33155. Eligibility: No purchase Necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Contest open to all Signature Guests who are at least 21 years of age. Employees of Unique Vacations Inc., its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and public relation agencies and their immediate families are not eligible to win. Residents of Quebec, Canada, the U.S. territories and possessions, and Puerto Rico are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Winners List: For names of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Signature Guest Photo Contest, Unique Vacations Inc., 4950 SW 72nd Ave, Miami FL 33155. Page 4 Fun Was Had By All At The 2005 Signature Cup Golf Tournament The 4th Annual Signature Cup Golf Tournament, held exclusively for Signature Guest Members, took place in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, September 18–21, 2005 at the Sandals Golf & Country Club. Congratulations to this year’s champions—Karen Sawyer of Corona, California and Sharon Overstreet of Los Alamitos, California. Please join us next year at the 5th Annual Signature Cup; for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Golf Is Always Par For The Course Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is characterized by narrow fairways and minuscule, drop-off greens. A par-71 18-hole layout measuring 6,311 yards, it stretches out over a verdant, rolling landscape with sweeping views of sparkling sea and mountains cloaked in dense vegetation. While there are no major forced carries and few fairway bunkers, precision is key; ten holes are flanked by out-of-bounds stakes. Particularly vexing is the unassuming-looking par-3 13th hole, but it packs a wallop with its treacherously shallow green fronted by a steep slope and backed by a hidden bunker. Indeed the great golf is enhanced by lots of local charm just off the big tee is a bust of reggae legend Bob Marley, carved from a tree stump. d s: Karen Sawyer an This year’s champion Sharon Overstreet als Signature rience & as Sand lf u for a great expe e past two SSG Go Thank-yo ve competed in th ent. Our 2003 t members we ha Gues the 2006 ev d will return for fantastic advenTournaments an nal couples & the two additio nal couples for trip was with d in four additio e reported resulte tures w 2005 trips. er, Corona, CA both the 2004 & Bob & Karen Sawy Update: St. Lucia Feel The Love At Sandals Resorts In St. Lucia Year Round Sandals Resorts is enticing couples to say “I do,” or, if celebrating an anniversary, “happy that I did,” by extending its popular Love is All You Need promotion year round. These special rates are available at the following resorts with a minimum three-night stay: Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort—Guests staying in this Signature Collection Resort will enjoy these savings: 20 percent from December 27–31, 2005; 40 percent from January 1–February 9, 2006; 35 percent from February 10–August 31, 2006; 40 percent from September 1–December 31, 2006. Sandals Halcyon Beach—This Classic Collection Resort will offer guests these savings: 20 percent from December 27–31, 2005; 40 percent from January 1–August 31, 2006; 50 percent from September 1–30, 2006; 40 percent from October 1–December 31, 2006. Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort & Spa—This Signature Collection Resort will offer travelers these savings: 50 percent from November 25–December 26, 2005; 20 percent from December 27–31, 2005; 50 percent from January 1–December 31, 2006. Sandals Resorts' Guests Grooved To The Beat At 1st Annual Heineken Kalalu World Music Festival, St. Lucia Music aficionados from around the globe convened in St. Lucia, December 1–4 for the first annual music festival featuring a line-up of performing artists from around the world. The festival may be over, but Signature Guest members can still take advantage of Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort & Spa's Love is All You Need promotion offering a value of up to 50 percent off for travel through December 26, 2005. For more information, call your local travel agent, 1-800-SANDALS or visit www.sandals.com. Page 5 Special Offers Fantastic savings on 2005/2006 vacations GENERAL PROMOTIONS: The following are promotions that are currently available to the general public when flying from particular gateways. All promotions listed below have individual rules and restrictions that apply. For full details, please contact your travel agent, visit www.signatureguest.com or call 1-800-SANDALS (Canadian residents call 1-800-545-8283). Remember that you earn Signet Points on the published North American price of the room you book. What value! To earn points and on-property benefits you must add your SSG member number to your booking prior to travel. You can do so by contacting the SSG department at least 10 days prior to travel via e-mail: email@example.com or phone 1-800-669-4774. FOR MEMBERS ONLY: These are special promotions not available to the general public. THEY’RE JUST TOO GOOD! Call your travel agent, 1-800-SANDALS, or visit www.signatureguest.com and click on special offers for full details. Canadian Residents—Special Note Concerning Your Signet Point Discount: Signature Guest members in Canada must request their Signet Point discount in the form of a voucher, before making final payment on a Sandals or Beaches holiday. Simply contact Sandals Signature Guest toll-free at 1-800-NOW-4SSG or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your voucher and verify your mailing address. Allow 3-5 business days for delivery. Present to your travel partner or Unique Vacations, Inc. with final payment on your reservation. Certain restrictions may apply. Valid at participating Sandals and Beaches Resorts only.* 5th Annual Signature Cup Golf Tournament Join us next fall, September 17–20, 2006 in Ocho Rios for the 5th Annual Signature Cup, at Sandals Golf & Country Club. This tournament is held exclusively for Signature Guest Members. Eligibility: You must be a Signature Guest member who knows how to play golf! Your official golf handicap certificate will be required to participate in the tournament. For tournament play, ladies maximum handicap is 28 and men’s maximum handicap is 22. Please send your handicap certificate prior to travel by fax to 305-663-4364 or by mail to Sandals Signature Guest, 4950 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33155. Competitors who fail to provide a handicap certificate will not be eligible for play in the Signature Cup tournament. Due to capacity of the golf course, only the first 100 entries will be considered for the tournament. Entry Fee: There is no entry fee—simply stay at one of our Ocho Rios Resorts. How to Enter: Entry details in the next issue of Imprints. Special Note Concerning Your Membership: Please note that when making a reservation for a stay at a participating Sandals or Beaches Resort you should indicate to the Travel Partner or Reservation’s Agent whether or not you wish to apply your Signet Point discount towards final payment. If you do not wish to use your discount on a particular reservation, simply call 1-800-NOW-4SSG or email email@example.com one week prior to departing for your Sandals or Beaches holiday, and we will be happy to add your membership number to your reservation so you may receive all the other benefits of being a Signature Guest Member. *Promotional offers may not be combined unless specifically stated. All offers and events are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Information in this article was applicable at the time of printing. Check with your Travel Agent or Sandals Representative for current rates, availability, and promotional offers in your area. Certain Sandals or Beaches resorts may not participate in promotional offers. Love is all you need At Sandals— Save up to 55% Love is all you need and a huge discount can help too! Visit a participating Sandals Resort and save up to 55%. Minimum night stay required. Travel dates vary at participating resorts. Combine your Signet Points and save much more. Valid from US and Canadian Gateways only.* Beaches 2006 early booking bonus— Save up to 50% Back by popular demand! Book early and save, save, save. Visit a participating Beaches resort and save up to 50% when you visit a participating Beaches Resort. Minimum night stay required. Travel dates vary at participating resorts. Combine with your Signet Points and save much more. Valid from US and Canadian Gateways only.* Signature Guest Reunion Week 2006 We are happy to announce April 17– 21 as the official dates for Reunion Week 2006. Book our current promotions and combine your Signet Points and save much more. Valid from US and Canadian Gateways only.* Stay tuned to www.signatureguest.com for more information regarding individual resort Reunion Week activities. 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Membership Benefits Double the Savings!—Signet Points can be combined with almost any other advertised specials or promotions. Free 1-week Stay for every 70 Paid Nights*—Spend a total of 70 combined paid nights at Sandals and Beaches Resorts and your next stay could be free! *Certain restrictions apply. Free 1-category Upgrade—Automatic one room category upgrade as a Signature Guest member. Based on availability at check-in. No “Blackout” Dates—Use your Signet Points to travel anytime. If a room is available, it’s yours! Savings on Future Stays—Earn points based on the “rack” rate paid. Apply the points to your next stay. Signature Guest On-Property Liaison—A special person designated to answer your questions while at the resort. Managers’ Reception—Enjoy private cocktail receptions and dinners with the hotel managers. Call Your Favorite Travel Agent—Signet Points can be applied and special requests made while booking your next Sandals or Beaches vacation with your travel agent. Signet Points Never Expire—As you continue to stay with us, your account will remain active and points will accrue. Members-only toll-free number—Exclusive for Signature Guest members. Call us with any questions, requests or if you have a story to tell! 800-NOW-4SSG. Signature Guest Membership Card—Your Signature Guest number allows you special savings and recognition. Use it when making reservations and carry it with you to the resort for special amenities and privileges. GOOMBAY SMASH Ingredients 1 oz. Spiced Rum 1 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum 1 ⁄4 oz. Apricot Brandy 2 oz. Pineapple Juice 2 oz. Orange Juice Method Mix all ingredients in a highball glass with ice and shake. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry. Enjoy! Keep In Touch! Have news to share of a recent trip to Sandals or Beaches? Want to update us on a change of address, addition to the family or other news? Stay in touch with Signature Guest and let us know what’s happening when you’re away from your home in the islands. It’s easy—just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop a letter to Sandals Signature Guest, 4950 S.W. 72nd Ave., Miami, FL 33155. So don’t be a stranger, we love to hear from you! Visit Us On The Web! www.sandals.com www.beaches.com www.signatureguest.com Fall 2005 USA Not responsible for errors or omissions in the content of this newsletter.