The Club at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa Summer 2009 by forrests


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may • june • july 2009

Message froM the general Manager
Dear Harbor Beach Members, The time is almost upon us for our resort – our favorite summer “playground” – to begin the segment of our transformation that will affect you the most. It seems we have been talking about it forever. Yes, you’ve seen plenty in the past many months – all new rooms and suites, remodeled terraces, expanded Fitness Center and Spa enhancements, the exciting beginnings of the new Ocean Ballroom. We hope you are delighted with the changes. Come May , we embark on the project that in the coming months will alter your Club experience the most – at least for awhile. We will be saying goodbye to Cascades and Cascades Bar, and it’s not a small endeavor. To accomplish it, we will have to temporarily put out of service the cabanas, the tennis courts, the outdoor whirlpools, game room, locker rooms, and outdoor Club parking, In their place we will be creating a brand new SEA.level restaurant whose décor, ambience, food offerings and location-location-location will be the envy of every restaurateur along this coast. Probably no other project has occupied our thoughts as much as this one, and for one reason – we know it will affect the way you enjoy our resort day to day in the coming months. Therefore, we want you to know that we have plans in place to mitigate any inconveniences, for example: special discount on grilled foods (yes, we will have a temporary outdoor restaurant with pool and beach service); cabana passes will be convertible for other resort services, including room nights; special members-only happy hours; special offers on guest passes; festive “Golden Shovel” party to celebrate our new beginning. Among you, our valued Club members, are those who were with us through the last “Big One,” when we took out three restaurants, the entrance, and the entire Lobby. As you look back, I’m sure now you find it hard to imagine a Harbor Beach without 3030 Ocean, Starbucks, Tranquility, or The Spa and all it has to offer. We know that’s how you’ll feel in just a few months, when you’ll be enjoying a grand, new Harbor Beach. Here for you throughout this process will be all the fine features you’ve always enjoyed at The Club – The Spa, the beautiful pool, the private beach, the Beach Bar, fine food and special Club events . . . and most of all, the professional and caring service of our attentive and appreciative staff. As always, we’ll see you on the beach!

Warmest personal regards,

Jim Mauer
General Manager

July is MeMber appreciation Month —enJoy ‘a little soMething extra’
The Spa: 50% off your 50-minute Swedish Massage. Available Monday through Thursday only. (No other discounts apply; 20% service charge will be added.) Riva & 3030 Ocean: Complimentary dessert with the purchase of a meal Poolside Restaurant: Complimentary frozen drink with purchase of lunch Recreation: Take an additional 10%* off (total of 30%) for Birthday Parties/Company Events. *Excluding holidays; discount available on select dates; cannot be combined with other discounts.

Mother’s Day buffet
Sunday, May 10th, 2009 11:00am-5:00pm Reservations now being taken; call 954-765-3100. Salad Bar Fresh Greens with Assorted Dressings and Condiments; Seafood Ceviche Salad; Hearts of Palm Citrus Salad; Spring Vegetable Salad; Beet, Sweet Potato Salad; Radicchio and Mango Caprese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Soup of the Day Smoked Fish Display with Condiments Peel-and-Eat Shrimp Crab Legs Selection of International and Domestic Cheeses Assorted Fruits and Yogurt Dips Carving Station Prime Rib of Beef, Horseradish Sauce Roasted Turkey, Cippollini Gravy Live Cooking Station Omelets made to order with assorted toppings including cheeses, vegetables, meats, and seafood Traditional Eggs Benedict Bacon and Sausage Filet Mignon with Truffle Potatoes, Peaches and Mint Seared Arctic Char with Braised Leeks and Roasted Tomatoes Smashed Red Potatoes Roasted Spring Vegetables Selection of Miniature Pastries, Tortes, Cakes $45.00 (Includes tax, gratuity and bottomless champagne) $20.00 Children 7 -13; Children 6-under, complimentary

introDucing pastry chef Michel chiche
Pastry Chef Michel Chiche has dedicated 25 years of his life creating pastries, ice creams and candies for such hotels as The Beverly Hills, California; La Samanna Hotel, French West Indies; and the landmark hotel The Biltmore, Coral Gables. Chef Michel studied at the prestigious and world renowned Lenotre School, mastering many phases of the culinary arts. Today, he would like to share with you a taste of the passion he brings to Harbor Beach.

Chef’s Corner
this recipe is from Pastry chef

Michel chiche
straWBerrY inFusion and FresH rasPBerries WitH ManGo sorBet (serves 4)
Market 4 lb fresh strawberries 2 pints fresh raspberries 4 oz granulated sugar 4 Cookies of your choice 1 pint mango sorbet Tools 1 large bowl, 8 inch 1 sauce pan, 10 inch 1 paring knife 4 martini glasses

special Values for MoM anD DaD on their big Day
A little pampering goes a long way, and it’s a thoughtful way to express your affection and appreciation for parents with the gift of wellness and relaxation. The Spa at Harbor Beach offers the following services at a special 20% discount on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and the price includes the 20% service charge. MOTHER’S DAY OFFERINGS, May 10 The Radiance Package — $410 * 80 minute Warm Stone Therapy Massage 80 minute Ultimate Caviar Facial Complimentary Makeup Refresher The Serenity Package — $360 * 50 minute Swedish Massage 50 minute Aroma Decadence Deep Cleansing Facial Signature Citrus Manicure Signature Citrus Pedicure Complimentary Makeup Refresher FATHER’S DAY PACKAGE, June 21 The Gentlemen’s Package — $190* 50 minute Muscle Melter Massage Signature Citrus Manicure * Price represents a 20% discount and includes 20% service charge. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Cut strawberries in four quarters. Place strawberries in bowl; add sugar. Fill sauce pan with water and place it over heat. Place the bowl of strawberries on top of the sauce pan and let it cook over that double boiler for 45 minutes. Over the heat, the strawberries will infuse and release the natural juices. Strain it without pressing the fruit, and chill. This preparation can be made one day ahead.

Final Presentation
In each martini glass place a half-pint of raspberries, fill to ¾ full with the strawberry infusion. Top with mango sorbet, one cookie and a sprig of mint. Bon appétit!

unique treasures: cloisters of the Monastery of st. bernarD De clairVaux
Did you know that the oldest European structure in the Western Hemisphere is less than 30 minutes away from our resort? It wasn’t built here, but it was brought to the US, and ultimately Miami, from Spain by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s. Mr. Hearst first saw the 12th- century monastery in its native Segovia. He bought it for $500,000, disassembled it stone by stone, crated it and shipped it home. About the time it was shipped to the States there was an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease in Spain, which caused customs officials to quarantine the straw-packed stones. When the customs agents burned the straw, they neglected to put the stones back in the numbered order so the entire shipment remained crated for the next 30 years. It took 19 months to finally assemble the architectural jigsaw puzzle. When it was finished in 1954 there were a few stones left over and some objects added that came from Hearst’s private collection that were not original to the structure. In 1964 the Episcopal Church purchased the Cloisters and today it is a functioning house of worship as well as a museum with a beautiful garden of many native Florida plants. You may want to call ahead to learn hours and days it is open to the public, as the monastery does host weddings and private parties. It is located at 16711 W. Dixie Highway (between NE 163rd and NE 172nd Streets). Or call (305) 945-1462. http://spanishmonastery. com . Please call the Concierge Desk if you need help with directions, reservations, tee times or advice on things to see and do in the area. We look forward to assisting our valued Club members. — Kay Cremeens Chief Concierge

fitness center bulletin
NEW CLASSES Yoga for the Back Fridays 11:00 am Mat Pilates Tuesdays 12 noon Thursdays 11:00 am Boot Camps Coming Soon!

boost your teaM’s spirits with fun at the beach
As Club members you already love our fabulous private beach, so why not host your company outing or picnic here? Our Recreation Department would be delighted to organize Teambuilding games, a company Beach Olympics or even a Survivor-themed event to bring your company’s associates together. Or, we can set up your own private beach area with volleyball courts and entertainment. Our outdoor restaurant can cater all your food and beverage needs, from wraps and wings to ‘burgers and ‘dogs with your own grill attendant. The sky is the limit! We invite you to review our Recreation information online at, or contact Cristina Reyes-Dixon at 954-766-4974 or Steven Woytko at 954-766-6135.

SPINNING IN THE EVENINGS For those who can’t make that morning class, try one in the evening. Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:00 pm NEW MACHINES IN THE GYM Cable Crossover Machine -- Multi-purpose/complete body workout Concept 2 Rowing Machine -- Great cardio workout for the upper body Life Fitness Stair Stepper -- New version of a classic NEW POWER TRAINING SESSION Grab a partner for this amazing 30-minute power training workout for two, with your very own personal trainer. The class is offered by appointment only, daily between 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Priced at $50 for both, it's time to get fit! This offer is valid May and June 2009.

eVent packages May – august 2009
Day at the Beach 2 hour Event 1 Volleyball Court 1 Baggo set 1 Ladder Golf 1 Bocce Ball set 1 Football 1 Frisbee Up to 25 beach chairs Up to 15 umbrellas $900 ($1,340 Value) Sports Competition 2 hour Event 1 Volleyball Court with referee 1 Flag Football field in sand with referee 1 Target Golf event with referee $800 ($1,200 Value) Human Foosball 2 hour Event 1 Inflatable Human Foosball field 2 Recreation attendants to referee 25 beach chairs 15 umbrellas $1,300 ($1,900 Value) Sand Sculpting Competition 2 hour Event- 4 team maximum Sound System Emcee and Sand Sculpting Instructor All necessary Sand Sculpting Supplies 3 Judges Umbrellas for each team station 25 beach chairs $1,100 ($1,700 Value) Packages can be tailored to group needs; holidays excluded. Please call Cristina Reyes-Dixon at 954-766-4974 or Steve Woytko at 954-766-6135 for more Recreation Deals & Activities.

birthDay celebration coMing up? beach truMps clowns any Day!
If hosting a birthday party is part of your summertime plans, what better place to celebrate such a special occasion than at your home away from home, The Club at Harbor Beach? The Recreation Department has four great flexible Birthday Party Packages for gatherings both small and large, and of course they can tailor any party to your specifications. Our poolside restaurant is ready to cater all your food and beverage needs, taking the work and worry off you so you can party like a rock star with the rest of your friends and family! We invite you to contact Kelly Wood, Recreation Supervisor at 954-525-4000 ext. 6560, and together you can explore the possibilities for the best birthday ever.

Teambuilding & Sand Painting Combo 2 to 3 hour Event plus Sand Painting Purchase any of the following Teambuilding events and receive 50% off a Personalized Sand Painting: Beach Olympics Teambuilding Survivor

Mr. and Mrs. Brodeur

Director of Restaurants Joe LaFleur, right, with Mr. and Mrs. Tiapago

Mr. and Mrs. Preve

Kent Brown, Bob Lubin and guests

Director of Food and Beverage David Cronin and Mr. and Mrs. McGrath

Mr. and Mrs. LaForge

Mr. and Mrs. Capp

facial treatMents, Jewelry trunk show on tap in tranquility boutique
Mark your calendars for May 9, when two fun events will be taking place at the spa boutique. Jim Davis with MD Skincare will be in Tranquility offering complimentary professional face peels on May 9, 11 am to 4 pm. You will need an appointment to take advantage of this 30-minute in-store opportunity, so be sure to visit or call the boutique at 954-525-4000, ext. 6529.
Mr. and Mrs. Huguet Shirley Vangeloff and guest

Also in the store will be Jennifer Ryan of Ajna Designs, who will hold a trunk-style show featuring her latest jewelry creations. Jennifer will be introducing new designs in silver and gold, utilizing natural stones, pearls, crystals and Swarovski crystals. It’s a great opportunity to pick up something unique for Mother’s Day, and custom designs are also available. On June 20 – just in time for Father’s Day – Tranquility will feature Decléor Skincare’s new men’s line, along with men’s razors and shave brushes from eShave. The new products contain natural plant oils and extracts, eucalyptus and clove, to hydrate and strengthen the skin. Fragrance Favorites Now available in Tranquility — a new, larger Sage Pine candle! This candle is 16 ounces of pure soy wax poured in a large, square clear glass container and features two wicks. Burn time on this special item is approximately 90 hours. Priced at $39. Have you been enjoying the fragrance of the lobby at Harbor Beach? You can now take it home with you as a candle. Kiwano from Bluewick Candles is now available. A chromed glass tumbler contains 11 ounces of pure soy wax with a burn time of approximately 65 hours. Priced at $28.

Mr. and Mrs. Newman with guest Jaime Arango, center

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