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									                                FACT SHEET
LOCATION      On Grand Bahama Island in The Bahamas, just 55 miles off the coast of West
              Palm Beach, Florida. The resort is situated on a 7.5-acre beach.

              Physical Address:
              The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort
              Sea Horse Road
              Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island
              The Bahamas

BOOKING       Front Desk & Reservations: (242) 373-1333/(1-800) OUR-LUCAYA
              Fax: (242) 373-8804
              Web site: http://www.ourlucaya.com

GENERAL       The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort is a AAA four-diamond
DESCRIPTION   resort, hugging warm, turquoise Bahamian waters. A 7.5-acre white sand
              beach curves along the gentle coast, and makes for a spectacular view from
              the 740-room resort.

              This resort residing on the fourth largest of The Bahama islands offers
              comfortable, contemporary Art Deco-inspired tropical accommodations,
              fashioned with The Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath™.
              Elegant, sweeping curves meld seamlessly with harsher geometric shapes on
              the S-shaped main building. Rooms are designed with a clean, modern
              aesthetic. Light wood tones and sharp angles mingle tastefully with a floral
              palette, while the two-story villas offer a distinct Bahamian flavor with darker
              wood tones and fabrics the color of the sea and sky. Spacious suites gaze unto
              the ocean, and on the adjoining patios, a convenient sitting space is in place for
              guests to enjoy the fresh trade wind breeze.

              Room amenities at the 100 percent smoke-free resort include cable TV, Internet
              service, work desks, safes, dual-line phones with data ports, plush bathrobes,
              hairdryers, mini bars, coffee makers featuring gourmet Starbucks coffee,
              kitchenettes, irons/ironing boards and 24-hour room service.

              At The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort guests can do as
              much or as little as they please. Whether basking in the glow of the sun’s warm
              rays on the beach or from one of the three generous swimming pools, or
              playing an 18-hole round of golf at the two championship golf courses, there is
              something to suit every desire.

              The 25,000-square-foot fitness center is fully-equipped for a wide variety of
              workouts and classes – such as Tae Bo and cycling, while the spa offers
              relaxing massage services and soothing skin care treatments.
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                     Dining at The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort can be an
                     elegant or informal affair, with diverse restaurants and lounges. Fine steaks
                     and chops, sushi, barbecue and sweet juice concoctions are all on the menu.

                     The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort is a destination where
                     business really does meet pleasure. The enchanting island escape is home to
                     more than 95,000-square-feet of meeting space, including 45,000-square-feet
                     under air. Naturally, weddings are a popular event at this meeting and events
                     facility situated in a dramatic, tropical setting.

RESORT               The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort is part of Our Lucaya, a
DESTINATION          destination also consisting of Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya
                     Resort.      Together, The Westin and Sheraton offer two unique resort
                     experiences and over 1,200 guest rooms. The Westin caters to a more adult-
                     crowd with a perfect setting for romance and a large meetings facility.
                     Alternatively, the Sheraton is geared for families searching for a Caribbean
                     escape, with family-friendly accomodations and an acclaimed children’s
                     program. Guests to both resorts have access to the shared golf, spa, dining,
                     meeting and water sports facilities.

MEETINGS             95,000-square-feet of meeting space, with 45,000-square-feet under air, makes
                     for a most impressive, grandiose meetings and conventions facility, suited for
                     events of all shapes and sizes. The flexible indoor meeting spaces are modern,
                     well-appointed rooms with wireless Internet access.

                     Business services include:
                         Event coordination
                         Meeting/function space
                         A-V equipment for rent
                         Business center with public computers, printers, fax and copier

WEDDINGS AND         Located in one of the world’s most romantic tropical destinations, The Westin
HONEYMOONS           Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort offers a perfect setting to say, “I do.”

                     Whether a couple decides to exchange vows on the beach, with the warm
                     water kissing their toes, or at a formal soiree in one or several of the indoor
                     function spaces, the setting is just right.

DINING               Delicacies from around the globe are tastefully prepared at The Westin Grand
                     Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort’s nine restaurants and lounges. Taste buds
                     journey throughout the Caribbean savoring spicy West Indian flavors, across
                     continents and oceans to succulent Asian barbecue, and to classic American
                     fare, at distinct eateries offering formal and informal dining.
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GOLF                 Our Lucaya is home to two of the finest golf courses in The Bahamas – The
                     Reef Club and Lucayan Country Club. Both have hosted the PGA’s Bahamas
                     National Open, the Senior PGA’s Slam, and 12 other national championships.

                     The Reef Club course created in 2000 by renowned golf architect Robert Trent
                     Jones, Jr., who has designed more than 200 golf courses during his career,
                     sprawls out over 6,930 yards. The 18-hole, par-72 contemporary links-style
                     course offers golfers of all levels a breathtaking layout with 13 holes bordered
                     by picturesque lakes. Its wide fairways and large, level greens require a strong
                     short game.

                     The 6,824-yard Lucayan Country Club course is a classic, originally designed
                     by acclaimed golf course architect Dick Wilson in 1962. The 18-hole, par-72
                     course is infamous for its shaded, tree-lined fairways, small elevated greens
                     and Wilson-trademark bunkers guarding almost every pin. The Lucayan
                     Country Club provides a true challenge for golfers desiring to put their skill and
                     accuracy to the test.

                     To reserve a tee time at either golf course call (1-800) OUR-LUCAYA. Resort
                     guests enjoyed preferred tee times.

FITNESS CENTER       Resort guests are immersed in a multi-sensory experience at the 25,000-
                     square-foot WestinWORKOUT Powered by Reebok Spa & Fitness Center. The
                     Center offers state-of-the-art equipment and fitness classes. Guests can sweat
                     to their hearts’ content utilizing a selection of challenging cardio and weight
                     machines, as well as free weights. Personal trainers are also available.

                     The Center’s spa offers relaxing massage and skin treatments, and features a
                     nail and hair salon.

WATER SPORTS         Snorkeling and scuba diving equipment and lessons are offered at the resort’s
& BOATING            Water Sports Center. The Center can also arrange windsurfing, parasailing,
                     banana boating, jet skiing, boating, sailing, fishing, and other “water-ful”
                     adventures that are sure to set the heart alight. The sparkling ocean surface
                     hides an underwater world resplendent with life. Coral reefs attract marlin,
                     sailfish, tuna, mahi-mahi, bonefish and mackerel.

SPORT FACILITIES     The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort serves up the only Fast
                     Grand Slam tennis courts in the Caribbean – innovative facilities which feature
                     replicas of some of the world’s best-known court surfaces – such as the red
                     clay of the French Open, the manicured grass of Wimbledon, and the DecoTurf
                     of the U.S. Open. Instruction is available.

                     Other courts at The Westin cater to basketball and volleyball.

KIDS CLUB            Camp Lucaya offers supervised fun in the sun for kids ages three through 12.
                     The children’s program includes snacks and drinks throughout the day, as the
                     little ones enjoy the educational camp facility and are taken out to explore the
                     nature beyond. Young imaginative minds delight in learning Bahamian poetry
                     and folklore.
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                      Meals, arts & crafts, and other special activities are also offered.

                      Camp Lucaya, located at Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort,
                      is open for guests of The Westin as well. Babysitting services are available.

CASINO                The Isle of Capri Casino at Our Lucaya boasts more than 19,000-square-feet of
                      gaming and entertainment with 400 slot machines and 30 gaming tables. From
                      the bustling five-cent slots to the Caribbean stud poker tables, there is a wide
                      assortment of action-packed gambling excitement. The IsleOne players club
                      offers cash, hotel and meal incentives, and exclusive member-only discounts
                      and invites to special events at the casino. For more information, visit
                      http://www.isleofcapricasinos.com/Lucaya.

SHOPPING              Directly across from the resort, Port Lucaya Marketplace is a lively, vibrant
AND NIGHTLIFE         waterfront shopping complex with 55 unique shops and 32 restaurants and
                      bars. The marketplace’s Count Basie Square comes alive at night as the locals
                      deck out in a rainbow of bright orange, yellow, red and green traditional
                      costumes and lead the crowds in dance and song. Visitors find themselves
                      playing limbo to a heart-thumping Caribbean beat or swaying to melodic
                      Bahamian calypso under the stars.             For full shopping, restaurant and
                      entertainment listings, visit http://www.portlucayamarketplace.com.

                      Another popular scene for nightlife is Prop Club at Our Lucaya, a funky, laid-
                      back beachfront nightclub and dining spot. A favorite among guests, the inside
                      of Prop Club has the look of an old, industrial airplane hangar, with propellers,
                      metal parts and ship hulls hanging all over the walls and ceiling. The Havana
                      Cay Cigar Bar, featuring the finest cigars from Cuba and the Dominican
                      Republic is also an evening hotspot.

GETTING THERE         The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort, lying just 55 miles off the
                      southeastern Florida coast, is easily accessible via non-stop flights to Freeport
                      International Airport (FPO) from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Charlotte,
                      New York and Philadelphia and with connections from other cities.

                      Airlines flying to Grand Bahama Island include American Airlines, Bahamasair,
                      Continental, Delta, Spirit Airlines and US Airways.

ENTRY                 U.S. and Canadian residents need proof of citizenship, in the form of a valid
REQUIREMENTS          passport. For more information visit http://www.bahamas.com.

LOCAL CLIMATE         Sunny and warm all-year-long with gentle trade winds, the average temperature
                      ranges from the low-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. The
                      most refreshing time of the year is September through May, the “dry” season when
                      the temperature averages from seventy to seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit.


MEDIA CONTACTS: Claire Kunzman, Ypartnership, (407) 838-1810, claire.kunzman@ypartnership.com

								
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