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Press Release 2012

Cuisinart Announces Anguilla Exclusive Golf Challenge

Top Anguilla resort to host exclusive golf challenge

Press Release 2012

Anguilla (December 21, 2012) - Golfitaliano, in collaboration with CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa and the Anguilla Tourist Board is pleased to announce the inaugural Golf & Holiday Challenge on the beautiful island of Anguilla in the Caribbean from January 19th to 26th, 2013.

Auspiciously entitled THE EVENT, the week-long tournament will be promoted across social networks to bring together 100 golfers who have been carefully selected from countries across Europe for an exclusive golfing experience with a difference.

Founder of the tournament, Mr Donato Ala notes, ?The idea for THE EVENT was born out of a press trip that was organized for me by the Anguilla Tourist Board?s representative in Italy, Mr Stefano de Paoli.? The island was so beautiful, and the perfect fit for this event which I believed should be very exclusive.?

The idea is that THE EVENT will not just be a championship golf tournament, nor will it be just a holiday. Activities for every day will be completely customized.? From excursions and days devoted to the Spa and culinary classes for non-players, to parties in the best clubs, and exclusive dinners in the four restaurants at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa; to the possibility of nautical activities never experienced before, including boating, sailing and deep sea fishing for the most adventurous, the intention is to create a memorable vacation experience set against the backdrop of one of the Caribbean?s most prestigious Golf Resorts.?

General Manager, Mr Stephane Zaharia and? Marcella Giamundo, market representative for Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa in Italy expressed their pleasure in being a part of the planning process for THE EVENT, working with Mr Ala and the Cuisinart Resort Management team on island to create a ?tailor made?, program with special attention to detail, yet leaving enough free time to allow the participants to be able to ?isolate themselves? and enjoy the island at their leisure.

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa is located on the tranquil island of Anguilla, the most northerly of the Eastern Caribbeanʼs Leeward Islands.

Nestled in the crescent curve of Rendezvous Bay, this intimate and casually sophisticated beachfront resort celebrates the ultimate Caribbean escape. With a choice of 99 luxurious suites and villas, guests are enticed by the magnificent beach, fine dining at the Resortʼs acclaimed restaurants, and culinary activities including cooking classes and wine tastings.

Relaxation and rejuvenation abound at the award-winning Venus Spa featuring Aquatherapy, and a thrilling challenge awaits golfers at the Resortʼs stunning 18 Hole Greg Norman Championship Course. The infrastructure of the Resort is state-of-the-art. The Resort is the first on Anguilla to offer its guests clean air recirculation systems in the rooms and a sprinkler/fire alarm system. It is also the first island resort built with the most stringent hurricane safety codes as set forth by Dade County, Florida (Code D, highest hurricane resistant rating).

The Cuisinart Golf Resort offers an unparalleled golfing experience.? The Greg Norman Signature. 18 Hole Championship Course offers incredible vistas and challenging greens. Players are greeted by the spectacular views of St. Martin and the Caribbean Sea at the tee box of the 384-Yard starting hole.

The breath-taking visual appeal continues with holes two and ten sharing a 16.000 square foot green that overlooks the Anguilla Channel. Large Sea grape trees on the left and the Merrywing pond on the right frame the perilous drive on the 423-yard 16th hole that plays into the trade winds and finishes with an elevated green surrounded by water and protected by deep bunkers. The narrowing fairway on the 18th hole ascends forty feet through rugged terrain to a narrow green carved out of the native plantings.


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