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Linda Dennis to Serve as Director of the Sandpearl Resort's 11,000 square foot Spa

CLEARWATER BEACH, FL (June 13, 2007) – Coral Hospitality has appointed Linda Dennis Director of the Sandpearl Resort’s Spa, scheduled to open with the resort in late summer 2007. The 11,000 square foot Spa has been designed by Anne Braham, and features signature treatments incorporating pearls extracts, seven treatment rooms including a couples room, nail salon and Jacuzzi with cascading waterfalls, fitness center, and much more. The Sandpearl Resort will feature 253 guest rooms and suites within an eight-story luxury hotel. Sandpearl will be the first new beachfront resort on Clearwater Beach in over 25 years, and the Spa will be the only one of its kind on Clearwater Beach.

Dennis brings 25 years of experience in spa and salon management to the Sandpearl Spa. She most recently served as general manager at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Lifestyle Spa at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure in Weston, Fla., where she oversaw the 48,000 square foot facility, including 30 treatment rooms, salon, fitness center, pool and café. Other past positions include general manager of the Red Door Spa & Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue in Tampa, Fla., and salon manager/esthetician of Salon 2000 (formerly Salveo Salon and Spa) in Eden Prairie, Min. Dennis also previously served as vice president of operations for Elizabeth Arden Salons, Inc., where she managed three spas and 12 salons.

“The Sandpearl Spa will provide a sanctuary on Clearwater Beach that doesn’t currently exist,” stated Stuart Arp, General Manager of the Sandpearl Resort. “Dennis’ past experiences in spa and salon management provide her with the expertise needed to introduce a luxury spa to resort guests, Clearwater Beach visitors, and Tampa Bay area residents.”

The Spa’s signature treatments will include: the Pearl Iridescence facial, which combines extracts of powdered pearl and aromatic botanicals with an acupressure and lymphatic massage; and the Body Iridescence, which uses crushed pearl paste, dry skin brushing and a warm silica balm to stimulate circulation, detoxify and ease fatigue.

In addition to the spa treatments, the Sandpearl Spa will also offer a series of life enriching programs designed to bring mind, body and soul into balance. Programs include artistic courses, natural food cooking lessons, sunset picnics, beachside sunrise/sunset rituals of yoga, Tai Chi and meditation, and much more. Dennis and the Sandpearl Resort team are residing in the pre-opening office located at 600 Cleveland Street in Clearwater until the resort opens.

The Sandpearl Resort is situated along a 700-foot expanse of pristine Gulf Coast beach, Sandpearl will feature 253 luxurious guest rooms, a lagoon-style beachfront pool with private cabanas, unique lifestyle enrichment programs, fine and casual dining, plus meeting and event space. For more information, visit www.sandpearl.com or call (727) 441-2425.

The Sandpearl Resort is being developed by JMC Communities (www.jmccommunities.com) of St. Petersburg, Fla., and is managed by Naples, Fla.-based Coral Hospitality (www.coralhospitality.com). Other project partners include the Hunter Hotel Group and Greenfield Partners.

Founded in 1978, JMC Communities is a Florida-based real estate development company specializing in premier waterfront residential properties that preserve and accentuate the state’s natural beauty and uniqueness. JMC Communities has developed nearly 4,000 waterfront condominium homes in Florida, including many highly successful developments in the Gulf Coast area.

Coral Hospitality is a full service management company with a diverse portfolio of resorts, hotels, condominiums, private golf clubs, marina, spas and community associations. Currently managing 35 properties throughout the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, Coral operates each with a core belief in providing thoughtful service in unique surroundings. For further information, please contact Kerry Mitruska at 239-449-1800 or kmitruska@coralhospitality.com.

Media Contact:
Amanda Jackson
Ypartnership Public Relations
(407) 838-1812
amanda.jackson@ypartnership.com

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