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Elegant Hotels Group Names Andy Howard as General Manger
for Tamarind Cove Hotel, Barbados

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – January 20, 2010 –The Elegant Hotels Group has today announced the appointment of Andy Howard as general manager of Tamarind Cove Hotel, a luxury 110 room property situated on a 750 foot white sand beach on the west coast of Barbados. The Elegant Hotels Group owns and operates a collection of five distinctive hotels on the south and west coasts of Barbados.

A native of Barbados, Andy has many years of luxury resort experience and was most recently general manager of Grace Bay Club, a 5-star hotel located in Providenciales on Turks & Caicos. Previously, he worked as food & beverage director for Carlisle Bay Resort in Antigua, Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands and Sandy Lane in Barbados.

Howard Friedman, CEO Elegant Hotels Group said, “Andy was born in Barbados and I am delighted that we were able to persuade him to return and join our team. Andy has a proven track record in guest satisfaction coupled with fantastic hands-on management style.”

Andy Howard said, “After experiencing some beautiful islands and properties across the Caribbean, I am thrilled to be back on my home island at this wonderful property. The hotel has so much to offer to guests from around the world and I am looking forward to being at the helm and working with a great team at Tamarind Cove and the Elegant Hotels Group.”

Andy was educated in Barbados before attending Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, New York and the College of Professional Management, London.

About Elegant Hotels Group
Elegant Hotels Group owns and operates five of the finest hotels and resorts on the Caribbean Island of Barbados. Set on the most desirable of the island’s legendary beaches on the west and south coasts, each hotel features unique attributes and a distinctive personality.

Together, they offer styles to suit every taste, from classic to contemporary, family-friendly to adults-only, and traditional to all-inclusive. The hotels share a commitment to superb service and fine culinary experiences, and provide the ultimate beach and water sports environment for their guests, including the Elegant “Beach Ambassadors” program. They offer upscale accommodations that remain welcoming and unpretentious, or “elegance with a twist,” – a casual elegance that embodies the best of Barbados.  Elegant Hotels include The House, Colony Club Hotel and Tamarind Cove Hotel, as well as the all-inclusive Crystal Cove Hotel and Turtle Beach Resort. The group also includes the acclaimed Daphne’s restaurant on Barbados’ west coast – sister to Daphne’s restaurant in London. For reservations and further information, call 888-996-9948, or visit www.eleganthotels.com.
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Contact:

Patricia Nugent/Megan Bishop
Middleton & Gendron, Inc.
(212) 284-9935 / (212) 980-9231
 pnugent@mg-pr.com or mbishop@mg-pr.com


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