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Club Med Buccaneer's Creek, the First Club Med Village
in the Americas, Opening in 1971, Receiving
Multi-million dollar Rebuilding and Renovation
January 31, 2005 - An official ceremony commemorating the laying of the first stone of the new Club Med Buccaneer's Creek village took place on the island of Martinique on Saturday January 8, 2005.  Club Med Chairman and CEO Henri Giscard d'Estaing and Club Med Americas CEO John Vanderslice hosted the capacity crowd of local dignitaries and tourism officials, who hailed the rebirth of Club Med on the island as a crucial component of efforts to rebuild U.S. tourism to the French West Indies island. 

Club Med Buccaneer's Creek was the first Club Med village in the Americas, opening in 1971 and quickly establishing the legend of Club Med in the U.S., which was based on the shared experiences of thousands of Americans who visited the village in the 70s and 80s.  The village will reopen in December 2005 after a multi-million dollar rebuilding and renovation, increasing the room count to 293 rooms including 44 new suites.  The entire property will have a fresh, upscale look with a new spa, pool, updated and expanded restaurants and new bars -- all set on one of Martinique's most beautiful beaches.

From left to right: Yves Dassonville    Martinique Prefect, Alfred Marie Jeanne  -  President of the Regional Council, Leon Bertrand  -  Minister of Tourism, Garcin Malsa  -  Mayor of Saint Anne, John Vanderslice  -  President and Chief Executive Officer Club Med Americas, Henri Giscard d Estaing  - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Club Méditerranée, Yan Monplaisir  -  President, Society of Martinican Vacation Villages



Katie Barr
Susan Magrino Agency
(212) 957-3005
Also See: Club Med Continues Restructuring Challenge; Shedding Low-grade Villages and Polishing the Best / December 2004
Profile: John Vanderslice President and Chief Executive of North American Division of Club Med / May 2001

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