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John Meeske Named Chief Executive Officer for Myriad Entertainment and Resorts, Inc., 
Developers for a Planned $1.9 billion Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi
EDMONTON, Alberta - May 16, 2006 -- John Meeske has agreed to serve as the Chief Executive Officer for Myriad Entertainment and Resorts, Inc. ("Myriad") (OTCBB:MYRA). Myriad is an emerging destination development and management company with current focus on the development of a planned $1.9 billion casino/resort in Tunica, Mississippi. 

Mr. Meeske will begin his posting as Myriad's CEO on July 1, 2006. Scott Hawrelechko, current CEO and founder of the Tunica resort project, will continue as Chairman of the Board. 

John received his MBA from Michigan State University and is currently the Director of Methodist College, NC, the nation's first accredited Business and Liberal Arts Institution that is dedicated to Resort & Club Management Concentration. John is a member of CAYUGA Hospitality (a Cornell consulting group), the founder and principal of Resorts & Clubs, Inc. and a member of the International Resort Management Association. Furthermore, he represents USA Partners in North Carolina and serves on the Board of the Downtown Development Corp. in Fayetteville, NC. 

ClubCorp, the nation's largest private country club company (owner/operator of Pinehurst Resort & Club, Homestead Resort & Club, and Barton Creek Resort & Club to name a few), hired John in the mid 1980's following the sale of his two destination resorts to the company. During his tenure with ClubCorp, John successfully created an enhanced experience offering ("Personalized ClubLevel Experiences and Services") by blending the complexity of services offered by destination resorts with the exclusiveness of private country clubs. 

"The Experience Economy is here," said Meeske who has over thirty years of direct experience in the leisure sector of the service industry. "Myriad's mission is to become the premier resort and club company in the world featuring the tried and proven Personalized ClubLevel Experiences and Service. Myriad intends to pursue opportunities to develop and enhance the value of destination properties in high potential markets through a combination of effective financial structuring, and the creation of unique travel and leisure experiences". 

The 550-acre Myriad Botanical Resort in Tunica, Mississippi, will feature the world's first fully enclosed, climate controlled championship golf course, a 1,200-room hotel, casino, convention center and spectacular gardens. Myriad has been granted development and gaming site approvals for the Tunica resort. 

Myriad Botanical Resort

The Project is a multi-attraction themed resort designed to be an international destination, including a cable supported structure covering its 18-hole golf course permitting play on a 24/7 basis. 

The Project will emphasize the spirit and history of Mississippi and the Mississippi River -- the Heartland of America -- a story that will intrigue the mind of the global guest seeking travel and leisure. The Project will be situated on 540 acres along the Mississippi River in Tunica County, Mississippi for year-round enjoyment of the following resort attractions: 

  • 80,000 sq. ft. casino 
  • 1,200 room 4-star hotel 
  • 375,000 sq. ft. convention center 
  • 250,000 sq. ft. of retail (Phase 1);
  • 750,000 sq. ft. for total build out. 
  • 18-hole golf course (7,205 yards) 
  • 2,500-seat venue 
  • Luxury Spa Water Park 
  • Snow Park (called The Snow Globe) 
In addition to the features listed above, the Project may include an ice venue with various trails and skating rinks; another water venue with aquariums and lagoons, and a 450 ft. high observation wheel called “The Mississippi Eye”. Additional entertainment venues such as Lucid, a three-level multimedia night club, music amphitheaters, a 10,000-seat arena with regular and premium seating options will be included as well as various thematic designs throughout the property. The different elements of the Project will be linked by an indoor waterway transportation system and an elevated people-mover ground transportation system. Other infrastructure requirements will be supported by applying state-of-the-art technology such as solar power, climate control and air-filtration technologies, and security and maintenance technologies.

Forward-looking statements in this news release are made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 


Myriad Entertainment & Resorts, Inc.
Scott Hawrelechko, 780-431-0086

Also See: Tunica's Nine Casinos Experience a First, a Year-to-year Drop in Revenues / April 2004
A Proposed 10th Casino in Tunica, and the Only One with Local Ownership, Struggles to Find Financing / April 2005

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