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LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels Appoints Richard Hayduk as Managing Director
of South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, Florida

BOCA RATON, Fla. - June 10, 2008 - LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels president Jean-Jacques Pergant announces the appointment of Richard Hayduk as managing director of South Seas Island Resort, effective immediately.

Hayduk will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the 330-acre Captiva Island, Fla., resort. South Seas Island Resort offers 465 newly renovated accommodations ranging from private beach homes and charming Gulf cottages to traditional hotel rooms and luxury villas. The resort also features two-and-a-half miles of shell-laden beaches, the Captiva Island Golf Club -- one of the Top Five Short Courses in the World -- and a brand new pool and cabana oasis overlooking the waters of Pine Island Sound. 

Hayduk comes to LXR most recently from The Cliffs Communities, Inc., in Travelers Rest, S.C., where he served as the vice president of hospitality for two years. Prior to that, he served as president, CEO and general manager of Grand Caribbean Resorts, Ltd., located in Great Exuma, Bahamas. In addition, Hayduk held a number of management positions including vice president of operations over a 14-year period at The Breakers Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Fla. 

"With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and especially in managing residential resorts and membership clubs, Richard has proven his strong work ethic and commitment to excellence," said Pergant. "We are excited to have him join our team of professionals." 

South Seas Island Resort is part of the LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels collection, a portfolio of independent properties distinguished by a style and spirit that captures the unique qualities of their setting.  LXR properties are located throughout the United States and the Caribbean. The collection also includes the renowned Golden Door Spa brand.  For information and reservations, visit the Internet at or call 1-877-LXR-XOXO.


South Seas Island Resort

Also See: Blackstone Real Estate Advisors Combines 14 Wyndham Properties with Seven Other Owned Hotels to Form the LXR Luxury Resorts Brand / August 2005
Eighteen Months after Hurricane Charley, South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island is Open to Tourists Again; Blackstone Group Spending Upwards of $140 million on Renovation / March 2006


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