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Elite Island Resorts Welcomes Anthony Bowen as Regional Managing Director

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – December 20, 2010 – We are truly pleased to announce that Tony Bowen, known throughout the world for his many contributions to Caribbean Tourism, has joined Elite Island Resorts as Regional Managing Director,” said Robert Barrett, CEO, today.  “Our brand is poised for continued growth.  With Tony managing that growth in the Caribbean region and St. Lucia in particular, we are confident of a successful 2011 and far beyond.”

Elite Island Resorts President Steven Heydt welcomes Anthony Bowen
as Regional Managing Director
“I hope to help Elite with my deep experience in quality hospitality in the Caribbean as well as with my professional connections and friendships.  Elite has a classic track record and I feel they are the perfect organization to be associated with, as their growth and development continues.” said Bowen.
Bowen was just awarded the Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Caribbean Tourism (2010) by Virgin Holidays.  He was chosen the prestigious Caribbean Hotelier of the Year in 2006 and the St. Lucia Hotelier of the Year in 2005.  He is currently president of the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association, a position he has held on three separate terms.
He graduated from Bournemouth College’s University of Dorset United Kingdom with Membership to the Hotel & Catering Institutional Management Association and has held senior positions in the region’s leading resorts including Sandy Lane, Glitter Bay and Royal Pavilion, all in Barbados, Ciboney in Jamaica, St James's Club in Antigua and Windjammer Landing in St Lucia.

About Elite Island Resorts
Elite Island Resorts represents an impressive collection of unique beachfront properties in the Caribbean. Each Elite Island Resorts property provides something unique to fulfill every traveler’s desires, with offerings ranging from destination weddings or romantic escapes to family retreats or eco vacations.  Resorts include LaSource in Grenada, Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas in Tortola, Palm Island Resort in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Galley Bay Resort & Spa, St. James’s Club & Villas and Verandah Resort & Spa, all in Antigua. For more information visit or call 1-800-858-4618.



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Also See: Elite Island Resorts Now Overseeing Management and Marketing of the 154-room Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas on Tortola, British Virgin Islands / February 2004

Laurance S. Rockefeller, Conservationist and Tourism Visionary, Honored With British Virgin Islands' Citizenship; Built Little Dix Bay Resort on Virgin Gorda in 1964 / September 2003

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