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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida to Open LeCiel,
a Boutique Hotel Located on the Site of the Former Bayside Inn

Opening to Occur May 24, 2012

DESTIN, FL- May 10, 2012 – Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort today unveiled plans for LeCiel, the Destin area’s only contemporary boutique hotel experience.  Located on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, LeCiel will officially open Thursday, May 24.

The name LeCiel, derived from the French word sky, is a fitting description to illustrate the stunning views and tranquil environment that guests will experience during their stay. Located on the banks of the Choctawhatchee Bay, LeCiel draws on the Gulf Coast’s culture, colors and lush landscape for inspiration while the aesthetics of water, beach, bay, sun and sand sooth body and soul.  In a chic $2 million transformation, interiors now boast rich mixtures of chrome, woods, copper, leather and fabrics.  The element of water flows indoors with fountains, water walls and cool blue and green hues to set the tone of the experience before the guest even takes the first gaze onto the open bay. The boutique environment will provide the perfect getaway for the discernible leisure or group traveler.

Accommodation choices include one-bedroom suites, king and double-double guest rooms with a hand-picked, sophisticated décor.  One-bedroom suites will feature a full kitchen and dining room, and studio rooms will include a mini-fridge and microwave oven and Keurig in-room coffee maker.  All guest rooms will have wireless internet, upgraded linens, terry robes, gourmet coffee, iPhone docking stations, flat screen televisions, spa quality toiletries and other comforts. This lovely boutique hotel will also feature a stunning entrance and lobby, as a bonus, the front desk will provide guests with the use of Binoculars for dolphin or bird watching. Guests can enjoy views of the bay from the lounge and listening to the sounds of water and relaxing with that special someone as the sun says good night over the bay.

Other major features of LeCiel include the pool, with beverage service. In addition, LeCiel is just steps away from the Sandestin Day Spa, featuring an award winning full menu of spa and salon services.  Also located near the Spa and LeCiel is the Sandestin Fitness Center, where guests have complimentary access, with use of the sauna and exercise equipment.

Contrary to its contemporary comfort and look, the property is rich in history.  LeCiel enjoys the prime location along the bay. Looking forward to welcoming the next generation of visitors to Sandestin, LeCiel is located on the site of Sandestin’s first multi-story resort hotel, most recently known as Bayside Inn.   Travelers from all over the world will experience a memorable stay at the hotel, just a short distance from the stunning emerald green water of the Gulf of Mexico and sugar white sand beaches that bring guests back time and time again.

Specialists are currently taking May reservations for LeCiel.  For additional details, contact 1.877.9LeCIEL or (877) 953-2435 or visit  Coming soon this May 24 is the property’s new website

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, home of the new Le Ciel boutique hotel, was rated the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast.   Sandestin is nestled on 2,400 spectacular acres, including seven miles of pristine beach and bay front and is part of Visit South Walton. The resort features the best in Destin accommodations with 1,300 condominiums, villa, town homes villas and hotel style accommodations within 30 charming neighborhoods.  Sandestin also features four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a 29-acre village featuring boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife.                                                                                     


Melissa Webb
Pineapple PR

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