Grand Lucayan Bahamas Opens Its Doors

Freeport, Bahamas (November 28, 2011) – Musical artists and performers descended to the Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, in Grand Bahama Island on November 11 and 12 for the Inaugural Grand Lucayan Celebrity Weekend.

Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, is a AAA Four-Diamond award winning resort, located along the beach and calm, turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort enjoys a prime location on Grand Bahama Island, overlooking a 7.5-acre white-sand beach. This resort is home to two 18-hole championship golf courses, a Vegas-style casino, nine restaurants, expansive spa and fitness center and four swimming pools.

The Grand Lobby Life: The hotel was completed in 1999. RTKL was the architect. Wilson Associates was the initial interior design company.

The weekend showcased two exciting nights full of concerts hosting live entertainment, poker, great food, and beautiful beaches. The resort, which was recently re-named, is hosting the first of a series of lavish events.

On Friday, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony (see video above) followed by a seated concert with dinner. The concert line-up included American Idol’s fan favorites from Season 9, Didi Benami and Tim Urban, with a headliner performance by America’s Got Talent sensation, Prince Poppycock. On Saturday, the fun began with a charity poker tournament at the Treasure Bay Casino and then a musical line-up presenting another memorable American Idol, beatboxer, Blake Lewis.  The highlight of the night was provided by famed Las Vegas headliner, Clint Holmes.

“We are thrilled to host such a wonderful group of musical performers and special guests here at Grand Lucayan, Bahamas,” says Ben Davis, General Manager.  “We’re very proud of this resort and look forward to treating everyone like a celebrity this weekend.” Vegas veteran event producer Lisa Tenner, founder of Tenner & Associates, put together a weekend that entertained all guests and residents and dignitaries of the Bahamas at the Grand Lucayan.

HOW TO GET THERE: Vision Airlines offers flights from Baltimore, Louisville, Richmond, Raleigh/Durham and Fort Lauderdale in November. NEW YEARS? Round trip from Baltimore was recently listed from $218. Right now, flights are being offered for only $1 when you book your stay at one of their partnered resorts, including the Grand Lucayan. (Click the photo above to see this recommended deal)

The Grand Lucayan, Bahamas features 519 guestrooms including 27 suites and a Presidential Suite. All rooms provide views of the beach, the marina or lush tropical gardens.  Grand Lucayan, Bahamas boasts 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, ideal for hosting meetings and events of all sizes in a picturesque setting. With flexible and modern meeting spaces, the resort can accommodate groups, corporate retreats, dinners, weddings, celebratory functions and other special events. Business services include event coordination, audiovisual equipment and a full service business center.

The Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, a Radisson Resort, is located on the Grand Bahama Island and stretches along more than a mile of pristine, powder-soft beach. There are a vast array of world class facilities, events and mini travel trips located throughout the Grand Lucayan property. This winter, it’s time to live the Grand life.

For reservations, please call 1.855.LUCAYAN
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