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Four Seasons Exuma to Close

By May 19, 2009

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There's been a steady drip of bad news about the recession's impact on Caribbean travel, but this one still comes as a bit of a shock: Travel Weekly reports that the Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma will close on May 26. The 183-room luxury resort on the Bahamas Out Island of Exuma opened in November 2003 and has been been in receivership since June 2007, but there had been hope that another ownership group would step in.

"No time indication can be given on how long it will be before a sale of the assets of the [Emerald Bay] master development is concluded or how long it will be before the master development reopens for business," said Devyani Puri, director of public relations for the Four Seasons Great Exuma resort, who nonetheless referred to the closing as "temporary."

Meanwhile, the neighboring Grand Isle Resort & Spa, a 78-room villa resort at Emerald Bay, remains open.

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