"The Spa" Opens at Sun Village Resort & Spa in Cofresi Beach

Guests of the luxury resort in the Dominican Republic
now subject to further relaxation

Cofresi, Puerto Plata (June 29, 2006) "“ One more reason to escape to tropical paradise. Sun Village Resorts announced today the grand opening of The Spa, featuring 7,250 square feet of brand new, state-of-the-art pampering and respite at its flagship resort in Cofresi Beach.

Located on the beautiful northern shore of the Dominican Republic, guests of Sun Village Resort & Spa in Cofresi Beach can now relax in an oasis of calm, while experiencing the extensive menu of luxury spa services including massage, body scrubs and treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and more.

The new spa features seven private treatment rooms, a full-service hair salon, a state-of-the-art fitness center, dressing rooms with steam baths, hot tubs and private guest lockers. Guests can also enjoy two cabanas, a one-of-a-kind outdoor bamboo shower, the outdoor hot tub, and a light spa dining menu while lounging in the breathtaking Asian garden.

"The Spa marks a new era and whole new level of luxury for Sun Village guests," said Derek Elliott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elliottâ„¢, the parent company that manages and operates Sun Village Resorts. "This state of the art facility is the culmination of extensive planning and design to ensure that our guests have the very best in spa and fitness services each time they vacation with us."

The Spa, which also includes the addition of 18 well-appointed Spa Rooms and Suites, was designed by Jason Burley, Vice President of Development for Elliott. Burley is currently working on the extensive renovations at the new Sun Village Resort and Spa Juan Dolio, located on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic and expected to open in the spring.

The Spa opens just in time for several exciting events taking place at Sun Village Resort & Spa in Cofresi this summer and fall. The resort will host the Miss Maxim 2006 competition from July 15 "“ August 1, featuring 27 of the world's most beautiful women who will take part in the annual competition, photo shoot and a special VIP party for resort guests on July 22. Hollywood returns to Sun Village from November 6 "“ 11 when the Dominican International Film Festival welcomes thousands of filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities and film fans arrive for six days of film, fun and sun! Accommodations and tickets for all these not-to-be-missed events are available at www.sunvillageresorts.com.

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