SOURCE: Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

May 25, 2005 09:48 ET

Nisbet Plantation Appoints Husband and Wife Team as General Managers

NEVIS, WEST INDIES -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 25, 2005 -- The husband and wife team of Beverly and Walter Plachta have been appointed to the position of General Manager for Nisbet Plantation in Nevis. Bev and Wally are seasoned professionals with over 20 years experience in all phases of hospitality from consulting to Island Management.

"I am extremely pleased that Wally & Bev are joining the Nisbet team," announced David Dodwell, owner of Nisbet and The Reefs in Bermuda -- both award-winning hotels. "Their proven expertise in managing small, upscale resorts and achieving exceptionally high customer and staff satisfaction will be welcome news to our guests."

Bev & Wally have successfully managed Pine Cay in The Turks and Caicos Islands, with 37 private homes and The Meridian Club. They also managed Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands, an 850-acre private island nature preserve with 15 guestrooms and a private home. In the US, Bev and Wally managed The Inn at Montchanin Village in Montchanin, Delaware and The Pollard in Red Lodge Montana.

"We were attracted to Nisbet Plantation by its reputation as one of the best resorts in the Caribbean," quipped Bev Plachta. "The resort is receiving a major upgrade and exciting changes include a new fitness centre and hot tub on the beach. It is a truly exciting time to be here."

Bev has a Master of Professional Studies from Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. Wally is a doctoral candidate from Cornell's College of Agriculture with a M.S. in Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell and B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Maryland. He is looking forward to showing off his creative flair on the 30-acre resort.

Both Wally and Bev understand the unique, unspoiled nature of Nisbet and are prepared to elevate the most romantic historic plantation in the Caribbean to an even higher standard.

About Nisbet Plantation

Renowned as the Caribbean's only historic plantation inn located directly on its own beach, Nisbet has been regularly named one of the top ten values in the Caribbean by the readers of Travel + Leisure. It has also been voted one of the "world's best" in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. A favorite of honeymooners, Nisbet was also named "one of the top 10 most romantic resorts in the Caribbean," by TheKnot.com, the leading wedding web site.

Nisbet Plantation's beautifully restored Great House -- dating from 1778 -- and 36 charming cottages with all modern conveniences, are set in 30 acres of lush tropical foliage. A broad lawn, flanked by stately royal palm trees, sweeps down from the Great House to a half-mile-wide white sand beach. A lovely freshwater pool, restaurant and bar are located on the beach. Tennis, croquet and snorkeling are available, and keeping with the resort's value-image, the use of all sporting equipment is complimentary.

Nevis, the island time forgot, is as welcoming and relaxing as Nisbet. www.NisbetPlantation.com/PR or call 1-800-742-6008.

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