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SuperClubs

April 04, 2011 11:00 ET

SuperClubs' Breezes Rio Bueno to Close

KINGSTON, JAMAICA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - John Issa, chairman of SuperClubs Super-Inclusive Resorts, announced that Breezes Rio Bueno, formerly Grand Lido Braco, will close its doors on April 30, 2011, after it became clear to him that "our strenuous two-year effort to arrive at a mutually satisfactory lease arrangement with the owners was not going to succeed."

SuperClubs terminated the lease for "force majeure" but continued to operate the all inclusive resort in good faith during negotiations. "The owners had ample opportunity to secure a new operator, but it appears none has been found," said Mr. Issa. "It is very unfortunate that we could not come to an arrangement to keep Breezes Rio Bueno open, but that is the nature of this business. Breezes Resorts are still as popular as ever, and we will be concentrating our efforts on all our all inclusive resorts in Jamaica, Bahamas, Curaçao, Brazil, Panama and Cuba."

"We deeply regret the prospect that over 300 loyal team members will lose their jobs in these harsh economic times," Mr. Issa concluded.

SuperClubs took over operations at Breezes Rio Bueno in 1996. Soon after, it received the AAA Four Diamond resort rating and became a favorite destination for vacationers who enjoyed its Jamaican Village setting. The hotel was also known for its annual "Best of Jamaica" event, which was held in partnership with Caribbean Travel and Life magazine every October since 2004.

SuperClubs, the world's only Super-Inclusive resort group, includes properties in the following brand categories: Breezes Resorts - Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club and Breezes Resort & Spa Trelawny in Jamaica; Breezes Bahamas; Breezes Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino; Breezes Panama; Breezes Búzios Resort & Spa in Brazil; In Cuba, SuperClubs operates three hotels, Breezes Varadero, Breezes Jibacoa and Breezes Bella Costa; and Hedonism II in Negril and SuperFun Beach Resort & Spa in Runaway Bay, both in Jamaica. 

Every SuperClubs holiday is Super-Inclusive -- accommodations; all meals, SuperSnacks and premium brand cocktails; unlimited use of all sports facilities, including equipment rental and instruction; entertainment; weddings; recreational activities; and hotel taxes. Tipping is not allowed. SuperClubs operates and independently markets affiliate ROOMS resorts.

To book a Breezes all inclusive vacation, visit www.breezes.com, call 1 (877)-Breezes, or contact a local travel agent.

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