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Dellis Cay Hosts VIP Suite During the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne

MIAMI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Over the past twelve days, from March 25-April 5, 2009, private island Dellis Cay hosted a VIP Suite for the second straight year at the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, courtesy of Dr. Cem Kinay, CEO & Chairman of The O Property Collection (OPC), the developer behind the luxury Caribbean property.

“The sponsorship of the Sony Ericsson tournament is a natural fit for us,” explains Dr. Cem Kinay. “It is the most festive event in Miami that draws out a vibrant, contemporary and highly discerning population, which echoes the type of community we have created for Dellis Cay.”

The VIP Suite boasted spectacular views of the center court where guests could view all rounds of the tournament in an atmosphere that mimicked the d├ęcor and design aesthetics that will be available at Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay, which will open in mid-2010. Guests of the Dellis Cay sponsored suite included NBC news reporter Jeff Burnside, President and CEO of Ferrari North America, Inc. Maurizio Parlati, Ferrari Racing Team owner Giuseppe Risi, Luminaire founders Nasir & Nargis Kassamali, culinary personality Ingrid Hoffman, and many others. The newly appointed Turks and Caicos Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Honorable Amanda Missick, her predecessor Dr. Carlton Mills, as well as a delegation of Turks and Caicos media officials attended the glamorous tournament.

The Sony Ericsson Open, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious titles in professional tennis and has been awarded the coveted “Tournament of the Year” by the ATP in eight of the past ten years. This year’s champions includes Andy Murray, who defeated Novak Djokovic for the Men’s Singles title on Sunday, April 5th, and Victoria Azarenka, who defeated Serena Williams for the Women’s Singles title on Saturday, April 4th. Victoria Azarenka visited the Dellis Cay VIP suite showing her interest in the unique private island development.

This year’s Sony Ericsson Open entrants included top world ranking players Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Dinara Safina and Nadia Petrova, amongst many others. With $9mm in prize money this is one of the largest tournaments in the world. The tournament is currently one of nine ATP Masters Series events on the ATP calendar and a top tier event on the Sony Ericsson WTA TOUR calendar.

Dellis Cay is the exclusive private island located in the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), just 565-miles south of Miami, and is being designed by six of the world’s leading architects including Shigeru Ban (Tokyo), David Chipperfield (London), Carl Ettensperger (Singapore), Zaha Hadid (London), Kengo Kuma (Tokyo) and Piero Lissoni (Milan). Opening in 2010, the masterpiece island will be managed by the acclaimed Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and will feature the most lavish spa in the Caribbean designed by Kengo Kuma. Dellis Cay will feature a wide variety of amenities ranging from a tennis center, a 9-hole golf course, a jogging trail and a full array of watersports activities such as certified scuba diving and windsurfing.

Currently available for public purchase are the newly launched Beach Villas by Shigeru Ban and Over Water Villas by Carl Ettensperger, one remaining Beach Villa by Piero Lissoni, Beach House Residences by Piero Lissoni and the West Beach Estates with unique designs by all six architects, for instance the singular Villa D by Zaha Hadid. 75% of the Beach House Residences have been sold and construction is in full progress.

Dellis Cay is an unspoiled 560-acre private island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago. Serene and secluded, yet only an hour and a half from Miami and three hours from New York, Dellis Cay combines ease of accessibility with complete privacy in a setting of alluring natural beauty.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 17 hotels in Asia, 14 in The Americas and 10 in Europe and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group’s properties.

The O Property Collection, founded in 2005 by Dr. Cem Kinay and Oguz Serim, is an international property development company that invests in, develops, and manages premium real estate properties. This group seeks to establish an unprecedented level of design and service excellence across a variety of geographic territories.

 

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