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Riviera Maya's 5 Star Ceiba Del Mar Hotel & Spa Resort Celebrates Second Anniversary with World Class Music
and Art


PUERTO MORELOS, Mexico, August 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- How does a world class spa resort, nestled in paradise, celebrate an anniversary? If it's Ceiba Del Mar, it celebrates in world-class style! Guests at the August 28-31, 2003 celebration of the resort's second anniversary will enjoy the outstanding works of famous sculptor Gabriel Ponzanelli and a concert by world-renowned pianist Ana Maria Trenchi de Bottazzi beside the resort's kilometer of sandy beach. The property is within a 20 minutes drive of Cancun Airport on the Mayan Riviera.

"It's no surprise that Ceiba Del Mar's management has organized a culturally rich program for attendees," states travel expert, Stephanie Abrams, host of the nationally syndicated talk show, "Travel With Stephanie Abrams!" on Business Talk Radio. "I fell in love with Ceiba Del Mar the first time I entered the open-air lobby overlooking the manicured grounds and aqua sea, embraced by gentle sea breezes, welcomed by the soft colors of the decor and struck by the beauty of its Mexican artistry. Details are designed to relax every muscle of your body. Tension slides from your body onto the floor as you step into the resort. You can't help but feel completely stress-free! And that's before you've even checked in!" Abrams explains.

Placing Ponzanelli's sculptures around the pool and gardens and inviting Bottazzi to be part of this event are extensions of Ceiba Del Mar's essence. "I see Ceiba Del Mar itself as a sculpture! The unique shape of the eight villa towers and the placement of the villas next to babbling streams, along the serpentine swimming pool, and hugging the shoreline, create a sculpture of its own. It is easy to compare the architectural design of Ceiba Del Mar to frozen music. Having a great sculptor and a great pianist at this celebration are complimentary to the rhythmic design of the resort," Abrams notes.

The creation of Ceiba Del Mar is the labor of love of its architect-owner, explains Kate Gerogianis, Director of Sales for the spa resort. "His vision was to create the perfect spa resort in paradise," she explains. "The high satisfaction level of our guests confirms that we have succeeded in adding top-notch service to complete the perfect picture!"

Mme. Bottazzi's performance begins a cultural exchange with the Mayan Riviera and Cancun. Top-ranking pianists from the yearly international piano competition which she heads, and students from the Germaine Pinnault School of Music, Manhasset, N.Y., which she administers, will participate in yearly concerts. Mme. Bottazzi's inspirational life is immortalized in her autobiography, "To Live Again." Her seventeenth Carnegie Hall concert, February 9, 2003, received critical acclaim.

"Mme. Bottazzi crystallizes the architectural elements, the fine arts and spiritual aesthetics of this wonderful occasion," Gerogianis concludes.

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Stephanie B. Abrams