Dellis Cay Sponsors 2009 Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne
March 25, 2009
MIAMI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dr. Cem Kinay, CEO & Chairman of The O Property Collection (OPC), is pleased to announce Dellis Cay as a host sponsor to the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, the annual 12-day tennis tournament held at the Tennis Center in Crandon Park from March 25-April 5, 2009. For the second straight year, Dellis Cay will have a strong presence and host a VIP suite at 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. “Dellis Cay has been conceived as an extremely exclusive retreat for a contemporary, highly discerning, successful and young-at-heart clientele. The sponsorship of this event has been a natural fit for us.” said Dr. Kinay about the affiliation with the event.
This year’s Sony Ericsson Open entrants include top world ranking players Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Serena Williams, 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 and resorts. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 24 countries, with 16 hotels in Asia, 15 in The Americas and 10 in Europe and North Africa.
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.