Weather Channel Broadcasts Live from Sandestin®

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Laurie Hobbs
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Weather Channel Broadcasted Live from Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort
during “Why I Love Spring” week.

Destin, Fla. (March 25, 2009) – The Weather Channel aired live from Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort as part of its “Why I Love Spring” series. The nationally acclaimed Weather Channel is featuring this week-long series about top Spring destinations, with on-air and online content. The Weather Channel ran several segments about the Gulf Coast’s beautiful sugar white sand beaches, and many of Sandestin’s leisure activities including biking, golf and YOLO Boards, the popular stand up paddle boards.

As part of the Weather Channel reports, reporter Julie Martin aired live from the beach at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and from the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

According to Sandestin resort chief John Russell, “we are delighted that millions of viewers were able to see the stunning natural beauty and variety of activities the area has to offer. People this year are looking for added value and a great “drive to” destination as they plan their spring and summer travel,” said Russell. “Based on the calls and consumer interest we’ve received, Sandestin is well positioned to be the resort of choice for thousands of travelers of all ages this season.”

The Weather Channel network is received by more than 96 million households and can be seen in more than 97 percent of all cable TV homes nationwide.

Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons. Sandestin invites guests to enter a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,700 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of the Beaches of South Walton, the resort has more than seven miles of sugar white sand beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, and 65,000 square feet of meeting space. Also at Sandestin is the Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village featuring boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues. Sandestin is part of Intrawest (, a world leader destination resorts.