Bluegreen The Hammocks at Marathon Excited for Hemingway Days

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The Bluegreen resort in the Florida Keys, The Hammocks at Marathon, anticipates hosting guests who wish to visit the Hemingway Days festival in Key West.

Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play, today announced its resort in the Florida Keys, The Hammocks at Marathon, will welcome guests who wish to attend the 31st Annual Hemingway Days Festival that will take place July 19 through 24, 2011 in Key West. The event is a celebration of the life of Ernest Hemingway, an American author who resided in Key West, among other locations across the globe.

Hemingway, a Pulitzer Prize winner, lived in Key West during the 1930’s. His home, with many relics still remaining inside, is a registered National Historic Landmark. Tours through the home present his typewriter, a brood of polydactyllic cats and the first pool built in Key West.

The celebration of this American legend consists of a series of events over the four days, including a Hemingway Look-Alike Contest that is hosted by a local restaurant and bar Hemingway once frequented; a short story contest, with a cash award; readings by famed authors; a fishing tournament; and a museum exhibit of rarely-seen Hemingway memorabilia.

“We are honored and pleased to host Bluegreen guests who wish to participate in the various exhibits and activities offered during the Hemingway Days festival,” says Carlos De Jesus, General Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon. “Our Bluegreen resort offers luxurious vacation villas for guests to enjoy during their Keys vacation, as well as its own marina, should they wish to rent or charter a boat to take them to Key West.”

The Bluegreen resort, Hammocks at Marathon, is located on the Overseas Highway, approximately 50 miles north of Key West.

Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is the leader in providing Colorful Places to Live and Play through its vacation ownership resort and residential real estate business segments. Our more than 3,500 employees are passionate about delivering extraordinary experiences for our owners, travelers and business partners. Since 1996, Bluegreen has managed, marketed and sold a flexible, real estate-based vacation ownership plan with more than 222,600 owners, over 54 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Since 1985, Bluegreen Communities has developed master-planned residential and golf communities primarily in the southern and southeastern U.S., and has sold over 55,000 home sites. We also offer a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-for-service resort management, financial services, customer generation and sales solutions to third-party developers and lenders. For more information, visit us online at See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.


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