WILLIAM  K. VANDERBILT II
American tycoon, prominent in transportation and finance.

Private Island Resort: Off  the coast of Florida.
 
In 1925, William Vanderbilt created a splendid winter seaside estate on a 220 acre island which over the years hosted captains of industry, presidents, kings and princes.  The entire estate has been restored to its former Vanderbilt grandeur as a luxurious private club and community with the finest amenities for business or pleasure.  Winner of  Vogue Magazine’s “Prize for Splendid Isolation,” where America’s most important companies meet.
 
Guests include: President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Donald Trump and their wives.  Oprah Winfrey, Demi Moore, Meg Ryan, and Andre Agassi - to name a few shining stars in their chosen fields.
 
Accommodations:
60 guest rooms, suites and villas with sumptuous furnishings include mahogany paneling taken from a French castle once occupied by Napoleon.  Spacious, 1 and  2 bedroom Villa Suites include sitting rooms, hot tubs and private courtyards.  “Rosemary’s cottage” (built for William’s daughter) has  3 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room, kitchen, and patio w/spa on beach.
 
Features:
Two deep-water marinas, ocean side golf course and golf grill.  Tennis center with 18 grass, clay, and hard courts - called the  “Best in America” by Tennis Magazine.  Proclaimed one of the premier spas in America by Town & Country magazine.  Revel in custom beauty treatments and fitness programs.
 
Many dining choices: From spa café to formal dining in the Vanderbilt Mansion; Italian restaurant, Moroccan dining with entertainment, and a Pizza Parlor.  Resort includes a gourmet food market, liquor store, a variety of shops from art to banking, plus a luxurious Conference Center.  Private ferries link the Island to mainland shops, night life, theaters and cultural events.  Posh, posh, posh! 

 
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