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2015 BNP PARIBAS OPEN PROMISES THE ULTIMATE TENNIS VACATION

If tennis is your game and you haven’t yet attended the annual BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 2015 is the year to check this world-class tennis experience off of your vacation bucket list. Just ask one of the more than 430,000 tennis fans who attended the 2014 tennis tournament this past March and were the first to experience—among other ace amenities–the new 8,000-seat Stadium 2 housing three outstanding restaurants and a second 19,000-square-foot shade structure with state-of-the-art video walls to take in all the on-court action.

The world’s largest WTA and ATP World Tour combined two-week event is destined to be bigger and better than ever before when it kicks off on March 9, 2015. Here’s a preview of what tennis enthusiasts can expect:

  • Eight new video screens inside Stadium 1 to enhance the visual experience.
  • New hydration stations on the Stadium 1 Loge level.
  • New shade awnings covering the restaurant patio areas and the Point Bar in Stadium 2.
  • A designated check-in area for all three restaurants, complete with seating, television screen to watch all the matches, and a new bar.
  • More than 3,600 seats added throughout the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
  • New video boards placed near all practice courts making it easier than ever for you to identify the players on court.

All this plus up-close-and personal autograph signings with the world’s top tennis players, cool promotions and giveaways, constant live entertainment, a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, great shopping for tennis wear and other merchandise, easy parking and four outstanding Indian Wells resort hotels only minutes away, warm weather and a breathtaking Southern California setting.

A variety of hotel, group and ticket packages are now on sale so don’t miss an opportunity to select the best seats or reserve a luxury stadium suite with private indoor/outdoor seating, personal hostess, full-service catering and more exclusive amenities. Visit www.bnpparibasopen.com for complete details about the BNP Paribas Open, the largest tennis event outside of the four Grand Slams.

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BNP PARIBAS OPEN’S NEW WEBSITE NOW LIVE

Check out the BNP Paribas Open’s dynamic new website with several new features that offer a great online tennis experience with larger imagery, quick links, multilingual capabilities, and much more. When you log on to the enhanced website you’ll be able to:

  • Locate player photos and videos.
  • Access a LIVE menu tab during the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament to find live scores, match results, real-time video streaming, and play-by-play audio.
  • Engage in the Social fan zone that integrates Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube profiles for a seamless user experience.
  • Discover the many amenities of Indian Wells, an incredible resort destination, via an expansive VISIT US section.
  • Easily view the BNP Paribas Open website on your iPhone, Androids, tablets and other mobile devices. 

The 2015 BNP Paribas Open is set for March 9-22, 2015. A variety of ticket packages and hotel vacation packages are on sale now. Individual tickets go on sale on November 5, 2014.

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TIME TO PLAN YOUR 2015 BNP PARIBAS OPEN TENNIS VACATION

Indian Wells, California annual tennis tournament is the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world.

Hotel, Mini and Group packages are now on sale for the annual BNP Paribas Open, set for March 9-22, 2015 at the spectacular Indian Wells Tennis Garden. BNP Paribas Open hotel packages offer a wide variety of benefits, including luxury destination resorts in Indian Wells and surrounding areas, preferred box and suite seating in the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, transportation to the venue, exclusive dining, onsite tennis clinics, and behind-the-scene tours.

The six different hotel packages include First Serve, Aces Weekend, Champions, Final Four Days, Advantage Weekend and Masters Week. The Masters Week packages gives fans the opportunity to play on the same courts as the pros in a one-hour tennis clinic, a meet-and-greet with a former tennis pro, and more.

The 2015 BNP Paribas Open is also featuring a variety of Mini and Group packages. Buying early ensures the best seat locations.

For complete details on all packages, as well as online purchase, visit www.bnpparibasopen.com today!

 

 

 

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Enjoy a honeymoon retreat in a desert oasis at indian wells

Begin a new chapter of your love story with an unforgettable honeymoon getaway at the most secluded oasis retreats in Palm Desert. Unwind after a busy period of wedding planning in one of the 1,438 accommodations offered at our four Indian Wells resorts:

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

This “oasis within an oasis” offers plush accommodations from standard guestrooms to penthouse suite and villas along picturesque courtyards, sparkling fountains and a bridged waterway.

Indian Wells Resort Hotel

Built by Hollywood legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, this “Gem of the Desert” features exquisite amenities including a complimentary continental breakfast buffet.

Miramonte Resort & Spa

This Mediterranean-inspired resort boasts 215 guestrooms, suites, and bougainvillea-covered villas and is the home of our award-winning spa, the WELL.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Named one of Travel & Leisure’s “Best Hotels of the World”, this Indian Wells resort sports one of the best pools in Palm Desert, equipped with a sandy beach area, a waterfall and multi-colored pool lights.

From any of these locations, enjoy easy access to 36 holes of championship golf, 29 tennis courts and 11 sparkling pools. We guarantee that you and your special someone will be thoroughly entertained when you find the chance to leave the comfort of your signature “desert dream bed”.

Live the life of a King and Queen with some of the finest dining and shopping offered in Palm Springs and treat yourselves to pure bliss at one of our three world-class spas:

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2014 BNP Paribas Open Sets Another Record for Fan Attendance

The 2014 BNP Paribas Open was, by all accords, a smashing success. The tournament began with the Saturday, March 1 grand opening of its new Stadium 2 hosting the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance, which raised $80,000 for local charities. The grand opening not only showcased Stadium 2, but also other magnificent elements of the site expansion that include a new entrance off of Washington Street, a 19,000-square-foot shade structure, 400+ new palm trees, additional practice courts, three fine dining restaurants, and free public Wi-Fi.

A packed house on that first night was a sign of things to come as for the eighth straight year, the BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined event, broke its attendance record by welcoming 431,527 fans during the two-week tournament.

In addition, the BNP Paribas Open mobile-friendly application, which was introduced this year for iPhone and Android platforms, was downloaded more than 47,500 times and recorded almost eight million screen views over the course of the event.

The tennis tournament also garnered incredible media coverage with more than 350 journalists from around the world attending and reporting about the event.

On the courts, Italian and World No. 21 Flavia Pennetta captured her first BNP Paribas Open title by defeating World No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-2, 6-1 in the final. On the men’s side, World No. 2 Novak Djokovic captured his third BNP Paribas Open title (2008, 2011, 2014), overcoming Roger Federer, a four-time former BNP Paribas Open champion, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final.

Classic Series packages for the 2015 BNP Paribas Open for Stadium 1, Stadium 2 and Stadium 3 offering the best seat locations and value are already on sale

For more information, please call the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office (760) 200-8000 or visit www.bnpparibasopen.com.

By Jan Maguire

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PLAY IN 20TH ANNUAL BNP PARIBAS SENIOR CUP IN INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA

If you’re an ardent tennis player who relishes a great game of competitive doubles play, you’ll want to reserve your space now for the next BNP Paribas Open Senior Cup set for March 18-21.

More than 700 players are expected to participate in this exciting team tennis doubles tournament. The BNP Paribas Open Senior Cup, which features men’s and women’s divisions in Seniors (50+) and Super Seniors (60+) age categories, will take place at several state-of-the-art tennis courts in or near Indian Wells and culminate in the March 21 finals to be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Players enter as teams of six players plus substitutes with a minimum of seven players required. There are two groups for men and women based on NTRP rating. Women: Seniors (50+) 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and Super Seniors (60+) 3.5, 4.0. Men: Seniors (50+) 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and Super Seniors (60+) 3.5, 4.0.

The entry fee is $200 per player and includes a ticket to the 2013 BNP Paribas Open championship matches on Sunday, March 17, a kick-off breakfast on Monday, March 18, player reception on Wednesday, March 20, new balls for each match, courtside refreshments, and awards for finalists. The $200 entry fee deadline is March 3; entry fees received after March 3 increase to $225 per player. No entry fee refunds after March 15.

For more information, click here.

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2013 BNP PARIBAS OPEN PLAYER ENTRY LIST

Four-time Champion Roger Federer And World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka To Defend Titles

The BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world, to be held March 4-17, 2013 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will once again feature exceptional men’s and women’s fields highlighted by nine former BNP Paribas Open champions and 13 Grand Slam champions, it was announced today by Steve Simon, tournament director.

The announcement of the 2013 BNP Paribas Open player field kicks off a six week countdown to the beginning of the tournament when more than 300 of the world’s best players will descend on Indian Wells and compete to hoist the prestigious trophies. The fields are led by past champions (years in parentheses below), World No. 1’s, Grand Slam champions and a cadre of other top stars.

On the men’s side, the field is led by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic (2008, 2011), defending champion and World No. 2 Roger Federer (2004-2006, 2012) and World No. 5 Rafael Nadal (2007, 2009), who account for eight of the last nine BNP Paribas Open titles. In addition, World No. 3 and 2012 US Open Champion Andy Murray, World No. 4 David Ferrer, World No. 6 Tomas Berdych, World No. 7 and 2009 US Open Champion Juan Martin Del Potro, World No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic and World No. 10 Richard Gasquet headline the draw.

On the women’s side, the headliners include defending champion and World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka (2012), World No. 2 Maria Sharapova (2006), World No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, World No. 5 Angelique Kerber, World No. 6 and 2011 French Open Champion Li Na, World No. 7 Sara Errani, World No. 8 and 2011 Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova, World No. 9 and 2011 US Open Champion Samantha Stosur, World No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki (2011), Jelena Jankovic (2010), 2008 French Open Champion Ana Ivanovic (2008), Daniela Hantuchova (2002, 2007), 2010 French Open Champion Francesca Schiavone and 2004 US Open Champion and 2009 French Open Champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Overall, 33 countries are represented in the men’s draw and 32 are represented in the women’s draw. Americans in the field include 2012 finalist John Isner, Sam Querrey, Mardy Fish, Brian Baker, Ryan Harrison, Varvara Lepchenko, Sloane Stephens, Christina McHale, Jamie Hampton and Vania King.

The remaining spots in the draws will be filled with winners of the Qualifying Tournament(March 4-6) and Wildcards, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office 800-999-1585 or 760-200-8000, or visit www.bnpparibasopen.com, where there is a complete listing and description of all ticket packages and pricing.

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INDIAN WELLS TENNIS: 2013 BNP PARIBAS OPEN MINI, GROUP & HOTEL PACKAGES NOW ON SALE!

Find your sweet spot in Indian Wells at next year’s BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament set for March 4-17, 2013 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Reserve your Mini package or Group package today. Choose from five different Mini Packages including Kick-Off Weekend, Evening, Mid-Week, Final Weekend or Championship Weekend. Packages include premium seating in the lower bowl box seat sections or luxury club suite with air conditioning, private restrooms, and no-host food and beverage.

Group, classic series and Indian Wells hotel packages are now available too. Daily tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

For detailed information and to purchase packages online, visit www.bnpparibasopen.com.

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WHY INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA? – EXCEPTIONAL RESIDENT BENEFITS!

Winter resident parties and holiday gatherings, wine tastings and art tours, world-renowned tennis and golf tournaments – living in Indian Wells is like being on vacation every day of the year. In fact many part- and full-time residents discover Indian Wells’ many charms when first visiting on vacation or business.

Indian Wells offers one of the finest resident benefit programs in the nation. With a special property owner ID card, Indian Wells homeowners enjoy select discounts at the award-winning IW Club and Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and four luxury hotels: Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa, Indian Wells Resort Hotel, Miramonte Resort & Spa, and Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa.  Additional perks of living in Indian Wells include year-round resident socials and themed events–an ideal way to meet your neighbors in this friendly, close-knit community. The city also sponsors Residents’ Day at the BNP Paribas Open, a Veterans Day Ceremony, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall, WildLights Festival evening at The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens, arts and culture events, a community garden, and many more residents events and activities.

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WHY INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA? – REMARKABLE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES!

Set in heart of our Greater Palm Springs oasis, the spectacular vacation destination of Indian Wells is the ideal base from which to explore all the year-round activities and attractions that the Southern California desert has to offer. The city of Indian Wells boasts 3.6 miles of paved pathways for walking, hiking and biking. Five miles of paved and dirt pathways encircle the park and wilderness area at The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens, located in Indian Wells and Palm Desert. Outdoor enthusiasts also have access to several scenic hiking trails in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Premier Greater Palm Springs attractions also include the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum and satellite museum in Palm Desert, championship golf and tennis facilities, hot air balloon excursions, winter polo at the Empire and Eldorado Polo Clubs in Indio, exciting gaming at area casinos, and so much more!

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