Modern Family enjoy Great Barrier Reef after filming Australian family holiday episode
Great Barrier Reef, Australia, 21 April 2014— Members of the cast and crew of Modern Family filmed at One&Only Hayman Island, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, as part of the Australia family holiday episode. The cast and crew also managed a little time to enjoy the private island between shooting. The exclusive preview of the One&Only Hayman Island resort comes ahead of the official opening on 1 July 2014, following a multi-million dollar transformation.
The award-winning ABC comedy series will feature the TV families enjoying the Whitsunday’s Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. The filming throughout Australia was followed by days of intense media speculation as to the movements and itineraries of the cast and plans for the show.
“We’re grateful to the folks from One&Only for their hospitality on Hayman Island,” said Steve Levitan, co-creator, and executive producer of Modern Family. “After our hectic shoot in Sydney, it was perfect to wrap things up at such an exotic, beautiful and private place. It was an experience we will always remember.”
Modern Family stars the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, a wonderfully large and blended family. The Modern Family Australia holiday episode is expected to be watched by more than 100 million people globally after its initial domestic and international run and via syndication. The episode will premiere in the United States and Canada on 23 April 2014.
“We were thrilled to welcome the members of the cast and crew of Modern Family to One&Only Hayman Island. It was fun to have Modern Family be the first guests to discover the new resort. The Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder and it is the perfect programme to highlight that guests of all ages can enjoy the resort and The Reef’s spectacular beauty,” commented Guenter Gebhard, General Manager, One&Only Hayman Island.
Offering an unparalleled commitment to the finest holiday experiences on every possible level, One&Only Hayman Island will cater to the most discerning travellers. Each award-winning One&Only resort offers memorable experiences through a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, genuine hospitality and a vivid energy that is unrivalled.
“One&Only Hayman Island is our first resort in the Asia Pacific region and we were delighted Modern Family chose to film with us on this iconic private island. The programme will surely introduce American and international viewers alike to the Great Barrier Reef and will most certainly make a positive impact on tourism to the destination,” said Alan Leibman, CEO Kerzner International, the parent company of One&Only Resorts. “We cater to guests from all over the world and we look forward to opening our doors in July 2014 to welcome new guests and past guests alike.”
One&Only Hayman Island is surrounded by an amazing natural ecosystem of pristine coral reef formations and diverse marine life, will begin welcoming guests in July 2014. Showcasing the natural elements of the iconic location, One&Only Hayman Island will provide a number of memorable guest experiences with reimagined accommodation, innovative culinary options, KidsOnly programme and the One&Only Spa, all with signature service throughout.
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About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town, South Africa and One&Only The Palm, Dubai. One&Only recently announced plans to develop and operate three new One&Only resorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe and in the city of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One&Only will also assume management of Hayman, Great Barrier Reef resort after a multi-million dollar renovation and be re-launched as One&Only Hayman Island in July 2014. More information on One&Only is available at
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