ORLANDO, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — “Da Coach” Mike Ditka, former NFL Coach of the 1985 Super Bowl champs, the Chicago Bears, welcomed guests recently as they arrived at Mike Ditka’s Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa to join him in celebrating the opening of Mike Ditka’s Runaway Beach Club Resort and Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa.

Ditka proudly posed for pictures in the 26,000 sq ft Grand Clubhouse and greeted guests, answering questions and discussing the uniqueness and high standards of both new resorts bearing his name.

“Why try to fit four people in a hotel room, when you can stay in one of these villas and enjoy all the comforts of home, including extra bedrooms for the kids and grandkids?” questioned the Coach. “I want to provide hard-working families with the vacation they deserve, at a price that won’t break the bank.”

In honor of the opening of Mike Ditka Resorts, both Runaway Beach Club Resort and Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa are offering a special “Tell them ‘Da Coach’ Sent You” golf package for a limited time, April 11 through June 30, 2008. Two-night/Three-day packages starting at $339 per person, based on double occupancy (non-inclusive of taxes and resort fees) and includes a luxurious two or three bedroom villa, Championship golf for two, cart and green fees and more.

To book this special offer, guests can call 888-512-2200. For more information, visit Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa and Runaway Beach Club Resort are both located in the heart of the Orlando attractions area and are just minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.

The ultimate in vacation luxury, Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa is a gated resort community featuring spacious two-, three- and four-bedroom lakefront villas, elegantly, yet comfortably furnished with the latest entertainment and appliances. The resort further pampers vacationers with a full-service 4,600-square-foot European-style spa, a heated zero-depth entry freeform swimming pool, resort-style pool and hot tub, health and fitness center, 50-seat movie theater, billiards room, game room, meeting facilities and high speed wireless Internet service throughout the resort. The property also offers complimentary shuttle service to the Walt Disney World theme parks. For more information, visit or call 866-797-0018.

Runaway Beach Club Resort offers all of the conveniences of a resort with the space and luxury of a private residence. Guests will enjoy some of the area’s largest one-, two- and three-bedroom villas and loft villas. The sprawling grounds feature a heated “Key West” zero-entry family pool with water features for kids, a heated “South Beach” adult pool and tanning deck, a 24-hour professional fitness center and complimentary shuttle service to the Walt Disney World theme parks.

For more information, visit or call 866-289-0238.