Contact: Keith Britt
Thompson & Co.
or Andrew J. Groveman
Belz Enterprises

Belz Factory Outlet World - Las Vegas  Site of Extraordinary Holiday Decorations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (December 5, 1997) - Belz Factory Outlet World - Las Vegas is the site of an amazing holiday decorations display that will grace the interior of the mall during the month of December.

The Becker Group, a seasonal holiday décor company based in Baltimore, has designed the holiday decorations exclusively for Belz Factory Outlet World - Las Vegas. The decorations at Belz include a 25-foot Jack-in-the-box, a panda bear riding an 11-foot rocking horse guarded by toy soldiers, beautifully decorated Christmas trees, a Santa's workshop and thousands of lights. All of the decorations have a glitter glaze and gold detailing that will add sparkle to the mall during the holidays.

Founded in 1953 by President Gordon Becker, The Becker Group has provided unique holiday décor to thousands of shopping centers and commercial businesses around the globe. With more than 100 full-time employees, the company designs custom programs and provides specialized displays from concept development through production and installation. The Becker Group services over 1,000 clients from the Far East to the Caribbean.

The decorations were publicly unveiled at the kick-off celebration for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Henderson ToyWorks Drive held at Belz Factory Outlet World - Las Vegas. The purpose of the ToyWorks Drive was to collect new gifts for the 3,000 members of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Henderson whose families may not be able to afford gifts during the holiday season.

Belz Enterprises is a leading developer and manager of Factory Outlet Worlds nationwide. Belz operates Factory Outlet Worlds in Orlando, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and Lakeland, Tenn. Belz also has expansion plans for St. Augustine, Fla., and Puerto Rico.

With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Belz Enterprises is a leading innovator in real estate development with interests throughout the South and much of the country. Belz develops, owns and manages over 25 million square feet of industrial/warehouse/ distribution centers, shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-use centers and corporate campuses. The company also owns a group of premier hotels, including the Peabody Hotels in Memphis and Orlando.