Steiner Leisure Limited announced today that its premier luxury spa division, Mandara Spa, has entered into a new agreement with Kerzner International Bahamas Limited. This will mean it will continue to operate the luxury spas at Atlantis and One&Only Ocean Club resorts, both on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Under the new Atlantis agreement, Mandara would operate its spa at Atlantis within a new 30,000 square foot facility currently under construction. This new facility is anticipated to open in January 2007. The fitness facility operated by Mandara at Atlantis is also being expanded. The new lease for this spa expires in May 2016 and is subject to a five year renewal at Mandara’s option. Mandara’s prior Atlantis lease was scheduled to expire in December 2013. In connection with this new agreement, Mandara has agreed to contribute $15,600,000 toward the construction and fitting out of the new spa facility.
The new agreement provides for continuation of Mandara’s operation of its spa at One&Only Ocean Club through its current expiration date of December 1, 2013 and also provides for a five year renewal term at the option of Mandara.
Leonard Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Steiner Leisure said, “We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Kerzner International and to participate in the development of the spectacular new spa and fitness facility at Atlantis. We look forward to continuing to provide unique and unsurpassed luxury spa services to guests at Atlantis and One&Only Ocean Club who have already experienced what Mandara has to offer as well as to new guests at our spas.”
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a 2,317-room, ocean-themed destination resort built around a 34-acre waterscape and features the largest open-air marine habitat in the world. A major expansion that includes a 600-room all-suite luxury hotel and a significant enhancement to Atlantis water-based attractions is scheduled to open by Spring 2007.
As part of the prestigious One&Only collection of resorts, One&Only Ocean Club is known for its timeless elegance, absolute privacy and exceptional service.