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Breaking Travel News investigates: Paul Burke, president, Atlantis, Paradise Island

Industry veteran Paul Burke moved from his role as chief operating officer at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas earlier this year to take up position of president and managing director at the world beating property.

Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at the man in charge of one of the most important resorts in the Caribbean.

Burke, who has been with Atlantis since 2011, has made significant contributions to the operations and functions of the resort, with an emphasis on maintaining Atlantis’ high level of guest satisfaction.

In his new role, Burke will lead and oversee Atlantis’ business development, initiatives, growth, and overall operations of the property.

“We are pleased to have Paul transition into his new role with Atlantis,” said Andrea Balkan, managing partner at Brookfield Asset Management, owner of the resort.

“Paul has a deep and varied background in the hospitality industry, including serving as the chief operating officer at Atlantis.

“Paul is fully immersed in the Atlantis culture, and we are confident he and his veteran team will work to maintain the resort as a world-class destination.”

A veteran in the hospitality industry, Burke has served as a senior executive in the industry for over 30 years and has an extensive background in operations and successfully managing substantial and complex businesses.

Prior to being named as Atlantis’ chief operating officer in 2011, Burke was executive vice president and principal of Noble Investment Group.

Prior to joining Noble Investment Group, Burke was with Interstate Hotels & Resorts where he held positions as president of hotel operations and executive vice president of operations.

His previous positions also include experience with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and ITT Sheraton Corporation.

“My new position at Atlantis is something I have worked towards my entire career, and all of my previous professional experience has prepared me
for this role,” said Burke.

“I am very thankful for this fantastic opportunity.”

Burke received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College in New York, and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas

Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats.

The property is considered the Caribbean’s Leading Casino Resort by the World Travel Awards .

Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis.

Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects.

Dolphin Cay, the resort’s interaction and education centre, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable
ocean inhabitants.

The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breath-taking views of the ocean.

Atlantis is also known as the culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Todd English.

The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops, casino, and the largest conference centre, meeting and convention facilities in the Caribbean.