Breaking Travel News catches up with Melissa Alexander, director of leisure sales in the USA & Canada for Atlantis Bahamas, during Caribbean Travel Marketplace. She tells us about the latest investments at the hotel, how it feel to have been recognised by the World Travel Awards and what the hotel is looking forward to in 2019.
Rosewood Baha Mar has opened along the pristine beaches of Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, marking the entrance of the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand into the destination.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by the Bahamian subsidiary of Hong Kong-based development company Chow Tai Fook Enterprises to operate and manage Rosewood Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas.
Harbour Island, renowned for its famous pink sand beaches and cool, laid-back vibe is home to Eleven’s latest property – Bahama House, opening in February 2017. The property marks the first island escape for Eleven’s portfolio, setting itself apart with a range of tailor-made guest experiences geared towards water enthusiasts and leisure travellers.
To bid summer adieu, Grand Lucayan, an award-winning, classic Bahamian resort, has developed a new wellness package aimed to help guests transition into a healthy fall routine that will last through the cooler months. The “Feel Grand and Healthy” package includes balcony ocean view rooms, options for leaner meals, spa treatments and complimentary fitness classes and activities.
Grand Lucayan has launched of an all-inclusive concept, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan. The new 198 room upscale resort will serve as an additional option for guests seeking an all-inclusive vacation experience instead of the traditional à la cart model. Expected to be unveiled late 2015, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan is currently undergoing a multimillion dollar enhancement project.
Paul Burke, currently chief operating officer at the resort, has been promoted to the role of president and managing director of Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas. He will assume his new position immediately. 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.
Avis Car Rental has announced the celebration of more than 50 years in the car rental business in the Bahamas. J.V. ‘Skip’ Roberts opened ‘Skip’s U Drive It’ in 1938, which operated under various names, until signing officially with Avis in 1961.
Safe shark diving is good for tourism; a live shark can be worth “tens of thousands of dollars” compared to the “hundreds” that can be made by selling its fins. With that in mind an enterprising team of industry experts have created the world’s first educational dockside shark diving site on the small island of Bimini, Bahamas to help dispel myths and misconceptions of sharks.