Posted on 02/20/2019
Opened in 1968, Atlantis Paradise Island is a massive resort inspired by the fictional lost city of Atlantis. However, only when South African hotel magnate Sol Kerzner purchased the hotel in 1994 did the resort truly expand into a fixture of the Nassau, Bahamas community, attracting countless tourists every year.
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According to the Atlantis website, Kerzner was “struck by the beauty of the location, on a lush tropical island with a pristine two-mile white sand beach,” and thus grew determined to “build the most engaging and astounding resort the world had ever seen.”
Its initial expansion included building the “world’d largest open-hair marine environment,” which housed 50,000 sea creatures, lagoons, and various waterfalls, as well as a Mayan Temple Waterslide. In 1998, Royal Towers was built, adding another 1,200 rooms. Kerzner also spent $1 billion for further developments, including a 600-room resort within the existing one. As stated on the website, additional features include:
- The Cove Atlantis
- A 497-key condo-hotel
- The Reef Atlantis
- a 14-acre dolphin habitat and education center
- Dolphin Cay, a 63-acre addition to the waterscape, now called Aquaventure, and a total of 140 acres
- Aura, a nightclub from the operators of Hakkasan Group
- Approximately 100,000 additional square feet of new conference facilities and a total of over 500,000 indoor and outdoor space creating the largest conference space in the Caribbean
- the 30,000 square-foot flagship Mandara Spa
Photo credit: Thomas Hawk on VisualHunt / CC BY-NC
Photo credit: Thomas Hawk on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC
For further information about hotel packages at Atlantis, contact us at email@example.com or call 818 550-8790.