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Sheraton Cable Beach Resort Expects Success in the Bahamas

September 17, 2007 By: Joe Pike Travel Agent

Newest Nassau property offers getaways ideal for families and couples

The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort, which opened its doors in June, is the newest hotel in Nassau and offers a pretty complete resort experience. The resort is set on seven acres of waterscape, including three freshwater pools with waterfalls, a swim-up bar and oversized whirlpools.  Sheraton Cable Beach Resort Expects Success in the Bahamas

Book this property for families and couples, especially honeymooners or couples looking to get married. Here's more on what we expect to be a major player in the Bahamas. 

Resort Amenities and Services

In addition to the hotel's six restaurants and lounges,
guests can also enjoy a set of amenities and activities that are shared with
those of the neighboring Wyndham Nassau
, including the 35,000-square-foot Crystal Palace Casino, a golf
course and a variety of water sports activities.

The concierge staff is available at the hotel to assist
guests with any requests or questions they may have during their stays. Private
cars are available.

The Amici Trattoria at the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort

For your upscale clientele, Million Air, an airport for
private jets, is located near the hotel.

The resort also has its own children's program, called Kids
Club, which is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The Kids Club is offered
on a seasonal basis. Some of the activities here include Bahamian arts and
crafts, beach games, playground fun, bowling, video games and field trips to
the Straw Market.

The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort is a popular location for
weddings, and the resort hosts hundreds of wedding each year. If you have
clients planning on getting married there, call Sharri Clarke, wedding sales
manager, at 242-327-6000, ext. 860312.

Near the hotel is West
Bay Street
, a shopping area that features many
high-end shopping stores and boutiques.

Top-notch Accommodations

The Ocean Breeze Suites are among the best rooms to book at
the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort. They offer a large private wraparound terrace
with views of the landscapes, pool and ocean.

These suites also feature a bedroom with a separate
adjoining parlor for entertaining, and include a wet bar area and an additional
bathroom. They can also be converted into a one-, two-, or three-bedroom suites
via adjoining rooms.

The Presidential Suites, however, are the most requested
premium accommodations. Situated on the seventh floor, they come with the same
amenities as the Ocean Breeze suites and are sold as two-bedroom suites;
however, an additional room may be added to form a three-bedroom suite. This
suite can be booked through the GDS.

An Ocean Suite at the new Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in NassauBook either of these rooms for large families traveling

Other rooms with great views include the Ocean View Rooms
and the Executive Suites, which have direct views of the ocean. The sun
actually sets on the opposite side of the island, so none of rooms face sunset.
However, the rooms offer incredible views of the sunrise.

Generally most the rooms (Resort View, Deluxe View, Ocean
View and Luxury View) are the same size, about 330 square feet. The suite
selections (Executive Suite, Ocean Breeze and Presidential) begin at 550 square
feet, while some are as large as 1,525 square feet.

All the rooms in the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort are
equipped with 32-inch flat-screen LCD TVs, high-speed wireless Internet
connection, European-styled toilets and modern bathroom facilities, in-room
safes, large private terraces or patios, individually controlled
air-conditioning systems, Starbucks coffee and coffee makers.

All rooms also feature the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper
Bed, a multi-layered creation with down pillows, cotton sheets and a signature
blanket and duvet. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding glass
doors, and are decorated with all new modern furniture in pleasing colors.

Mid-December through April is the property's busiest season,
so they suggest booking several months in advance. The property offers agents a
10 percent commission. Agents should contact Vince Angelo, Sheraton Cable Beach
Resort's hotel manager, at [email protected]
or 242-327-6000.

Dining Options

The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort has six restaurants and
lounges. Among the most popular is Amici Trattoria, which offers Italian
cuisine, including a killer shrimp scampi. Agents can make reservations for
clients here.

For a luxury dining experience, the Provence,
located in the nearby Sandy Port Olde Town area, serves French
Mediterranean cuisine. Call 242-327-0985.

About the New General Manager

In July, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
announced the appointment of 21-year hotel industry veteran Hans Altenhoff as
general manager of the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort. Altenhoff oversees the
overall operations of the resort, including food and beverage, housekeeping,
maintenance and sales.

He came to Sheraton Cable Beach Resort from the 659-room
Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort in Bal
, FL
, where he
held the position of general manager for the past five years. During that time,
he received many awards, including the "Outstanding Balance Performance
Award for 2006" for the southeast region and Starwood's award for the
"Leadership and Dedication Throughout the 2005 Hurricane Season."

From 1989 to 2002, Altenhoff served as general manager at
five other Starwood locations throughout the U.S.
and Canada: Sheraton
Hartford Hotel in Hartford, CT;
Sheraton Fredericton Hotel in New Brunswick, Canada; Sheraton Cerritos Hotel in Cerritos, CA; Princeville
Hotel in Princeville, HI;
and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
During that time, and under his strategic direction, occupancy rates rose.

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