Heading into 2014, Nassau Paradise Island in the Bahamas is offering new and newly renovated resorts and United Airlines' expanded nonstop service from Chicago.
Atlantis, Paradise Island
Atlantis, Paradise Island will host the second-annual Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic as the LPGA’s season-opening event when it returns to the Ocean Club Golf Course from Jan. 23-26, 2014. Additionally, Atlantis, Paradise Island will hold a concert performance by Emblem3 on Mar. 22, 2014.
For sports fans looking to travel in the fall, Atlantis will once again host Battle 4 Atlantis, the men’s pre-season college basketball tournament over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-28, 2014. The tournament will have University of North Carolina (UNC), UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), Georgetown University, University of Florida, Butler University, University of Wisconsin, University of Oklahoma, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham in a 12-game tournament broadcasted live by ESPN and AXS TV.
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island in Nassau, Bahamas is in the midst of a multi-million dollar renovation of the resort’s Windsor building. Scheduled to be completed in February 2014, each of the building’s 174 luxurious suites will undergo complete refurbishment, including updated furnishings and the installation of new bathrooms that will have Carrera marble and glass mosaics, as well as magnificent new showers or deep tubs. All new swim-up suites will also be created, with the addition of a river pool on the ground floor. A Zen Garden, complete with peaceful water features and serene gardens, will also be a part of the renovations.
Last year, the former Manor Building at Sandals Royal Bahamian underwent a complete transformation both inside and out, reopening with a new contemporary feel. Renamed ‘The Balmoral Tower’ in recognition of its rich regal history, the $17.5m renovation was unveiled to much acclaim and has since attracted glowing praise from both the travel industry and guests alike.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island
Comfort Suites Paradise Island, a Choice Hotels property, recently renovated its 229 junior suites in addition to other refurbishments throughout the property. Hotel upgrades include new furniture and artwork, renovated pool bar, an updated business center, a new lounge as part of the lobby bar, redesigned rooms and more. All rooms at Comfort Suites Paradise Island have been renovated with tile floors and bright tropical decor.
Comfort Suites also features daily complimentary hot buffet breakfast for all guests, free Wi-Fi and full access to all amenities at the Atlantis, which is adjacent to the hotel.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Nassau, Graycliff Hotel offers guests an array of dining and recreational experiences in 2014, including Graycliff Restaurant, Humidor Churrascaria, Giotto Pizzeria, a beer garden, Graycliff Cigar Factory, the new Graycliff Chocolatier and more. This month, Graycliff is offering an early bird booking special where guests who book by Jan. 31, 2014 will receive 30 percent off.
Meliá Nassau Beach Resort
Meliá Nassau Beach Resort recently opened in December 2013 on Nassau’s famed Cable Beach, featuring 694 rooms and multiple spaces for meetings and conventions. The resort is undergoing refurbishments, including new restaurant concepts, updated pools and an enhanced lobby area, all designed with the guests’ utmost comfort and customer experience in mind, a Meliá signature. These renovations will be completed in December 2014.