Warwick International Hotels (WIH) has announced that it will open the new adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas resort this summer.
The new 12-floor, 244-room resort will be set along Nassau Harbor with views of Nassau and Paradise Island. The new resort is offering an Early Bird Savings of 30 percent off bookings made by July 31 with discounted nightly rates starting at $371 per room, per night, based on double occupancy. Reservations opened on April 11 for guest arrivals beginning October 1.
All-inclusive rates include all meals and snacks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; standard Wi-Fi internet access from the “beach to the bedroom;” daily activities and nightly entertainment; non-motorized watersports; use of the fully-equipped fitness centre; and gratuities, taxes, surcharges and 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT).
WIH contracted Washington, D.C.-based Perkins Eastman to develop the overall design concept for the public spaces, food and beverage facilities and entertainment areas. Inspired by the local Bahamian culture, Perkins Eastman incorporated, for example, woven basket light fixtures as a nod to the basket weaving industry in the destination. Splashes of hot colors, echoing the happy spirit of the Bahamas’ Junkanoo Carnival, are strategically featured throughout the resort while historical architectural styles, such as weathered Bahamian shutters, were integrated to underscore the flow of outdoor/indoor living. Natural materials that represent sand, water, shells, driftwood, and palm trees were sprinkled in throughout the property.
Amsterdam-based UXUS designed the guestrooms with a look based on both land and sea. New floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors were installed in the harbour deluxe balcony and harbour premium balcony rooms to let in natural light and take advantage of the resort's location along the harbor.
All accommodations have been completely transformed with larger windows, clean lines and geared to the international traveller with multiple power ports and USB inputs bedside. The resort offers five room categories including Island View, Water View, Harbour Deluxe Balcony, Harbour Premium Balcony and Harbourfront One-Bedroom Suite.
All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, mini-refrigerator, flat-screen television with cable, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, electronic safe, clock radio, direct dial telephone with voicemail and Wi-Fi.
Island View Rooms are located on floors two to seven, highlighted by views of Paradise Island and feature a layout with nearly 300 sq. ft. of space and either a king bed or two double beds.
Water View Rooms provide harbour and Paradise Island views, nearly 300 sq. ft. of space and either a king bed or two double beds. These rooms are situated on floors 8 through 12.
Harbour Deluxe Balcony Rooms are located on floors 2 through 12 and offer a balcony overlooking Nassau Harbour and the resort’s private beach. Each room features more than 300 sq. ft. of space, either a king bed or two double beds and complimentary premium Wi-Fi.
Harbour Premium Balcony Rooms feature over 325 sq. ft. of space, a balcony overlooking Nassau Harbour and the resort’s private beach, one king bed and futon sofa. Located on floors 2 through 12, these rooms include complimentary premium Wi-Fi.
Guests can spread out in comfort in one of the resort’s three Harbourfront One-Bedroom Suites located on the 11th and 12th floors. Each suite boasts 650 sq. ft. and combines a Harbour Deluxe Balcony Room with a separate living area. The suites include two balconies, upgraded bathroom with tub and shower, picturesque views of Nassau Harbour, one king bed plus a full-size sofabed in the living room, and complimentary premium Wi-Fi.
Four on-property dining options are offered in the all-inclusive resort, including one restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, two a la carte restaurants open in the evening – a kabob eatery offering international cuisine, and an Italian casual fine dining restaurant – and Poolside Pizzeria and Grille, serving pizza, burgers, chicken and local favorites for lunch and dinner.
Guests can relax at the Tiki Beach Bar serving tropical and mixed drinks and enjoy nightly entertainment at the Lobby Bar.
Guests can enjoy live entertainment, shows and music by a DJ in its large entertainment facility located off the lobby.
The resort will feature an onsite, full-service spa and salon with details to be released in late May 2016 when the resort’s soft opening date will be announced.
The resort has an onsite gift shop, a tour desk offering sightseeing options to the destination’s attractions and a dive store front for guests interested in scuba diving.
A signature feature of the resort is the 7,000 sq. ft. Warwick Sea Terrace overlooking the harbour marinas complemented by an outdoor seafood restaurant, which will be open to the public and is not included in the all-inclusive rates. The Sea Terrace also has an arrivals’ dock, a fire pit and an expansive boardwalk featuring a unique waterside wedding belvedere offering a picture-perfect backdrop for destination weddings.
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas is a 30-minute drive from Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport. World-famous Cabbage Beach is a 10-minute walk away with dining and shopping nearby.