Four Seasons To Manage Ocean Club On Paradise Island
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Canadian luxury hotelier Four Seasons is heading to the Bahamas after being appointed to manage and brand the renowned Ocean Club on Paradise Island. From 30NOV, the property will be known as The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas.
Situated just off the Bahamian capital of Nassau, the property began as the private estate of a Swedish industrialist, later acquired by an American businessman and philanthropist who built the original 52-room hotel and golf course in 1962.
In 2014, upon acquisition by Access Industries, millions of dollars were invested in room renovations, a new oceanfront pool, and high-end restaurants.
The Ocean Club is set on a picture-perfect location on an 8km stretch of white sand beach. The secluded setting features extensive, Versailles-inspired lawns and gardens surrounding a series of low-level buildings housing more than 100 accommodations including several cottages and villas.
The property features five restaurants and bars, including DUNE, by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten; and leisure facilities encompassing a spa, three pools and six tennis courts, with access to the adjacent Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club golf course. Indoor and outdoor event spaces for up to 250 guests are also on-site.
Four Seasons says guests can look forward to a series of enhancements that will introduce “a new level of modern luxury while retaining the historic glamour of The Ocean Club as it begins the next chapter in its celebrated history as a Four Seasons resort.”
"The Ocean Club has long been one of the world's great resorts and will be an extraordinary addition to our global portfolio as we extend our presence in the Caribbean," says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
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