Autograph Collection Welcomes Atlantis, Paradise Island, Now Bookable on Marriott.com and Accessible to Marriott Rewards Members
Bethesda, Md., October 21, 2014 – Atlantis, Paradise Island, the newest Autograph Collection Hotel, Marriott International’s portfolio of distinctive independent hotels, is officially available to book through Marriott.com. Marriott Rewards members may now earn and redeem points while staying at Atlantis, Paradise Island when reservations are made directly on one of the following websites: Marriott.com, Autographhotels.com and MarriottRewards.com.
Marriott Rewards members can earn and redeem points for new reservations made beginning October 16, 2014. The Collection’s first - resort in the Bahamas will benefit from Marriott’s global sales and reservations organization in addition to the 45-million member Marriott Rewards loyalty program and Marriott.com, which generates more than $9.6 billion in gross room bookings annually.
Atlantis, Paradise Island is the largest hotel in the portfolio, built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and natural habitats. The resort is a unique, ocean-themed destination offering a variety of guest accommodations, 40 restaurants, bars and lounges to satisfy any palate, the largest and most exciting casino in The Bahamas, extensive meeting facilities, and a marina capable of handling yachts of any size. Atlantis, Paradise Island rises magically from the turquoise lagoons and blue Atlantic of The Bahamas, and is known worldwide as a resort destination that has truly redefined entertainment and gaming in the tropics.
“This is a significant milestone for both Marriott International and Autograph Collection” said Tina Edmundson, Global Officer, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Marriott International. “We are excited to partner with one of the world’s most iconic resorts to offer our guests a further extended global resort portfolio in which members of the Marriott Rewards loyalty program can benefit.”
“Our partnership with the Autograph Collection is arguably the single most significant tourism stimulus for The Bahamas in this decade. Our strategic and beneficial partnership will increase visitation of Marriott Rewards members to the country, opening a broader channel for international guests to visit Atlantis,” said George Markantonis, president and managing director of Brookfield Hospitality and Atlantis, Paradise Island.
The addition of Atlantis, Paradise Island is the latest example of Marriott’s strategy to aggressively grow its lifestyle portfolio and inspire many of the world’s premier properties to partner with Autograph Collection. Across all its brands in 2013, Marriott International opened nearly 26,000 new rooms, signed a record 387 projects with 67,000 rooms, and at year end had more than 195,000 rooms under development across five continents. Fueling this success is Marriott’s extensive portfolio of 18 brands, the broadest in the lodging industry. Nearly 25 percent of the company’s overall development pipeline is in the luxury and lifestyle category, with plans to add more than 200 hotels over the next several years reflecting more than $15 billion of investment by owners and franchisees.
The vision behind the Autograph Collection is to offer an evolving group of passionately independent hotel experiences ranging from a 15-room boutique hunting lodge in the mountains of Colorado to a 19th century neoclassical palace in the majestic city of Prague. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel is thoughtfully chosen for its quality, originality, bold character and capacity to offer today’s modern traveler a range of unique experiences suited to their individual sense of style and adventure. While still relatively new, the distinct portfolio has proven to be a highly successful venture due to its discerning selection process and unique ability to create memories through enriching travel experiences.
About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects. Dolphin Cay, the resort’s interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants.
The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean. Atlantis is also known as THE culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Bobby Flay and Todd English. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops, casino, and the largest conference center, meeting and convention facilities in The Caribbean.
About Autograph Collection
The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit Marriott.com/Atlantis, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit:
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