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Media Get Inside Look At Atlantis

The media got a taste of the suite life at The Cove Atlantis over the weekend.

Since 1998, the media have been covering the lavish, legendary resort, but few have gotten a inside look at the expansive property, which for years has been the playground for the rich and famous.

With that in mind, Atlantis Vice President of External Affairs & Meetings Ed Fields put together a weekend media trip so that editors and reporters could experience the luxury resort for themselves.

“We’ve been meaning to do this for many, many years, but for so long we’ve been involved in a lot of development where things were being built and the media has accompanied us on all of those moves, so when we were building hotels and all of those things they were always around,” he said.

“We’re kind of quiet now, we’re more in an operational mode as so we thought it was a very good idea to bring the media in – and we’d like to do more of this – so they could see how the facility is operated.”

Editors and reporters from JCN, ZNS, The Tribune, The Nassau Guardian and Bahamas Local were invited to stay at ocean suites at The Cove Atlantis, a luxurious, sophisticated hotel.

The 600-suite hotel was built in 2007 and boasts breathtaking views of Atlantis’ 141-acre Aquaventure water park; Cove Beach, which the tower is named after and Dolphin Cay, which is located at the rear of the building.

Cain at The Cove features a 9,000 square foot ultra pool, which has two separated elevated infinity pools at each end.

The Journal’s suite featured designer amenities, including a full balcony, an open floor plan with step-down living area, bathrooms with marble floors, twin granite vanities with vessel sinks, frosted glass-tile enclosed shower and a custom in-room bar.

“Many times we hear the complaints side and I think one of the things to temper that complaint side is to see how much goes into presenting a product that we’re trying to present to our guests,” Mr. Fields said.

“There are a lot of elements that go into that. You’re staying here, so you see the condition of the rooms, how it is when you’re greeted at the front desk, how the restaurant service is, there’s a lot that goes into making that product the way it is.”

Assistant Director of Public Relations Katie Longley led the media on a tour of Atlantis’ 497-room Reef Atlantis, which consists of condominium hotel residences.

From there it was on to the Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA) Club. Children ages three to 12 can take part in interactive electronic art, go grocery shopping with play money, play interactive games, take culinary lessons or take part in a buccaneer’s bash. There’s even a special room that the Journal was sworn to secrecy never to reveal.

Teens aren’t left out. The resort’s teenage nightclub, Club Rush allows 13 to 17-year-olds to hang out in an upscale nightclub filled with mocktails (mock cocktails), game stations, a chill-out lounge and theatre, internet café and an entertainment lounge that features the hottest hits. The best part – no parents allowed.

During the trip, the media dined at some of the resort’s most popular restaurants, including Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, Virgil’s Real Barbeque and Mosaic.

Reporters also took part in dolphin and sea lion encounters at Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay where they met up with dolphins who were swept to sea during Hurricane Katrina.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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