Posted by Ric Garrido

Atlantis Resort Bahamas will soon be a Marriott brand hotel when it becomes part of the Autograph Collection in a few months. Atlantis Resort is a bridge crossing away from the capital city of Nassau on Paradise Island. This post has links to several hotel review posts I wrote in 2012 about Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Atlantis Resort is a massive hotel resort with 3,400 rooms, convention center, a casino and water park. About half the business at the resort is convention travelers. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group convention is what brought me to the Atlantis Resort for three nights in February 2012. I have attended three Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group conferences since 2010 in Gaylord properties and the Atlantis Resort that have all subsequently affiliated with Marriott. Looks like conventions are Marriott’s outlook.

My 2012 trip to the Bahamas also took me to Sheraton Cable Beach, since rebranded as Melia Cable Beach. This area of the island, about ten miles from the city of Nassau, is another major hotel and convention center development project called Baha Mar that will soon add a second convention center location for the Nassau area. The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will be a major hotel for that part of the island and is expected to open late 2014. The new Baha Mar convention center will be about midway between the airport NAS and Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island.

Sheraton Cable Beach was kind of sleepy and laid back for the two days I stayed there. The island energy went into hyper-drive when I arrived at Paradise Island and the Atlantis Resort. The place captivated my attention for days.

Atlantis Resort is so large that I covered the hotel property, grounds and attractions in several hotel review posts from February 2012.

Atlantis Aquaventure Park

Slide at Atlantis Resort Bahamas Aquaventure Park.

Related posts about Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas:

Atlantis Resort Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas (Feb 25, 2012) – this post is a general overview of Atlantis Resort hotel buildings and history.

Atlantis Resort Aquaventure Water Park, Bahamas (Feb 26, 2012) – this post covers Aquaventure Water Park, the main attraction of Atlantis Resort making this a family fun destination.

Atlantis Resort Bahamas: Marine Habitats (Feb 29, 2012) – this post is about The Dig and The Reef. Atlantis Resort has one of the largest man-made lagoon and marine animal pool complexes in the world with sharks.

Dispatch from Paradise Island, Bahamas (Feb 16, 2012) – this post has some photos of Atlantis Resort and junkanoo costumes, a Bahamian New Year celebration festival. This was also the day Carlson Rezidor announced the Club Carlson Visa partnership with US Bank.

Nassau, Bahamas Resort Traveler – 5 things to know (Feb 22, 2012) This post discusses Bahamian currency, island taxi rates, exorbitant hotel tax rates, cost of food and drinks and Nassau’s Graycliff airport lounge.

Hotel Review: Sheraton Nassau Cable Beach Bahamas (March 6, 2012) – Review of Starwood Hotel property in 2012 that is now Melia hotel in the Baha Mar area that will soon open a convention center with a Grand Hyatt closer to Nassau Airport than Atlantis Resort.

5 Responses

  1. I wonder what impact this will have on their pricing, specifically for 1 night stays.

    Though we frequently have business on the island, we end up being forced to stay at the British colonial hilton because Atlantis regularly charges 3-4x their two night rate when attempting to book for one.

    Comment by Jake from MSP on July 7th, 2014 at 8:32 am
  2. Do you think it will end up being a category 9?

  3. Is Atlantis in Dubai also due to join the Marriott group?

  4. I’m guessing it will be a Category 9! Have banked a lot of Marriott points, but will likely need some more to take the kids some time reasonably soon.

  5. I think Atlantis Resort will be category 8 or category 9.

    No idea about Dubai joining. Certainly a possibility. I read there are plans for Atlantis Resort at Sanya, China. Sanya is a beach resort with many western hotel brands. http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4062497.html

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