Atlantis eyeing strong occupancy for Christmas, New Year’s Day

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Atlantis is eyeing strong occupancy numbers for Christmas and New Year’s Day, as well as the first quarter of 2018, the resort’s new president and managing director, Audrey Oswell, told members of the media Saturday, as three new Bahamian restaurants opened at Marina Village.

Oswell said the Battle 4 Atlantis U.S. college basketball tournament and the American Thanksgiving holiday drove occupancy up recently. She said the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament has performed well.

“We’re almost sold out for Christmas and New Year’s,” said Oswell. “And we have been busy for Thanksgiving.”

Oswell was attending the restaurants’ opening on the weekend, which was also attended by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis.

Oswell said Atlantis’ guests had expressed interest over the years in seeing more authentic Bahamian restaurants and themes at the resort. Frankie Gone Bananas, Pirate Republic and McKenzie’s officially opened their doors.

Oswell revealed that Chef Jose Andres will be opening his restaurant, FISH, at the resort next year. She said the resort has a number of infrastructural developments planned, which she could not yet comment on.

Minnis lauded Atlantis’ efforts to bring more Bahamian culture to the resort. He said the presence of Bahamian artists and artisans at the Marina Village Art Walk is a great opportunity for local talent to gain exposure.

The prime minister said he would like to see other facilities promote Bahamian culture and fare the way Atlantis has begun to.

Atlantis began rolling out a number of new Bahamian restaurants earlier this year, with the introduction of Sun and Ice, located within the lobby of the Coral Towers and Pop Stop, which will provide ice pops to the resort’s new kiddie swim-up bar.

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