Many groups are drawn to the Bahamas because of the warm sun, sandy beaches and crystal-clear water. But the islands also boast unique meeting and event venues at outstanding resorts and hotels, including Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas.
“Redefining meetings, entertainment and luxury in the Bahamas, Atlantis helps groups create once-in-a-lifetime memories for attendees by providing a truly unique meeting experience,” says John Washko, vice president of group sales and marketing.
Located in Nassau, the largest city and main tourist destination in the Bahamas, Atlantis is a member of the Autograph Collection Hotels. It boasts six towers, with more than 3,400 guest rooms, 40 restaurants and water activities such as swimming with dolphins and scuba diving. There are 11 pools, three beaches and 19 water slides.
The state-of-the-art conference center has 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including the 50,000-square-foot Imperial Ballroom, 25,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, 24 meeting rooms and seven boardrooms.
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Attendees can make an entrance into Atlantis via the 60-foot water slide, part of a massive 141-acre water park.
The excitement doesn’t end after dark. The property’s location lends itself to the water-themed adventures that groups can engage in just steps from their rooms, including shallow- and deep-water interactions with resident bottlenose dolphins, an underwater shark walk along the bottom of the predator lagoon and snorkel tours of the “ruins of Atlantis” in another lagoon teeming with local marine life.
Golfers will enjoy the Tom Weiskopf-designed onsite course. Guests can test their luck at Atlantis Casino, the largest casino in the Caribbean, or dance all night in the Jeffrey Beers-designed nightclub, Aura.
“Groups are looking for efficiency, so having these activities on-property is valuable,” Washko says.
One of the top reception venues for small groups is Ocean’s Edge, a multifunctional event space that features an indoor pavilion. The spacious venue is complete with an event lawn that is covered with soft Paspalum grass and outlined with lush landscaping and tropical palms. The pavilion holds 120 for receptions and 60 for a seated dinner. The event lawn accommodates 150 for receptions and 120 for dinner.