News for the Hospitality Executive
ISLAND, The Bahamas) – August 2010 - One&Only Ocean Club,
The Bahamas’s most luxurious resort destination, known for its timeless
elegance, absolute privacy and exceptional service has announced it
again raise the standard of luxury with the renovation of the resort’s
Wing. Drawing inspiration from British
colonial style and native Bahamian elements, famed interior designer
Tihany began the complete interior renovation of the Crescent Wing’s 40
Beachfront Rooms and 10 Beachfront Suites in June 2010 by offering a
fresh and colorful interpretation of Bahamian lifestyle.
As part of the renovation, the Crescent Wing’s elegantly appointed Beachfront Rooms and Suites will be infused with a vibrant color palette including corals, cerulean blue and sunny yellow, calmingly inviting guests to unwind and indulge in the resort’s tranquility. Brazilian cherry wood floors ground the rooms, both literally and figuratively, while soft white painted walls draw in the sunlight, with frame detailing adding depth to the space. Soft and breezy textiles, ideal for beachside living, adorn furnishings throughout. Colors of upholstery and area rugs were carefully selected to reflect the tropical lushness of the Bahamas. Custom-made furniture made of ebonized mahogany wood with woven cane accents and campaign-style desks are a blend of classic colonial influences and contemporary design. Walls are accented with images of swimmers in stunning colorations by French artist, Camille Perrottet, a series which pays homage to the fragility of water as a natural resource. Hardwood louvered doors open to a private patio or balcony, offering endless views of a pristine blue ocean. Outdoor furniture incorporates upholstered fret back chairs to further invoke the island flavor.
“The renovation of the Crescent Wing will infuse the property with an updated and fresh look while maintaining the classic beauty and history of the resort,” says Alex Kim, General Manager of One&Only Ocean Club. “The new design elements combined with our signature service ensure our discerning guests enjoy a new level of modern luxury.”
Crescent Wing accommodations feature a steam shower, Jacuzzi bathtub with TV, and a Bose entertainment system. All guest accommodations also feature luxurious Frette linens, towels and bathrobes; pillow menus; and a mini-bar stocked with essentials. Twenty-four-hour room service is provided by celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Dune restaurant. To attend to guests’ every conceivable need, One&Only Ocean Club provides around-the-clock butler service for guests, which includes packing and unpacking, dinner and activity reservations, personal wake-up calls, daily fruit bowl delivery and service of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
For more information or reservations, please visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com or follow One&Only Resorts on Facebook and Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnlyResorts / http://twitter.com/OOResorts
About One&Only Ocean Club
One&Only Ocean Club, once the exclusive private estate of Huntington Hartford, has emerged at the turn of the 21st century, as one of the most elegant luxury resorts in the Americas. Intimate in size, placing the highest priority of pampering personalized attentiveness, the resort offers 105 luxurious rooms including Beachfront and Garden View Rooms and Suites, Garden Cottage and three private villas in a gracious colonial Bahamian style, with round-the-clock butler service and luxurious touches such as champagne and strawberries in the afternoon and icy sorbet served on the beach.
One&Only Ocean Club’s signature restaurant, Dune, is the creation of uber-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who has virtually redefined fine dining in the tropics. The sumptuous One&Only Spa features a fusion of ancient Asian holistic philosophies with uniquely Bahamian hospitality and serene, lush surroundings with private spa villas for two, while the championship 18-hole Ocean Club Golf Course designed by Tom Weiskopf, a tennis club, a freshwater pool overlooking the resort’s renowned Versailles-inspired gardens, and an extensive menu of water sports offer other recreational options.
About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico and One&Only Cape Town, South Africa. One&Only The Palm, Dubai will open in October 2010. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com About the Company
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. Kerzner’s flagship brand is Atlantis, which includes Atlantis, Paradise Island, a 2,317 room ocean-themed destination resort in The Bahamas, as well as The Cove Atlantis and The Reef Atlantis. Kerzner extended its Atlantis brand globally with the development of Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort opened in late 2008 on The Palm, Jumeirah. Kerzner’s most recent development is Mazagan Beach Resort, a 500-room destination casino resort in Morocco, which opened in October 2009. Kerzner also manages six of the top-rated luxury resort properties in the world under the One&Only brand located in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa and Dubai. One&Only The Palm, Dubai will open in October 2010. For more information concerning Kerzner and its operating subsidiaries, visit kerzner.com.
Matthew Frappier/Emily Mendez-Penate
Susan Magrino Agency
VP, Corporate PR
The Palm, Dubai Being Developed by His Highness Sheikh Bin Saeed Al
Makthoum and Sol Kerzner, of Kerzner International the Parent Company
of One&Only Resorts / November 2009
|Kerzner and Istithmar Agree to Expand Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai to 2,000 Rooms, Development Costs Grow from $650 million to $1.1 billion / June 2004|