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Markantonis gets Atlantis send off – photos

Monday, March 16th, 2015 | Filed Under: News & Press

Prime Minister Perry Christie was among the VIP guests invited to the farewell reception for Atlantis Paradise Island managing director George Markantonis, who is leaving the resort after almost a decade. Christie praised George Markantonis as the man of the hour who had the right qualities to meet the particular challenges that faced Atlantis resort when he took the helm nine years ago. The event took place at the resort March 12. Markantonis,......


Long Island resort development revealed

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 | Filed Under: News & Press

...spa; a 640-berth marina; a yacht club; an attractive harbour-front commercial area; an ocean beach club; a lighthouse; several first-class sports facilities and an array of culinary options. Real estate offerings at Port St. George will consist of 500 condominiums and townhouses and 15 luxury villas, which will be positioned along the Exuma Sound, the 100-acre harbour or the Atlantic Ocean. In line with Port St. George’s commitment to......


An investor's paradise

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 | Filed Under: Features

...’s 560 acres encompass multiple hotel properties, with the seven facilities offering a combined inventory of 3,950 rooms at press time. “Atlantis is really not a resort as much as it is a multi-dimensional destination,” says George Markantonis, president and managing director of Atlantis Paradise Island. “It’s probably the only place I’ve ever seen in my life where you can bring three generations of the same family at the same time. They only......


Atlantis’s Markantonis named Caribbean Hotelier of the Year

Monday, January 13th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

MONTEGO BAY — George Markantonis has been named the Caribbean Hotelier of the Year, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association announced on Sunday evening. Markantonis, a native of Zimbabwe, is the president and managing director of Kerzner International Bahamas and the president and managing director at Atlantis Paradise Island. “It’s a real honour for me to receive this award and to be recognized,” he said Sunday evening. “We know that for......


Markantonis named Hotelier of the Year – video

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has named president and managing director of Kerzner International Bahamas George Markantonis Hotelier of the Year. Watch an interview with Markantonis here.......


Investing in Grand Bahama

Monday, July 1st, 2013 | Filed Under: Features

...focus on industry, because we have the infrastructure in place already,” he says. “It is the lower hanging fruit.” As president, Rolle is directly responsible for business development and both he and vice president Henry St George have been active in the community, getting feedback to identify where improvements can be made. “We are going out to meet with persons in various industries and they give us ideas about how to grow that industry,”......


Markantonis forecasts positive Q1 for Atlantis – video

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...Bookings for the start of the year have been strong at Atlantis Paradise Island, according to George Markantonis, president and managing director at the resort.......


Atlantis occupancy climbs

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...s oriented cable channel Versus, with a 75 million viewership, is expected to provide live coverage for the other half. “This is going to be 22 to 30 hours of live programming from The Bahamas over the Thanksgiving weekend,”?Markantonis confirmed. “That has got immeasurable value to this destination.” “This has been remarkable for us,”?said Markantonis. “We are now nearly sold out at the Ocean Club and The Cove. We are running in the high 90s......


Gaming goes mobile in The Bahamas

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 | Filed Under: Features

...or more routes to revenue, such as earning points that can be spent in the resort, instead of money. Atlantis Paradise Island is currently the largest gaming facility in the country and president and managing director George Markantonis says gaming comprises around 17 per cent of the resort’s business. Atlantis gained testing approval from the government this year to roll out mobile gaming offerings ahead of the new legislation and, in April......


The idyllic Exuma chain

Thursday, January 4th, 2007 | Filed Under: Features

...ticular, proximity and accessibility are strong selling points. Both American Airlines and Continental offer regularly scheduled 90-minute flights out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and in 40 minutes, passengers can arrive in George Town on one of the many daily flights departing from Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau. Many homeowners fly in on their personal jets and say having a customs facility in George Town makes the commute a......


Atlantis calls for greater airlift

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 | Filed Under: News & Press

...evelopment on Cable Beach will include the largest casino in the Caribbean, five acres of convention and meeting facilities, 20 acres of beach and pool areas and 2,250 new rooms and condos. To accommodate the glut in supply, Markantonis suggests that the industry as a whole needs to tap new emerging markets and increase airlift. Pointing to Copa Airlines, Markantonis noted that the non-stop service from Panama to Nassau made “great headway” in......


“Business as usual” at Atlantis Paradise Island

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...esh water and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitat, including the largest open-air marine habitat in the world with over 50,000 marine animals. “For us, 2012 is going to be very expensive in development of the product,” said Markantonis, who noted that increased demand for water features from cruise ship passengers has the resort giving serious consideration to expanding. “We want to make sure the slides never have a very long wait,” he said. As......


Atlantis manager trainees receive completion certificates – photos

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

...m left) Karen Carey; Cristian Sariego, senior vice president and general manager of Reef/Cove; Paul Burke, chief operating officer; Keenen Caroll; Stuart Bowe, senior vice president and general manager of Coral/Beach Towers; George Markantonis; and Stephen Sawyer, senior vice president and general manager of Royal Towers. Pictured: (from left) Karen Carey; Cristian Sariego, senior vice president and general manager of Reef/Cove; Paul Burke,......


PM updates Parliament on HCA

Monday, May 9th, 2016 | Filed Under: News & Press

...in other major investments in Grand Bahama including the logistics center, a container repair facility, home porting of cruise ships and airport upgrades. Discussions have also been taking place between MSC and Ms. Sarah St. George representing the St. George and Hayward families on the possible acquisition of their shares in the Grand Bahama Port Authority and Port Group of Companies. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to report today the outcomes of......


Call for greater diversity in tourism

Monday, January 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...n the property. In addition, it is hoping to target the lucrative sports betting market, which is illegal on the US east coast. “The illegal sports betting market is a monster. [It] could be worth billions,” said Markantonis, who went on to explain that casinos currently account for 17 per cent of Atlantis’s business. According to Markantonis, bookings for the Paradise Island mega-resort are picking up, helping it to recover......

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