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Markantonis gets Atlantis send off – photos

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

...antonis, 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, a seasoned hotelier from Zimbabwe, came to The Bahamas at a critical time for Atlantis and for The Bahamas in terms of development of the tourism ind......


Long Island resort development revealed

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

...lities 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 sustainability, each residence will come equipped with a roadworthy, modified electric golf cart. The 640-berth marina, sheltered by the protected harbor, will be......


An investor's paradise

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

...eally 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 meet up once for dinner, but everyone is having a great time doing different things.” Luxury living Other developments on the island also add to the overa......


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 eve......


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

...sponsible 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,” explains Rolle. The Freeport for Global Commerce initiative was launched earlier this year and brings together representatives from the Port Authority, the......


Atlantis occupancy climbs

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

...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 [per cent]. We are running at the low 90s in Coral Tower, high 70s in the Beach Tower.” These figures are significant because over the last two years the......


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.......


Gaming goes mobile in The Bahamas

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

...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 2013, announced that it would partner with Cantor Gaming to develop and manage the technology. “We looked at a variety of operators,” says Markantonis. “We......


The idyllic Exuma chain

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

...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 breeze. Emerald Bay Resort offers a variety of home ownership opportunities. Prospective buyers are unlikely, Clemente says, to find an investment for a......


Atlantis calls for greater airlift

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

...l 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 bringing new airlift to The Bahamas. The service came on-stream in June. “The Ministry of Tourism [and Aviation] and the promotion board are very active......


“Business as usual” at Atlantis Paradise Island

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

...s, 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 good as 2011 looked, Markantonis said 2012 looks better. “Our bookings here are ahead, certainly for the winter period. We are looking forward to a ver......


Atlantis manager trainees receive completion certificates – photos

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

...art 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, chief operating officer; Philece Huyler; Stuart Bowe, senior vice president and general manager of Coral/Beach Towers; George Markantonis; and Stephen Sawye......


PM updates Parliament on HCA

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

...des. 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 the Government’s negotiations. The Government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited, and key......


Atlantis: Baha Mar to give Bahamas the “X factor”

Friday, January 11th, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

...e “X factor,” according to Atlantis International Bahamas president George Markantonis, who says there is room for both the new mega-resort and the existing Atlantis Paradise Island resort. Speaking at the Bahamas Business Outlook yesterday Markantonis said the $3.5-billion Baha Mar complex, which will bring six new hotels to the Cable Beach strip, was good news for the country and would attract new visitors to the destination–something that he be......

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