Black Meetings and Tourism

July / August 2018

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COMFORT SUITES PARADISE ISLAND REPORTS STRONG WINTER PERFORMANCE Newly Rejuvenated Pool Deck Offers Visitors Refreshed Area to Relax and Splash B M & T ••• July/August 2018 ••• 26 With a focus on family travel for 2018, a popular hotel on Paradise Island in The Bahamas is reporting strong performance this winter season. Providing an update during the recent Caribbean Travel Marketplace in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Yasmine Mills-Strachan, director of Sales for Comfort Suites Paradise Island, reported the hotel fared especially well over the Christmas holidays and she con- tinues to receive encouraging feedback from travel partners. "We currently have attractive promotions in the marketplace and, as a result, have been able to consistently maintain solid ground," she added. Tia Forbes, director of Revenue and Infor- mational Technology, who also was in Puerto Rico for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Associa-tion's flagship event, noted that advanced bookings are encouraging. "We are a very unique hotel, a distinctive nugget of Paradise Island," Mills-Strachan underscored, explaining that the hotel offers all of the recognizable amenities of Choice Hotels, including free WiFi, a daily complimentary full American breakfast buffet available to all guests and free park- ing. Comfort Suites guests enjoying the restaurants, bars and lounges at the adjacent Atlantis Paradise Island can charge consumption to their rooms. "This puts us in a very special position," she noted. To complement the hotel's in-house value-added ameni- ties, guests at Comfort Suites Paradise Island also have com- plimentary access to Atlantis' 11 pools, three beaches and one of the largest water parks in the Caribbean. Altogether, the CARIBBEAN CORNER 141-acre Atlantis resort offers 20 spots for swimming. At Comfort Suites Paradise Island, the ownership team has spent in excess of $11 million upgrading the product in recent years, and guests can now experience its newly rejuvenated pool deck. "The entire deck, pool and pool areas have been resurfaced, retiled and redone. We have acquired new pool furniture, new and comfort- able restaurant furniture in our outdoor veranda spaces, and our pool bar has been rebranded and relaunched as the Splash Pool Bar," Mills-Strachan said, as she invited travelers to enjoy the hotel's "refurbished and relaxing pool area." Responding to questions about new competition that Comfort Suites Paradise Island is facing from Cable Beach, she point- ed to the unique value proposition of the hotel, especially for families. "Our property is well suited for family travelers because kids stay, play and eat free. Children 11 years and under are able to stay free in any of our junior suites with a pay- ing adult," she explained. In addition to compli- mentary breakfast for all guests, each child enjoys complimentary lunch and dinner with a paying adult at the onsite Crusoe's Rest-aurant. About Comfort Suites Paradise Island Comfort Suites Paradise Island is an all-suite hotel located in Nassau, Paradise Island, The Bahamas. The hotel provides affordable accommo- dations and complete access to all amenities at the famed Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. Comfort Suites Paradise Island features 223 renovated junior suites that include flat screen cable televisions and free wireless Internet access, plus complimentary full American buffet breakfast daily. For further informa- tion about one of the most family-friendly, afford- able hotels on Paradise Island, visit www. comfort-

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