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Four Seasons To Manage Ocean Club on Paradise Island


Access Industries has appointed Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to manage The Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas as of November 30, 2017. Upon this change in management, the luxury property will be known as The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas.

Opened in 1962, The Ocean Club has long been a favourite of discerning travellers. Sitting on five miles of secluded, white sand beach, it is comprised of a series of low-level buildings housing more than 100 accommodation options including several cottages and villas, all of which are surrounded by Versailles-inspired lawns and gardens.

The resort offers five restaurants and bars, including DUNE, by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten; and leisure facilities encompassing a tranquil spa, three pools and six tennis courts, with access to the adjacent Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club golf course.  It also has several indoor and outdoor event spaces with a capacity for up to 250 guests.

“Four Seasons shares our vision for a truly personalised luxury experience, with special sensitivity to the unique aspects of historic properties,” says Jonah Sonnenborn, head of Real Estate, Access Industries, which also owns Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel and other premier hotel properties.  “The Ocean Club, like Access’ other iconic hotels, offers its guests an unparalleled location and boundless possibility for their experience at the resort.  When we acquired it in 2014, we saw a wonderful opportunity to build on its rich legacy while looking ahead to its future. Following the success of our partnership in the south of France, Four Seasons was the natural choice to help elevate The Ocean Club to even greater renown.”

“The Ocean Club has long been one of the world’s great resorts and will be an extraordinary addition to our global portfolio as we extend our presence in the Caribbean,” says J. Allen Smith, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.  “We are proud to work in partnership with Access to bring luxury travellers a Four Seasons experience in the Bahamas. The genuine warmth of the Bahamian people matches perfectly with the personalized service that only Four Seasons can deliver, creating a truly authentic Caribbean experience unlike anything else on Paradise Island.”

Situated just off the Bahamian capital of Nassau, the property began as the private estate of a Swedish industrialist, later acquired by an American businessman and philanthropist who built the original 52 room hotel and golf course in 1962.  In 2014, upon acquisition by Access Industries, millions of dollars were invested in room renovations, a new oceanfront pool, and world-class restaurants.

About Access Industries

Access Industries was founded in 1986 by its Chairman, Len Blavatnik, and is a privately held industrial group with long-term holdings worldwide. Access Real Estate’s portfolio includes a collection of iconic hotels, and commercial and residential properties in the United StatesEurope and South America.  In addition to the Ocean Club, Access’ hospitality holdings include the renowned Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons, Faena Miami and Faena Buenos Aires, and the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. For more information please visit accessindustries.com.