Forbes: Carrie Coolidge, December 4, 2017
Four Seasons Takes Over Management of The Ocean Club on Paradise Island
The Four Seasons now operates The Ocean Club resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, adding one more property to its Caribbean collection. Indeed, the Ocean Club is now part of the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts family. Now known as The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas, the property is owned by Access Industries, the conglomerate founded by billionaire Len Blavatnik, who serves as its chairman.
The changeover took place on November 30 and The Ocean Club is no longer a One & Only property managed by Kerzner International. The Four Seasons also operates resorts on Nevis and Anguilla.
The Ocean Club is known for its Versasilles-inspired lawns and gardens that surround a series of low-level buildings that house more than 100 accommodations including several cottages and villas. There are five restaurants and bars, including the well-known Dune restaurant, which is operated by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Dune will continue to operate under the new Four Seasons management as it did for The One & Only team.
The property also features a spa, three swimming pools, six tennis courts and access to the adjacent Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club golf course.
The Four Seasons shares the vision for a truly personalized luxury experience, with special sensitivity to the unique aspects of historic properties, according to Jonah Sonnenborn, Head of Real Estate, Access Industries, which also owns Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, among other hotel properties. Following the success of Access Industries partnership in the south of France with the Four Seasons, it was the natural choice to help elevate The Ocean Club to even greater renown. Access Industries purchased The Ocean Club in 2014.
Since acquiring the resort three years ago, Access Industries poured millions of dollars into the property, including renovations to its rooms, adding a new oceanfront pool and to its restaurant operations. The Ocean Club will continue to be managed by hospitality veteran, John Conway, who has run the property since 2013.
The Ocean Club is offering a Stay Longer package, offering a complementary fourth night with every three paid consecutive nights. There’s also an offer to receive complementary six and seventh nights with five paid consecutive nights. Reservations may be made online or by calling (954) 809-2716. The offer is subject to availability at the time of the reservation.