November 03, 2017
Since opening in 1962, the Ocean Club has been a hot spot on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Decades later, the historic resort is positioning itself to recapture its former glory, according to owner Access Industries, which has appointed Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to manage the legendary property on its behalf.

"Four Seasons shares our vision for a truly personalized luxury experience, with special sensitivity to the unique aspects of historic properties," said Jonah Sonnenborn, head of real estate for Access Industries, which also owns Grand-HĂ´tel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel, in the French Riviera. "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."

The property -- which will be known as the Ocean Club, aFour Seasons Resort, Bahamas -- offers more than 100 accommodations, including several cottages and villas, as well as five restaurants and bars, a spa, three pools, six tennis courts, access to the adjacent Ocean Club golf course, and several indoor and outdoor event spaces for groups of up to 250 guests.

"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," said Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts president and CEO J. Allen Smith. "We are proud to work in partnership with Access to bring luxury travelers 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."

The Ocean Club will join the Four Seasons family effective Nov. 30.