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									Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Fact Sheet
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Larger than life, as dramatically fanciful as it is magnificent in scope and concept, Atlantis, Paradise Island is a glorious and wonderfully playful celebration of the legends of the lost city of Atlantis reflected in unique entertainment attractions such as The Dig, a fanciful journey into the world of the ancient Atlanteans, water attractions, original artworks and in the design and decor throughout the resort. Atlantis is a resort experience that is truly in keeping with Kerzner International’s reputation for creating not just a hotel, but an entire vacation destination, in fact, the world’s largest island resort destination. The Royal Towers, which opened in December 1998, with 1,201 guest accommodations set in two majestic towers, plus the Coral and Beach Towers provide the foundation for a 2,317room resort that is as much fun for every kind and age of traveler as it is breathtaking and bold. In addition to a wide variety of accommodations, Atlantis offers innovative entertainment with the Caribbean’s largest casino, over 35 restaurants and lounges, extensive meeting facilities, including the largest ballroom in the Caribbean/Bahamas, and more than 11 million gallons of fresh and salt water activities and attractions, including water slides and rides, swimming pools, waterfalls, fountains, snorkeling and marine lagoons, plus one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The focal point of the 34-acre Atlantis Waterscape is the largest tropical marine habitat in the world, second only to Mother Nature herself, and home to 70,000 fish and sea animals from around the world.

Paradise Island is located approximately 150 miles from Florida in the Central Bahamas on the northern edge of New Providence Island. It is a short ride from downtown Nassau and the airport. Approximately 70% of the 826 acre island is now owned by Kerzner International.
TRANSPORTATION:

LOCATION:

Paradise Island is three hours by direct flight from New York City and 45 minutes from Miami. Convenient service is available from most major U.S. cities. The resort is a 30 minute drive from Nassau International Airport and across the street from the Paradise Island Seaplane and Heliport. Kerzner International Limited (NYSE:KZL) Sol Kerzner, Chairman Howard “Butch” Kerzner, Chief Executive Officer Howard Karawan, President/Managing Director, Destination Resorts Paul O’Neil, President/Managing Director, Kerzner International Bahamas Nan Palmer, Chief Operating Officer, Kerzner International Bahamas

OWNERS:

MANAGEMENT:

Approximately $1 billion
DESIGN TEAM:

COST:

Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, Newport Beach, CA - Architects

The Architects Partnership, The Bahamas - Architects Wilson & Associates, Dallas, TX - Interior design Rock & Waterscape Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA - Water facilities Cloward Madden and Associates, Provo, UT - Piping systems DeSimone, Chaplin & Dobryn, New York - Structural engineering Lehr Associates, New York - Electrical, mechanical, plumbing Edward D. Stone, Jr. and Associates, Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Planners and landscape architects Ross De Alessi Lighting Design, Portola Valley, CA – Lighting

First mentioned by the Greek philosopher Plato, Atlantis was a vast island empire that stretched, some say, from the Straits of Gibraltar at the mouth of the Mediterranean all the way to the Americas. A fabulous fortress of concentric rings of water and land where Poseidon, the god of the oceans, ruled with his five sets of male twins, Atlantis was a flourishing utopian society of harmony and abundance as far back as 10 centuries B.C. According to legend, around 1,500 B.C., the mighty civilization was destroyed by a massive earthquake and disappeared beneath the ocean named for it, the Atlantic. Ever since, romanticists and even scientists have searched for its traces, some saying Atlantis was actually the island of Crete, the Canary Islands, Scandinavia, even the New World. In fact, there are those who believe that America’s first inhabitants arrived on the continent by way of Atlantis. Perhaps the watery ruined passageways and chambers located in an archaeological dig beneath the Royal Towers, now guarded by the denizens of the ocean deep, will unlock the secret. Whatever the details of its incredible story, can there be any doubt that the great figures of Greek mythology had a hand in shaping the history, and the mystery, of Atlantis? The Throne of Poseidon on Paradise Island may be empty but chances are the great Greek god of the seas still has a trick or two left for the guests at Atlantis.
MARINE HABITAT:

THE ATLANTIS LEGEND:

A fabulous 8-million gallon marine habitat includes 11 exhibit lagoons: the Ruins Lagoon, Shark Lagoon, Stingray Lagoon, Turtle Lagoon, Predator Lagoon, Seagrapes Lagoon, Water’s Edge Lagoon, Beach Falls Lagoon and others. Inhabitants represent 250 sea species, or 50,000 individual animals. More than 60 resort employees comprise the Marine Habitat staff, including Marine Specialists, Curators , Scuba Divers, a Senior Collector, Life Support Technicians and Lab Technicians. The Senior Collector, along with the Marine Specialists, are responsible for procuring fish indigenous to the local surrounding waters for the exhibit lagoons . Dramatic lighting, including fiber-optic backlights, is placed throughout the lagoons to create "hot lights," allowing guests to view the vibrant tropical fish and coral during the evening hours. At night, strategically placed lights create the effect of a starlit and moonlit night. The award winning landscape architects from Edward D. Stone and Associates, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, have expertly designed four acres of dramatic landscaping to surround the Waterscape. More than 2,000 trees have been planted, representing more than 500 species. Four local nurseries are involved in participatory plant growing for the resort.

The Dig, an imaginative, full-sized depiction of the ruins of Atlantis is a series of interconnected passageways, boulevards and chambers from which gigantic picture windows offer views of deep-water environments inhabited by a wide variety of underwater life ranging from piranhas and sharks to jellyfish and eels. Visitors to The Dig explore the incredible inventions, even the hieroglyphic language, of the ancient Atlanteans in a unique, total immersion entertainment experience. The 6-story Mayan Temple includes five thrilling waterslides built into a life-size replica of an ancient Mayan Temple. The Leap of Faith features an adventurous 60 ft. near-vertical drop plunging voyagers through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon. The five-story corkscrew Serpent Slide transports riders through the blackness of the Temple's mysterious core before they emerge through a tunnel in the predator lagoon at a leisurely "shark-viewing" pace. The two high-speed dueling Challenger slides offers the opportunity to race a friend to the bottom. The adventurous Jungle Slide is a thrilling high-speed safari through the exotic jungles and caves of the Temple. The Mayan Temple also offers gentler rides for younger guests. A series of slides connect the many cascading pools of the Temple complex. The Lazy River Ride offers a relaxing quarter-mile ride on an inner tube which meanders through tropical landscaping by a soothing current. The Goombay Water Slide is a series of rolling rapids for a faster pace. Eleven swimming areas provide something for everyone, including a zero entry pool, formal pool, two children’s pools, cascades pool (series of pools joined by water slides), four-lane lap pool, slide pool, two free form pools (River & Lagoon), and the Lazy River Ride. All swimming pools can be heated. In addition, the 7-acre snorkeling lagoon is stocked with tropical fish and more than 40 waterfalls and fountains.
WATER ATTRACTIONS:

THE DIG:

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:

Featuring the Atlantis Casino, the largest in the Caribbean. Over 980 slot machines, 78 gaming tables, including baccarat, roulette, craps, blackjack and Caribbean stud poker, a high limit table area called the Baccarat Lounge and the Pegasus Race and Sports Book. The casino is open 24 hours a day.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Royal Towers features grand architecture, artwork and design that is most reflective of mythical Atlantis. The dramatic Great Hall of Waters rotunda highlights a series of original murals and large viewing windows on the lower level offering spectacular views into the Ruins Lagoon. Accommodations in the Royal Towers offer the more upscale option. Rooms and suites feature terrace, harbor or water views. Standard rooms have French balconies and suites have full balconies. All rooms include mini-bar, in-room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, in-room controlled air conditioning, color satellite television, in-room movies, directdial telephone and video check-out. Located in the Royal Towers, the concierge level Imperial Club offers upgraded amenities including personalized concierge services, access to the club floors via keyed, high-speed

elevators, and exclusive use of the Club Lounge featuring a library and offering complimentary food presentations throughout the day. The Royal Towers are closest to the Mandara Spa, Sports Center, Mayan Temple water slides, The Dig, casino, two main pools, Cove Beach, many marine exhibits and several unique dining options. Twelve handicapped accessible guest rooms and non-smoking rooms available. Royal Towers Suites: Regal (102), Grand (10), Presidential (4), Royal (3) and Bridge (1). Regal Suite features: one parlor, one bedroom, separate guest ½ bathroom off parlor, mini bar area, and two walk-in closets, separate shower, large bath tub, double basins. Grand Suite features: one parlor, one bedroom, separate guest ½ bathroom off parlor, walk-in closet and separate shower, large whirlpool tub. Presidential Suite features: parlor, one bedroom, separate pantry, bar area, study off parlor, separate guest ½ bathroom off parlor, large dressing area with two walk-in closets, his & her bathrooms with bidets, double walk-in shower, whirlpool tub. Royal Suite features: parlor, two bedrooms, separate pantry, separate guest ½ bathroom off parlor; main bedroom with his and her bathrooms with bidets, double walk-in shower, 2 walk in closets with dressing area; second bedroom with walk-in closet, walk-in shower, and whirlpool tub. Bridge Suite features: two bedrooms, 800-sq. ft. balcony, 2,500-sq. ft. entertainment area including bar and piano, and all the features of the Royal Suites.

The Coral Towers is centrally located between the Royal Towers and Beach Tower with contemporary, relaxed accommodations and inviting atrium lobby lounge. Accommodations feature one king-size or two double beds and a full balcony with terrace or water views, mini-bar, color satellite television, in-room safe, hair-dryer, iron and ironing board and a spacious balcony. Physically challenged accessible rooms and non-smoking rooms are available. Guests enjoy convenient access to the pools, slides and lagoons on both the Coral and Beach Tower sides of the waterscape and many marine exhibits. Also nearby is The Discovery Kids Camp, Crystal Court Shops, the Coral Towers Shopping Arcade, the casino, marina and several dining options. The Beach Tower features Atlantis’ entry level-priced accommodations with a more laid back environment. It is furthest in location from the casino and many of Atlantis’ more popular restaurants and water features. Guests check-in and out at the Coral Towers. Accommodations feature one king-size or two double beds and a full balcony with terrace or water views, mini-bar, color satellite television, in-room safe, hair-dryer, iron and ironing board and a spacious balcony. Physically challenged accessible rooms and non-smoking rooms are available.

The Beach Tower is a relatively short walk to the beach, the movie theatre and the Conference Center. Also, located in the tower’s lobby is Club Rush for teenagers and the new Earth & Fire Pottery Studio. The Harborside Resort at Atlantis, adjacent to the Atlantis Marina, offers fully equipped one, two and three-bedroom villas, accommodating four to ten guests. Ideal for a family vacation, the beautiful villas offer spacious floor plans with living room, dining room, kitchen with full appliances and luxurious master bedroom with jetted tub. Amenities include a private terrace with table and chairs, entertainment center featuring TV and VCR, washer and dryer, sleeper sofa, a pool, and a fitness and recreation center. Harborside Resort guests enjoy full access to all the facilities of Atlantis combined with the home-away-from-home amenities that only a spacious, private villa can offer.
DINING: HARBORSIDE RESORT AT ATLANTIS:

With a vast array of restaurants, lounges and clubs, Atlantis offers true variety in dining and entertainment. There is something to tantalize every palate: fresh, succulent seafood, American and Continental fare, exotic Asian and Bahamian cuisine, traditional Italian dishes, delectable desserts and more. From poolside casual to upscale elegant, Atlantis provides sumptuous meals, superb settings and a variety of savory choices. For guests’ convenience while enjoying Atlantis’ outdoor food and beverage venues are cashless, accepting room key card charges to credit card charges only, so guests do not need to carry cash. While all outdoor restaurants and indoor bars and lounges allow cigarette smoking, please note that indoor restaurants dining areas are non-smoking. Cigar smoking is permitted in the bar areas only. he Sports Center features one hard and five clay all-weather tennis courts, a basketball court and a 25-metre four-lane lap pool. A 9,000 square foot fitness facility offers state-ofthe-art cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Championship golf is offered at the nearby Ocean Club Golf Course.
GOLF: SPORTS CENTER & FITNESS FACILITY:

Situated on Paradise Island’s eastern peninsula, the nearby Ocean Club Golf Course features magnificent landscape and island crosswinds that challenge even the most experienced players. The centrally located Clubhouse is an inviting place to enjoy cocktails, snacks or lunch, with indoor and outdoor seating offering spectacular views of the course and ocean beyond.
MANDARA SPA AT ATLANTIS:

Originating in Bali, Mandara Spa brings to Atlantis unique treatments that reflect the beautiful traditions of exotic cultures found worldwide including a full complement of massage therapies, refreshing facials, exotic body scrubs, salon and beauty services. Treatments are available to guests 18 years of age or older.
THE CRYSTAL COURT:

An upscale retail shopping complex featuring designers such as Lalique, Ferragamo, Cartier, Façonnable, Gucci and Bvlgari as well as exclusive items designed for Atlantis.

The Marina Village, debuted in Summer 2005 and includes 21 new retail outlets and five new restaurants, around the existing Marina at Atlantis. The dining options range from Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Café Martinique to the family-style Carmine’s to the Bahamas’ first Starbucks and retail outlets that include Versace JC, Dooney & Bourke, and a host of local crafts kiosks.
ATLANTIS KIDS CLUB:

MARINA VILLAGE:

A one-of-a-kind camp experience, “explorers” ages 4 to 12 can navigate through the coolest voyages. Camp facilities include Base Camp, the center of operations; Nature Crafts; the Science Outpost, with high-powered microscopes, live animal touch tanks and a fossil pit; and the Technology Lab with state-of-the-art computers and media. Outside, campers journey through the Atlantis waterscape and learn interesting facts about the sea animals and their habitats.

Club Rush is the coolest place for pre-teens and teens to hang out in the evenings, surf the net, challenge GameCube, xbox, the new xbox360, or dance to the latest hits on the dance floor. Joker’s Wild Comedy Club features stand-up comedy from some of today’s funniest headliners. The Atlantis Theatre offers complimentary Hollywood blockbusters on the widescreen.
EARTH & FIRE POTTERY STUDIO:

CLUB RUSH TEEN CENTER:

The fun and exciting pottery studio is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. Take home a lasting memory from your journey to the lost continent. Great gift options include plates, vases, candle holders and more.
CONFERENCE FACILITIES:

The resort offers over 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor facilities, which can accommodate groups of 10 to 3,000. A flexible and multi-functional 86,000-square foot conference center featuring a 25,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom with 23-foot (minimum) ceilings, 29 breakout rooms, 25,000 sq. ft. of pre-function space and three board rooms. Additional ballrooms include the 13,000 square-foot Crown Ballroom and the 10,000 square-foot Coral Ballroom. Poolside and oceanfront outdoor venues are also part of the Atlantis facilities. As part of the phase three expansions which will be completed at the end of 2006, the state-of-the-art conference facilities will include the 50,000 sq. ft. Imperial Ballroom, the largest in the region and 18 additional breakout rooms. 24-hour room service, in-house medical attention, guest service and travel desks, on-site tour and travel representatives, baby-sitting, valet parking, laundry service, ATM machines, dial-up and wireless internet access, wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and strollers. Duty-free retail and specialty shops.
MARINA AT ATLANTIS: GUEST FACILITIES/SERVICES:

The full-service, five-star, world-class luxury yacht marina is capable of handling the largest of private yachts and offers a complete range of services and amenities. Offering 63 megayacht slips.
PHASE 3 EXPANSIONS:

Atlantis Phase III, a new $1 billion expansion on Paradise Island, is scheduled for

completion in Spring of 2007. The expansion will add new guest rooms/residences in two brand-new towers – a 600-room all-suite hotel and a 495 unit condo-hotel. There will be a significant expansion to Atlantis’ existing water-themed attractions including new water rides via transport on underground rivers and aboveground rapids and waterways.; Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill will be the culinary centerpiece of the new all-suite tower, overlooking Paradise Beach. The Rockwell Group is designing this restaurant, creating the perfect showcase for Flay’s culinary versatility and distinctly innovative interpretation of Southwestern cuisine – this time with Bahamian colour and energy. The Mandara Spa will almost double in size, with new treatment rooms, Gentleman’s Barber Services, and cutting-edge spa treatments from around the world, including teeth whitening.

P.O. Box N-4777 Nassau, Bahamas
TELEPHONE: (242) 363-3000 FACSIMILE: (242) 363-3524 RESERVATIONS:

ADDRESS:

(800) (954) (800) (800)

ATLANTIS (U.S. Toll Free) 809-2100 (Direct) 722-2449 (Group) 752-9711 (Casino)

Atlantis.com Color photography for Atlantis, Paradise Island, is available on our website, click on “media” in the upper right corner of this web site. Updated: February 2006

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