Prevue recently sat down with Steve Silverman, sr. VP of sales, Atlantis Paradise Island, to learn what’s new for groups at the popular Caribbean resort.
What renovations are in the pipeline at Atlantis for 2023?
This year, Atlantis Paradise Island will unveil the top-to-bottom renovation of The Royal—the East Tower is complete, and the West Tower is on track to be done by spring. The Atlantis Casino will also unveil a brand-new aesthetic, including two redone bars and lounges—Bar Sol will take over Dragons, and Moon Bar will feature a new food menu with dishes from its neighboring restaurants, Nobu and Olives by Todd English.
Additionally, the resort’s F&B offerings are expanding significantly, with the opening of Paranza by Chef Michael White at The Cove in early 2023.
Are companies able to do dine-arounds among the Michelin-starred chef restaurants, and how has that worked?
Yes, Atlantis’ F&B team is incredibly nimble and eager to create customized itineraries. These itineraries allow visitors to ‘dine around’ and enjoy Michelin-starred chefs’ specialties from Nobu, Fish and the soon-to-open Paranza. Alternatively, the “Taste of Atlantis” menu is customizable and allows planners to curate menus with various dishes from our restaurants served in our event spaces.
What are some of the most popular teambuilding activities for groups, and are you adding any new ones?
One of our newest additions is the Marine Life Camping Adventure. This is an overnight immersion where participants experience our sea life and marine habitats through behind-the-scenes tours of Dolphin Cay, a twilight snorkel in The Dig aquarium and a stop at the Fish hospital to meet endangered sea turtles. The group will sleep in climate-controlled canvas beachside tents along the shores of Dolphin Cay, outfitted with cushioned cots with comfortable bedding and complete with a mini fridge & WiFi. Separate from the marine life itinerary, groups can also enjoy movies and games on the lawn or a beach campfire with s’mores, and in the morning, wake up to the dolphins playing in the lagoons at sunrise. —Barbara Scofidio