It’s called Atlantis Paradise Island for a reason. When you set foot on the property, you are surrounded by cerulean blue water, tropical beaches and an ever-friendly staff, leaving no need or want unattended; it is a paradise.
The resort’s iconic Royal Towers celebrates 25 years. PHOTO COURTESY OF ATLANTIS PARADISE ISLAND
Atlantis continuously excels, maintaining its world-class as it now celebrates 25 years. Marking the special occasion of the resort’s iconic Royal Towers, Atlantis hosted a star-studded weekend, pulling out all the stops.
Marcia Gay Harden and Jennifer Esposito, at the grand opening of Paranza at The Cove at Atlantis Paradise Island. PHOTO COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES
As celebrities jet-setted to the legendary celebration, the weekend kicked off Nov. 10 with the grand opening of Michelin-starred chef Michael White’s (@chefbianco) Paranza at The Cove, bringing coastal Italian cuisine to Paradise Island. Seamlessly blending Bahamian flavors into Italian cuisine, White’s curated five-course dinner did not disappoint the A-listers, including Adrien Brody, Georgina Chapman, Marcia Gay Harden, Katie Couric, Tony Danza, Jennifer Esposito, Cynthia Rowley, Kit Keenan, Skylar Astin and more in attendance.
Skylar Astin at Paranza's opening. PHOTO COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES
Dining on fresh ricciola crudo, handcrafted pasta with Calabrian chili paste, fresh grilled swordfish and filet with potato tortino and truffles, guests experienced a one-of-a-kind dinner celebration. Designed by award-winning design studio Jeffrey Beers International, Paranza brings yet another Michelin-starred chef to the fabulous resort.
Paranza features interiors by award-winning design studio Jeffrey Beers International. PHOTO COURTESY OF ATLANTIS PARADISE ISLAND
The festivities continued as celebrities retreated to The Atlantis Royal’s Regal Suites, where they received specially curated gift bags complete with handmade Bahamian straw purses, a signed Paradise Island coffee table book by famed photographer Alessandro Sarno and accessories from the resort’s luxury shops, including Carlo and Saint Laurent.
Tony Danza kicks off the celebration. PHOTO COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES
Keeping the milestone affair going into the weekend, special guests enjoyed an extravagant Bal de Royale on Nov. 11, complete with a high-profile blue carpet arrival, cocktail hour, a VIP dinner in Nobu with music by Netflix’s Bling Empire DJ Kim Lee, and the recently open Silan by James Beard award-winning chef Alon Shaya. With welcome remarks from Tony Danza, the party officially started, with guests raising a glass to honor the resort’s landmark celebration.
The party continued at Bar Sol, named after Atlantis founder Sol Kerzner. PHOTO COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES
Following dinner, guests, including Helena Christensen, Camilla Stærk, Katie Couric, Adrien Brody, Georgina Chapman, Marcia Gay Harden, Cynthia Rowley, Kit Keenan, BeBe Winans, Alex Lundqvist, Jennifer Esposito, Skylar Astin, Nico Tortorella, Amber Ruffin and more, retreated to Atlantis Casino’s Bar Sol for a night of entertainment. Named after Atlantis’ founder, Sol Kerzner, Bar Sol pays homage to the hospitality titan’s love for live music. With a dazzling performance by famed jazz singer and pianist Peter Cincotti that included an impromptu song by Tony Danza on his ukulele and a festive ending by five-time Grammy award winner CeeLo Green, guests experienced the glamour Atlantis has been offering for 25 years.
While travelers have a plethora of exciting options to choose from at Atlantis, each experience is entirely unique. Spanning nearly 200 acres, Atlantis Paradise Island continues to evolve with its curated and adventurous programming, water parks, beaches and upscale shopping. Celebrating the milestone occasion, VIP guests could see all this firsthand.
The Cove's luxurious beach cabana. PHOTO COURTESY OF ATLANTIS PARADISE ISLAND
Basking in the sun at The Cove’s exclusive cabanas while experiencing island wanderlust and dining on brunch at Café Martinique in Marina Village, now led by chef Adrian Delcourt of the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Jules Verne. Closing the weekend out, guests enjoyed a Gospel brunch featuring a performance by BeBe Winans.
Encouraging guests to leave their worries on the plane, Atlantis Paradise Island is a transformative experience. For 25 years, guests have experienced true luxury, raising the bar for Caribbean vacations. Trip after trip, Atlantis continues to offer the epitome of luxury, immersing each guest in an unmatched experience and an island state of mind.