Hotel News

Saunders, Markantonis Attain Top Tourism Honors

A legendary successful tourism entrepreneur and a dynamic hotel President lead the way in the Cacique Awards recognitions as two winners of the 14th Cacique Awards and finalists in all other categories were announced this week.

William Saunders, founder of Majestic Tours, was named the recipient of the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation's Clement Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award while Kerzner President and Managing Director George Markantonis was named Hotelier of the Year for the 14th Cacique Awards.

In announcing the selection of George Markantonis as Hotelier of the Year, BHA President Sandy Sands said "The Hotelier of the Year is a coveted award that recognizes an accomplished individual at the pinnacle of hotel performance.  George's commitment to his company, our industry and the country is well demonstrated by the actions he has undertaken and by the respect he has earned from his employees and colleagues.

Save The Date...


The Bahamas Hotel Association's
Annual Changeover & Recognition Dinner

This year the BHA returns to its tradition of bringing the industry together for an end of year celebration and we invite our members to join us on
Friday, December 3, 2010
at the Wyndham Nassau Resort


  • Recognize outgoing officers and introduce our new leadership team
  • Recognize the Cacique finalists for Employee, Supervisor, Manager, Sales Representative and Chef of the Year
  • Salute and toast the Hotelier of the Year

Join us as we ring in the Holidays with the first formal function of the season.

More details to follow soon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 06:51

Baha Mar Raises Hotel Branding Concerns


Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said that he is not satisfied with the hotel brand arrangements that Baha Mar has made to date.

Last month Ingraham expressed concerns about how Baha Mar would be branded and how it will fill so many new rooms, when for a second year it has had to temporarily close one of its hotels because of low demand.

Since then Baha Mar announced partnerships with three hotel brands.

Asked if those announcements appeased his concerns, Ingraham said,"It does not at all."


Albany Development Good For The Bahamas

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said that he is "very impressed" with Albany and what they have accomplished.

Nassau/P.I. Hotels Record 11% Rate Increase

Hotels in Nassau/Paradise Island saw their average daily room rates increase by 11 per cent during the 2010 second quarter, but the Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) president warned not to read too much into those figures, pointing out that this had been matched by cost increases with the sector currently in the middle of its traditionally weakest period.

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