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TRAVEL AWARDS


 

World Travel Awards Winner
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World Travel Awards
Hailed as "The Oscars of the Travel Industry", World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, and celebrates those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence. It has taken a global lead on one of the most important aspects of travel and tourism - the quality customer experience. Arguably, excellent customer experience is the one last differentiator that can lever true commercial advantage. It is for this reason that World Travel Awards have become renowned and coveted.

Award:
2015 Bahamas' Leading Hotel Suite – Bridge Suite @ Royal Towers View
2015 Bahamas' Leading Resort View
2014 Bahamas' Leading Hotel Suite – Bridge Suite @ Royal Towers View
2014 Bahamas' Leading Resort View
2013 Bahamas' Leading Resort
2012 Bahamas' Leading Resort
2011 Bahamas' Leading Resort
2010 Bahamas' Leading Resort
2004 Bahamas' Leading Resort

Presented:
The voting process is online and a year-long communications campaign encourages global participation. The votes come from executives working within travel and tourism, but notably the majority are the travel agents. In 2009 the voting was opened to the traveling public.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards
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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame
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TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions covering more than 650,000 hotels and collected in a single year from travelers around the world. The awards have identified the most outstanding properties worldwide, in the categories of Top Hotels, Luxury, Bargain, Service, Small Hotels, and B&Bs and Inns.

Award:
2016 Certificate of Excellence – The Cove Atlantis View
2016 Certificate of Excellence – Aquaventure Water Park
2016 Traveler's Choice – "Top 25 Water Parks - World" – Aquaventure Water Park View
2016 Traveler's Choice – "Top 25 Hotels - Families - Caribbean" – Atlantis Royal Towers View
2015 Traveler's Choice – "Top 25 Hotels - Families - Caribbean" – The Reef Atlantis
2015 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame – The Reef Atlantis
2015 Certificate of Excellence – The Cove Atlantis
2015 Certificate of Excellence – Harborside Resort
2015 Certificate of Excellence – Aquaventure Water Park
2015 Certificate of Excellence – Dolphin Cay View
2015 Certificate of Excellence – Marine Habitat
2015 Certificate of Excellence – Predator Lagoon View
2015 Certificate of Excellence – Marina Village View
2014 Traveler's Choice – "Top 25 Water Parks - World" – Aquaventure Water Park
2014 Traveler's Choice – "Top 25 Aquariums - World" – Marine Habitat
2014 Traveler's Choice – "Top 10 Zoos and Aquariums - Caribbean" – Marine Habitat
2014 Certificate of Excellence – The Reef Atlantis
2014 Certificate of Excellence – Harborside Resort
2014 Certificate of Excellence – Aquaventure Water Park
2014 Certificate of Excellence – Dolphin Cay
2014 Certificate of Excellence – Marine Habitat
2014 Certificate of Excellence – Predator Lagoon
2013 Traveler's Choice – "Top 25 Water Parks - World" – Aquaventure Water Park
2013 Traveler's Choice – "Top 10 Hotels - Families - Caribbean" – The Reef Atlantis
2013 Traveler's Choice – "Top 10 Hotels - Families - Caribbean" – Harborside Resort
2013 Certificate of Excellence – The Reef Atlantis
2013 Certificate of Excellence –The Cove Atlantis
2013 Certificate of Excellence – Royal Towers
2013 Certificate of Excellence – Coral Towers
2013 Certificate of Excellence – Harborside Resort
2013 Certificate of Excellence – Aquaventure Water Park
2013 Certificate of Excellence – Dolphin Cay
2013 Certificate of Excellence – Marine Habitat
2013 Certificate of Excellence – Predator Lagoon
2012 Traveler's Choice – "Top 10 Hotels - Families - Caribbean" – The Reef Atlantis
2012 Traveler's Choice – "Top 25 Luxury Resorts - Caribbean" – The Cove Atlantis
2012 Traveler's Choice – "Top 25 Trendiest Resorts - Caribbean" – The Cove Atlantis
2012 Certificate of Excellence – The Reef Atlantis
2012 Certificate of Excellence – The Cove Atlantis
2012 Certificate of Excellence – Royal Towers
2012 Certificate of Excellence – Coral Towers
2012 Certificate of Excellence – Aquaventure Water Park
2012 Certificate of Excellence – Dolphin Cay
2012 Certificate of Excellence – Marine Habitat
2012 Certificate of Excellence – Predator Lagoon
2011 Traveler's Choice – "Top 10 Hotels - Families - Caribbean" – The Reef Atlantis
2011 Certificate of Excellence – The Reef Atlantis
2011 Certificate of Excellence – The Cove Atlantis
2011 Certificate of Excellence – Royal Towers
2011 Certificate of Excellence – Aquaventure Water Park
2010 "Top 10 Most Amazing Hotel Pools in the World"
2009 Traveler's Choice – "Top 10 Hotels - Families - Caribbean" – The Reef Atlantis
2009 Traveler's Choice – "Top 10 Hotels - Families - Caribbean" – Coral Towers
2002 Best Hotels on the Web

Presented:
Voted by the public.

Condé Nast Traveler Awards Winner
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Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler readers rate the cities, islands, and hotels they visited in the past year, and the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with in the Readers' Choice Awards. The Gold List is truly a global representation of real quality. It's newsy, too, highlighting impressive newcomers and discerning trends. Many hotels who meet the gold standard hold their place year after year, sparking the creation of the Platinum Circle. The most exclusive, exotic and amazing hotels in the world as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler experts in The Gold List.

Award:
2014 Readers' Choice – "Top 15 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean" – Atlantis Resort
2013 Readers' Choice – "Top 5 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean" – The Reef Atlantis
2013 Readers' Choice – "Top 5 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean" – The Cove Atlantis
2012 Readers' Choice – "Top 12 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean" – The Reef Atlantis
2012 Readers' Choice – "Top 12 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean" – The Cove Atlantis
2011 Readers' Choice – "Top 15 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean" – The Reef Atlantis
2011 Readers' Choice – "Top 15 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean" – The Cove Atlantis
2011 The Gold List – "Atlantic and Caribbean Islands Resorts" – The Reef Atlantis
2010 Readers' Choice – "Top 10 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean" – The Reef Atlantis
2010 Readers' Choice – "Top 10 Resorts in the Atlantic Ocean" – The Cove Atlantis
2008 Editors' picks of world's best NEW hotels – The Cove Atlantis
2005 Best New-Wave Aquariums
2002 The Gold List
2001 The Gold List – "The Best Activities - Atlantic and Caribbean"

Presented:
Votes come from Condé Nast Traveler experts for The Gold List. Readers' Choice Awards are voted by its readers.

U.S. News World Report Best Hotels Awards Winner
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U.S. News & World Report
The U.S. News & World Report travel rankings are based on an analysis of expert and user opinions. Out of 20 luxury hotels, six made the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Bahamas. Hotels named "Best" in their destination are typically the properties that rank in the top 33 percent of all 4- and 5-star hotels in that region.

Award:
2014 Best Hotels Awards – "Best Hotels in The Bahamas" – The Reef Atlantis
2014 Best Hotels Awards – "Best Hotels in The Bahamas" – The Cove Atlantis
2013 Best Hotels Awards – "Best Hotels in The Bahamas" – The Reef Atlantis
2013 Best Hotels Awards – "Best Hotels in The Bahamas" – The Cove Atlantis
2013 Best Hotels Awards – "Best Hotels in The Bahamas" – Atlantis Royal Towers
2013 Best Hotels Awards – "Best Hotels in The Bahamas" – Atlantis Coral Towers

Presented:
Best Hotels Award ranks the top hotels in the Caribbean based on an unbiased analysis of awards, expert recommendations, and user ratings.

Travel + Leisure Worlds Best Awards Winner
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Travel + Leisure
World's Best Awards survey reveal readers' favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car rental agencies, spas, safari outfitters, and tour operators. T+L readers cast their votes for the top hotels, destinations, airlines, cruises, outfitters, and transportation companies in the world.

Award:
2014 World's Best- "Top Family Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, The Bahamas"
2012 World's Best – "Top Family Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, The Bahamas"
2011 World's Best – "Top Family Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, The Bahamas"
2009 World's Best – "Top Family Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, The Bahamas"
2008 Readers' Poll – "Top 50 Resorts for Parents and Kids"
2007 Readers' Poll – "Best Caribbean Resorts"
2005 Readers' Poll – "Best Family Resorts"
2004 The Ultimate Caribbean Hotel Guide – #1 Family Hotel
2003 World's Best – "Top Family Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, The Bahamas"
2003 World's Best – "Top Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, The Bahamas"
2002 World's Best – "Service in the Caribbean, Bermuda, The Bahamas"

Presented:
Voted by T+L readers.

Travel Channel
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Travel Channel
Check out travel videos, shows, and guides on top travel destinations on Travel Channel. Get all tips, show updates, and trip ideas here. We're counting down Caribbean resorts with crystal-clear waters, powder-soft sands, sumptuous settings and world-class accommodations. These aren't your average cookie-cutter beachfront hotels either. These Caribbean hot spots rank among the most luxurious and lavish in the world.

Award:
2014 Best Water Parks – Aquaventure View
2012 World's Best Party Beach
2010 World's Best Caribbean Resorts
2002 World's Best Caribbean Beaches

Presented:
Voted by the Travel Channel editors.

Gogobot Travelers' Favorite Awards
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Gogobot
Gogobot Travelers' Favorite Awards celebrate the best places that our members discovered all over the world in 2013, from the most amazing hotels and restaurants to their favorite beaches and guided tours.

Award:
2015 Gogobot Awards – "Family Tribe Friendly Places to Stay"
2014 Gogobot Awards – "Top Hotels"
2013 Gogobot Awards – "Top Hotels Worldwide"
2012 Travelers' Favorite Awards – "Best Hotels in the World"
2012 – Atlantis Royal Towers earns a 4.3 star rating from Gogobot members

Presented:
Voted by Gogobot members.

Porthole Cruise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Award
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Porthole Cruise Magazine
Porthole Cruise Magazine features expertly written, sophisticated cruise and travel editorial for savvy consumers worldwide..

Award:
2015 Editor-in-Chief Award – "Best Caribbean Family Resort"
2014 Editor-in-Chief Award – "Hottest Caribbean Shore Excursion"
2007 Editor-in-Chief Award – "Most Unique Caribbean Hotel Experience"
2005 Editor-in-Chief Award – "Best Caribbean Resort"
2001 Editor-in-Chief Award – "Best Island Resort"

Presented:
Voted by Porthole Cruise Magazine editor-in-chief.

Orbitz Best in Stay Elite Awards winner
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Orbitz
Orbitz Best in Stay Awards winners are the cream of the crop hotels in 75 of our most popular destinations around the world.

Award:
2015 Best In Stay Elite Hotel – The Cove Atlantis, Autograph Collection View
2015 Best In Stay Hotel –Atlantis Royal Towers, Autograph Collection View
2015 Best In Stay Family Hotel –Atlantis Royal Towers, Autograph Collection
2014 Best In Stay Elite Hotel – The Cove Atlantis
2014 Best In Stay Hotel –Atlantis Royal Towers
2008 Best In Stay Hotel – Atlantis Royal Towers

Presented:
Voted by Orbitz customers - customers ratings are supplemented by input from nearly 150 Orbitz hotel experts who factor in other market conditions, such as the number of reviews, frequency of booking and reputation of hotel staff.

Celebrated Living Awards Winner
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Celebrated Living
Readers' Choice Platinum List is a perennial go-to guide and popular summer tradition. Celebrated Living travel-savvy readers have declared these hotels, golf courses, spas, and cruise lines to be the best of the best.

Award:
2013 Platinum Hotels – "Top 20 Caribbean Resorts" – #1 hotel in the Caribbean
2012 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Caribbean Resorts" – #1 hotel in the Caribbean
2012 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Family Resorts"
2011 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Caribbean Resorts" – #1 hotel in the Caribbean
2011 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Family Resorts"
2010 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Caribbean Resorts" – #1 hotel in the Caribbean
2010 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Family Resorts"
2009 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Caribbean Resorts" – #1 hotel in the Caribbean
2008 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Caribbean Resorts" – #1 hotel in the Caribbean
2008 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Family Resorts"
2007 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Caribbean Resorts" – #1 hotel in the Caribbean
2007 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Family Resorts"
2006 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Caribbean Resorts" – #1 hotel in the Caribbean
2006 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Family Resorts"
2004 The Platinum List – "Top 10 Caribbean Resorts" – #1 hotel in the Caribbean

Presented:
Voted by Celebrated Living readers.

Fodor's
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Fodor's
Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards showcase the most distinctive hotels to book right now; evaluating over 4,000 nominations to create this definitive list, which spans 41 countries and nine exciting categories that reflect today's hottest hotel trends.

Award:
Fodor's Choice Hotel View
2012 Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards – "Fun for All Ages"

Presented:
Voted by Fodor's expert travel editors.

About.com Readers' Choice Winner
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About.com
This popular reader-driven awards program began on About.com's technology channel in 2008 and has expanded to highlight the best products, features and services across a wide variety of topics. The Readers' Choice Awards showcases the best in hundreds of categories across most of About.com's channels, from technology to hobbies to sports.

Award:
2012 Readers' Choice – Finalist in "Favorite Caribbean Attraction"
2011 Readers' Choice – Top 3 "Best Hotel or Resorts Kid's Program"

Presented:
Voted by About.com's readers.

Expedia Insiders' Select™ Hotel
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Expedia Insiders' Select™
The Expedia Insiders' Select™ list is an annual award recognizing the very best hotels available in Expedia's global marketplace, as judged by the experiences of Expedia's customers. These properties have been identified by Expedia customers as consistently delivering superior services, an exceptional guest experience and notable value; earning a place on the Insiders' Select list is a testament to their ongoing commitment to excellence.

Award:
2012 Expedia Insiders' Select™ hotel – Atlantis Royal Towers
2012 Expedia Insiders' Select™ hotel – The Reef Atlantis
2010 Expedia Insiders' Select™ hotel – The Cove Atlantis
2010 Expedia Insiders' Select™ hotel – Atlantis Royal Towers

Presented:
Voted by Expedia travelers.

Vacations Magazine Best Vacations
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Vacations
Vacations is the official magazine of Vacations To Go, the world's largest seller of domestic and international cruises and one of the most recognized and respected brands in the travel industry.

Award:
2012 – 100 Best Vacations – "Top 25 Best Vacations"

Presented:
Voted by Vacations Magazine editors.

Caribbean Travel + Life Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards
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Caribbean Travel + Life
The editors of Caribbean Travel + Life have spent the past 25 years scouring the Caribbean to find the region's best beaches, hotels, restaurants and attractions. Each year, Caribbean Travel + Life invites its readers to vote for their favorites in the annual Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice awards.

Award:
2011 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Mega-Resort"
2011 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Family Resort"
2007 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Mega-Resort (300+ rooms)"
2007 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Resort Casino"
2007 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Family Vacation Resort"
2005 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Mega-Resort"
2002 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Most Opulent Luxury Resort"
2002 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Family Resort for Kids under 10" (runner-up)
2002 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Family Resort for Kids over 10"
2002 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Resort for a Family Reunion" (runner-up)
2001 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best of the Caribbean - Best Luxury Resort"

Presented:
Voted by Caribbean Travel + Life readers.

Centurion Magazine Readers' Choice
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Centurion Magazine
CENTURION, the luxury lifestyle magazine for the holders of the most exclusive charge card from American Express®, the Centurion® Card, presents breathtaking fashion and jewellery, the latest travel destinations and most luxurious homes and cars as well as in-depth articles on unique craftsmanship, art and superior gourmet trends. The award-winning editorial reflects the absolute highest levels of privilege, luxury and service. The Readers' Choice is the first such survey undertaken by the editorial team of CENTURION Magazine, and indeed the first worldwide survey on this scale to be conducted by any lifestyle magazine.

Award:
2011 Readers' Choice – Top 3 "Family-Friendly Hotel in the world"

Presented:
Voted by CENTURION readers.

Brides Magazine Best Honeymoons
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Brides
Brides Magazine is the all-in-one source for wedding planning, wedding ideas and advice.

Award:
Best Honeymoons for 2011 – "Best Resort Pool" – Cain at The Cove

Presented:
Voted by Brides Magazine editors.

Parents Magazine 10 Best
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Parents Magazine
Parents Magazine became the key vehicle for transmitting the message of parent education in the twentieth century and popularized scientific knowledge on child development to help parents rear their children.

Award:
2010 – "10 Best Family Beach Resorts" – Ranked #1
2008 – "10 Best Family Beach Resorts" – Ranked #1
2007 – "10 Best Caribbean Resorts for Families"
2005 – "Favorite Family Getaways"

Presented:
Voted by Parents Magazine editors working with travel agents and tourism boards.

TravelAge West's WAVE Awards Winner
TravelAge West's WAVE Awards Winner
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Travelage West
The goal of TravelAge West's WAVE (Western Agents' Vote of Excellence) Awards is to give travel agents in the Western U.S. the opportunity to recognize the outstanding qualities and services of their travel-supplier partners. The Editor's Picks were chosen by Editor-in-Chief and the entire editorial team of TravelAge West. Review methods included product analysis, on-site visits, a survey of a select group of travel agents and online research.

Award:
2013 Editor's Pick – "Best Resort for Families in the Caribbean"
2009 WAVE Awards – "Best Family-Friendly Resort, Caribbean"
2009 Editor's Pick – "Best Resort for Families in the Caribbean"

Presented:
Voted by TravelAge West readers, its editors, and experts in the travel industry.

Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards Winner
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Travel Weekly
Travel Weekly provide travel professionals with a necessary global perspective through in-depth coverage of every business sector, including airline, car rental, cruise, destination, hotel and tour operator as well as technology, economic and governmental issues. Travel Weekly Readers' Choice awards were presented to suppliers and destinations that, in the judgment of our readers, set the standard in product quality and service over the year.

Award:
2013 Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Resort Worldwide" – Finalist
2012 Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Resort Worldwide" – Finalist
2011 Readers' Choice Awards – "Top Resort Worldwide" – Finalist
2008 Readers' Choice Awards – "Top Resort Worldwide" – Finalist
2007 Readers' Choice Awards – "Top Resort Worldwide" – Winner
2006 Readers' Choice Awards – "Top Resort Worldwide" – Finalist
2004 Readers' Choice Awards – "Top International Resort" – Winner
2004 Readers' Choice Awards – "Top Luxury Resort " – Winner
2003 Readers' Choice Awards – "Top Resort Worldwide" – Winner
2001 Readers' Choice Awards – "Top Resort Worldwide" – Finalist

Presented:
Voted by the readers of Travel Weekly in several rounds of online voting.

up! Value Awards Winner
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up!
up! magazine is WestJet's in-flight travel publication with reviews of vacation spots, restaurants, hotels, and events. Plus, readers share their travel stories.

Award:
2010 Value Awards – Top-voted Attraction in the Caribbean

Presented:
Voted by up! magazine readers.

Forbes
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Forbes.com
Forbes.com is a leading source for reliable business news and financial information.

Award:
2006 – Forbes' List of World's Most Luxurious Hotels
2004 – "Best Family Resorts"
2002 – "The most expensive hotel rooms in the world" – Bridge Suite at the Atlantis Royal Towers

Presented:
Voted by Forbes.com readers.

Child magazine
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Child
Child magazine helps parents guide their children from day care through fifth grade with joy and confidence through its exciting articles and unique resources.

Award:
2006 "#1 Family Resort in the Caribbean"

Presented:
Voted by Child readers.

South Florida Parenting Magazine
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South Florida Parenting Magazine
South Florida Parenting is a valuable source of parenting information and local resources for families in South Florida including Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Award:
2005 Kids Crown Award – "Bronze Award - Best Family Resort Anywhere"
2004 Kids Crown Award

Presented:
Voted by South Florida Parenting readers.

Vacation Ownership WORLD Magazine Vacation Ownership WORLD Magazine
Vacation Ownership WORLD magazine is a digital publication with unique content that contains value-added information readers can use. This coverage attracts a core readership of the industry's leaders and producers -- from top management to sales executives to project directors to resort managers.

Award:
2005 "Top Twenty Dream Vacations"
2004 "Top 10 Casino Destinations"

Presented:
Voted by Vacation Ownership WORLD editors.

DEPARTURES
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DEPARTURES
DEPARTURES is a Luxury Magazine , covering travel, shopping, fashion, design, arts and culture published exclusively for American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members. DEPARTURES is their lifestyle sourcebook – a call to action on where to go and how to go, and who and wehat to know – NOW.

Award:
2004 "Readers' Favorites Survey: Luxury Goods"

Presented:
Voted by DEPARTURES readers.

Oyster.com
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Oyster.com
See the truth before you travel -- thousands of undoctored hotel photos, and the world's most comprehensive, professional hotel reviews.

Award:
Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in the Bahamas
Best Hotel Beaches in the Bahamas
Best Beach Hotels in the Bahamas

Presented:
Voted by Oyster.com reporters.

CASINO/GAMING AWARDS


 

World Travel Awards Winner
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World Travel Awards
Hailed as "The Oscars of the Travel Industry", World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, and celebrates those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence. It has taken a global lead on one of the most important aspects of travel and tourism - the quality customer experience. Arguably, excellent customer experience is the one last differentiator that can lever true commercial advantage. It is for this reason that World Travel Awards have become renowned and coveted.

Award:
2015 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort View
2014 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort View
2013 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort
2012 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort
2011 World's Leading Casino Resort View
2011 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort
2010 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort
2009 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort
2006 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort
2004 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort
2003 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort
2002 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort
2001 Caribbean's Leading Casino Resort

Presented:
The voting process is online and a year-long communications campaign encourages global participation. The votes come from executives working within travel and tourism, but notably the majority are the travel agents. In 2009 the voting was opened to the traveling public.

Casino Player Best of Gaming Winner
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Casino Player
Casino Player's Best of Gaming survey has provided the most-watched opinions in the casino business.

Award:
2014 Best of Gaming – "Best Caribbean Casino" View
2011 Best of Gaming – "Best Caribbean Casino" View
2010 Best of Gaming – "Best Caribbean Casino" View
2008 Best of Gaming – "Best Caribbean Casino"

Presented:
Voted by Casino Player's readers.

Caribbean Travel + Life Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards
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Caribbean Travel + Life
The editors of Caribbean Travel + Life have spent the past 25 years scouring the Caribbean to find the region's best beaches, hotels, restaurants and attractions. Each year, Caribbean Travel + Life invites its readers to vote for their favorites in the annual Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice awards.

Award:
2007 Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards – "Best Resort Casino"

Presented:
Voted by Caribbean Travel + Life readers.

Vacation Ownership WORLD Magazine Vacation Ownership WORLD Magazine
Vacation Ownership WORLD magazine is a digital publication with unique content that contains value-added information readers can use. This coverage attracts a core readership of the industry's leaders and producers -- from top management to sales executives to project directors to resort managers.

Award:
2004 "Top 10 Casino Destinations"

Presented:
Voted by Vacation Ownership WORLD editors.

SPA & GOLF AWARDS


 

Condé Nast Traveler Awards Winner
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Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler readers rate the cities, islands, and hotels they visited in the past year, and the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with in the Readers' Choice Awards. The Gold List is truly a global representation of real quality. It's newsy, too, highlighting impressive newcomers and discerning trends. Many hotels who meet the gold standard hold their place year after year, sparking the creation of the Platinum Circle. The most exclusive, exotic and amazing hotels in the world as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler experts in The Gold List.

Award:
2013 Top 270 Spas – "Top 25 Spas in the Atlantic and Caribbean" – Mandara Spa
2012 Top 270 Spas – "Top 25 Spas in the Atlantic and Caribbean" – Mandara Spa
2011 Top 270 Spas – "Top 25 Spas in the Atlantic and Caribbean" – Mandara Spa
2008 Hot List – "Hot Spa" – Mandara Spa

Presented:
Votes come from Condé Nast Traveler experts for The Gold List.
Readers' Choice Awards are voted by its readers.

SpaFinder Wellness Travel Awards
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SpaFinder
SpaFinder Wellness is a wellness discovery engine that connects millions seeking a healthier, happier lifestyle with wellness providers around the globe. Its unique digital platform gives people everywhere the ability to discover, search, evaluate and reserve the services they want, at the time, location and price that they desire. SpaFinder Wellness Readers' Choice Awards are given annually to the top-ten most-voted spas for this category by spa-goers across the world.

Award:
2014 Wellness Travel Awards – "Country Awards - Caribbean, Bermuda, and Bahamas" – Mandara Spa View
2012 Readers' Choice – Top 10 "Best for Families" – Mandara Spa View
2011 Readers' Choice – Top 10 "Best for Water Sports" – Mandara Spa View
2011 Readers' Choice – Top 10 "Best Casino Hotel Spa" – Mandara Spa View
2010 Readers' Choice – Top 10 "Best Casino Hotel Spa" – Mandara Spa View
2009 Readers' Choice – Top 10 "Best Spa in a Casino Hotel" – Mandara Spa View
2008 Readers' Choice – Top 10 "Best Spa in a Casino Hotel" – Mandara Spa View
2007 Readers' Choice – Top 10 "Best Spa in a Casino Hotel" – Mandara Spa View

Presented:
Voted by SpaFinder Wellness readers.

Spa Silver Sage Reader's Choice Awards
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Spa
As the dedicated authority on spa and wellness, Spa inspires readers to use the gift of travel to bring more balance and joy into their lives. Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards highlights readers' picks of top spas around the world.

Award:
2011 Silver Sage Reader's Choice Awards – "Favorite Resort + Hotel Spas in Caribbean & Bermuda" View
2010 Silver Sage Reader's Choice Awards – "Favorite Resort + Hotel Spas in Caribbean & Bermuda" – Mandara Spa View
2009 Silver Sage Reader's Choice Awards – "Favorite Resort/Hotel Spa, Caribbean" – Mandara Spa View

Presented:
Voted by Spa readers.

Condé Nast Traveler Awards Winner
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Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler readers rate the cities, islands, and hotels they visited in the past year, and the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with in the Readers' Choice Awards. The Gold List is truly a global representation of real quality. It's newsy, too, highlighting impressive newcomers and discerning trends. Many hotels who meet the gold standard hold their place year after year, sparking the creation of the Platinum Circle. The most exclusive, exotic and amazing hotels in the world as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler experts in The Gold List.

Award:
2012 Top 121 Golf Resorts – "Top 20 Foreign Golf Resorts"
2008 Reader's Poll – "Top 100 Golf Resorts"

Presented:
Votes come from Condé Nast Traveler experts for The Gold List. Readers' Choice Awards are voted by its readers.

Golf Week Best Caribbean Golf Courses
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Golf Week
Golf Week has been a constant, undeniable force in the world of golf. No other publication comes close to equaling Golfweek’s consistent and comprehensive coverage of the game. From breaking news to lifestyle features and across every level of competitive play, Golfweek’s unwavering dedication to all things golf transcends the norm, setting the standard by which all others are measured. And it is this all-encompassing ownership of coverage that continues to make Golfweek not only the No. 1 golf weekly among serious golfers, but also the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf.

Award:
2014 Ranking – "#41 Best Caribbean & Mexico Courses "

Presented:
Voted by a group of more than 700 raters throughout the United States and Canada.

Golf Digest Best Golf Resorts
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Golf Digest
Golf Digest empowers the modern golfer, delivering monthly content on how to play, what to play and where to play. It speaks to golf enthusiasts of all abilities—from beginners to low-handicappers—helping them improve and enjoy the game more. Digest also provides the game's most in-depth and unbiased equipment rankings—the Hot List—and is the No. 1 authority for golf course rankings.

Award:
2011 Ranking – "The 75 Best Golf Resorts"

Presented:
Voted by a group of more than 1,000 avid players throughout the United States and Canada.

Caribbean Journal Best Golf Courses
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Caribbean Journal
Caribbean Journal is the Caribbean’s leading digital newspaper, with 24/7, original content covering news, travel, politics and opinion from more than 20 countries and territories. Caribbean Journal’s Travel section is the premier source for Caribbean travel and trade news — from the latest hotel openings to secret vacation escapes.

Award:
2013 Ranking – "#7 Caribbeans Best Golf Courses"

Presented:
Voted by Caribbean Journal editors.

AGM Premier Golf Shops
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AGM Premier Golf Shops
The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) is an international, professional association of golf-related merchandisers and vendors. Members include golf professionals, buyers, merchandisers, students, club managers, owners, and suppliers to the golf industry.

Award:
2014 – "Platinum Award Winner Premier Golf Shops" View
2013 – "Platinum Award Winner Premier Golf Shops" View

Presented:
Voted by AGM editors.

Golf World 100 Top Golf Shops
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Golf World
Golf World covers the game of golf, including the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour, European Tour, and amateur events around the United States and internationally. As a weekly, it is the only magazine that provides in-depth previews and coverage of all the major tournaments.

Award:
2012 – "Top 100 Golf Shops"
2011 – "Top 100 Golf Shops"
2010 – "Top 100 Golf Shops"

Presented:
Voted by a group of more than 1,000 avid players throughout the United States and Canada.

MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS AWARDS


 

Smart Meetings Smart Stars Winner
Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Awards Winner
Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Awards Winner
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Smart Meetings
Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Awards honor top-notch properties and CVBs in the industry that not only uphold the best standards, but raise the bar higher in terms of service, facilities, amenities and accommodations.

Award:
2015 Gold Smart Stars Award – "Best Island Resort" View
2014 Gold Smart Stars Award – "Best Island Resort" View TV
2011 Platinum Choice Awards – "Bahamas" View

Presented:
Voted by Smart Meetings readers.

Successful Meetings Pinnacle Awards
Successful Meetings Pinnacle Awards
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Successful Meetings
Successful Meetings Pinnacle Awards celebrate hospitality excellence by identifying the convention and visitor bureaus, hotels, and conference centers that set the standard for others to follow.

Award:
2015 Pinnacle Award
2014 Pinnacle Award
2011 Pinnacle Award
2010 Pinnacle Award
2002 Pinnacle Award
2001 Pinnacle Award
1999 Pinnacle Award

Presented:
Voted by Successful Meetings readers.

Incentive Magazine Platinum Partner Awards
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Incentive Magazine
Periodical on motivation and performance improvements, including articles on travel and merchandise/gifts. Incentive readers select suppliers that demonstrate excellence and quality in travel, merchandise, and gift certificate categories.

Award:
2015 Platinum Partner Award
2012 Platinum Partner Award
2011 Platinum Partner Award
2010 Platinum Partner Award
2007 Platinum Partner Award
2004 Platinum Partner Award
1999 Platinum Partner Award

Presented:
Voted by Incentive readers.

Meetings and Conventions Gold Awards
Meetings and Conventions Gold Awards
Meetings and Conventions Gold Awards
Meetings and Conventions Gold Awards
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Meetings and Conventions
Meetings and Conventions readers have been awarding deserving meeting properties, catering departments and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) with an M&C Gold Award. Award categories include: Gold Key: Bestowed upon the world's finest meeting properties. Gold Platter: Given to creative meeting property catering departments. Hall of Fame: Inductees into the M&C Hall of Fame have to be winning their 12th Gold Award--a true indication of excellence and staying power. Gold Tee: for excellence in golf facilities.

Award:
2015 Gold Key Award
2014 Gold Key International Award
2014 Gold Platter Award
2013 Gold Key Award
2012 Gold Key Award
2012 Gold Platter Award
2012 Gold Tee Award
2011 Gold Key Award
2011 Gold Platter Award
2011 Gold Tee Award
2010 Gold Key Award
2010 Gold Platter Award
2010 Gold Tee Award
2009 Gold Key Award
2009 Gold Platter Award
2009 Gold Tee Award
2008 Gold Key Award
2008 Gold Tee Award
2007 Hall of Fame Inductee – Gold Key
2007 Gold Key Award
2007 Gold Platter Award
2007 Gold Tee Award
2006 Gold Key Award
2006 Gold Platter Award
2005 Gold Key Award
2005 Gold Tee Award
2004 Gold Key Award
2004 Gold Tee Award
2003 Gold Key Award
2003 Gold Tee Award
2002 Gold Key Award
2002 Gold Platter Award
2002 Gold Tee Award
2001 Gold Key Award
2001 Gold Tee Award
2000 Gold Key Award
2000 Gold Platter Award
1999 Gold Key Award
1999 Gold Platter Award
1998 Gold Key Award
1997 Gold Key Award
1996 Gold Key Award

Presented:
Voted by Meetings and Conventions readers.

Convention South
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Convention South
The South's leading meetings industry magazine since 1983, ConventionSouth provides invaluable how-to features, keeping meeting planners up-to-date with destination profiles, meeting news, trade show venue information, meeting planner profiles and more--everything they need to get the most out of events they hold in the South!

Award:
2014 Editor's Hot Picks: South's Top Family-Friendly Resort For Groups View
2014 List of "99 Attractions in the South for Group Adventures" - Caribbean

Presented:
Voted by ConventionSouth editors.

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
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Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), founded in 1962, represents all facets of the Caribbean hospitality industry with more than 725 member hotels and 525 allied members.

The Caribbean Hotelier of the Year Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, recognizes excellence in Caribbean hotel operations by demonstrating superior achievement in: Resort Operations, Food & Beverage, Marketing and Sales, Resort Maintenance, Staff Training and Motivation, Innovative Management, Environmental Practices, Community Affairs, and Involvement with National and Regional (CHTA) lodging industry associations.

This award is sponsored by Y Partnership and The New York Times.

Award:
2014 Hotelier of the Year - George Markantonis, President and Managing Director of Atlantis, Paradise Island
2013 Hotelier of the Year - George Markantonis, President and Managing Director of Atlantis, Paradise Island

Presented:
Voted by CHTA editors.

Meetings Focus Best of the South Awards
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Meetings South
Meetings Focus South offers news and articles on meeting destinations and facilities for the Southern United States, Caribbean/Island and Mexico. As part of its "Best of…" awards, Meetings Focus polls its readers to get their take on what hotels and resorts throughout the regions it covers delivered a superlative meetings experience.

Award:
2012 Best of the South – Caribbean Islands
2010 Best of the South – Caribbean Islands
2007 Best of the South – Outstanding meeting facility providing excellence in service
2007 Best of the South – One of the top 56 properties in the Southern United States, the Caribbean and the Islands
2006 Best of the South – One of the top 56 properties in the Southern United States, the Caribbean and the Islands

Presented:
Voted by Meetings Focus South readers.

Corporate and Incentive Travel Award of Excellence Winner
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Corporate & Incentive Travel
Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine offers cutting-edge information on the latest industry trends, the hottest sites for incentive programs, news on new and expanded venues, technology, and for in-depth profiles of popular meeting destinations.

Award:
2011 Award of Excellence
2010 Award of Excellence
2002 Award of Excellence
2001 Award of Excellence
1999 Golden Links Award

Presented:
Voted by Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine editors and industry professionals.

Meetings Group Awards Programs
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Meeting Service Excellence
Meeting Service Excellence (http://meetingsnet.com)- Corporate Meetings Paragon Awards, Association Meetings Inner Circle Awards & Insurance Conference Planner Premium Circle Awards. Corporate Meetings & Incentives' readers choose the hotels, resorts, and conference centers that best handled their meetings and incentive programs during the past year. The winners are selected for their high level of service, flexible function space, quality of food and beverage, and good value on room rates.

Award:
2010 Paragon Award
2009 Paragon Award
2008 Paragon Award
2008 Inner Circle Award
2008 Premium Circle Award
2007 Inner Circle Award
2007 Premium Circle Award
2002 Paragon Award

Presented:
Voted by Corporate Meetings & Incentives' readers, association meeting planners, insurance and financial services meeting executives.

World Travel Awards Winner
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World Travel Awards
Hailed as "The Oscars of the Travel Industry", World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, and celebrates those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence. It has taken a global lead on one of the most important aspects of travel and tourism - the quality customer experience. Arguably, excellent customer experience is the one last differentiator that can lever true commercial advantage. It is for this reason that World Travel Awards have become renowned and coveted.

Award:
2005 Caribbean's Leading Conference Hotel
2003 Caribbean's Leading Conference Hotel
2001 Caribbean's Leading Conference Hotel

Presented:
The voting process is online and a year-long communications campaign encourages global participation. The votes come from executives working within travel and tourism, but notably the majority are the travel agents. In 2009 the voting was opened to the traveling public.

OTHER AWARDS


 

Website Awards

World Travel Awards Winner
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World Travel Awards
Hailed as "The Oscars of the Travel Industry", World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, and celebrates those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence. It has taken a global lead on one of the most important aspects of travel and tourism - the quality customer experience. Arguably, excellent customer experience is the one last differentiator that can lever true commercial advantage. It is for this reason that World Travel Awards have become renowned and coveted.

Award:
2016 Worlds' Leading Hotel Website View
2015 Worlds' Leading Hotel Website View

Presented:
The voting process is online and a year-long communications campaign encourages global participation. The votes come from executives working within travel and tourism, but notably the majority are the travel agents. In 2009 the voting was opened to the traveling public.

Interactive Media Awards Winner
2015 Interactive Media Awards Winner
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Interactive Media Awards™
The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet and offer winners a boost in marketing and exposure. IMC serves as the primary sponsor and governing body of the Interactive Media Awards™, establishes the judging system and provides the judges for the competition.

Award:
2015 Best in Class – "Hotel/Resort" - AtlantisBahamas.com Website View
2015 Best in Class – "Travel/Tourism" - AtlantisBahamas.com Website View

Presented:
Votes come from Interactive Media Council (IMC) judges — distinguished professionals and members of IMC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating the standards of excellence on the Internet.

WebAwards Winner
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WebAwards Winner
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WMA WebAwards
The Web Marketing Association (WMA) is the producer of the WebAward Competition. The WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion.

Award:
2016 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement – "Hotel & Lodging and Travel Standard of Excellence" – AtlantisBahamas.com website View
2015 MobileWebAward for Outstanding Achievement – "Outstanding Mobile Website" – AtlantisBahamas.com website View
2015 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement – "Outstanding Website" – AtlantisBahamas.com website View

Presented:
A select group of 900+ volunteer industry leaders. Judges are online advertising, public relations, top web site design, and Internet marketing professionals, along with leading members of the travel community.

HSMAI Adrian Awards Winner
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HSMAI Adrian Awards
The Adrian Awards are presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), an international organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of hospitality, travel, and tourism.

Award:
2010 Gold Award – "Digital Marketing" – Atlantis.com website re-design View

Presented:
Approximately 200 industry experts are invited to serve as members of the Adrian Awards judging academy. Judges are advertising, public relations, media, and Internet marketing professionals, along with leading members of the travel community.

HSMAI Adrian Awards Winner
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HSMAI Adrian Awards
The Adrian Awards are presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), an international organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of hospitality, travel, and tourism.

Award:
2015 Gold Award – "Digital Marketing" – Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Web Ad Series
2015 Silver Award – "Digital Marketing" – Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Mobile Search
2015 Bronze Award – "Digital Marketing" – Atlantis Youtube Takeover Video
2015 Bronze Award – "Digital Marketing" – Atlantis Bahamas Integrated Media Campaign
2015 Gold Award – "Advertising" – Atlantis 20th Anniversary Long Form Informecial
2015 Silver Award – "Advertising" – Atlantis Amazing Trailer Commercial
2015 Silver Award – "Advertising" – Atlantis Rising :60 Brand Commercial
2015 Silver Award – "Advertising" – Atlantis DVD Mailer
2014 Gold Award – "Digital Marketing" – Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Web Ad Series
2012 Bronze Award – Virgil's opening PR campaign titled, "Keeping it Family-Style in the Bahamas–The Launch of Virgil's Real BBQ at Atlantis, Paradise Island"
2011 Best of Show Award – CRUSH opening PR campaign:
"Atlantis Wins Over The Toughest Guests: Teens – The Grand Opening of CRUSH, Atlantis' New Teen Club." View
2011 Silver Award – Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas and Keenan Cahill Viral YouTube campaign
2010 Gold Award – Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas and Justin Bieber Twitter Contest View
2010 Bronze Award – Atlantis Travel Trade Manual
2010 Bronze Award – All Things Atlantis Pocket Guide
2010 Bronze Award – Atlantis Social Media
2010 Bronze Award – "JetAdventure/AKA: More than Child's Play at Atlantis, Paradise Island"

Presented:
Approximately 200 industry experts are invited to serve as members of the Adrian Awards judging academy. Judges are advertising, public relations, media, and Internet marketing professionals, along with leading members of the travel community.

Hospitality Design Interior Design Award Winner
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Hospitality Design
Hospitality Design Magazine uncovers, spa design, restaurant menu design and restaurant designs to hotel designers around the world.

Award:
2014 Interior Design Award – Nightclub/Bar/Lounge category
2010 Interior Design Award – Atlantis Kids Adventures

Presented:
Voted by architects.

Travelzoo Awards
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Travelzoo
The Travelzoo Awards celebrate the companies that took performance to the next level by providing the year's best in travel, entertainment and local offers.

Award:
2014 Tzoo Awards – "Excellence Award - Individual Hotel - Caribbean and Mexico" – Winner
2012 Tzoo Awards – "Leading Provider of Hotel Deals - East" – Finalist
2010 Tzoo Awards – "Leading Provider of Hotel Deals - East" – Finalist
2009 Tzoo Awards – "Outstanding deals by an individual hotel" – Finalist
2007 Tzoo Awards – "Leading Provider of Lodging Deals by a Luxury or Boutique Property" – Finalist

Presented:
Travelzoo's global team of experts vetted upwards of 80,000 deals to narrow the field to more than 90 deserving finalists.

Food and Wine
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Food & Wine
Food & Wine goes way beyond mere eating and drinking. We're on a mission to find the most exciting places, new experiences, emerging trends and sensations. The best new resort restaurants offer spectacular dishes like these in some of the most beautiful spots in the world.

Award:
2005 "#3 Best New Resort for the Food-Obsessed"

Presented:
Voted by its editors.