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Nassau Paradise Island Resorts Debut New Deals for Fall and Winter 2019

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Fortunately undamaged by Hurricane Dorian’s recent landfall on its northerly neighbors, Nassau Paradise Island is fully open for business and ready to welcome warm-weather seekers.

To encourage visitors to come see for themselves, several of the tropical destination’s hotels and resorts are now offering value-driven package deals for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.

PHOTO: An exterior view of Atlantis Paradise Island. (photo via Atlantis Paradise Island)

Atlantis Paradise Island

Get More Summer: Available to book through September 30, 2019

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Available to book through September 30, 2019, Atlantis’ “Get More Summer” deal offers a complimentary fourth night’s stay when booking a minimum of four consecutive nights at the resort. Guests can also receive resort credit amounts of up to $300, depending upon the length of their stay and their choice of hotel.

Baha Mar Campus: Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Rosewood Baha Mar, SLS Baha Mar

Pack With Love

In support of the neighboring Abacos and Grand Bahama Islands—so recently devastated by Hurricane Dorian—the three Baha Mar properties have launched the “Pack With Love” initiative, kindly requesting that visitors booking at their hotels bring something along to donate to those who have been significantly impacted by the recent disaster. Upon arrival, guests will be given the opportunity to personally deliver their donations to shelters in Nassau.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
PHOTO: Grand Hyatt Baha Mar (Courtesy Hyatt)

British Colonial Hilton, Nassau

Another Day in Paradise: Available to book through September 30, 2019

Downtown’s British Colonial Hilton hotel invites visitors to delay their departure a bit longer with its “Another Day in Paradise” package. Through the end of September 2019, guests can get a free fourth night when booking a three-night stay.

The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas

Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free: Available to book through December 17, 2019

The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, is also offering a fourth night free for booking of three consecutive paid nights through its “Stay Longer” promotion. The complimentary night must be used in conjunction with guests’ initial stay and offer rates will be based upon the Best Available Rate for the selected dates.

Save up to 65% Plus Get Up to a $1,000 Instant Booking Credit
Save up to 65% Plus Get Up to a $1,000 Instant Booking Credit (Courtesy of Nassau Paradise Island)

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island

Up to 65 Percent Off Rack Rates: Available to book through September 30, 2019

With a minimum booking of three nights, couples seeking a romantic Bahamian getaway can take avail themselves of savings of up to 65 percent off of regular rates. Stays of seven nights or longer come with an Instant Credit of $1,000 to spend at this adults-only, all-inclusive resort that comes complete with its own exotic out-island adventure.

Comfort Suites Paradise Island

Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free: Available to book through September 30, 2019

Available on new bookings only and in all room rate categories, Comfort Suites Paradise Island is offering free lunch and dinner (per child with paying adult) for kids ages 11 and under. All guests receive complimentary full, hot American Breakfast daily with their booking, as well as access to Atlantis Paradise Island’s fun facilities, including Aquaventure.

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How Will the US Hotel Experience Change Post COVID-19?

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As hotel occupancy ticks up ever so slightly, the lodging industry is putting new standards in place to enhance cleaning and ensure guest safety.

One organization working overtime to make sure that these new measures are clear and communicated effectively to the public is the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), which has created Safe Stay guidelines for the industry.

“Safe Stay was developed specifically to ensure enhanced safety for hotels guests and employees. While hotels have always employed demanding cleaning standards, this new initiative will ensure greater transparency and confidence throughout the entire hotel experience,” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. “The industry’s enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols will continue to evolve to meet the new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19.”

PHOTO: A person disinfecting a surface in their home. (photo via BrianAJackson/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Travelers in states where shelter in place and stay at home orders have been lifted may be looking to travel and stay in a hotel soon. What will that look like in the “new normal?”

Hygiene will be the number one priority. The Safe Stay guidelines promote frequent handwashing for employees, hand sanitizer dispensers, signage, instructions for mask-wearing and more.

Major hotel brands have launched their own programs, too, partnering with brands such as Clorox and Lysol and the Mayo Clinic.

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.

Hilton CleanStay was launched in partnership with the makers of Lysol as well as the Mayo Clinic. Marriott announced a Global Cleanliness Council, a panel of experts on everything from food and water safety, infection prevention and hygiene, and hotel operations.

Visitors will have a much more contact-less experience when they visit properties while maintaining social distancing guidelines and new standards of cleanliness.

Hilton will have a CleanStay room seal on guestroom doors and guests will no longer find shared amenities such as pens and paper in the room and room directories will be made digital.

Travelers are also likely to find keyless entry to rooms and disinfecting wipes for touching elevator buttons. Room service menus and ordering will likely be done on mobile apps.

Guests should also arrive expecting to self park their vehicles. Resorts such as Omni have limited valet services and instituted social distancing protocols where self-parking is unavailable.

There will also be limits on the number of people allowed to congregate in different areas with limited seating in lobbies, bars and restaurants in order to observe social distancing guidelines. The days of buffet dining may also be a thing of the past. AHLA guidelines say that room service should use contactless delivery and that buffets should be limited and served by an attendant in personal protective equipment. Pre-packaged and grab and go options are encouraged.

Guests may have to plan out their visits to the gym. Expect fitness centers to close multiple times per day for cleaning as well as socially distanced pool areas with lounge chairs six feet apart.

Behind the scenes there will be new cleaning technologies utilized.

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PHOTO: Marriott International’s new cleaning protocols. (photo via Marriott International Media)

One example is Marriott’s deployment of electrostatic sprayers and the use of the highest-grade disinfectant products. Electrostatic cleaning really gives a deep clean to surfaces, the spraying is a method where a device is used to apply an electric charge to a disinfectant, enabling the disinfectant to more effectively cover a surface than traditional cleaning methods.

One of the aspects of hotel stays that remains unknown is how many properties will institute temperature checks but travelers should expect the practice may become quite common.

The Venetian in Las Vegas said that it will use thermal scanners at entry points for a non-invasive temperature check.

Many properties will screen the health of their employees and include temperature checks.

Caesars Entertainment said that it will institute health screenings for all employees that include taking temperatures and COVID-19 testing.

While most hotel guidelines call for near-constant cleaning and disinfecting, travelers can also do their part.

Cleaning your hotel room.
PHOTO: Cleaning your hotel room. (photo courtesy fizkes/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer should be frequent when traveling. Many properties plan to provide face masks and disinfectant wipes, but it doesn’t hurt to bring your own and wipe down surfaces, doorknobs and buttons.

Wearing a face mask is also recommended to protect both you and those around you.

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