Legendary Bahamian Resort Re-Opens Today, Further Raising the Bar for Ultra-Luxury in the Caribbean
Paradise Island, The Bahamas, (14 February 2017)—Long recognized as one of the world’s most exclusive resorts, the iconic One&Only Ocean Club re-opens today. New and returning guests will rediscover a resort that is better than ever, with a number of exciting elements including refurbished guestrooms and suites; a new Martini Bar , complete with a specialty olive menu in the former Library; as well as a larger, redesigned Dune by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Dune Bar, new Resort Executive Chef, and new menus at all of the resort’s restaurants. “We are so thrilled to welcome guests back to One&Only Ocean Club,” says John Conway, General Manager, One&Only Ocean Club. “Our guests view this resort as their second home, and our team is beyond excited to once again provide them with the unrivalled service and experiences that the resort is known for. We cannot wait for our guests to rediscover One&Only Ocean Club.”
NEW CULINARY ADDITIONS
At Dune, guests will find an inviting, warm, and elegant atmosphere redesigned by Jeffrey Beers International (JBI)—the same firm that oversaw the 2015 renovation of the legendary Hartford Wing. JBI brightened the interior of the restaurant, infusing it with a sophisticated ambience while increasing seating for both dining and lounging. The restaurant now features dove grey Anigre wood millwork, porcelain floor tiles in a cerused wood finish, as well as warm grey upholstery accented with coral fabrics in abstract and geometric patterns. Additionally, the sophisticated Dune Bar prominently features a chic chandelier comprised of a collection of hand woven conical baskets, and enhanced ocean views from enlarged windows. The latest addition is The Martini Bar, will offer new and exciting combinations to the classic ‘shaken not stirred’ martini, as well as past guests’ favorite cocktails. Guests have always loved to relax in The Library over a nightcap, and can now enjoy the new experience whilst sipping on cocktails during the day on the terrace watching the tides change, and play croquet in the garden, or enjoy a bespoke drink over a board game before heading off to dinner.
Guests will also be enticed by new menus from Resort Executive Chef Sebastian Agnes, who spent the last eight years at sister resort, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, where he was Executive Chef of SEARED by One&Only™ in collaboration with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Suviche, and Breeze. He also worked with Chef Jean-Georges at The St. Regis Bora Bora and spent time with legendary chef Alain Ducasse at the Benoit Restaurant, as well as Eric Frechon at Hotel Le Bristol and Guy Savoy. Inspired by his travels and past culinary experience, Chef Agnes’ new menus include: At OCEAN, the restaurant at the infinity-edge Ocean Pool overlooking the beach below, guests will find dishes with Mexican flavors, inspired by Chef’s time at One&Only Palmilla, as well as Bahamian twists with the addition of Seared Fish Tacos with serrano dip; Crispy Cracked Conch with celeriac rémoulade; Bahamian Grilled Grouper with plantains, sweet peppers and tomatoes; Wild Mushroom and Cheese Empanadas with salsa verde; Guacamole with salsa and plantain crisps; and more. Meals can be enjoyed poolside whilst basking in the sun or under the shade of the restaurant parasols. The restaurant will open for lunch daily and serve dinner on the weekends.
Dune will see healthier breakfast options with the addition of freshly squeezed juices and homemade smoothies, as well as an extensive breakfast buffet and a la carte options. The lunch and dinner menus will feature a Roasted Lobster Burger with green chili mayonnaise; Steamed Shrimp Salad with avocado and tomato Champagne vinaigrette; Local Snapper in a nut and seed crust served with a sweet and sour jus; Burrata with lemon jam and crunchy black bread; Crispy Crab Fritters with Chipotle emulsion; Chicken Samosas with cilantro yogurt sauce; and more. Dune Bar offers the most idyllic views of the ocean where guests can enjoy iconic Bahamian cocktails, signature Jean-Georges light meals and great live entertainment.
The Versailles Terrace, set atop the breathtaking Versailles Gardens with vistas to the Cloisters, and adjacent to the Versailles Pool, will feature dishes with more Bahamian, French and Mediterranean influences including Dover Sole Almondine with French green beans; Bahamian Shrimp Skewers; Jerked Chicken with onion confit, and a zucchini-tomato tian; and more. Guests can enjoy poolside, delivered to their chaise longue or on the terrace. Enjoy the gardens and play boules under the shade or badminton whist sipping on a glass of Pimms.
For guests looking to enjoy a meal in the comfort of their graciously appointed guest room, Chef Agnes will offer classic Bahamian dishes, available all day, including Conch Salad; Traditional Bahamian Conch Chowder; Seared Grouper Sandwich with Chipotle aioli and arugula salad; Spiny Lobster Tail with vegetables and pesto; and more.
Guests are invited to rediscover One&Only Ocean Club by getting Lost in Paradise this winter with luxurious accommodations in either an Ocean View Suite, Beachfront Suite, Two-Bedroom Cottage, or Villa. The package includes the signature Bal du Paradis arrival cocktail; a half day private yacht trip with a beachside lunch catered by a personal butler; 50-minute Swedish massage in one of the eight Balinese-style treatment rooms at One&Only Spa; a three-course beachfront dinner at Dune by Jean-Georges Vongerichten; and a one-on-one tennis lesson with an experienced trainer.
Prices for “Lost in Paradise” start at $14,274 (plus taxes and fees) for a three-night stay in the Suites, Cottages, or Villas only. Bookings must be made by April 26, 2017 for travel between February 14 to April 30, 2017.
As the iconic luxury retreat in the Caribbean, One&Only Ocean Club offers a bespoke experience with the seclusion of what feels like a private residence, overlooking the best beach in The Bahamas. The resort remains unrivalled in its suite of offerings, including the Hartford Wing rooms and suites; beachfront Crescent Wing rooms and suites; three over-the-top luxury villas; infinity-edge Ocean Pool and Ocean Grill restaurant; legendary Versailles Gardens and Pool; 12th Century Cloisters, providing a breathtaking backdrop for weddings of all sizes; Balinese-inspired One&Only Spa; six Har-Tru tennis courts with four floodlit courts; dedicated family pool and KidsOnly Club; Carlo Milano Boutique featuring hand-picked designer collections; an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course; artwork by nationally celebrated, local artist Jane Waterous; and much more.