Bahamas’ Island House is Booming

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A booming boutique

By Alexander Britell

NASSAU — It’s a boutique property, off the beach, a kind of private hideaway in Nassau.

But the tiny Island House, which debuted last year on the far west of New Providence, is off to a blazing start.

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The five-star property, which has 30 rooms along with a cinema, spa and signature Mahogany House restaurant, has reported occupancy around 90 percent, according to Joy Jibrilu, director general of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

“It’s a very zen type of experience,” Jibrilu told a press briefing at the CHTA Marketplace conference in Nassau on Friday.

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The hotel also seems to have benefited from the troubled Baha Mar project, as many of that project’s planned high-end travelers have instaed changed their itineraries to the Island House.

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