Awards

Atlantis, Paradise Island Secures Meetings & Incentive Industry 'Triple Crown'

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - Atlantis, Paradise Island resort and event specialist, Harith Productions Ltd. have received a trio of meetings & incentive industry awards for last year's "Mystic Powers of Atlantis" event. The program doubled as an incentive program for VIASYS Healthcare Inc. as well as the central entertainment event for the 2002 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tournament.

Atlantis Atlantis and Harith Productions accepted the Crystal Award from The Society of Incentive & Travel Executives at the annual Crystal Awards ceremony held at IT&ME in Chicago recently. The Crystal Award is the third honor received for the "Mystic Powers of Atlantis" event this year, achieving for the team, the coveted "triple crown" in the meetings and incentive industry.

"We continue to choose Atlantis for our programs because it consistently provides a unique experience, great value and world class amenities," said Harith Wickrema, president of Harith Productions Ltd.

Atlantis and the event and incentive meeting management company were recognized for their creativity, management and execution of the gala event, depicting the legend of the lost city after which the 2,300-room mega resort is themed. Surrounding décor, table setting and even the menu were styled to evoke the imagery of ancient Atlantis with its spectacular marine habitat and underwater ruins.

The other awards include Successful Meetings' "Best Incentive Award (for under $250,000),"as well as "Best ISES Team Effort," "Best Creative Solution," and "Crème de la Crème" from the International Special Events Society.

"We are constantly striving to create programs that are creative and fun for our clients," stated Tim Roby, senior vice president of sales & marketing for Kerzner International. "It is gratifying to receive these awards, which not only recognize our ability to create and execute unique programs, but also continue to build value for the Atlantis brand."

About Atlantis, Paradise Island
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique vacation destination, which celebrates the wonders of the sea and is inspired by the myth of the lost continent of Atlantis. The resort features 2,300 guest rooms; 35 restaurants, bars and lounges; an entertainment center with an innovatively designed casino; an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops; and extensive meeting and convention facilities including the largest ballroom in the Caribbean.

The resort offers the largest marine habitat in the world - second only to Mother Nature. There are 50,000 live sea animals in exhibit lagoons and displays including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Guests also enjoy 11 swimming pools with 11 million gallons of fresh and saltwater swimming pools; amazing water slides hidden in life-sized Mayan ruins, as well as other gentler water rides; cascading waterfalls; and a seemingly endless stretch of beach that has been called the most beautiful in the world.

Aside from the Sports Center, guests also have easy access to championship golf at the nearby Ocean Club Golf Course. The 63-slip Marina at Atlantis accommodates luxury yachts up to 200 feet in length. For young guests, the Discovery Channel Camp at Atlantis- developed in partnership with The Discovery Channel - is a revolutionary concept in educational and entertaining children's vacations.

For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island, telephone 954-809-2000 or visit on-line at www.Atlantis.com. For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS.

A downloadable collection of royalty-free signature photographs for Atlantis, Paradise Island is available on our website, www.Atlantis.com. Once on the website, please click on "Contact Us," the click on "Image Library."


About Harith Productions Ltd.

Harith Productions is a full service event and incentive meeting management company based in Oreland (suburban Philadelphia). For further information, call 212-517-5500 or visit on-line at www.harithproductions.com



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