Q+A with Four Sea­sons GM John Con­way

An En­gag­ing Look at The Ocean Club, A Four Sea­sons Re­sort

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An En­gag­ing Look at The Ocean Club, A Four Sea­sons Re­sort

En­gaged. That’s how Four Sea­sons Gen­eral Man­ager John Con­way wants guests to feel when stay­ing at his iconic re­sort perched on one of the Ba­hamas’ most idyl­lic beaches.

The Ocean Club and Four Sea­sons re­cently in­curred a hos­pi­tal­ity mar­riage made in heaven. When the Four Sea­sons brand em­braced The Ocean Club as part of their 114-ho­tel portfolio, Con­way felt his ex­cep­tional Caribbean re­sort des­ti­na­tion got even bet­ter.

“We’re thrilled to align with a com­pany and name that is syn­ony­mous with ser­vice, sup­port, and cut­ting-edge hos­pi­tal­ity tech­nol­ogy,” Con­way said. The long-time Caribbean based Gen­eral Man­ager took a break from his du­ties over­see­ing The Four Sea­sons re­sort op­er­a­tion du­ties to dis­cuss the past, present, and fu­ture.

THE OCEAN CLUB HAS A 57-YEAR HIS­TORY. IS THERE AN EL­E­MENT OF THE RE­SORT THAT SPEAKS TO THE EARLY DAYS ON PAR­ADISE IS­LAND?

Cel­e­bra­tions. The Ocean Club has long been known as a place to cel­e­brate hon­ey­moons, an­niver­saries, birth­days, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. Gen­er­a­tions con­tinue to find us to be a mem­o­rable place for en­joy­ing a spe­cial oc­ca­sion while ad­mir­ing our spec­tac­u­lar ocean views.

FOR SOME­ONE LOOK­ING TO VISIT FOR THE FIRST TIME, HOW WOULD YOU DE­SCRIBE THE RE­SORT’S PER­SON­AL­ITY AND AMBIANCE?

The first thing you no­tice as you walk in our lobby and li­brary is the art­work. Our art­work is cu­rated by Jane Water­ous, our Artist in Res­i­dence. https://press.foursea­sons.com/ ocean­club/ho­tel-team/jane-water­ous.html

Guests ex­pe­ri­ence a liv­ing, breathing art mu­seum.

Then there is the sim­ple plea­sure of walk­ing our amaz­ing prop­erty. We’re talk­ing 35 acres of gar­dens, walkways, spe­cial light­ing, ham­mocks, our pic­turesque beach and sig­na­ture ocean views. There is a to­tal fo­cus on the in­cred­i­ble wa­ter we wake up to each day. This is a place to get lost on pur­pose.

ARE THERE ONE OR TWO EX­PE­RI­ENCES THAT RE­ALLY CAP­TURE A STAY AT THE OCEAN CLUB?

Ar­range to go on a boat tour and drop an­chor near a se­cluded beach. My wife and I are boaters. We love to ex­plore the Ba­hamas wa­ters and simply ap­pre­ci­ate all this beau­ti­ful is­land has to of­fer. Here on our prop­erty, I rec­om­mend ex­pe­ri­enc­ing sun­set at the DUNE Restau­rant. En­joy­ing a cocktail while lis­ten­ing to our nightly mu­sic as the sun sets over the ocean is un­for­get­table.

WHAT EX­CITES YOU THE MOST ABOUT YOUR PART­NER­SHIP WITH THE FOUR SEA­SONS BRAND?

The level of tech­nol­ogy, and the best ho­tel prac­tices that Four Sea­sons brings is amaz­ing. Four Sea­sons has de­liv­ered a tremen­dous level of sup­port, while still pro­vid­ing an au­then­tic Ba­hamian ex­pe­ri­ence. We’re very proud to be a part of the Four Sea­sons fam­ily.

WHAT SETS THE OCEAN CLUB EX­PE­RI­ENCE APART FROM OTHER CARIBBEAN LUX­URY VA­CA­TION OPTIONS?

The ac­ces­si­bil­ity. The Nas­sau In­ter­na­tional Air­port is just two hours and 45 min­utes from New York and 45 min­utes from Mi­ami. On your re­turn flight, you go through U.S. Cus­toms here in Nas­sau to speed up your re-en­try pro­cess.

A va­ca­tion stay at The Ocean Club is pain free. We in­vite guests from all over the world to come and ex­pe­ri­ence our turquoise wa­ter.

https://www.foursea­sons.com/ocean­club/

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