Islands Institute Program to Market Small Hotels

Reed Travel Features

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Small Treasures program comprises 12 hotels in three categories.

The program, instituted in cooperation with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Nassau-Paradise Island Promotion Board and the Bahamas Hotel Association, will showcase the 12 properties with trade advertising, exposure at major trade shows and fam trips for agents.

The key element of the program is its Travel Agent Advisory Committee, which will conduct regular, unannounced inspections of the participating properties to ensure that quality levels are maintained.

A new promotional guide, to be released this month, will contain photos, descriptions and rates for all members.

Participating in the program are Bay View Village, Casuarinas Hotel and Villas, Club Land' Or, Compass Point, Dillet's Guest House, Orange Hill Beach Inn, Paradise Harbour Club, Paradise Paradise, Red Carpet Inn, Sunrise Beach Club and Villas, Sunshine Paradise Suites and the Villas on Crystal Cay.

Following are rates for the properties described in the accompanying story (Page C3):

* Club Land' Or. Through Dec. 20, rates range from $155 to $185, excluding taxes and other charges. MAP plans with full breakfast and dinner cost $38 plus gratuities.

Children age 12 and under stay free.

For further details or reservations, call (800) 446-3858.

* Compass Point. Through Dec. 14, single or double rates are $135 for a cabana studio; $160 for a seaview hut; $175 for a seaview cottage or a seafront hut; $195 for a seafront cottage, and $225 for a two-bedroom seaview cottage.

Cottages feature full open-air kitchens. All rooms have television, a VCR and a safe.

Room service, water sports and tennis are available; golf is nearby.

For reservations or details, call (800) OUTPOST.

* Dillet's Guest House. Cost is $60 to $90 per night, single or double occupancy. For third and fourth guests, add $10 per person. Up to two children can stay at no additional charge in their parents' room.

Continental breakfast, afternoon tea and maid service are included; other meals are available at an additional cost.

Picnics at Adelaide Village are arranged on request. For further information, call (242) 325-1133.

* Sunrise Beach Club & Villas. Through Dec. 20, rates range from $147 per night in a standard gardenview villa for two persons to $645 per night for a luxury penthouse or beachfront villa for up to seven people.

To book, call (242) 363-2234 or (242) 363-3947; fax (242) 363-2308 and (305) 764-1292.

Details on other participating properties will be included in the Small Treasures brochure, to be released late this month.

For further information or a brochure, call (800) 327-9019, Ext. 111. -- K. O'M.

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