Paradise Island founder dies

Huntington Hartford, credited with originating Paradise Island in the Bahamas, died May 19 at his home in Lyford Cay, Nassau, at the age of 97.

Hartford, heir to millions from the A&P supermarket fortune of his grandfather, bought Hog Island in 1959, a two-mile strip of farmland 600 yards off Nassau. He renamed it Paradise Island and built the Ocean Club, a luxury resort with 35 acres of gardens modelled on those at Versailles.

The property later was re-named the One&Only Ocean Club and is now owned by Kerzner International Resorts.

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