Miami Heat Will Hold Training Camp In Atlantis Bahamas Resort

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The Miami Heat will hold their 2013 training camp at The Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas, from Tuesday, October 1 through Friday, October 4, 2013. 

The Atlantis Paradise Island is a resort and water park located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Officially opened in 1998, the resort was created by South African hotel magnate Sol Kerzner and Kerzner International Limited. Paradise Island first opened its Coral and Beach Towers as the Trump Plaza, then changed its name to Atlantis when the Royal Towers were built.

Following Media Day on Monday, Sept. 30, the Heat will travel to Paradise Island and will conduct two-a-day practice sessions in the Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Conference Center beginning on Tuesday. They will conclude the practice sessions and return to Miami on Friday afternoon.

Accommodations at the resort include:

  • The Beach Tower, formerly known as the Paradise Beach Hotel;
  • The Coral Towers, formerly known as the Britannia Beach Hotel;
  • The Royal Towers contain the “Bridge Suite”, ranked in 2002 by Forbes as the most expensive hotel room in the world. With the recent hotels built over the last couple of years, Atlantis is included in one of the most expensive hotels in the world; The Bridge Suite, billed at US $25,000 per night, is listed at number 10 on the World’s 15 most expensive hotel suites complied by CNN Go in 2012.
  • Harborside Resort consists of 392 villas and features a harbor-front restaurant, pool area including a children’s pool with water fountains, a fitness facility, a sundry store, and all-day shuttle service to Atlantis;
  • The Reef, the newest building at Atlantis, consists of condominium hotel residences;
  • The Cove Atlantis is a 600-suite tower that opened in 2007.

Two seasons ago, the Heat conducted their training camp on a military base. This will certainly be a completely different environment.

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