After an 18-month delay in construction and development, the hotel industry in the Bahamas has made significant progress with the opening of the Warwick Paradise Island. The Carribean luxury hotel has already begun accepting bookings and reservations.

The $40 million project opened its doors to guests following its soft opening on October 28, 2016. The opening, initially set on September 28 of the same year, was moved to the October date due to unforeseen circumstances including the arrival of a hurricane and plumbing issues.

As stated in a press release by Warwick Hotels, the twelve-storey property features 250 rooms with four dining areas, two bars, a fully equipped gym, and a signature 10, 000 square food terrace that overlooks the harbour.

In addition, the press release has also stated that the Bahamas resort offers a variety of activities and tour options for guests. Visitors may also avail of hotel-exclusive gifts via the gift shop, spa and salon services onsite.

The Warwick Hotel Island Bahamas is an addition to the growing hotel and resort industry of the Bahamas, which has experienced a significant decline in the past year. However, the surge of Bahamas luxury resorts developments have significantly increased the islands' economic prospects.

Director of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Joy Jibrilu, told TTG Media that work on other properties is set to restart due to the increase of new buyers. Large properties such as the Grand Hyatt and SLS Hotels within the Baha Mar hotel complex are set to open in the next three months.

Following a crash in the area's tourism in 2015, the Bahamas has encountered a significant increase in visitors within the first eight months of 2016. Jibrilu has stated that the increase may be attributed to the increased capacity of Bahamas-bound aircrafts.

The islands have received an increasing amount of European visitors including visitors from France, Germany and Italy looking for the best islands to stay in the Bahamas. With new flights being routed to the Bahamas, its tourist and foreign investor rate is expected to increase in the following months.