Graycliff Historical Village
Pedestrian-only “Old Town", hands-on chocolate factory, Bahamian artist studios, coffee roasting & more coming to Nassau.
Graycliff Hotel has begun the revitalization of West Hill Street – including an old convent, its chapel and the former Mountbatten home -- into a pedestrians-only ‘old town experience’ with cobble stone streets; a fun, immersive chocolate factory and visitor-oriented coffee roasting company; a barista café and bistro, space for local artisans, a new 75-room hotel and much more.
“The idea is to create a space where visitors can comfortably explore the fascinating culture of our historic island,” Paolo Garzaroli, president of the company, says. Graycliff CEO Enrico Garzaroli agrees. “They’ll see artists and crafts makers at work; enjoy some of our local products and get a real feeling for the Bahamas. It will be great fun and they’ll leave with a better understanding of our country,” he adds.
The entire neighborhood around the hotel will be transformed by the new project. Car traffic will be limited, creating a walking-only area street.