Baha Mar, “the largest single-phase resort development in the history of the Caribbean,” celebrated the commencement of construction with its official groundbreaking ceremony today. The 1,000-acre, $3.4 billion resort, gaming and entertainment complex, slated to open in late 2014, will include some of the world’s most famous hotel brands.
Baha Mar will include Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Morgans Hotel Group, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, and a world-class casino hotel, creating a total of 2,250 new rooms. It will include the largest convention center in The Bahamas, with 200,000 square feet of space, which can also double as an entertainment and sports arena. Baha Mar’s 100,000 square-foot casino will be the largest in the Caribbean.
Other amenities will include a 50,000 square-foot retail village combining an upscale shopping experience with Bahamian arts and crafts, chef-branded restaurants, and entertainment venues. A 20-acre Eco Water Park and pool experience, and three spas, including the largest spa in the Caribbean, will be set on the Bahamian Riviera, along 3,000 feet of the beach. Also planned is an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.
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