Partially completed mega resort Baha Mar welcomes Prince Harry during royal visit to Nassau

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Baha Mar, the largest single-phase, luxury resort development in the history of the Caribbean, graciously rolled out the red carpet to welcome His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales during his visit to Nassau for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, commemorating the 60th anniversary of her coronation. On official business of the throne,Prince Harry is visiting all commonwealth realms, including The Bahamas.

As a leader in the revitalization of the area, Sarkis Izmirlian, Chairman and CEO of Baha Mar was pleased to showcase the construction progress surrounding the mega resort, emphasizing Baha Mar’s vision for transforming the Cable Beach area into the new Bahamian Riviera. Izmirlian highlighted these developments with Price Harry during a luncheon at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, after a youth rally and cultural show at the newly developed Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

“As Baha Mar breathes new life into this great country, we are proud to showcase the dramatic developments that have occurred on the island within a very short time period,” said Izmirlian. “We are honored Prince Harry will be paying witness to these great achievements while visiting the commonwealth in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.”

Within a short nine months, vital road works and infrastructure projects have been completed, making way for the unprecedented Baha Mar project, including the transformation of the entire Cable Beach area of Nassau with a new public roadway bordering 2.5 hectares of beautiful natural wetlands, lakes and parks, featuring walking trails, gazebos and boardwalks open for public enjoyment. Other projects completed include the new Baha Mar Commercial Village with three financial institutions, a state-of-the-art Police and Fire Station and a highly successful Pompey Market straw and crafts marketplace.

In addition to the youth rally at the new national stadium, the Bahamian government prepared a full schedule of events for Prince Harry’s visit to Nassau, including a church service at Christ Church Cathedral and the opening of the Queen’s Jubilee Exhibition in Rawson Square, where The Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes were in attendance, as well as a ceremony at the Royal Bahamas Defense Force. Other stops in the country included a tour of Staniel Cay and the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, one of the oldest marine sea parks in the world.  Prince Harry also made a sentimental request to visitWindermere Island, where his parents privately honeymooned in 1981.

Rendering of Baha Mar. Photo Credit: bahamar.com

 

About Baha Mar

Baha Mar, the 400-hectare, $3.5 billion resort, gaming and entertainment complex slated to open in late 2014, will boast some of the world’s most famous luxury hotel brands, including Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Mondrian and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, as well as a Casino Hotel, creating more than 2,200 new rooms. Within the hotels, Baha Mar plans to develop 300 highly exclusive, ultra-luxurious residential condominiums and villas, available for private ownership.  Baha Mar’s stunning, new 9,000 square-meter casino will be the largest in the Caribbean, and one of the most compelling and exciting gaming experiences in North America, comparable only to the best in Las Vegas.

Baha Mar will also feature the most advanced and versatile convention facilities in The Bahamas, with a combined 19,000 square meters of space, portions of which can also double as an entertainment and sports venue. Other amenities will include 19,000 square meters of retail and entertainment experiences, combining upscale shopping boutiques with authentic Bahamian arts and crafts galleries, chef-branded restaurants and exciting nightclub and entertainment offerings. An Eco Water Park, extraordinary pools, and three unique spas, including the most complete spa experience in the Caribbean, will be set along one kilometer of the most pristine beach in the world. The planned 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course will be one of a select few such top-tier Nicklaus courses in the world, bringing a new, true championship course to The Bahamas.

 



 

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