BAHA MAR – THE BAHAMIAN RIVIERA
Baha Mar is the largest single-phase luxury resort project in the history of the Caribbean, and the most substantial currently in development in the Western Hemisphere.
The US $3.5 billion development, slated to celebrate its Grand Opening in late Spring 2015 in Nassau, The Bahamas, will create a grand experience of sophisticated luxury and leisure. Set alongside 3,000 feet of uninterrupted white sand beach and crystal-clear turquoise waters, Baha Mar captures the true spirit of the region, merging an elite collection of global hospitality brands with authentic Bahamian culture and architecture.
Baha Mar will be the must-visit destination of our generation – The New Riviera.
BEST IN HOTEL BRANDS & GAMING
The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel
As the dazzling centerpiece of Baha Mar, The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel will be home to 100,000 square feet of gaming excitement. Featuring a full array of the latest slots and table games, the casino floor will rival the best around the world. Players and pleasure-seekers will be immersed in the thrilling Baha Mar lifestyle with 1,000 luxury rooms and 105 suites at the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel. Steps away, ESPA at Baha Mar, the breathtaking spa will offer 30,000 square feet of divine relaxation, showcasing extensive views of pristine white sand and the turquoise seas of The Bahamas. VIP guests will delight in the Villa Roxie, the unparalleled residence featuring interior designs by Kravitz Design, the creative firm of multi-platinum Grammy winning performing artist, actor, and designer Lenny Kravitz.
Rosewood at Baha Mar
With a long and successful history managing exclusive luxury properties, including three award-winning resorts in the Caribbean, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® will operate and manage Rosewood at Baha Mar, a 200-room luxury hotel, including 87 private residences and villas. Rosewood at Baha Mar will also feature the intimate Sense , A Rosewood Spa®. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® bestows each of its distinctive properties with one-of-a-kind ambiance and style, creating a world of refinement and sophisticated travel by offering world-class attention to detail and exceptional personalized service.
SLS LUX at Baha Mar
SLS Hotels takes its standards of style, luxury and service to an exotic new locale with SLS LUX at Baha Mar. Combining a five-star hotel experience with elements of creativity and community, SLS LUX at Baha Mar will be an irresistible Bahamian retreat for the most discerning global traveler. SLS LUX features 300 distinctly styled rooms, including 107 private residences, world-class décor, unforgettable dining and nightlife experiences as well as exclusive access to the sbe Collection and global concierge.
Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar
An established brand with an international presence, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts will operate and manage the 700-room hotel, Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar. Featuring grand-scale, distinctive hotels in some of the world’s most desirable resort destinations, Grand Hyatt provides sophisticated, global travelers with upscale accommodations. Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar will offer incomparable rooms, as well as 85 private residences, blending dramatic architecture and design with Bahamian authenticity and modern luxury.
TPC at Baha Mar
TPC at Baha Mar, an 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course offers playability and memorable aesthetics. Receiving the ongoing, hands-on personal attention of legendary golf course designer Jack Nicklaus, the 7,189-yard TPC at Baha Mar blends beauty and challenge for players of all skill levels.
ESPA at Baha Mar
Operated by ESPA, a British company that currently operates more than 350 exclusive spas in 55 countries, ESPA at Baha Mar will surprise discerning guests with unique spa experiences that reflect the culture and geography of The Bahamas.
Baha Mar will exhibit the largest collection of Bahamian art in The Bahamas with works on loan from the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) and the largest art collectors in the country – the D’Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF) and the Dawn Davies collection. These works will be curated for rotating exhibitions by The Current, the in-house art team led by John Cox, Baha Mar creative art director and former chief curator of the NAGB. Baha Mar also features local artwork in guestrooms, restaurants and spaces throughout the resort.
Michael Hong Architects
Michael Hong, Baha Mar’s Master Planner and Principal Design Architect, understands the shared human desire to gather and exchange culture, commerce and ideas in functional and beautiful spaces. Invigorated by the natural splendor of The Bahamas, Hong’s innovative and immersive designs for Baha Mar are both instinctual and intricate. Drawing from the island’s colonial heritage and its Bahamian soul, the visionary architect’s idiosyncratic style promises another groundbreaking experience.
Dianna Wong Architecture + Interior Design Inc.
Dianna Wong, Baha Mar’s leading interior design architect recognizes that good design has the power to elevate lives. Known as an architect, interior designer and creator of unique, branded lifestyle environments, Wong’s design philosophy is all encompassing and inclusive. Wong created the Baha Mar Design Vision Book that was the inspiration for her interior design work at the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, Rosewood at Baha Mar and Rosewood Residences® at Baha Mar.
Kravitz Design, founded by global music icon and mulitplatinum Grammy award winner Lenny Kravitz, created the interior design for the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel’s Villa Roxie, the largest and most magnificent villa in the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel. Kravitz Design created the interior design for Baha Mar’s Signature Nightclub. His design aesthetic will bring sophistication and modern glamour to what will become the newest hot spot in the Caribbean.
DINING, SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT DISTINCTIONS
A thoughtfully curated ensemble of 40 restaurants, bars and lounges feature the best cuisine from around the world across 74,000 square feet at the Bahamian Riviera.
Shopping and dining enthusiasts will stroll along promenades and walkways in Waterside Place, enjoying a mix of upscale, international shopping boutiques, authentic Bahamian arts and crafts galleries, as well as restaurants and lounges helmed by some of the most famous names in the culinary world. The heart of Waterside Place will feature a mesmerizing show lake where majestic water fountains dance in a dynamic choreography to unforgettable, original music.
Baha Mar will include 20 acres of exquisitely landscaped beach and pool experiences, including pools and 3,000 feet of beach, encouraging blissful relaxation and exploration. Lagoon pools lead to a lantern grove alongside streams and paths filled with lush, Bahamian flowers and native trees. Magnificent native flora and fauna will delight guests as they discover the incomparable natural beauty of The Bahamas.
MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS
The Baha Mar Convention, Arts & Entertainment Center
The Baha Mar Convention, Arts & Entertainment Center features 200,000 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor meeting and spaces – the largest convention facilities in The Bahamas. The space also includes a 2000-seat performing arts center and a 30,000-square-foot art gallery exhibiting Bahamian art.
- Four distinctive new hotels creating more than 2,200 rooms at Baha Mar
- The Baha Mar Casino is a 100,000-square-foot Las Vegas-style casino – the largest in the Caribbean
- The luxurious 30,000-square-foot ESPA at Baha Mar, and the more intimate Sense, A Rosewood Spa®
- TPC at Baha Mar, an 18-hole, 72-par championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the only one of its kind in The Bahamas
- 3,000 feet of continuous, white sand beach and crystal clear water
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
- 40 unique restaurants, bars and lounges
- Signature Nightclub designed by Kravitz Design, multiplatinum Grammy award-winning performing artist, actor, and designer Lenny Kravitz
- Magnificent show lake with spectacular fountain shows
- Luxury shopping, featuring some of the world’s most exclusive designer boutiques
- Three galleries featuring Bahamian art
- Baha Mar is a fully funded US $3.5 billion project
- Adds approximately $1 billion to the economy in new spending in the first year after completion
- Brings a projected 430,000 stopover visitors to Nassau by the third year of operations – a 30% increase
- Improves infrastructure around the resort with new roads, drainage and facilities
- Through direct and indirect impacts, Baha Mar will support an average employment count of nearly 12,000 jobs and contribute more than $12 billion in additional employment income for Bahamians over 20 years
- Expected to generate $5.5 billion in additional government tax revenue over 20 years
- Increases The Bahamas’ GDP to $15.9 billion over a 20-year period
BELIEVE, THE BAHA MAR FOUNDATION
Centered on guiding principles of Community, Culture and Conservation, BELIEVE works to champion sustainable conservation efforts, celebrate the diverse cultural traditions and artistic expressions of The Bahamas and strengthen the local community through helping those in need.