The spectacular potential of The Bahamas has been waiting to dazzle the world. In Baha Mar, it is about to be fulfilled. The world's most beautiful white-sand beaches will be home to astonishing surprises and artful luxury unique to the Caribbean—a distinctive melding of world-class hospitality and authentic Bahamian culture.
Baha Mar brings together some of the world's most enviable hospitality brands in an experience that will exceed all expectations. Baha Mar will host the luxurious Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, the playfully sophisticated SLS LUX, and the incomparable Grand Hyatt. Guests will also discover Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, with over 100,000 square feet of gaming area—rivaling the very best casino floors in Las Vegas and Macau.
The experiences at Baha Mar will be outstanding. A Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole masterpiece will be a magnet for golfers worldwide. Eight hectares of exquisitely landscaped beachfront, including The Sanctuary, will be filled with lagoon pools leading to a lantern grove alongside streams and paths.
Baha Mar will accommodate gatherings of all sizes, with over 200,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting facilities. Two unique spa destinations including the 30,000-square-foot ESPA at Baha Mar, will relax, soothe and rejuvenate. Guests will enjoy over 40 restaurants, bars and lounges helmed by some of the most famous names in the culinary world. At Baha Mar, guests will be able to shop the retail world of Waterside Place where a mix of high-end international boutiques, galleries and shops of local artisans are set along promenades, waterways and a spectacular show lake.
All told, Baha Mar is a US$3.5 billion undertaking, creating a grand enclave of fun and sophistication abutting pristine white-sand beach and crystal-clear turquoise waters—a must-visit destination for the well-traveled and all those wishing to travel well.
The charm of Bahamian music in the lobby, the views to the ocean and the chic crowd of pleasure seekers begin to paint a picture of moments spent at the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel™, the centerpiece of Baha Mar. As the dazzling newcomer, this resort will boast 1,000 luxury guest rooms and suites, dedicated VIP entrance and rooftop terrace; private elevated VIP cabanas and pool areas. The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel will also boast 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.
With a long and very successful history of managing exclusive luxury properties, including three award-winning resorts in the Caribbean, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® will operate and manage the 200-room Rosewood at Baha Mar, including 87 luxury residences and suites, and 5 beachfront villas. This resort will also feature the intimate Sense®, A Rosewood Spa® and signature dining and pool experiences.
An established brand with an international presence, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts will operate and manage the dramatic 700-room hotel, Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar, as well as the Baha Mar Convention, Arts & Entertainment Center. 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, including 85 private residences, blending dramatic architecture and design with Bahamian authenticity and modern luxury.
SLS is a luxury lifestyle hotel with signature properties in Las Vegas, Nevada; Beverley Hills, California; Miami Beach, Florida; and several soon-to-open resorts in the United States and China. SLS LUX at Baha Mar will marry service and luxury standards with elements of creativity and community, delivering SLS's distinctive service, style, and sophistication. SLS LUX will include 300 designer rooms including 107 private residences that perfectly capture lifestyle entertainment and an unrivaled residential experience.
TPC at Baha Mar is a sophisticated balance of tradition and modern flair. The 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course – the highest tier of design from Nicklaus Design – offers “two courses in one,” with the front nine providing dramatic play highlighted by ocean views and other water features, and a back nine that winds through inland forest and native habitat.
Founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is widely regarded as the world’s leading golf course design firm.
Professional and amateur tennis players alike can enjoy a world-class tennis facility with a choice of clay, hard and grass surface courts – a rare find in the Caribbean. The Racquet Club will be one of the best facilities in The Bahamas and suitable for hosting professional tournaments and exhibition matches featuring the top players in the world.
This 30,000-square-foot sanctuary debuts as the first and only ESPA flagship in the Caribbean, offering personalized and results-driven treatments from the global spa leader. From stunning ocean views to playful “Solitude,” “Social” and “Chill” zones, ESPA at Baha Mar will take you on a one-of-a-kind journey resulting in rejuvenation for body, mind and spirit.
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 under the guidance of the in house art department, The Current, led by John Cox, Baha Mar Creative Art Director and former Chief Curator of the NAGB.
The NAGB is a premier art institution focused on highlighting the value of visual arts in the Bahamian community, preserving the national identity, promoting a deeper understanding of Bahamian culture to the external world and encouraging opportunities for Bahamian artists to venture into the international art scene.
The Current will facilitate regular exhibitions, workshops, residences and other opportunities in three key areas on the Baha Mar campus – The Current, the self-titled art space at the foot of the Baha Mar Convention, Arts and Entertainment Center bridge; The Glass Window, located in the Baha Mar Convention, Arts and Entertainment Center; and the Glass Bridge, located in a dynamic hallway space at the Meliá Nassau Beach resort.
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, 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. She is inspired by the influences and complexities of many cultures and her appreciation for craftsmanship and simple geometry are the trademarks of her brand. Wong began her work on Baha Mar with the creation of The Baha Mar Design Vision Book and is now focused on the interior design for the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, Rosewood at Baha Mar and Rosewood Residences® at Baha Mar.
Kravitz Design (KDI), founded in 2003 by multiplatinum Grammy award-winning performing artist, actor, and designer Lenny Kravitz, will design interiors for the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel ‘Villa Roxie’, the largest and most magnificent villa in the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel. Kravitz will also design Baha Mar's Signature Nightclub, Bond. His design will bring sophistication and modern glamour to what will become the newest hot spot in the Caribbean.
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 New 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 best names in the culinary world. The heart of Waterside Place will feature a mesmerizing show lake where majestic water fountains dance in 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.
With almost 200,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor spaces, the convention center at Baha Mar will be one of the Caribbean's largest facilities with flexible state-of-the-art convention and meeting spaces. The convention center will feature a gallery displaying the largest collection of Bahamian art in The Bahamas.
OPENING DATE: March 27, 2015