May 23, 2013 | 2:59 pm | Print
Above: a rendering of the Baha Mar
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Baha Mar has tapped Global Gaming Asset Management to manage the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, the company announced Wednesday.
GGAM is comprised of a group of former executives from Las Vegas Sands.
The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, the flagship of the largest resort project in the Caribbean, is set to open in December 2014.
“We’re excited to bring GGAM, Bill Weidner, Brad Stone, Garry Saunders, Eric Chiu and his Macau-based Asian team to Baha Mar. They believe in our vision,” said Sarkis Izmirlian, Baha Mar’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “These executives have proven themselves in every major gaming market they’ve entered—Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Macau, Singapore and Manila—and have succeeded against the best in the business.”
The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, which will be one of several hotels at the property, will include 1,000 rooms and a 100,000-square-foot casino.
The casino itself will include more than 150 table games and 1,500 slot machines.
“We’ve been able to witness firsthand the outstanding international gaming resorts developed by the GGAM team,” Bahamas Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said in a statement. “They are uniquely qualified to take advantage of the pending modernization of the country’s gaming regulations to provide Baha Mar and The Bahamas with a sustainable competitive advantage.”
The GGAM team were involved with the opening and management of the Venetian and Palazo in Las Vegas and the Venetian in Macau. GGAM was founded in 2011.