The long-delayed Baha Mar project could soon have its first hotel.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement to operate the new Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, with a “late April 2017” planned opening date.
“It is an honor to soon be part of the Baha Mar family, and Hyatt is thrilled to reaffirm its commitment to Baha Mar and to work together to create an exciting new destination in the Bahamas,” said Myles McGourty, senior vice president, Latin America and Caribbean, Hyatt. “Expanding Hyatt’s brand presence in the Caribbean is important to our global expansion strategy as we grow our World of Hyatt platform and bring more genuine experiences to our loyal guests in destinations where they want to travel. Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will undoubtedly become one of the premier destinations in the Caribbean.”
The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will offer 1,800 guest rooms, including 227 suites; it should be noted that the company said “initial operations” would begin in late April 2017. It’s not clear how many rooms will actually open by that date.
The Grand Hyatt will include three restaurants, a pool bar and grill and a jazz-themed lounge.
“We are delighted to welcome Hyatt to Baha Mar when Grand Hyatt Baha Mar debuts,” said Graeme Davis, president, Baha Mar and CTF’s Bahamas subsidiary. “Known for world class offerings, accommodations and residences, the Grand Hyatt hotel will contribute to the Baha Mar guest experience and will join us in our commitment to offering an elevated standard in luxury beach and casino resort destinations.”
— Caribbean Journal Staff