By the Caribbean Journal staff
One of the Caribbean’s most anticipated hotel openings of 2018 has officially arrived.
The Rosewood Baha Mar, the crown jewel of the 2,300-room Baha Mar megaresort complex, made its long-awaited debut this week in Nassau.
The Bahamas’ newest luxury resort features 233 rooms and suites, all of which boast their own private patios or terraces, along with a collection of three-bedroom and six-bedroom beachfront villas with their own private plunge pools.
Dining concepts range from The Commonwealth, a farm-to-table eatery to the Mexican-flavored Costa and the Library, a cafe and tea room, among others.
That’s in addition to the Baha Mar’s existing culinary offerings, which include Katsuya by Starck Baha Mar; Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz and the Regatta Food Hall, among others.
The Rosewood also includes the Sense by Rosewood Spa, along with two pools and a fitness center, with guests receiving private beach access on Cable Beach.
The debut of Rosewood Baha Mar marks the completion of the three-phased hotel development at Baha Mar, which also includes an SLS and a Grand Hyatt.
Rosewood is owned by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, which purchased the Baha Mar in 2016.
“We are pleased that Rosewood now joins the collection of luxury properties at Baha Mar,” said Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, who was on hand for the opening event.
“We also look forward to Rosewood’s ongoing exploration and appreciation of Bahamian heritage and arts, as it continues to blend our culture with its brand here at Baha Mar,” he said, adding that “such a sense of place will benefit The Bahamas and Rosewood at Baha Mar.”
The resort is Rosewood’s third in the wider Caribbean, along with the Rosewood Little Dix Bay, which will likely reopen next year and the Rosewood Mayakoba on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
Rosewood also recently announced plans to open a resort in Antigua.
The Baha Mar has more than 4,000 employees, with another 450 now on hand at the Rosewood property.