Meliá is set to operate the all-inclusive Meliá at Baha Mar, in the luxury leisure development Baha Mar.
The $3.5 billion investment, comprising 1,000 acres will include five hotels, private residences, gaming, golf, shopping, entertainment, and natural attractions.
In addition to Meliá at Baha Mar, the portfolio of Baha Mar properties will feature other prestigious international brands including Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Mondrian, and Grand Hyatt, all anchored by its impressive centrepiece, The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel.
The Bahamas newest luxury lifestyle destination will offer more than 2,900 hotel rooms and residences, overlooking a white sandy beach and pristine turquoise waters.
World-class amenities include the 100,000 square foot casino, an 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and ESPA spa and more than a dozen stunning pools.
A dedicated on-site convention centre will be the cornerstone for the approximately 200,000 square feet devoted to meeting and conventions facilities making Baha Mar a new mecca of leisure and business tourism.
“Meliá brings a wonderful, upscale name with global recognition and exceptional values to our brand portfolio at Baha Mar,” said Sarkis Izmirlian, Baha Mar chairman.
“The company’s expertise in the European, Latin American and Russian markets will further support Baha Mar in attracting a worldwide clientele.
“In addition, Baha Mar will be proud to offer Meliá’s all-inclusive resort experience, which is a leader in one of the fastest-growing segments in vacation travel.”
On December 1st, 2013, Meliá will take over the operation of the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort.
The Meliá Nassau Beach Resort, featuring 694 rooms and multiple spaces for meetings and conventions, will be executing a renewal plan that will be completed by December 2014, without any interruption to the guest experience.
The thorough refurbishment plan is focused on upgrading and adapting the hotel to Meliá’s demanding brand standards.
Upon completion of renovations and simultaneously with the opening of Baha Mar, it will be renamed Meliá at Baha Mar.
Highlights of the refurbishment will be new restaurant concepts, updated pools and an enhanced lobby area, all designed with the guests’ utmost comfort and customer experience in mind, a Meliá signature.