Leading hoteliers Meliá have unveiled plans to run in a brand-new $3.5 billion all-inclusive leisure development in the Bahamas.
The luxury Baha Mar development will span 1,000 acres and will include five hotels, private residences, gaming, golf, shopping, entertainment, and natural attractions.
Meliá at Baha Mar will feature among other brands such as Rosewood Hotels, Mondrian and Grand Hyatt and The Baha Mar Casino and Hotel will take centre stage. The Bahamas’ newest luxury destination will offer guests a choice of over 2,900 rooms, overlooking a white sandy beach and turquoise waters.
Amenities will include a 100,000 square foot casino, an 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, an ESPA spa and more than a dozen swimming pools.
Meanwhile, a dedicated on-site centre will be devoted to meeting and conventions facilities.
Sarkis Izmirlian, Baha Mar’s chairman, said: Meliá brings a wonderful, upscale name with global recognition and exceptional values to our brand portfolio at Baha Mar.
“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.”
Gabriel Escarrer, chairman of Meliá Hotels International, added: “The prospect of the future Meliá at Baha Mar being part of one of the most ambitious hotel and leisure projects in recent decades is a new source of pride for our brand, already present in 40 countries.
“Opening our first hotel in the English-speaking Caribbean, complementing our presence in the best vacation destinations around the world, is also a major achievement for Meliá Hotels International.”
The Meliá brand is also well known for its popular timeshare division Club Meliá. For membership details and to view the resorts available to members, please visit http://clubmelia.com/