Set on 3,000 feet of white-sand beach in Nassau, the Bahamas, the Baha Mar resort will feature an elite collection of hotel brands, complete with a host of leisure and entertainment facilities, upon opening in December 2014.
One of these brands, Meliá Hotels International, has now signed an agreement with Baha Mar to take over the operation of the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort.
Offering 694 rooms and multiple spaces for meetings and conventions, the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort is to undergo a significant refurbishment program, with new restaurant concepts, updated pools and an enhanced lobby area amongst the planned improvements. Upon completion, and in sync with the December opening of Baha Mar, the hotel will be renamed Meliá at Baha Mar.
“Meliá brings a wonderful, upscale name with global recognition and exceptional values to our brand portfolio at Baha Mar,” said Sarkis Izmirlian, Baha Mar’s chairman and chief executive officer.
“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, adds: “the addition of the new Meliá Nassau Beach and the prospect of the future Meliá at Baha Mar being part, within a year, 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.”