PHOTO: Baha Mar resort in Nassau, Bahamas sits empty. (photo via Wikimedia Commons/Adog104)
The Rosewood Baha Mar resort will open in the spring of 2018 at the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort in Nassau, Bahamas, said officials at Rosewood Hotel Group, a division of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE), this week. CTFE is both Baha Mar’s owner and the parent company of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, which will operate the new property.
The announcement creates a new timetable for the planned 185-room resort. Graeme Davis, Baha Mar’s president, said in February the Rosewood property would launch by December 2017. Now, the property is now set to debut next spring.
Last year, Rosewood officials sought to exit the Baha Mar development as the property struggled through bankruptcy. Instead, the property will now be one of three Baha Mar hotels to open by the winter season of 2018, based on Davis’ earlier stated timeframe.
“Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has had a relationship with Baha Mar since 2011, and we are truly excited to re-engage as the operator of Baha Mar’s luxury resort through our partnership with CTFE, Baha Mar Resort’s new owner,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “We are fully committed to this project and look forward to raising our flag in The Bahamas as originally planned.”
The resort will offer ocean-view rooms and suites plus five beachfront villas, all appointed with Bahamian art and décor. Guestrooms will feature private balconies with outdoor living areas; four-bedroom villas will offer exclusive services and private pools.
The resort will offer four dining venues, a spa facility, a salon, a barber shop, a fitness center, two private swimming pools and luxury cabanas. Guests will enjoy direct, private beach access, according to company officials.