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Baha Mar Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

Baha Mar is celebrating its five-year anniversary, with a record-setting march and strong prospects for the future.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Baha Mar is celebrating its five-year anniversary, with a record-setting March and strong prospects for the future.

Jared Higgs tells us the resort is seeing upward trends in its group bookings and is looking forward to a strong summer.



Five years after Baha Mar officially opened amid controversy and following a protracted period of uncertainty, “business has never been better”, says Baha Mar President Graeme Davis.

The opening started with Grand Hyatt, followed a few months later by the SLS and later Rosewood. Other investments include the resort’s $200 million water park.

In an interview with The Nassau Guardian, Davis didn’t dwell on the “negativity” surrounding the opening back in 2017, which came just under three weeks before a general election.

The opening had been highly politicized with then-Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis even warned Bahamians that the opening had been a “fake” one.

Five years on, Davis said, the significant investments made by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd are paying off.

Baha Mar was the vision of former developer Sarkis Izmirlian, who announced in 2015 that the mega-resort had voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States, in order to finish construction and open the property.

Davis credited Izmirilian’s vision, and said what happened was unfortunate.

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