Baha Mar Delays Opening

Baha Mar, the $3.5 billion, 2,200-room megaresort in Nassau, Bahamas, will not begin its phased launch on March 27 as planned, according to Travel Pulse. The opening has been pushed back to early May. Officials blamed the latest delay on the project’s construction managers. “In setting our opening date for March 27, we relied in good faith on the representations of the resort’s construction manager and lead contractor,” resort officials said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “Based on this party’s repeated assurances, Baha Mar announced that it would begin a paced opening beginning March 27 and culminating in its grand opening scheduled for early May. Subsequently, it has become clear that the contractor has not completed the work with an attention to detail consistent with Baha Mar standards of excellence. Anything less than a world-class facility and best-in-class guest experience is not acceptable to Baha Mar. As a result, Baha Mar will not begin its paced opening on March 27. Baha Mar expects to celebrate its grand opening the first week of May 2015, as planned.” The complex consists of the flagship Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, as well as Rosewood, SLS Lux, and Grand Hyatt hotels. The latest delay sets the resort debut back five months from the original opening date, the article states. Read more over at Travel Pulse.

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