Baha Mar takes on management of three Cable Beach resorts

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Baha Mar Development Co., which plans a 500-acre, 2,700-room resort complex in the Cable Beach area of Nassau, assumed management and operation of three existing hotels as part of phase one of the mega-project.

The three resorts -- Radisson Cable Beach Resort, the Nassau Beach Hotel and the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, which total 1,941 rooms and suites -- will remain open and under their existing flags while a $15 million capital improvement program is underway.

The renovations, which will be completed by the end of the year, include upgrades to the casinos, landscaping, lobbies, restaurants and meetings facilities and redecoration of 675 rooms.

Michael Sansbury, executive vice president of Baha Mar Development Co., said that its business as usual with a minimal inconvenience to guests while the improvements take place.

Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, director general of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, said that the revitalization of the Cable Beach area is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in Nassaus tourism product.

The completion of phase one in the first quarter of 2009 represents an investment of $1.2 billion, Sansbury said. By that time, the three properties now being improved will have been razed and a new 1,000-room casino hotel will have opened, topped by a 300-room luxury property.

A second 1,000-room convention hotel, 250 time share units, an 18-hole golf course and retail/dining/entertainment villages also will be up and running -- or close to it.

For additional information, call (800) 222-7466.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Gay Nagle Myers at [email protected].

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