Pleasant Holidays is selling packages to two hotels at Baha Mar, following CEO Jack Richards' recent tour of the unopened Bahamas mega-resort.

"I was very impressed with the resort. I was there four hours, went in and out of hotels, the convention center and the casino. The place is a mix of Las Vegas and the French Riviera in the Caribbean, and it is more than 90% completed," Richards said.

He requested the site inspection, telling Baha Mar officials that he would not sell the resort if he could not see it for himself.

The three-night packages are available for stays starting Nov. 1, and are priced from $934 per person at the Grand Hyatt and $943 from the Baha Mar Casino Resort. The price includes air from Atlanta, accommodations, transfers, mandatory resort fees and government taxes and fees. From New York Kennedy, the package prices start at $995 per person.

Although Baha Mar officials did not give Richards a specific opening date for the complex, having had to backtrack from three previously announced opening dates, they did acknowledge that late August or September was a strong possibility.

"Just to be sure, I am saying Nov. 1 for Pleasant Holidays packages. If Baha Mar opens sooner, I can change the effective dates on our packages to reflect that," Richards said.

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