Baha Mar to start opening in April

The Bahamas casino will begin its opening in the second quarter of next year.

Bahamas.- Perry Christie, Bahamas Prime Minister, announced that Baha Mar would begin a phased opening in April, with at least half of the property’s hotel rooms ready to be inaugurated. The Bahamas government approved Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises’ petition to become the acquirer of the resort.

Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) said that they will invest more than US$200 million in pre opening festivities, final revisions of the project and construction. The US$3.5 billion casino resort is reportedly 97 percent completed, and CTFE is planning on hiring 1500 employees in 2017, whilst 4200 will be regular employees by the time Baha Mar is fully functioning in December 2017.

According to the Bahamas Tribune, Tourism Minister Obio Wilchcombie said: “Baha Mar would feature the largest single floor casino in the Caribbean, so you have to be sure of what CTFE intends to do, what games they intend to place on the floor, where the emphasis will be, which markets they will be catering to, whether low scale, upscale, how they are going to phase development.”