After experiencing a year-on-year increase in Christmas bookings this year, Baha Mar’s four hotels will be at maximum capacity for New Year’s Day celebrations as 2018 comes to a close, said the resort’s senior vice president of administration and external relations, Robert “Sandy” Sands.
Sands said, given that all of Baha Mar’s inventory was in place after the mid-year opening of the Rosewood tower, the property will experience a better Christmas than last year.
Sands also said advanced bookings for 2019 are encouraging and far outpace Baha Mar’s forward-looking bookings year-on-year.
Last year only the SLS and Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar were fully open for business, along with the Melia, which is also owned by Baha Mar.
“We are very excited about 2019,” said Sands.
Sands said the Melia will be fully booked for New Year’s Day as well.
According to Sands, Baha Mar’s visitors have lauded the property’s variety of offerings, in terms of dining experiences, and “they love our art program”.
The mega-resort complex opened several new restaurants and bars ahead of Christmas.
Sands added that the resort complex’s family program has been extremely popular, and, despite Nassau’s recent weather, the staff has been able to keep guests occupied.
This weekend top pop singer Dua Lipa is scheduled to perform at Baha Mar. Sands called her concert the “jewel in the crown for our festive season”.
While he could not say how many guests may have come to Baha Mar specifically for the concert, he said people are looking forward to Saturday’s performance.
“We are in the process of putting up the venue,” said Sands.