Prince Harry with the Chairman of Baha Mar, Sarkis Izmirlian

Baha Mar, the largest single-phase, luxury resort development in the history of the Caribbean rolled out the red carpet to welcome HRH Prince Henry of Wales during his visit to Nassau for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, commemorating the 60th anniversary of her coronation.

Prince Harry was attending the luncheon hosted by the Minister for Youth at Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort after a youth rally and cultural show at the newly developed Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. Prince Harry is visiting Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas on official business of the throne.

As a leader in the revitalization of the area, Sarkis Izmirlian, Chairman and CEO of Baha Mar was pleased to showcase the construction progress surrounding the mega resort, emphasizing Baha Mar’s vision for transforming the Cable Beach area into the new Bahamian Riviera.

“As Baha Mar helps to breathe new life into this great country, we are proud to showcase the developments that have occurred on the island within a very short time,” said Izmirlian. “We are honored Prince Harry will be paying witness to these great achievements while visiting the Commonwealth in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.”

Within a short nine months, vital road works and infrastructure projects have been completed, making way for the unprecedented Baha Mar project, including the transformation of the entire Cable Beach area of Nassau with a new public roadway bordering 2.5 hectares of beautiful natural wetlands, lakes and parks, featuring walking trails, gazebos and boardwalks open for public enjoyment.

Other projects completed include the new Baha Mar Commercial Village with three financial institutions, a state-of-the-art Police and Fire Station and a highly successful Pompey Market straw and crafts marketplace.

In addition to the youth rally at the new national stadium, the Bahamian government prepared a full schedule of events for Prince Harry’s visit to Nassau, including a visit to Spanish Wells, North Eluthera and Harbour Island.

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About Baha Mar

An aerial image Baha Mar

Baha Mar, the 400-hectare, $3.5 billion resort, gaming and entertainment complex slated to open in late 2014, will comprise some of the world’s most famous luxury hotel brands, including Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Mondrian and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, as well as a Casino Hotel, creating more than 2,200 new rooms.

Within the hotels, Baha Mar plans to develop 300 highly exclusive, ultra-luxurious residential condominiums and villas, available for private ownership. Baha Mar’s stunning, new 9,000 square metre casino will be the largest in the Caribbean, and one of the most exciting gaming experiences in North America, comparable only to the best in Las Vegas.

Baha Mar will also feature the most advanced and versatile convention facilities in The Bahamas, with a combined 19,000 square metres of space, portions of which can also double as an entertainment and sports venue. Other amenities will include retail and entertainment, combining upscale shopping boutiques with Bahamian arts and crafts galleries, chef-branded restaurants and exciting nightclub and entertainment offerings.

An Eco Water Park, and three unique spas, including the most complete spa experience in the Caribbean, will be set along one kilometre of a pristine beach. The planned 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course will be one of a few such top-tier Nicklaus courses in the world, bringing a new, true championship course to The Bahamas.