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Melia Hotels to operate all inclusive resort in Baha Mar, Bahamas

Melia Hotels International has announced that it will be operating an all inclusive resort in the multi-million-dollar Baha Mar complex in the Bahamas. The hotel group will take over the current Nassau Beach Hotel on 1st December, 2013 and it will operate as the Melia Nassau Beach Resort for one year when it will then be renamed as Melia at Baha Mar in December, 2014.

Melia Hotels to operate all inclusive resort in Baha Mar, Bahamas

The Spanish hotel group, Melia Hotels International, will be operating an all inclusive resort in the $3.5 billion Baha Mar complex in the Bahamas.

The current Nassau Beach Hotel, which is operated by Sheraton, will be taken over by Melia Hotels International on 1st December, 2013. The hotel will run as the Melia Nassau Beach Resort until December, 2014 when it will be integrated into Baha Mar and renamed as Melia at Baha Mar.

The 649-room Bahamas hotel will be the first Melia property in the English-speaking Caribbean and it will have an updated lobby area, restaurants, swimming pools, and guest rooms, to keep up with the hotel brand's high standards.

"Melia brings a wonderful, upscale name with global recognition and exceptional values to our brand portfolio at Baha Mar. The company's expertise in the European, Latin American and Russian markets will further support Baha Mar in attracting a worldwide clientele. In addition, Baha Mar will be proud to offer Melia's all-inclusive resort experience, which is a leader in one of the fastest-growing segments in vacation travel."

Explained Sarkis Izmirlian, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baha Mar.

When it opens to the public in December, 2014, Baha Mar will have five Bahamas hotels with more than 2,900 guest rooms. These hotels include the Baha Mar Casino and Hotel, as well as Rosewood, Mondrian and Grand Hyatt properties.

The complex will have private residences; a 100,000-square-foot casino; an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course; an ESPA spa; entertainment venues and shops; several swimming pools and a white sand beach; and the largest convention centre in the Bahamas, with 200,000 square-feet of space that will be used both for business and as an entertainment and sports arena.

Located on the north shore of the picturesque New Providence Island, the upscale resort will provide luxurious holidays in the Bahamas for sophisticated travellers.

The Bahamas is an island nation archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba. The collection of Caribbean islands are home to beautiful pink sand beaches created from fractured seashell mixed with sand; an impressive underwater limestone cave system; verdant botanical gardens; and beautiful nature reserves.

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