British Colonial Hilton Hotel in Bahamas Sold to China State Construction Engineering Corporation
One of Bahamas' landmark hotels has been sold to the China State Construction Engineering Corporation. The Bahamian government announced that the British Colonial Hilton hotel in Nassau, which was the filming location of the James Bond film "Thunderball", was purchased by the firm that is also responsible for building the Baha Mar complex on New Providence.
The Bahamian government has announced that the British Colonial Hilton hotel in the Caribbean has been sold.
It is one of the landmarks hotels in the Bahamas and it was made famous as a filming location in the James Bond film “Thunderball”, but the iconic property has now been sold to the China State Construction Engineering Corporation.
The building company is also responsible for building the largest resort complex in the Bahamas, Baha Mar, which is located on the island of New Providence.
The British Colonial Hilton hotel dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when it first became a hotel built by Henry Flagler, the Florida developer. Renovations were carried out on the property in 2009.
The sale includes the purchase of the luxury hotel and the adjacent vacant land.
“My Government’s objective has been not only to secure a qualified buyer to upgrade and operate the Hilton Hotel, but one with the means to proceed forthwith to develop the vacant property to its fullest potential for the greatest economic benefit to both the investors and the local economy,” stated Perry Christie, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas.
The China State Construction Engineering Corporation is planning to create a new luxury hotel and several condominium units on the vacant adjacent land, as well as a multi-storey garage-style building with a rooftop garden, upscale shops, gourmet restaurants, a gym, a cinema, a nightclub and a marina.
The Bahamas is an island nation archipelago situated in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba. The country boasts a collection of idyllic islands, such as Bimini, Berry Islands, New Providence, Crooked Island Mayaguana, Acklins, The Berry Islands, Nassau, The Exumas, Grand Bahama Island, and Harbour Island.
The main island Grand Bahama boasts beautiful pink sand beaches that get their colour from fractured seashell mixed with sand, and the island features an underwater limestone cave system, botanical gardens, and national parks, which provide a tranquil setting for relaxing holidays.
Tourists can snorkel or scuba dive in warm, turquoise, crystal clear ocean waters; explore the thriving national parks and catch glimpses of the national bird, the Flamingo; take tours to historic sites such as Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation; go on dolphin-watching excursions; and enjoy several water sports such as sailing, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking and jet-skiing.
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