Bahamas Governor General tours Baha Mar project

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Nassau, The Bahamas – Governor General Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes got a first hand view of progress on the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort and casino underway at Cable Beach during a tour on Wednesday, August 22.

Governor General Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes (centre) are pictured at the construction site of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort and casino. Pictured at right is China's Ambassador to The Bahamas Hu Shan and executive vice president of China Construction Tiger Wu (left).

Baha Mar is the largest single-phase resort development in the history of the Caribbean. The 1,000-acre resort, gaming and entertainment complex is slated to open in late 2014.

It will include some of the world’s most famous hotel brands – Mondrian, Rosewood and Grand Hyatt.

It will also mark the resurgence of The Bahamian Riviera as the paramount destination for sophisticated international travellers.

The gaming floor at the Baha Mar will be over 9,000 square meters with private high-limit rooms, state-of-the-art machines, and every popular table game in the world.

The entire Cable Beach area has been transformed by the newly diverted West Bay Street. More than a mile long, this new public roadway borders six acres of beautiful natural wetlands, lakes and parks, including walking trails, gazebos and boardwalks open for public enjoyment.

Part of the first year accomplishments has been construction of the new Baha Mar Commercial Village, including three new financial institutions, a state of the art Police and Fire Station and a very successful Pompey Market straw and crafts marketplace.