Baha Mar, home to Grand Hyatt, Rosewood, and SLS, has announced its phased reopening, welcoming back guests to Grand Hyatt Baha Mar on December 17, 2020. The phased reopening approach will continue with the opening of Rosewood Baha Mar, followed by SLS Baha Mar.

On December 17, the resort will reopen to resort guests with enhanced safety and health measures in place. International travelers will be required to meet the entry protocols in place to visit The Bahamas. In addition to the entry requirements established by The Islands of The Bahamas, Baha Mar guests will be required to take a complimentary COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival to the resort destination in an attempt to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of guests and associates during their stay.

The Baha Mar Commitment to Wellbeing enhances hygiene and sanitization practices across Baha Mar Resort, Baha Mar Casino and The Performing Arts & Convention Center which exceed recommendations of The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It includes revised cleanliness protocols that go above and beyond the resort’s already rigorous standards, covering all brands across Grand Hyatt, SLS and Rosewood Baha Mar, as well as Meliá Nassau Beach.

Furthermore, the standards also include enhanced housekeeping and engineering, heightened food safety and digital ordering, touchless payments, and additional technology methods that allow for an abundance of contactless experiences from the moment guests check in at Baha Mar resort destination.

“We are thrilled to welcome back our associates and share Baha Mar with our guests once again,” said Graeme Davis, president, Baha Mar, in a statement. “Resilient as ever, the Baha Mar team has persevered by looking toward a bright future, dedicated to preparing the resort for a successful reopening this December. Our focus on safety, health and well-being is our number one priority, and we have built upon the natural strengths and intimate experiences of the resort destination to re-introduce signature and new guest offerings. Over the past few months, Baha Mar has also continued with the resort destination’s expansion as an investment in the future of The Bahamas and the hospitality industry.”

On-property construction continued throughout the resort’s temporary closure as part of Phase II, a $300 million investment in the evolution of the integrated resort destination, including upgrades and improvements to Meliá Nassau Beach and other outdoor offerings, such as Baha Bay Beach Club, and Baha Bay – the all new luxury aquatic experience, anticipated for completion in 2021; new dining including the debut of Sugar Factory, an eatery and confectionary shop; and additions to the resort’s portfolio of luxury retail partnerships. The resort is also focused on enriching its kid-friendly activities, refreshed wellness offerings, private art classes at The Current and more.

The phased reopening beginning on December 17 will include the opening of many of Baha Mar’s leading restaurants with alfresco dining including: Katsuya, Filia, 3 Tides Fish House, Stix Noodle Bar, Drift and Carna by Dario Cecchini steakhouse.

The Baha Mar Casino will re-open with detailed safety protocol and guidelines in place. The largest casino in the Caribbean boasts 100,000 square feet of gaming space, state-of-the-art slot machines, table games, race and sports betting, mobile gaming, and exclusive high roller gaming salons with ample space for socially distant gaming. Private gaming areas will also be available to resort guests. The casino’s island-inspired design is complimented by natural daylight and breathtaking pool and ocean views.

The resort destination will also introduce new retail partnerships with luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, including Montblanc, Tory Burch, Hackett of London, Satchel and Co. and Carlo Milano. These well-known brands join Baha Mar’s curated collection of luxury boutiques, including Cartier, Rolex, Bvlgari, Chopard, Vilebrequin, Lilly Pulitzer, Tropic of Luxury and many more.

New in 2020, the resort’s state-of-the-art Explorers Club encompasses over 6,000 square feet, offering an abundance of exciting activities, educational wildlife encounters and games to entertain the young explorers, ages 3-12. Experienced Explorer Counselors will spend time teaching kids about tropical marine and land animals as well as Bahamian art, culture and history through art projects, culinary experiments and games, as well as educational wildlife experiences at The Sanctuary.

The Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA spa follows the brand’s location-inspired philosophy, bringing guests an experience rooted in the unique beauty of The Bahamas’ natural surroundings. 24 private rooms provide serene settings for treatments and therapies.

Grand Hyatt is accepting reservation for stays beginning December 17. Baha Mar will reopen at a maximum of 60% capacity. To ensure confidence in booking future stays during this time, Baha Mar has introduced a flexible cancellation policy, allowing for trip cancellations up to 24 hours before guest’s arrival.

In celebration of its return, the resort destination is introducing “Spectacular Awaits” offer. Guests booking three nights stays will receive the fourth night free.

For more information, go to BahaMar.com. For more information on the reopening of The Bahamas, click here.