Friday, February 23, 2024

Tag: Bahamas

Margaritaville at Sea to launch sailings to The Bahamas in 2022

Margaritaville at Sea to launch sailings to The Bahamas in 2022
Margaritaville at Sea, a new venture between Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, will commence sailings from Palm Beach, Florida to Grand Bahama Island in April 2022.

Government reassesses Grand Lucayan deal

Grand Lucayan
The future of the Grand Lucayan deal is in doubt, while the minister of tourism, investments and aviation Chester Cooper has criticised changes to Holistica Destinations’ redevelopment timeline for the property.

Royal Caribbean and Crystal Cruises launch Bahamas itineraries

Royal Caribbean and Crystal Cruises launch Bahamas itineraries
Royal Caribbean will debut seven-night cruises on Adventure of the Seas departing from Nassau in June, while Genting Hong Kong subsidiary Crystal Cruises will offer 16 itineraries sailing from Nassau or Bimini on Crystal Serenity from July.

Difficult decisions: Baha Mar delays re-opening until October

Baha Mar
Baha Mar president Graeme Davis said delaying reopening was one of the “most difficult decisions” the mega-resort’s management had faced, while the head of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, Jeffrey Beckles, suggested that the property was banking on a rise in demand for the autumn.

Atlantis MD: It’s “difficult to predict when we will be able to re-open”

Bahamas Atlantis paradise island Casino
Audrey Oswell, the Paradise Island resort’s president and MD, said that it is difficult to forecast precisely when the pandemic will end. Speaking in mid-April, she added that the resort was committed to paying its 8,000 employees 50 percent of their base salaries for the next 60 days.

Bahamas government signs off on Baha Mar Bay expansion

Baha Mar Bahamas Government
The $300m water park expansion will increase the Baha Mar resort’s workforce by ten percent, and has been welcomed by both the government and trade bodies.

Baha Mar drives tourism growth as Rosewood hotel opens

The launch of a Rosewood-branded hotel in late May has completed the $4.2bn Baha Mar integrated resort’s phased opening. The resort now operates a total of 2,300 rooms, suites and villas, in addition to the largest casino in the region and other amenities. The 237-room Rosewood Baha Mar is the third hotel to open at the resort, joining The Grand Hyatt...

ICE London visitors win trip to Paradise

ICE London trip to paradise
Clarion Gaming has ripped up its own rule book by declaring not one, but two winning entries for its #myparadice trip competition run through social media. Such was the quality of entries that the organisers of the world’s biggest gaming technology event (6th - 8th February, ExCeL London, UK) have named Gambling education charity, YGAM and Netherlands based ICE visitor,...

Baha Mar hits 50 percent occupancy as chair dispute continues

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Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) Bahamas president Graeme Davis highlighted that Baha Mar’s 1,800-room Grand Hyatt hotel is currently at “over 50 percent occupancy” while giving a tour of the resort to Bahamas’ prime minister Hubert Minnis and several cabinet members.   The $4.2bn mega resort held its soft-opening in April, although it did not begin accepting hotel reservations until the...

Clarion Gaming offer a taste of paradise as social media competition goes live

iCR - ICE 2018 Paradise competition
Clarion Gaming has started the marketing campaign in support of ICE 2018 (ExCeL London 6-8 February) in unconventional fashion with a competition offering stakeholders the opportunity to win a seven night trip for two people, staying at the luxurious Paradise Island in the Bahamas.   To enter the competition stakeholders have to message their idea of paradise to the ICE Totally...

Izmirlian petitions government for review of Baha Mar sale

ICR - Izmirlian bahamas
While Baha Mar’s former developer Sarkis Izmirlian is calling on the Bahamian government to impose a moratorium on the sale of the mega-resort, the FNM appears to have had a change of heart.   Sarkis Izmirlian has urged the Minnis administration to impose “a moratorium” on completion of Baha Mar’s sale, suggesting that he was mulling legal action against what he...

Scientific Games to supply end-to-end solutions for Baha Mar Casino

ICR - Scientific Games Baha Mar Casino
Scientific Games has confirmed it was chosen as supplier for 30 per cent floor share of the 100,000 square foot luxury Baha Mar Casino in Nassau in The Bahamas.   The new agreement saw Scientific Games provide its expansive range of games, systems, and table products for the opening of the Bahama resort, on April 21, 2017. Alex W. Pariente, Executive Vice...

Wynn ups bid for Grand Lucayan Bahamas resort

Casino Review - Grand Lucayan
With rumours of a deal for the Grand Lucayan resort complex and with an election in the offing, Bahamas PM Perry Christie put a positive spin on the prospects for the beleaguered destination.   The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, has confirmed that following “very positive” talks, the government’s preferred buyer for the Grand Lucayan resort complex had improved...

Will Baha Mar mega-resort make an April opening?

Casino Review - Baha MAr April opening
The remaining pieces of the mega-resort - said to be 97 percent complete when it went into receivership - are falling into place. But with its casino equipment facing a customs probe and the ink still wet on its new gaming licence, can Baha Mar be set for its April soft opening?   Bahamian mega-resort Baha Mar still has a few...

South America Round up

Baha Mar Paraguay regulator
In March, Paraguay’s gaming regulator, Comisión Nacional del Juegos de Azar (Conajzar), recorded the highest ever amount of gaming tax revenue in a single month. According to data from the regulator, tax revenues totalled PYG12.3bn (E1.9m) in March 2016, up 38 per cent on the PYG8.4bn (E1.3m) reported in March 2015 and topping the former record monthly earnings of...