This project will redefine the luxury tourist industry in the Bahamas. The sheer scale creates a buzz in its own right.
First came the massive Atlantis resort on Paradise Island.
Now, the Bahamas is gearing up for a new mega-resort: a $1.6 billion venture in Nassau to feature more than 3,500 hotel rooms, a Harrah's casino, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, a retail village, luxury spas and a slew of other amenities on 1,000 acres.
Harrah's will operate a new 1,000-room Caesars Resort Hotel and 95,000-square-foot casino at Baha Mar. Starwood will offer four of its top brands: a 300-room W, including 100 condo units; a 300-room St. Regis, including 100 condo units; a 700-room Westin; and a 700-room Sheraton. The group also will renovate the existing 550-room Wyndham Nassau Resort property and add other residential units, offering 3,550 guest rooms, "making it the largest in the Caribbean," developers said... (read the rest)