Have you ever wanted to know how exactly a mega resort is built? This week Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the developing Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. Baha Mar President, Tom Dunlap, talks about working with both the government and airlines to help create the traveler flow needed to fill rooms at this mega resort. With over 2,200 hotels across 1,000 acres, the volume of travelers needed to fill rooms is on a grand scale.
Kristen Wells, director of the Baha Mar Academy, discusses the lengths that the resort goes to in ensuring the staff is made up of native Bahamians. They have held job fairs all over the world to entice Bahamians to return to Nassau to work at Baha Mar Resort.
Then, we hear from the other end of the world when Divia Thani, editor of Conde Nast Traveler India, tells us about how more Indians are travelling both domestically and internationally. All this and more when we broadcast from the development of Baha Mar Resort.
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Sarkis Izmirlian, CEO of Baha Mar Resorts, details the goal of Baha Mar Resort to create a destination that allows travelers to create their own experience.
Divia Thani, editor for Conde Nast Traveler India, describes the development of travel both domestically and internationally in India.
John Cox, Bahamian contemporary artist, discusses the art of Baha Mar Resort and how guests will get an experience of culture. Many pieces around the hotel will also be for sale by local artists.
Tom Dunlap, president of Baha Mar Resort, explains the process of building a complex as large as Baha Mar and the necessity of working with the government and airlines to ensure travelers can reach the destination easily and affordably.
Mike Hong, founder and senior principal designer of Mike Hong Architects, lays out the design plan of Baha Mar Resort and how every detail is geared toward creating the best experience for each guest.
Robert Sands, senior vice president of administration and external relations, walks through the importance of hiring local Bahamians and those individuals going through their training hotel and knowing the “Baha Mar way.” They may train 2,000 people before opening in December.
Ife Bethel, head of retail experience at Baha Mar Resort describes the resort’s goal to work with local artists and craftsman to not just give guests a luxury retail experience but also a cultural one.
Kristen Wells, Baha Mar Academy director, explains their training program and how they have traveled the world recruiting native Bahamians to come back and work at the hotel.
Frantz Yvelin, chairman of La Compagnie, describes the new airline that will offer only business class seats on a route from Paris to New York and back.