September 25, 2018
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BAHA Mar has strongly encouraged its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, offering staff members who receive two doses of the shot a half day’s base pay.
THE union representing hotel line staff has said an estimated 75 percent of workers remain furloughed despite an increase in visitor arrivals.
OFFICIALS at Baha Mar say things are definitely looking up for the resort as reservation numbers for Easter and spring break are exceeding those of 2019 with forward bookings for summer, fall and winter also looking good.
Baha Mar last night confirmed it has terminated another 100 staff as it prepares to re-open its high-end Rosewood and SLS resort properties in just two days' time.
Baha Mar’s president yesterday said 2021 revenues are forecast to be “40 percent less” than pre-COVID levels as it prepares to recall 700 staff for the March 4 opening of its Rosewood and SLS hotels.
BAHA Mar reopens today to local and international travelers, marking whag the resort destination says is its “steadfast commitment to a strong future for The Bahamas and its hospitality and tourism industry”.
Baha Mar has increased the number of staff being brought back for the Grand Hyatt's December 17 re-opening to 1,800, or 40 percent of its total workforce, the resort's top executive said yesterday.
A Cabinet minister last night blamed Baha Mar for the hold-up that has resulted in hundreds of its furloughed employees not receiving due unemployment benefits for up to four weeks.
Baha Mar's president yesterday revealed its two remaining hotel brands will re-open in February 2021 as he hailed the mega resort's return as "a real shot in the arm" for the Bahamian economy.
MEGA resort Baha Mar has announced its reopening in December, which was hailed by a hotel union official as a “good signal” for the tourism industry.
Tourism operators yesterday admitted that the sector's proposed October 15 re-opening and value chain have been dealt a “tremendous blow” by major hotels deciding not to re-open.
The Government's tourism re-opening plans were yesterday dealt a major blow after Baha Mar told staff its October return was "not achievable" due to COVID-19 spikes here and in key US markets.
AFTER a wave of layoffs at Baha Mar this week, one former employee said losing her job left her with “anguish in my heart”.
Bahamians were yesterday warned to brace for "more significant casualties" in the tourism industry as Baha Mar started terminating hundreds of workers.
A New York judge says it is "a shocker" that Baha Mar's former receivers and contractor kept the Bahamian Supreme Court in the dark over
BAHA MAR has announced it will not resume operations until October and will carry out additional staff cuts. The luxury hotel property says it has postponed reopening in light of the “evolving nature” of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to its emp
BAHA Mar will this week gift employees with care packages containing non-perishable goods. This month marks the mega resort’s third anniversary in operation which Baha Mar is using as an occasion to thank staff for their hard work and dedication. T
The Bahamas’ suffered “the steepest” COVID-19 tourism decline of all Caribbean nations with its number one industry virtually wiped out in three weeks, new research suggests. Data from STR, formerly known as Smith’s Travel Research and a widely-used
The Bahamas stands to lose $2.7bn in tourism revenues if the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down stopover visitors for the rest of 2020, Royal Bank’s (RBC) former top Caribbean economist is warning. Marla Dukharan, analysing the pandemic’s likely impact on
HOTEL workers temporarily laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are anxious for the crisis to end and unsure how they will make ends meet.
THE country’s major hotels are shutting down because of the coronavirus crisis and temporarily laying off staff, with Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar saying the unemployment rate is now probably above 30 percent and expected to grow.
Baha Mar will close until further notice starting March 25 at 3pm, with a temporary layoff of all nonessential staff.
THE Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar closed its casino as of 5am Friday, with management saying the move was in response to new government restrictions and out of an “abundance of caution” as COVID-19 has triggered heightened safety measures.
THE union representing hotel workers in the country yesterday predicted widespread work day reductions in view of the global COVID-19 pandemic, while warning that things could get worse before they get better.
BAHAMIANS are bracing for financial pain after global coronavirus fears began to cause major cancellations to businesses this week.
BAHA Mar has added a number of amenities and restaurants to its long list of services for guests to enjoy, including a new dining experience at Rosewood.
Baha Mar’s current owner leapfrogged all rival bidders in less than two weeks to become the property’s chosen buyer despite its $1.3bn offer coming from outside the formal sales process.
GUESTS dining at Baha Mar restaurants Friday were reportedly disturbed by power cuts.
The Hero World Challenge has expanded its list of events with several new initiatives, the latest to be hosted at the Baha Mar resort.The tournament will officially tee off on Wednesday, December 4 at the Albany resort, but Tiger Woods and some of th
Baha Mar is to a host major regional tourism event in January in conjunction with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).
Baha Mar has committed $2m in financial aid to support immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery for our fellow Bahamians severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
AN open “line of communication” with Bahamas Power & Light has allowed Baha Mar to weather the relentless wave of ongoing power cuts, however the mega resort’s senior vice president of government and external affairs said the daily disruption in power is “not acceptable”.
Baha Mar yesterday revealed it is expanding its culinary offerings with the opening of Sugar Factory, the American eatery and confectionary shop, in spring 2020.
The Nassau/Paradise Island hotel industry has “rebounded with gains not seen for ten years”, it was revealed yesterday, as room revenues closed 2018 up 34 percent year-over-year.
Nassau/Paradise Island hotels have seemingly shrugged off the arrival of Baha Mar’s extra 2,000 rooms as average daily rates (ADRs) rose by 35 percent for the year to October 2018.
As part of Baha Mar’s ongoing initiatives to promote well-being and create a positive workplace, the resort destination recently announced the implementation of expanded services for Baha Mar associates.