Baha Mar, the .5 billion construction project designed to bring the Cable Beach area of Nassau, The Bahamas, back to prominence, celebrated the topping-off of its central casino-hotel structure last month with a “Roots and Wings” celebration at the construction site.
The topping-off ceremony celebrates completion of the final level, the 25th floor, of the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, the tallest of what will eventually be six branded hotels of varying price points at the massive resort complex, a destination resort sprawled across 1,000 beachfront acres slated to be complete in late 2014.
In connection with the arts-inspired topping-off event, Baha Mar officials announced the creation of Believe, the resort’s philanthropic foundation, and a new design partnership with Bahamian multi-platinum Grammy award-winning performing artist, actor and designer Lenny Kravitz.
Baha Mar also announced it will partner with luxury spa operator ESPA, and unveiled a formal cultural alliance with the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, prime minister of The Bahamas, who delivered an address at the event, joined Baha Mar Chairman and CEO Sarkis Izmirlian in signing a commemorative tree painting, which was created by Bahamian artists during the early part of the celebration. The painting later was affixed to the top floor of the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel in an artistic twist on the conventional placing-of-a-tree topping-off tradition.