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Baha Mar celebrates soft opening

The Bahamas' newest integrated resort celebrated its soft opening on Friday, after receiving government approvals for its gaming license earlier this month.

The first phase of the $4.2 billion integrated resort development, which was sold to Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) in December last year, includes The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar; Baha Mar Casino; Royal Blue Golf Club; The Baha Mar Convention, Art and Entertainment Center; Peter Burwash International tennis courts and facilities, as well as multiple restaurants, bars and lounges.

The hotel will consist of 1,800 contemporary rooms, while the casino boasts 100,000 square feet of gaming space, more than 1,000 slot machines, 126 table games, race and sports betting, mobile gaming, and VIP gaming rooms.

The opening ceremony was attended by Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie and Baha Mar president Graeme Davis.

While media, VIPs and government officials can visit the property, it is understood that the general public will be allowed to experience the Bahamas' newest integrated resort starting May 29.

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