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Baha Mar announces Grand Hyatt GM; soft opening imminent

Senior Business Reporter

Published: Mar 17, 2017

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With only 36 days left before the Grand Hyatt is set to open as Baha Mar’s first occupied hotel, the resort announced the appointment of a general manager for the 1,800-room hotel.

In a release issued yesterday, Baha Mar named Scott Allen as the general manager of Grand Hyatt’s new flagship property.

Allen will be responsible for 20 of Baha Mar’s food & beverage outlets and Grand Hyatt’s signature Grand Club.

Allen has been with Hyatt in North America and the Caribbean for 28 years and has overseen the opening of many resorts throughout the U.S., according to Baha Mar.

“As the first resort to welcome guests to Baha Mar, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will set the stage for an unforgettable Caribbean vacation experience,” said Allen.

“I am thrilled to lead Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in its commitment to Baha Mar and to be a part of this exciting new destination in The Bahamas as we continue to offer bold, worldly and extraordinary experiences to our loyal guests.”

Allen was most recently general manager at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii, where, during his tenure, Andaz Maui was voted the number one top resort in Hawaii in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, Baha Mar said in its release.

“I am proud to welcome Scott Allen to Baha Mar,” said Graeme Davis, president of Baha Mar.

“As a distinguished general manager for Hyatt, Scott brings over 20 years of hospitality management experience to Baha Mar, and I look forward to our shared future successes.”

Opening along with Baha Mar’s Grand Hyatt hotel will be the Baha Mar Casino, Convention Center, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and Golf Club, various restaurants and bars, pool areas and the resort’s state-of-the-art fountain, which will offer shows choreographed with music, film and lights.

“Resort guests will enjoy direct access to the Baha Mar Casino, the largest casino in the Caribbean, and a pool complex with various water features ranging from nature inspired lagoon pools to high-end cabana experiences,” said the Baha Mar release.

Grand Hyatt will manage Baha Mar’s Convention Center, which is said to be one of the largest meeting and convention spaces in the Caribbean at 200,000 square feet.

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