NASSAU, The Bahamas (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
Baha Mar, the new luxury resort destination in the Bahamas, was bathed in blue light on the evening of April 2, 2014 in recognition of World Autism Day. The $3.5 billion resort nearing completion participated in “Light it up Blue”, a global initiative to raise awareness and funds for Autism research and treatment in which thousands of buildings and structures around the globe were lit in blue. Baha Mar’s towers and portico took their place alongside many of the iconic structures of the world, such as the Empire State building, the Eiffel Tower, CN Tower, The Sydney Opera, the Macau Tower, The Christ Redeemer statue in Rio, Bar Al Arab in Dubai and Niagara Falls, which also participated in the initiative.
In The Bahamas, Baha Mar joins a local effort spearheaded by REACH, a parent-led organization dedicated to helping the thousands of Bahamians with Autism. In addition to lighting up the structure, Baha Mar encouraged all its staff members to dress in Baha Mar blue T-shirts. For each shirt worn, the BELIEVE Foundation at Baha Mar made a donation to Seahorse Institute, a local school that serves children with Autism. Baha Mar’s efforts have inspired other Bahamians to get involved. Paul Aranha and Michelle Cove, owners of Spectrum Lighting and Sound, donated their time and services to design the lighting for the buildings.
Baha Mar and the BELIEVE Foundation have an ongoing commitment to supporting Bahamians with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. Last year, the BELIEVE Foundation helped to build a new facility for the students of Seahorse Institute after their previous one was lost in a fire. This year, Baha Mar will be launching a partnership with Best Buddies International to provide job training and employment opportunities for adults with Autism and other disabilities.
“Baha Mar and its staff are proud to support these important efforts, both here in The Bahamas and abroad. Awareness leads to action, and action leads to a better future for those families affected by Autism and related disabilities,” states Paul Pusateri, Chief Operating Officer at Baha Mar.
Find out more about Baha Mar’s commitment to the Community and the impact of the BELIEVE Foundation by downloading the ‘BELIEVE Foundation Annual Report’ at bahamar.com.
About Baha Mar
Baha Mar, which is scheduled to open in December 2014, is set on 3,000 feet of white-sand beach just 12 minutes from Nassau's newly expanded Lynden Pindling International Airport. The resort will feature an elite collection of hotel brands with gaming, entertainment, private residences, shopping and natural attractions that reflect an authentic Bahamian experience. The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, with 1,000 rooms, is the centerpiece of the resort, and includes a 100,000-square-foot Las Vegas-style casino – the largest in the Caribbean region. A 700-room Grand Hyatt, a 300-room Mondrian, and the 200-room Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® and the 694-room Melia complete the extraordinary accommodations at Baha Mar.
Amenities will include the 18-hole, 72-par championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Baha Mar, 200,000 square feet of combined state-of-the-art convention facilities including a 2,000-seat performing arts center and an art gallery with the largest curated collection of Bahamian art; more than 30 restaurants, nightclubs and bars; two spas, including the 30,000-square-foot destination spa ESPA at Baha Mar; designer retail boutiques, a beachfront sanctuary with native Bahamian flora and fauna,14 distinctive pool experiences and a private island.
For more information, please visit http://www.bahamar.com.
Baha Mar Ltd., Robert D. L. Sands, rdlsands(at)bahamar(dot)com, (242) 677-9026 Direct, (242) 424-0100 Mobile
Sheila Donnelly & Associates, Sheila Donnelly Theroux, sheila(at)sheiladonnelly(dot)com, (808) 949-4131, or Michele Lee, michele(at)sheiladonnelly(dot)com, (571) 451-9713