Luxury Meets Technology to drive Tourism
Baha Mar, the newest and largest single-phase resort in the Western Hemisphere has partnered with premiere telecoms provider, The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to deliver seamless and uninterrupted mobile connection for their guests with the installation of a multi-million dollar Distributed Antenna System (DAS) throughout the entire property.
Executives of both companies inked the five-year exclusive contract on 21st August 2014 where BTC will be the provider of the sophisticated telecommunications services that will deliver 2G, 3G, CDMA and LTE coverage property-wide throughout the floors, inclusive of elevators, basements, the Convention Centre and the Golf Clubhouse, of the luxury property.
Leon Williams, newly appointed CEO of BTC said, “This partnership is more than connectivity, it demonstrates BTC’s commitment to the national development and the economic advancement of The Bahamas. Baha Mar is one of the leading luxury resorts in the Caribbean and one of our goals at BTC is to deliver first-world technology that will satisfy the needs of visitors who desire un-interrupted connectivity even while basking on Baha Mar beaches.”
Baha Mar’s President Tom Dunlap said, “Baha Mar is pleased to have BTC provide their extensive telecommunications services to the property. We are looking forward to the many applications that this partnership will bring in the years to come.” Gershan Major, BTC’s Vice President of Corporate Sales & Business Development noted that BTC has been collaborating with Baha Mar for the past year to tailor the DAS infrastructure design to meet the specific needs of the four-hotel property guests who will occupy the over 2,300 rooms and 300 residences.
This deal represents over a year of focused and disciplined team work by BTC in securing a major opportunity with Baha Mar, the largest single phase and most exciting resort development in The Bahamas to date. Our work with the Baha Mar team has been an amazing journey and a deep learning experience for all who participated in this opportunity and we look forward to deploying a state of the art, first class solution to enhance the Baha Mar guest experience.”
About Baha Mar
Baha Mar is set on 3,000 feet of white sandy beach just 10 minutes from Nassau's fully renovated and expanded international airport. It 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 includes a 1,000-room hotel and a 100,000-square-foot Las Vegas-style casino. Baha Mar also will include a 700-room Grand Hyatt, a 300-room SLS LUX, and a 200-room Rosewood. Amenities will include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course; 200,000 square feet of flexible convention facilities, including a 2,000-seat entertainment venue; an ESPA spa; art galleries featuring Bahamian art; more than 40 restaurants, bars and clubs; global luxury designer and local artisan boutiques; and 20 acres of exquisitely landscaped beach and pool experiences, including a beachfront sanctuary with native Bahamian flora and fauna.
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is the leading telecoms operator in The Bahamas.