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Bahamas: Baha Mar president: Resort “on track” with occupancy forecasts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Baha Mar President Graeme Davis said yesterday that the resort is “on track” with its occupancy forecasts, having scaled back its operations and staffing accordingly.

“We are working diligently to restore business levels and continue the road to economic recovery for Baha Mar and the whole country. The surge of coronavirus cases in key US feeder markets, in addition to decreased airlift along with local and international travel restrictions, certainly pose challenges in attracting visitors to the destination,” said Davis.

He added: “However, we are on track with our occupancy forecasts which predicted a slow start to the year and thus, we have scaled our operations and staffing accordingly. Our reopening on December 17 was a first and necessary step towards the financial stability of our 1,800 associates who returned to the resort in Phase 1 and build consumer confidence for the future.

“Regarding associates that remain furloughed, Baha Mar has extended its commitment to continue ex gratia payments and full medical benefits for another 30 days. We understand the challenges that COVID-19 has brought onto many of our employees and families and we are closely monitoring global developments to determine when to reopen our additional hotels SLS and Rosewood in a sustainable way.”

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