Real-Time Retreats

Birds of a Feather!

The Unique Luxury Resorts of Baha Mar

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Nassau’s Baha Mar is on everybody’s radar these days and we are going blow your mind this week with a pair of unique and distinctive luxury properties within that development - Rosewood Baha Mar and SLS Baha Mar. These lovely side-by-side resorts each have their own vibe, but are truly “birds of a feather” and if you are looking for 5-star services and an impeccable resort in an easy-to-reach destination, with every amenity and activity under the sun, we have found that for you!

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Real-Time Retreats - The Unique Luxury Resorts of Baha Mar

This week, we will be “bird watching”! What fun fact can you share about our “fine feathered friends???” Or perhaps you can tell us a story about a fabulous human friend that you consider a kindred spirit. And of course, there are literally birds of a feather who do indeed flock together, so if you are inclined to find some plumage, feel free to go all in! Just get creative and come prepared to share - we consider the first 15 minutes of our call as “show and tell” for grown ups and there are prizes awaiting your efforts, so we hope that’s not being too much of a “birden.”

What’s your reward this week, you may well ask!? Our friends at Rosewood and SLS will EACH reward the person with the most creative examples of ‘birds of a feather flocking together’ with 2-night stays at their respective property!

And remember, the first five at 3:55 to log into the call (no earlier than 3:55pm) will win a special gift from our hosts, and Kelly McAlister will be on hand to gift someone with a fresh pair of Maui Jims!

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Our Hosts

Jennifer Wierer, Group Sales Manager - Rosewood Baha Mar

Jennifer Wierer

Group Sales Manager
Rosewood Baha Mar

Jennifer Wierer
Group Sales Manager
Rosewood Baha Mar
T +1 786 498 8947
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Jennifer graduated from Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration, and has 15+ years in both domestic and international luxury hospitality environments. She has been with Rosewood Baha Mar since April 2018, and currently resides in Miami with her husband, and 7 year old malti-poo, George.

“I have a great passion for creating memorable experiences, building relationships, and selling a brand I feel so strongly about. Rosewood Baha Mar offers such a unique experience, with truly something for everyone to enjoy in a Caribbean oasis.”

Luz Orbiaz, Senior Group Sales Manager - SLS Baha Mar

Luz Orbiaz

Senior Group Sales Manager
SLS Baha Mar

One Baha Mar Boulevard
Nassau, Bahamas
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Luz is originally from Argentina. She graduated from Hospitality Management School there and moved to the US in 2021. She has 25+ years working in the industry, including luxury and renowned properties as Fontainebleau Miami Beach. She joined the SLS Baha Mar team in December 2019. She relocated from Miami to Atlanta in 2019 and has settled there with her 5 year old daughter.

What she loves the most about her hotel is that it is so trendy and full of life. It is where the fun takes place and our guests can find all the action while at the same time experience a high level of customer service!

Rosewood Baha Mar pool

Birds of a Feather! The Unique Luxury Resorts of Baha Mar

Nassau, Bahamas - Baha Mar is a luxurious Caribbean resort destination perched on the pristine white sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach. With a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a world-class racquet club, a glamorous casino, a nature sanctuary, a kid’s explorers club and over 40 dining and nightlife options that range from seaside chill to dance floor thrills, there is something for everyone.

In the resort development of Baha Mar there are two gorgeous luxury hotels - Rosewood Baha Mar and SLS Baha Mar. Let’s start with Rosewood!

Rosewood Baha Mar lobby

(A GRAND) WELCOME TO THE BAHAMAS

Rosewood Baha Mar pairs relaxed Bahamian refinement with astonishing natural beauty — a total escape with the promise of so many possibilities. Just look at this classic British Colonial vibe!

Rosewood Baha Mar epitomizes Bahamian refinement and sophistication. Fusing the timeless charm of a modern Bahamian estate with luxury amenities and contemporary beach cottage interiors, the resort offers 230 rooms, suites and beachfront villas, exceptional dining experiences, private beach access and an indulgent spa.

Rosewood Baha Mar outdoor area

INDOOR/OUTDOOR

Rosewood Baha Mar presents a choice of indoor venues and outdoor settings for meetings, retreats, incentives, intimate private gatherings, family reunions and celebrations. Can’t you already taste your cocktail under the canopy of lanterns above?

Rosewood Baha Mar bar

GRACIOUS ME!

Whether you’re planning a special meal to remember or grabbing a quick bite, you’ll find everything from high-end dining experiences by renowned international chefs to more casual spots serving familiar favorites.

Sky Juice cocktail

Sky Juice

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. White Rum
  • 2 oz. Coconut Water
  • 1 oz. Condensed Milk

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients with ice
  2. Rim your cocktail glass with Condensed Milk, wedge and drip in toasted coconut zest
  3. Add a cinnamon stick for extra flavor

* Sky Juice cocktail recipe provided by Rosewood Baha Mar.

conch salad

CONCH SALAD, ANYONE?

The signature salad of SLS Baha Mar.

Ingredients

  • ¼green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ white onion, chopped
  • 2 red tomatoes, ripe but still firm, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green tomato, seeded and chopped
  • ½ pound fresh conch, cut into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, finely chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Juice of 1 orange

Directions

Place bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, and conch on a large cutting board; add scotch bonnet pepper as desired. Mix salad together using your hands.

Divide salad evenly between two plates and drizzle over lime and orange juice; serve immediately.

 

SLS Baha Mar resort exterior view

SLS BAHA MAR

The resort was envisioned as a tropical sanctuary for connoisseurs of global culture and style—a clientele accustomed to enjoying the best of the best. Welcome to a place where dazzling natural scenery pairs with unparalleled service and amenities curated specifically for the world’s most discerning guests and residents.

SLS Baha Mar guest room

BED DOWN IN THE BAHAMAS

All 299 rooms include SLS signature bedding, Bahamian-designed furniture, walk-in rainfall shower, wall-mounted HDTVs, full in-room technology connectivity, safe, plush SLS signature robes and slippers, custom Ciel Reserve bath amenities, and a mini bar curated with SLS Signature refreshments.

SLS  Baha Mar Japanese restaurant

SETTLE IN TO SENSORY

Foodies won’t be able to get enough of the variety of restaurants on site, including Katsuya which serves unique rolls, sushi, and sashimi platters, as well as speciality cocktails. There’s also Cleo Mediterranea with its contemporary take on classic Mediterranean cuising, and FI’LIA, the Italian restaurant run by Michael Shwartz, the James Beard Award winner.

SLS Baha Mar gathering area

GATHER DISCERNABLY

Combining a five-star hotel experience with elements of creativity and community, SLS Baha Mar is an irresistible Bahamian retreat for the most discerning global traveler. Located on Baha Mar Boulevard in Nassau, SLS Baha Mar features 299 rooms, world-class décor, and unforgettable dining and nightlife experiences.

Turns out humans aren't the only species who have awkward teenage phases.

BAHAMA MAMA

Each week, we attempt to provide you some things that will set the mood for our upcoming visit. This week, we’re stork raven mad over this fun stuff!

A playlist for this week!
A bird-themed playlist curated by (this is the cool part) Amanda Gallinat, a biologist who studies evolutionary drivers of species. (If that doesn’t work out for her, she could always be a deejay...)

Get your stretch on - we’ll be doing ‘Flamingo Yoga’ with the folks from the Sanctuary at Baha Mar. Yes, that is a thing.

And while we’re on the topic, here are 15 facts about flamingos.

Random if you don’t need it, but absolutely brilliant if you do: how to get a bird out of your house.

Don’t be such an idiom! Popular phrases like birds of a feather, and their meanings. Actually, BOAF didn’t even make the list... but these sure are fun to read.

Some virtual backgrounds for you for our Zoom call, provided by Rosewood Baha Mar and SLS Baha Mar

Kelly McAlister, Maui Jim Corporate GiftsKelly McAlister, Maui Jim Corporate Gifts

Kelly McAlister, Maui Jim

Kelly McAlister of Maui Jim will be with us on the calls each week as judge and jury to see which planner really goes all-in with the theme. So engage, be creative, and have fun... and you may be the winner!

She’ll be doing some gifting that will surely lift your shelter-in-place spirits!

Maui Jim


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