Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, which will offer high-end amenities and eventually 1,800 guest rooms, is expected to begin operating in late April in Nassau, Bahamas.

The property will be unveiled in phases, with 200 guest rooms slated to open on April 21. Eventually, Grand Hyatt will include 227 lavish suites, three restaurants, a pool bar and grill, and a jazz-themed lounge. Meetings will take place at Baha Mar Convention Center, with 85,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space.

It’s the centerpiece and anchor property of a long-delayed project that began more than a decade ago. Originally, the Baha Mar complex was to have five hotels, with Baha Mar Casino Resort & Hotel as its anchor property.

“It is an honor to soon be part of the Baha Mar family, and Hyatt is thrilled to reaffirm its commitment to Baha Mar and to work together to create an exciting new destination in the Bahamas,” said Myles McGourty, senior vice president of Latin America and the Caribbean for Hyatt Hotels Corp. “Expanding Hyatt’s presence in the Caribbean is important to our global expansion strategy as we grow our World of Hyatt platform and bring more genuine experiences to our loyal guests in destinations where they want to travel.

“Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will undoubtedly become one of the premier destinations in the Caribbean.”

SLS Baha Mar, with 300 guest rooms, is scheduled to open in phases between September and November, followed by the 200-room Rosewood Baha Mar in December.

Another Baha Mar hotel, the 694-room Melia Nassau Beach, is a family-friendly property that has been open for three years.