Nassau, Bahamas (March 22, 2017) – Brent Martin has been named executive chef of the highly anticipated Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas.
Martin has been a member of the Hyatt family since 1996, starting as chef de cuisine at Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman, where he received the James Beard Award nomination for “Best Chef of the Southeast and Caribbean.” Martin has served in various culinary roles throughout Hyatt’s global brand portfolio, most recently as executive chef at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. In 2013, Martin was a member of the opening team and executive chef for Andaz Maui Resort and Spa. There he helmed the resort’s signature Ka’Ana Kitchen culinary operation, and led his team to receive numerous awards and accolades, including an invitation to the James Beard House in 2013.
In his new role as executive chef at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Martin will oversee the development and launch of more than 20 signature restaurants, bars, lounges and dining outlets at Baha Mar, all of which will be inspired by the local culture and rich heritage of the resort’s surroundings, and centered on incorporating local and seasonal ingredients.
“Brent’s experience is rooted in attention to sustainable sourcing, and he has a long history in creating a direct connection with food producers. As a native of Wellington, New Zealand, he brings great knowledge and respect for the crossroads of cultures, especially those in our area that will be incorporated into our menus,” said Scott Allen, general manager of Grand Hyatt Baha Mar.
“We’re pleased to have Chef Martin join the team at Baha Mar,” said Graeme Davis, president of Baha Mar/Chow Tai Fook Enterprises CTFE’s Bahamian subsidiary. “His role as a culinary leader is vital in contributing to the culinary legacy of the Bahamas, showcasing the creativity and high caliber of service that will exist throughout the resort.”
For more information about Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, please visit bahamar.grand.hyatt.com.
About Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Celebrating the ocean, culture and spirit of The Bahamas, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will be a spectacular luxury resort located on the picturesque island of New Providence in Nassau. With stunning views of the ocean and green coastal fairways, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will be a sanctuary of natural beauty, dramatic architecture, art, and modern luxury that offers 1,800 opulent guest rooms, including 230 suites that include one, two and three bedroom residences with lavish amenities and contemporary décor. Designed to become the preferred venue for international incentives, meetings and events, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar will manage The Baha Mar Convention, Art and Entertainment Center, the destination’s 200,000 square foot indoor and outdoor convention facility. At Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, guests will be able to experience a 100,000-square-foot casino with 1,140 slots and 125 table games, indulge in the destination’s 30,000- square-foot ESPA Spa, splurge at high-end retail shops, and savor innovative cuisine at more than 20 restaurants, bars and lounges. A white sand beach with water sports, multiple pools, The Racquet Club at Baha Mar, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course, and a vibrant nightclub will ensure no shortage of activities and fun, accented by unforgettable Bahamian hospitality. For more information visit bahamar.grand.hyatt.com.
About Baha Mar
Baha Mar is a master planned $4.2 billion integrated resort development being purchased by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE). The beachfront destination includes three global brand operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood – with over 2,300 rooms. Additional amenities include 40 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean with over 100,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, 200,000 sq. ft. convention center, 18-hole Championship Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and Golf Club, first ESPA flagship spa in the Caribbean, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a breathtaking beach destination with dynamic programming, activities and guest offerings located in one of the most beautiful places in the world – The Bahamas. For more information visit www.bahamar.com.
About Grand Hyatt
Around the world, Grand Hyatt hotels unlock the extraordinary in every moment by creating experiences beyond expectation. Located at the crossroads of local culture and global business within major gateway cities and resort destinations, each Grand Hyatt hotel is uniquely designed to reflect its own distinct environment and provides a hub for travelers and locals alike. Grand Hyatt hotels exemplify the pursuit of life lived grandly offering guests superior service, first-class accommodations and an abundance of options within a multicultural backdrop of dramatic architecture and innovative design. Grand Hyatt properties boast inventive restaurants, luxury spas, fitness centers, and business and meeting facilities. Grand Hyatt hotels stand to make every moment memorable through their commitment to living grand every day. For additional information or to make a reservation, please visit grandhyatt.com. Follow @GrandHyatt on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #GoGrand.
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