Caribbean Resort Installs FiberTite Roofing System To Protect Against Tropical Weather Conditions
Name: Baha Mar Resorts
Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Nestled in the center of Nassau’s Cable Beach in the Bahamas, Grand Hyatt’s Baha Mar Resort is a premier destination for vacationers. The resort includes amenities from a championship golf course and casino to a state-of-the-art convention center and hotel accommodating more than 700 rooms. Although still in the renovation process, Baha Mar resorts is expected to be in full operation within the year.
Due to the extreme temperatures and hurricane-prone weather conditions, it was essential to invest in a roof that could withstand high wind and harsh UV rays. Baha Mar chose FiberTite Roofing System to fulfill their needs and ensure superior protection from the unpredictable tropical climate. Installation took place in two separate sections of the resort, totaling more than 200,000 sq. ft.
In light of the close proximity to the Lynden Pindling International Airport, architect Anthony Valiño of AECOM Design in Florida, also wanted the resort to be visible from an aerial point of view, serving both aesthetic and branding purposes. The 200,000 sq.ft. Baha Mar Convention, Arts & Entertainment Center prominently displays the resort name and logo, using FiberTite Brite™. A Kynar® fluoropolymer top-finish helps maintain a glossy, sleek appearance.
As of October 2016, the roofing installation was temporarily suspended due to weather conditions and budget constraints. The contractor, Caribbean Island Services, is hopeful to resume construction in the new year and make Baha Mar resorts a one-stop for luxury getaways.
Seaman Corporation, manufacturer of FiberTite Roofing Systems, has been a worldwide market leader of innovative, high performance coated fabrics since 1949. Using a unique, four layer technology providing puncture, UV, chemical, and ponding water resistance, FiberTite is the original Elvaloy KEE membrane with a 35+ year history of performance.
Seaman Corporation has manufacturing locations in Wooster, Ohio and Bristol, Tennessee. In addition to FiberTite, Seaman Corporation also makes fabrics for more specialized markets, including military, dock seals, marine applications, pool covers, truck tarps, mower covers and others.