Baha Mar hotel, set in the tropical Bahamas, is a luxury mega resort offering its guests nothing less than five-star treatment. This exclusive resort is one of the world’s largest. Channel 5 recently released a documentary which sneaks behind the curtain of the £3.4 billion hotel to reveal exactly how it provides the ultimate experience.
From a high-traffic casino to opulent pool parities where guests are showered in champagne, money plays a huge part in the workings of this hotel.
Its no surprise then, that security is at the forefront of staff’s mind.
However, along with a superior technology system in place to keep an eye on every single happening on the hotel grounds, the resort also employs an unusual specialist team.
The team is comprised of five dogs trained to sniff out explosives and narcotics that could be lurking on the hotel grounds.
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Although handling a team of professional dogs can be hard work, it certainly is worth it, with both guests and staff reaping the benefits.
Renee Darling is a K-9 specialist who works as part of the security team and is lucky enough to call the fluffy detectives her colleagues.
During the documentary, most of her work is with the newest recruit, a two-year-old golden retriever named Tao.
“You’re working every day with a best friend,” says Renee.
“That’s how it feels. And he is a happy dog. He has the same personality and he just brightens my day, and brightens the day of everybody around him.”
It’s no surprise the hotel need such an intense security structure in place when you consider the lashings of luxury that make up the resort.
Baha Mar boasts a whopping 100,000 sq ft casino where wealthy guests are reportedly “encouraged to gamble vast sums of money”.
All hotel guests have access to the casino, likely having to walk through it numerous times a day to get to any given destination.
This is due to the clever layout of the hotel. The entire property is designed so that all roads lead to the casino.