Bermuda In The Pink With New Luxe Hotel Developments
New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
Travelers heading to Bermuda’s turquoise waters and pink sandy beaches will experience a variety of fresh starts this summer. Several resorts across the island are unveiling multi-million dollar renovations while stunning new developments make a grand entrance, including The Reefs Club, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess’s Bermudiana House and Tucker’s Point Hotel and Spa.
Elbow Beach, Bermuda Completes $5.5 million Renovation Luxury resort Elbow Beach Bermuda has completed a multi-million dollar project.
The refurbished Elbow Beach features 98 luxury cottage rooms and suites with a new range of facilities. The suites and rooms have new in-room entertainment systems, luxurious furnishings, iPod docking stations, personal espresso machines and upgraded bathroom facilities.
The resort also enhanced its public spaces, including The Library, a new recreation lounge with complimentary refreshment station; a newly renovated business center and gift shop; upgraded fitness room and new day-use suites.
Additionally, its half-mile private pink sand beachfront has new sun loungers and private cabanas. Ocean-side spa therapies will be available at the new Spa Beach Pavilion starting in June. Lido, the resort’s premier dining experience has a new Executive Chef, Guido Brambilla, with extensive five-star resort experience. Also, the resort’s DEEP Lounge and Nightclub have been revamped and will showcase live entertainment.
The Reefs Hotel Opens The Reefs Club, new La Serena Spa and Adds Guest Experience Amenities The Reefs Hotel has opened its new The Reefs Club, 19 elegantly appointed two-and three-bedroom, beach-front private residences. The Reefs Club is available for purchase on a fractional ownership basis and is available for guest stays. The Reefs Hotel also features the new La Serena Spa, including eight treatment rooms, a spa suite for dual services and a manicure/pedicure room with spectacular ocean views. The spa utilizes luxurious Elemis of London products.
For an added guest amenity, The Reefs now offers complimentary Flip digital video cameras for guests to utilize upon arrival. Also, as part of the renovation, The Reefs added a private wine room, which houses over 1,000 bottles of wine, in its Royston’s restaurant available for private events. www.thereefs.com
Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa Celebrates its First Anniversary Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa is celebrating its first anniversary with several new features. As the hotel enters its second year, it is partnering the acclaimed Tucker’s Point Golf Club with its venerable neighbor, Mid Ocean Club, affording hotel guests the chance to play on the latter’s historic course three times a week. Also, families will feel more at home with an expanded line-up of kids’ activities and new villa accommodations-perfect for multi-generational travelers. The resort features 200 rolling oceanfront acres, a championship18-hole golf course and the longest private beach on island. Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa has hosted influential guests including Queen Elizabeth II. www.tuckerspointhotelandspa.com
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Debuts Newly Reinvented Bermudiana House. The Fairmont Hamilton Princess has introduced Bermudiana House, formerly known as the Bay Wing, featuring 113 newly designed guestrooms with the feel of a luxury home including classic designs evocative of the hotel’s Victorian heritage. Marble entryways, flat screen televisions and rain-style showerheads are some of the features throughout Bermudiana House. www.fairmont.com/hamilton
The Fairmont Southampton Redesigns Guestroom, Renovates Whaler Inn and Enhances Meetings facility.
The Fairmont Southampton has completed a renovation program in its guestrooms and public spaces. The guestroom renovation includes a redesign of each of its spacious bathrooms, including marble tile, vanity, fixtures and lighting. In addition, most guestrooms will feature new bedding, wall coverings and draperies. Every room in the hotel features a balcony. Flat screen televisions have also been added to the guestrooms. The hotel has additionally renovated the former Whaler Inn restaurant, transforming it into the new Ocean Club. Overlooking the hotel’s private beach, the newly renovated restaurant features new décor and a new menu.
The Fairmont Southampton also enhanced its meetings facility with new draperies in The Mid Ocean Amphitheatre, renovations to the lower lobby and the purchase of more than 1,000 new banquet chairs. www.fairmont.com/southampton
Grotto Bay Beach Resort Opens Spa Cave and Waterpark Grotto Bay Beach resort will open The Spa in Prospero’s Cave in June 2010. An ode to nature, the spa allows guests to personalize their spa treatments, which are performed amongst Stalactites and Stalagmites hanging from the cave’s ceiling and overlooking a crystal clear ocean-fed lake. Reputed to have been discovered by Sir. George Somers in 1609-1610, Prospero’s Cave is named after the lead character in Shakespeare’s The Tempest– commonly thought to have been based on Sir. George Somers’s shipwreck in Bermuda in 1609.
Additionally, Grotto Bay Beach Resort will open its new waterpark in June 2010, featuring waterslides, super soaker slingshots and a water trampoline. Grotto Bay Beach’s waterpark components will be located in the ocean off of the resort’s beach. The waterpark will add to the resort’s current list of amenities, including four tennis courts, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room, children’s playground, dive shop and water sports shop. www.grottobay.com
9 Beaches to re-open in 2011. The owners of 9 Beaches have announced the resort will reopen in May 2011 after a complete upgrade to its over-water bungalows, dockside restaurant and lounge. 9 Beaches has 61 chic cabana style units across 18 private waterfront acres on the western-most tip of Bermuda.