Construction Cost Expected to be $800,000 per Room
|BERMUDA Ė May 10, 2005 Ė The first new luxury hotel in Bermuda in over
30 years will soon become a reality. It will be the centerpiece of
Tuckerís Point Club, Bermudaís premier, $350 million, 200-acre resort and
Plans for the Tuckerís Point Hotel & Cottages have been approved by the Government of Bermuda, paving the way for its construction. The development will have three entities: the 104-room Hotel & Spa, with one-third of the units configured as suites and studios in a collection of cottages; The Residence Club, a fractional ownership facility (the first such product in Bermuda); and Harbour Court, a full-service condominium complex . All three entities will enjoy the services of a first-class hotel: housekeeping, food and beverage, and concierge among them.
The Residence Club, already well underway, will open in November 2005; Harbour Court will follow in phases in late 2006, and the main hotel will debut in late 2007.
In announcing full plans for the new hotel, Ed Trippe, President of Tuckerís Point Club, said: ďWe are delighted to embark on this next important stage of our development. Our new hotel is integral to Tuckerís Point Club and will be significant in attracting tourists and small, prestigious meetings to the island. Weíve already enjoyed great success with our new golf course, beach club and private residences; the hotel will further enhance Tuckerís Point Club as a destination resort.Ē
The hotel, at a cost of more than $800,000 per room, is Bermudaís first new luxury resort in over 30 years, and will evoke a true sense of place with its Bermudian cottage colony style of architecture and luxurious classical interiors. Anchored by a Manor House on the crest of a hill, clusters of cottages will cascade down the hillside to the waters of Castle Harbour. Every guest room and suite has an expansive balcony commanding water views. The cottages and Manor House suites have fireplaces, wet bars, and generous sitting areas. The bathrooms are large and luxurious. The Palm Court, an allée of stately royal palms, leads through manicured gardens to the extensively landscaped swimming pool and sun terrace. The restaurant, with broad terraces, sits on a hillside affording sunset views.
A 5,000-square foot Conference Center is configured to host the meeting and dining requirements of executive retreats, board meetings, and social events. Eric Brooks, COO of Tuckerís Point, explains, ďIt is rare that a boutique, five-star hotel offers a sophisticated conference venue; however, with Bermudaís established international business community, and the Islandís proximity to major gateway cities, the market for small, but prestigious meetings, is waiting to be addressed.Ē
The Greenbrier Spa, affiliated with the world-famous Greenbrier Resort, will be a garden sanctuary with private treatment cabanas, and will feature European-style treatments. The Harbour Beach Marina will offer day-sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and kayaking.
Commenting on the Tuckerís Point Hotel & Cottages, Dr. Ewart Brown, Bermudaís Minister of Tourism, said: ďWe have watched Tuckerís Point Club evolve over the last several years, and are especially pleased to see an ultra-luxury hotel built on this site. Properties such as the Tuckerís Point Hotel & Cottages allow us to compete successfully with the finest tourist destinations in the world.Ē
Existing Tuckerís Point Club facilities include a championship, 18-hole golf course, a tennis center with Har Tru clay courts, a Beach Club with an oceanfront horizon swimming pool, and the new 20,000-square-foot Golf Clubhouse. The communityís spectacular hilltop site in Tuckerís Town overlooks Castle Harbour, Harrington Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
Tuckerís Point Club
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