News for the Hospitality Executive
Serves as the Centerpiece of Tuckerís Point Club, Bermuda
BERMUDA Ė January 13, 2009 Ė Tuckerís Point Hotel & Spa will open on April 1 as the capstone of Tuckerís Point Club, Bermudaís premier resort, private club and residential community, and as the Islandís first resort in 37 years, its spring debut will mark a renaissance of Bermuda tourism. At the same time, the Hotel will evoke all the charm of Bermudaís halcyon days Ė a time when Pan Am Clippers, private yachts, and horse drawn carriages were the preferred modes of transportation, when private launches ferried guests from steamships anchored in St. Georges Harbour to the hotel dock on Castle Harbour - a time when guests did not check-in, rather, they arrived.
ďFor all who have dedicated so much time and talent to bring our vision for Tuckerís Point Hotel & Spa to fruition, this is truly an exciting time,Ē said Eric Brooks, chief operating officer of Tuckerís Point Club. ďSpring is a season for new beginnings, and we look forward to sharing ours with the people of Bermuda and a new generation of travelers to this charming and sophisticated island.Ē
The Tuckerís Point Hotel & Spa vision is brought to life by an accomplished team of architects and designers, including the design firm of HKS Architects, in collaboration with Bermuda-based Conyers & Associates, interior designers Paul Duesing Partners, and the landscape design firm SWA Group.
Guiding the vision from its inception has been Edward S. Trippe, president, who explains, ďCreation of Tuckerís Point Club, now capped by the Hotel & Spa, has been a patient assemblage of all the components that make a great resort. The Golf Beach & Tennis Club and the residential development give Tuckerís Point a sense of place and vitality. The Hotel will bring guests from around the world, and will support new amenities, such as the Spa and the Fitness Centre. It will certainly add to our well-established culinary reputation. Best of all, we have assembled a warm and personable staff that will give the resort its heart.Ē
The Hotel is anchored by a stately Manor House, dramatically perched
above Castle Harbour, a 17th Century anchorage guarded by the ĎCastleí
islands. Each of the 88 guestrooms and suites is decorated in a classic
British style of refined finishes, distinctive artwork and bespoke furnishings.
The richly appointed five-fixture bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs,
and expansive balconies and terraces provide commanding water views. Suites
have wet bars with ice makers, and most have fireplaces. The modern amenities
of complimentary Wi-fi, VOIP telephony, and IP-TV are softened by the whimsy
of walking sticks, butterfly nets and straw sunhats.
A 1,900 square-foot Fitness Centre provides the latest aerobic and cardiovascular equipment from Life Fitness and Tough Stuff, as well as private wellness and conditioning instruction. Kayaks, motorboats, sailboats, windsurfers, and scuba instruction are available through The Dive Shop and Watersports Centre. Dive adventures aboard the 31-foot Tidal Pull lead to shipwrecks, underwater caves, and the worldís northern-most coral reef.
The Point Restaurant, entered through an English long bar overlooking the Palm Court, is overseen by Chef Serge Bottelli and decorated with the treasured murals of Gerard Henderson. The Point Terrace has twin outdoor fireplaces, perfect for after-dinner cocktails. Private dining is offered in the Wine Room with its barrel-vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and a collection of new- and old-world wines. Al fresco dining, under a pergola draped with bougainvillea and lit by candle lanterns, is available poolside on the Mahogany Terrace. Morning coffee, afternoon tea and evening cocktails are served in the Library, a jewel-box of Cedar paneling with stunning views of the Castle Islands.
The 5,000 square-foot Conference Centre is designed for board of director meetings, senior management retreats, and top-tier incentive programs. A business centre provides computers, translation, IT support, and secretarial services. State-of-the-art technology puts a complete array of audiovisual, lighting and climate controls at the presenterís fingertips, as well as provides satellite conferencing and complete projection screen options. A conference can even take to sea aboard The Venetian, a 100-foot yacht with cocktail receptions for 50 guests and seated dinners for 25. Brooks explains, ďIt is rare that a boutique hotel, exquisitely designed to five-star standards, offers a sophisticated conference venue; however, with Bermudaís established international business community, and the Islandís proximity to major gateway cities, the market for executive meetings is at our doorstep.Ē
Guests of the Hotel are invited to enjoy all of the dining and recreational amenities of the private Tuckerís Point Golf Beach & Tennis Club. Golf is played on the Roger Rulewich-designed, 18-hole championship course, beautifully sited along Castle Harbour and Harrington Sound. The manicured fairways are superbly contoured, and TifEagle greens provide a fast yet true putting surface. The practice facility comprises a driving range and putting green, and lessons are offered under the direction of PGA-certified golf professionals.
The Clubhouse reflects traditional Bermuda architecture, and offers a complete Pro Shop, beautifully appointed locker rooms, and dining in the Grille Room which opens onto a sweeping verandah overlooking Castle Harbour. There are four lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, and professional instruction by the club professional.
The Beach Club at Tuckerís Point comes alive each April with two freshwater horizon pools, bar pavilion, a restaurant that opens to gentle ocean breezes, and al fresco dining under a shaded pergola. The pools and dining are perched above Bermudaís most private and pristine pink-sand beach.
Tuckerís Point Hotel & Spa is a member of Preferred Hotels &
Resorts, a luxury collection of more than 135 independent hotels and resorts
in the most desirable locations around the world. For more information
on Tuckerís Point Hotel & Spa, call (441) 298-4000 or visit www.tuckerspointhotelandspa.com.
For more information on Tuckerís Point Club, call (441) 298-6900 or visit
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