TUCKERS TOWN, Bermuda -- The first major resort hotel to be built
in Bermuda since 1972 is under development here, with completion
slated for 2004.
The $250 million Tucker's Point Club will contain a 108-room
hotel; golf, beach and tennis clubs, and an upscale residential
community, according to developer Bermuda Properties.
At a press briefing in New York, David Allen, Bermuda's minister
of tourism, said the last major resort of this scale to be
constructed in Bermuda was the Southhampton Princess in the early
"There is a lot of reinventing going on across the board in
Bermuda," he said. "Tucker's Point Club is the jewel in the crown,"
Tucker's Point Club will be developed in phases over five years
on 200 acres of land.
According to Edward Trippe, president of Bermuda Properties, the
first phase of the project -- the golf, beach and tennis club --
already is under way.
The second phase will involve the construction of the hotel,
which will consist of traditional colonial-style Bermuda
Configured in clusters, the eight to 10 guest room cottages will
be separated by stone walls and winding paths. Each guest room will
feature balconies and views of Castle Harbour or Harrington
The main building of the hotel will be designed as a great
house, opening out to a covered terrace and patio and featuring a
reception area, living room and library.
The property, which will be erected on the site of the original
Castle Harbour Hotel, will be managed by Rosewood Hotels &
Resorts, the Dallas-based hotel management company.
"There is a terrific sense of space [at the hotel] -- the
smallest room is 630 square feet," said Jim Brown, president and
chief operating officer of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
Additional facilities will include a European-style spa and
health club and an executive conference center with three
According to Brown, the meetings space is very small because the
hotel "is not intended to be a group hotel but an individual
The resort will feature two outdoor pools, a children's center,
a main restaurant, private dining rooms, a poolside grill and a
lounge and bar.
The Bermuda government played a key role in supporting the
The plans for the property helped prompt the Hotel Concessions
Act 2000, which provides relief from customs duty and certain tax
It also removes restrictions on companies holding interests in
land, enabling them to enhance their properties.
For more information on Tucker's Point Club, call (441) 298-6915
or visit its Web site at www.tuckerspoint.com.