Now that the roof has been splashed
Bermuda-style, with the contents of a bottle of black rum, the pace
of construction has picked up at Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa,
the first luxury hotel to be built on the island in more than 35
The 88-room hotel
and a 12,000-square-foot spa will be the centerpiece of Tucker's
Point Club, a $350 million, mixed-use resort that sprawls across
200 hilly acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
The hotel is
scheduled to open in phases starting in fall 2008, with its formal
kickoff in April 2009 at the start of Bermuda's peak tourism
"The hotel and spa
will complete our vision of a full-service luxury resort and
residential community," said Edward Trippe, president of Tucker's
Point Club. "It will establish a new standard of excellence in the
hospitality industry on the island."
The resort has been
in the works since 2000, when Tucker's Point Golf Course was
rebuilt. Construction stalled after 9/11 and was further delayed by
Hurricane Fabian, which devastated Bermuda in 2003.
Plans then shifted
to building the resort in phases, which included further
improvements to the golf course, the addition of the beach and
tennis club and Harbour Beach Marina.
in two complexes began going up in 2006. Residents will have access
to hotel services such as housekeeping, room service and the
At the garden-style
spa, guests will be able to opt for private treatment cabanas and
"The hotel has, in
effect, been designed to accommodate the much larger Tucker's Point
community," said Trippe. "For an 88-room hotel, the conference
facilities are very generous, as are the spa, health club and
dining amenities so they can accommodate our golf, beach and tennis
club members, as well."
Bermuda's traditional cottage-colony architecture, Tucker's Point
is adding some distinctively luxurious features. Airy cottages,
which will overlook Castle Harbour, will be anchored by a Manor
House with suites.
Both cottages and
suites will have fireplaces, bars with sinks, large sitting areas
and expansive balconies.
British-style, with distinctive artwork and bespoke furnishings,
the hotel will include 40 superior rooms measuring about 520 square
feet each and 28 deluxe guest rooms at 630 square feet
There will be 19
suites at 1,200 square feet with one bedroom or 1,800 square feet
with two bedrooms. The two-bedroom Governor's Suite will sprawl
over 2,300 square feet and include a study and a pantry.
The spa will be
expansive, as well, with 11 treatment rooms, two of which will be
suites dedicated to facials.
A hydrotherapy room
will be a place for guests to relax prior to European-style scrubs
and rubs. The post-treatment lounges will have fireplaces and
private courtyards that open to a garden with a lawn for yoga and
Multiple dining options
Tucker's Point will
have several restaurants. A fine-dining restaurant will open onto a
terrace with sunset views. The Wine Room will offer a la carte and
private dining. Guests at the alfresco Grille Terrace restaurant
will be seated under a bougainvillea-draped pergola.
Bartenders at an
English long bar will mix Bermuda's favorite cocktails, while the
Winter Lounge will serve espresso and pastries in the morning,
English tea in the afternoon and cocktails and desserts in the
evening. Also, guests will be able to dine on the terrace in their
board meetings and social events will be held in the
5,000-square-foot conference center, which will complement existing
Tucker's Point facilities, including the golf course, clubhouse and
tennis center with clay courts.
The beach club has
an oceanfront horizon swimming pool and children's pools as well as
several of the island's famous pink-sand beaches. Sailing and
boating can be arranged at the resort's marina.
Tucker's Point as a resort that will draw golfers, tennis players
and boaters to the island not just in summer but all year
Tucker's Point is
positioned to take advantage of the "resurgence of tourism in
Bermuda," Trippe said. "We believe we can help make the island a
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