Bermuda -- Hotel re-dos are common and constant on Bermuda, but a
new resort hasnt been constructed here in more than 30 years.
explains the buzz about Tuckers Point Club, a $350 million luxury
resort and residential community that will include a 104-room hotel
and a Greenbrier Spa.
construction is set to begin early this year on Tuckers Point Hotel
and Cottages -- the centerpiece of a 200-acre development -- the
Residence Club, a timeshare complex, just opened 12 villas. The
remaining eight Residence Club villas are due to open in the second
begin on a second condominium-style residential complex this
are teeing off at Tuckers Point Golf Course or splashing in the oceanfront
swimming pool at the resorts Beach Club.
will employ Bermudas traditional cottage-colony
Cottages will be
airy, perched on a hillside overlooking Castle Harbour, and will be
anchored by a manor house with suites. Cottages and suites will
have fireplaces, wet bars, large sitting areas and expansive
will only reinforce Bermuda as a quality destination, said Michael
Winfield, president of Bermudas hotel association and president and
CEO of Cambridge Beaches. We are all looking forward to it. We know
there are other companies looking at Bermuda. I think Bermuda is at
the beginning of a new upsurge.
An upturn in
tourism would certainly be welcome on Bermuda, where visitor
numbers have been declining since the 1980s.
The Tuckers Point
project, which is being built on the grounds of the former Marriott
Castle Harbor Hotel, has encountered its share of
financing for the hotel fell through, forcing developers to tackle
smaller pieces of the project first, such as the golf course and
the pool and beach club.
Fabian devastated Bermuda in September 2003, stalling plans
Bermuda is a very
expensive place to build, and we are building an extraordinarily
expensive hotel, said Edward Trippe, president of Tuckers Point
Club. We could not do everything in two to three years. We had to
build in phases.
Tuckers Point is
phasing in a mixed-use residential resort, where hotel services
such as housekeeping, food and beverage and concierge will be
available to tradition- al hotel guests as well as to the owners in
the two residential complexes.
A Greenbrier Spa,
affiliated with West Virginias Greenbrier Resort, will offer
private treatment cabanas and feature European-style treatments in
a garden setting. Tuckers Point Club
will also include a marina as well as a 5,000-square-foot
Trippe said he
envisions Tuckers Point as a resort that will draw golfers and
tennis players not just in summer but in fall, winter and spring,
We believe we can
help make Bermuda a year-round destination, he said.
information, visit www.tuckerspoint.com.
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