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Developer Issues Details on Bermuda Luxury Resort

Hotel & Resort | Brian Major | August 22, 2016

Developer Issues Details on Bermuda Luxury Resort

PHOTO: The new St. Regis hotel will be located in Bermuda’s St. George’s district. (Photo courtesy of Bermuda Tourism Authority)

Desarrollos Hotelco Group late last week issued details of the 122-room luxury resort development the company is building in Bermuda’s historic St. George’s district. Scheduled to open in 2019, the resort would be the first new St. George’s hotel property in generations and also the first Bermuda property to operate a casino under legislation Bermuda’s government adopted in 2014.

The resort, to be branded a St. Regis property, is being built on government-owned land under a program launched in 2014. The project’s 833-page “planning application” calls for 122 hotel rooms, a casino, a ballroom and function terrace and “98 branded condominiums, estate lots for future development and the refurbishment of an 18-hole golf course.”

A Club Med resort, previously located on the long-dormant site, closed in 2008.

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The “five-star” hotel will include a reception and lobby area, a full-service restaurant, a bar & wine cellar, a pool bar and grill plus a spa and gymnasium facilities. The golf course “will be refurbished and re-opened as part of phase two of the development,” according to Desarrollos officials.

The document adds, “The hotel reception will be located centrally in the complex of buildings with main facilities such as bars [and] restaurants” and “the hotel buildings containing amenities and facilities will be mostly two to four stories in height; the hotel accommodation wing will be arranged across a four- to five-story building on the northern end of the site.”

The property will also feature “a pool grill... located on the deck/terrace area overlooking the beach and pool.” The resort’s spa “will be carefully integrated into the existing historic fabric forming Fort Albert.”

The decommissioned British fort and other historic fortifications in northeastern Bermuda, together with St. George’s, have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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