Photos & Video: St Regis Hotel Groundbreaking

May 4, 2017 | 49 Comments

Representatives of the Bermuda Government, Marriott International and developer Hotelco Bermuda Holding Ltd joined together today to officially break ground on the planned 240,000 sq. ft. St. Regis Hotel and seven condominium buildings.

“The luxury hotel will feature facilities such as 122 rooms and suites, St. Regis restaurant, bar and wine vault, a casino and 3,000 sq ft of meeting space.” a spokesperson said.

“For guests looking to relax, the resort will feature an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, a luxury spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre, a club for children and teens, and swimming pools for adult and families.

“The look and feel of the new St. Regis will reflect Bermuda’s unique architectural style; OBM International, the master planning, architecture and design firm, has designed the property.

The 20-minute live video replay is below:

“The hotel will create economic opportunity in Bermuda even before it opens its doors, starting with 300 construction jobs required to build the project once the work is fully ramped up next year; 80 per cent of those positions are expected to be Bermudian.

“The project will rise in phases, with Phase 1 being the hotel and 28 residences [14 private and 14 fractional]. Phase 2 will include 42 private St Regis residences and Phase 3 will include 28 private St Regis residences. In addition, there will be seven lots for sale for luxury St Regis villas.

“St. Regis is part of Marriott International and the new luxury hotel is being developed by Hotelco Bermuda Holding Ltd.

Premier Michael Dunkley said: “After decades of uncertainty over the future of a hotel in St George’s, I am excited to be breaking ground on the St. Regis hotel today.

“This marks the beginning of a new era in St George’s that will revitalise the town and bring much-needed tourists and traffic to an important part of the island. The construction of the hotel will create hundreds of new construction jobs and we are thrilled about this.”

“Bermuda is a very special place for us. When we first saw the land three years ago, we knew that it was the perfect spot for a luxury hotel,” says Miguel Purroy, Principal and Director of Hotelco Bermuda Holding Ltd.

“The beachfront location and the incredible history of the site right near the forts and the old town of St George’s are a perfect combination for the resort. We are so pleased to be taking the first steps towards creating new history and guest memories on this site.”

“Marriott is excited to be working with Hotelco Bermuda Holding to bring this exciting luxury resort to life in Bermuda,” says Tim Sheldon, President, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International. “

“St. Regis bridges generations by providing a luxury experience that combines modern conveniences and technology with timeless design and personalized service to appeal to a new generation of global, luxury travellers. We are delighted to be breaking ground on a new St. Regis hotel in Bermuda today, which will be a jewel in the St. Regis family.”

“The hotel is due to open in early 2020,” the Government said.

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  1. Warlord says:

    New airport and hotel in one week.PLP who

    • Hotel or Time sharing

      • Build a Better Bermuda says:

        Actually, unlike the PLP who allowed developers to build time shares first before the promised hotels that never came to be, they have to build the hotel in conjunction with residence development.

  2. Eyes wide open says:

    He’s going to call the election right after America’s Cup. Who wants to bet? he will not wait until December. I can’t wait to vote you out. My people see right through all the smiles before the election.

    • rumsoak says:

      What was it again that the PLP did for people?

      • They didnt treat us like second hand S!@#

        • paperclip says:

          Actually they did, by ruining the economy and putting thousands out of work.

        • Bermudian says:

          Really?! Mismanagement of millions of dollars and running this country into so much debt it almost broke us isn’t treating you like a second hand S!@#? They made me feel like that. Party over people should be their motto. Look past your superficial hate for the OBA and be honest with yourself. Then again you might have already but can’t bring yourself to believe it.

    • Why? says:

      Why vote different. There is economic recovery happening we don’t want our people to have to have more economic uncertainty.

      To borrow a term from Premier Ewart Brown, the Platinum period of tourism. Looks like this may finally be in reach.

      My mama says better the devil you know!

      Have a blessed evening!

    • puzzled says:

      So you want to “vote you out”.
      Whom or what are you referring to.

      Must be talking about your boss because your pissed off at you salary.

      • Eyes wide open says:

        Yes my boss is a OBA minister and I fake smile in the person’s face every chance I get in their meetings :)

        Like I expressed before time to go bye bye don’t come back no more until you change the name.

        • serengeti says:

          If your boss is a government Minister and you’re on here divulging things that were said in private meetings, you are probably breaking the law.
          Not that you care about breaking the law, I’m sure.

        • steve says:

          your boss is a minister and has a fake smile- then by all means destroy the country!

    • Politricks says:

      Agreed.

      I mean who wants a government that has overseen now multiple new hotel developments and refurbishments in their short tenure.

      Much more exciting when we blow old ones up and watch others close.

      Shame on this government for getting such projects off the ground. Shame indeed.

      Who’s your people BTW?

    • Navin Johnson says:

      Your people? Can’t stand progress and doing it right? No one is getting a cut out of these deals…..may the PLP and its incompetence fade into oblivion

      • Wake up, abstain from rubbing your eyes and look at the real pic.

        • Zevon says:

          The real pic was s that Ewart failed to do this, despite promising repeatedly that ground would be broken in November 2011. He failed. The PLP failed.

    • yup! says:

      JULY 27, 2017. Couldn’t wait…can’t wait! After all the AC people leave they gonna have a problem. Gotta get people to vote while still on the AC high.

      DONT FALL FOR IT!!

      • Some will still fall for it, thats what I admire about de other people, they’re not brain damaged and ALWAYS vote Party and dont abstain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Ty says:

          So how did you party lose the last election. All I’ve heard since that fateful day is YOUR PEOPLE abstained.

    • Zevon says:

      They succeed where the PLP failed. They’re bringing jobs and investment. Jobs for Bermudians, amd you hate it.

    • I agree.
      I can’t wait to vote the hypocrites out either.
      Bring on the election.
      Tired of their political rhetoric!!

    • aceboy says:

      No they don’t. They get duped by their own people with lots of smiles and platitudes. then ignored for over a decade. ESPECIALLY in St. Georges.

  3. NCM says:

    Awesome! Great job OBA! A new airport, new hotels in St. George’s, Southampton etc. etc. Future is looking bright.

    • NO!!
      IT IS TREMENDOUSLY GREAT THAT RENEE MING AND KIM SWAN COULD THROW THESE FAKES OUT OF POWER.
      That would give Bermudians delight.

      • mark says:

        Have some backbone and admit these things are good for our country.

  4. Family Man says:

    What a difference. Here we have a party that actually brings in investments and gets things done, while just a few stories earlier we have a picture of _______ eager to get their hands back in the cookie jar.

  5. Trump supporter says:

    Well done, aND glad to see Mr crockwell there. MR Crock well come back. Your part of this positive feeling and projects within the OBA.

  6. 32n64w says:

    Well done Team Bermuda!

  7. Run It says:

    Can’t deny OBA are getting the job done. St. Georgian’s should be happy.

  8. Wow says:

    Well done OBA! Getting things done is what I’m talking about. Keep this up and you will always have my vote.

  9. Rasta says:

    Wow, the govt is doing a great job down St. Georges.

  10. mixitup says:

    Thanks OBA! An Airport shoved down our throats, A hotel dropped on one of Bermuda’s most beautiful and historic beaches, and everyone yells progress…lol At what cost? What hotel company wouldn’t fall over themselves for that location? A previous Gov’t thought it best to build on the hill and spare that location, then that project ‘somehow’ fell through.. the Southlands Jumeirah Project ‘somehow’ fell through, as did the Southshore condos ‘somehow’ fell through, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice? Not gone happen.

    • mixitup says:

      come to think about it… where are those same protestors that were on South Shore pickiting a few years back? St. Catherines Beach is not worthy of being left as the ship wrecked settlers found it? That Beach should be sacred! Then again you choose the battles that suit your interest. And here you all are today singing this Gov’t Praises for an almost identical situation…. A Sad bunch.

      • Zevon says:

        Jibberish.

      • Truthhertz says:

        You better go back and check the drawings for the failed PLP hotel development.

        It was also right on the beach.

    • Truth says:

      Take it easy Burt. Before you blow a gasket mate. Ffs

  11. Janice says:

    We roll out airports and hotels they roll out UBP Wayne and Kim

    • Game over UBP/OBA says:

      I’d be worried since the only black leaders you had left you. Told both of them for years the UBP/OBA was using them to swing black Bermudians to vote UBP/OBA. It didn’t work so you tried to change the name. Last election my family didn’t vote wait till this election. Oh boy I can’t wait. They say your leader is calling the election after America’s Cup. Best time to kick the UBP out.

  12. Triangle Drifter says:

    The Town Crier down the East End has been busy this week. Lots of good news. Are those who should be listening paying attention? If voters vote based on performance the whole East End should be a landslide win for OBA.

  13. M.C. Beauchamp says:

    Our island has been broken. It’s slowly being fixed. That’s very good news indeed.

  14. Nubian Queen says:

    Still not voting OBA!!!

  15. sid says:

    I’ll need to see actual construction workers pouring actual concrete before I get too excited about this. There have been lots of announcements that led to nothing, going back decades.

  16. Mistah Fistah says:

    30 years in the making and it’s finally started. Nice job you guys. After years of explosions and unnecessary golf course closures under team green, we are getting what was promised. As a st. Georges resident, thank you.

  17. francis says:

    St George’s facts from oba

    New airport
    new hotel and golf course
    new docks
    return of wharfage
    heritage fund
    cruiseships
    tenders from dockyard to st georges
    new bathrooms
    new ferry infrastructure

    oh yes – and a new hotel and a new airport
    plp – destroy golf course
    destroy old town
    plp – pathetic loser party

    • paperclip says:

      Actual facts there folks, not PLP rhetoric, just cold hard facts.

  18. Breathe says:

    Some inconvenient questions no-one seems prepared to ask:

    1. where is the full list and value of the concessions given to keep these guys at the table?
    2. has the financing been confirmed or is that question only asked when others are involved?
    3. not one high-end development / fractional / whatever has been successful in Bermuda, not one; so why are they convinced theirs will be any different ?
    4. If this is St. Regis mantra: “St. Regis bridges generations by providing a luxury experience that combines modern conveniences and technology with timeless design and personalized service to appeal to a new generation of global, luxury travelers” (which sounds like the BTA’s and makes perfect sense) WTF is the Towne Crier doing there symbolizing some quaint old world BS that made St. Georges lose luster in the first place? “Bermuda? It’s kinda like your grandmother’s holiday….” Richard Quest, CNN to Michael Dunkley live.
    5. What value did a virtually clean site bring to the table in this deal ? Yeah; remember that….

    • Up D hill says:

      Sounds like you have a bunch of sour grapes!! Boo hoo hoo!!!!

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