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Video: Fairmont Southampton’s 50th Anniversary

Video: Fairmont Southampton’s 50th Anniversary

[Updated with photos & video] Tomorrow [Aug 17] the Fairmont Southampton will mark its 50th anniversary A spokesperson said, “August 17 is an important milestone for Fairmont Southampton, as it celebrates its 50th Birthday. Importantly, it is an opportunity to recognize the significant contribution that the hotel has made to generations of... Read more of this article

Senate Passes Fairmont Southampton Act

Senate Passes Fairmont Southampton Act

[Updated] The Senate today [May 18] passed the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022, with the passage following after a procedural delay which saw the normal morning session adjourned, with the debate starting in the afternoon. The delay was apparently caused as OBA Senators wanted to table amendments to the legislation, so the session was adjourned... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Bringing Tourism Back Post-Pandemic’

Column: ‘Bringing Tourism Back Post-Pandemic’

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Anthony Richardson] The unanimous passage of the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022 on May 6, 2022 represents a clarion call to all Bermuda residents to ‘Get Ready’! Bermuda is now one step closer to seeing the iconic Fairmont Southampton reopen its doors. The passage of the historic Act is significant for more... Read more of this article

Government’s Presentation On Fairmont Hotel

Government’s Presentation On Fairmont Hotel

“If there is no hotel operating there are no taxes” and “most of our competitor jurisdictions offer tax concessions far in excess of what is offered in Bermuda” were two of the statements in the Government’s presentation on the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act. Premier David Burt, Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell and BIU... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall On Fairmont Southampton

Video: Town Hall On Fairmont Southampton

Premier David Burt, Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell and BIU President Chris Furbert will be holding a town hall meeting this evening [May 12] about the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act, and it is set to begin at 6.00pm and we will carry the live stream below.The hotel has been closed for some time, and in March Westend said they have “obtained... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Concession Bill Is A Historic Giveaway’

Column: ‘Concession Bill Is A Historic Giveaway’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dr Douglas DeCouto] On Friday, the PLP Government failed the people of Bermuda with yet another demonstration of the PLP’s lack of accountability, lack of forthrightness, and lack of ability. The Fairmont Southampton concession bill is a historic giveaway to the developers that shows that David Burt as Finance... Read more of this article

Thursday: Town Hall On Fairmont Southampton

Thursday: Town Hall On Fairmont Southampton

Premier David Burt, Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell and BIU President Chris Furbert will host a town hall meeting on Thursday evening [May 12] about the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act. A spokesperson said, “Following Friday’s House of Assembly passage of the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022, Premier David Burt along with the Minister of... Read more of this article

House Passes Fairmont Southampton Bill

House Passes Fairmont Southampton Bill

“An important step in Bermuda’s tourism recovery,” said Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell today [May 6] after the House of Assembly passed the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022. Minister Campbell said, “It is a clear signal to the people of Bermuda, tourism stakeholders and investors that the Government is determined to break the cycle of... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Raises More Questions Than Answers’

OBA: ‘Raises More Questions Than Answers’

“The new Tourism Minister, Vance Campbell, gave a presentation to Parliament this morning which raises more questions than answers,” Shadow Tourism Minister Craig Cannonier said. Mr. Cannonier said, “For months now, the OBA has repeatedly called upon the Burt Administration to provide the Bermudian public with vital information about the proposed... Read more of this article

Minister: Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act

Minister: Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act

The Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022 “supports the redevelopment of more than an iconic hotel property, it is also a critical part of the overall economic recovery for Bermuda, Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell said in the House of Assembly today [May 6].. The Minister said, “Although it proposes to extend relief for 15 years, it is... Read more of this article

OBA Leader: ‘A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

OBA Leader: ‘A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

[Updated] Calling it a “bad deal for Bermuda,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons said that by ”conceding 15 years of tax concessions – Bermuda will forfeit revenue estimated at over $128 million dollars just for the hotel.” Mr Simons was speaking about the ‘Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022′, which grants a number of customs... Read more of this article

Column: MP Caesar On Tourism, Hotel & More

Column: MP Caesar On Tourism, Hotel & More

[Opinion column written by MP Crystal Caesar] The Government’s support for the development project on the Fairmont Southampton site is essential to jumpstart our tourism industry and add desperately needed hotel beds to our product. It will mean hundreds of jobs and opportunities for Bermudians. Over the years, successive governments [UBP, PLP and... Read more of this article

BTA: “Important Move For The Tourism Industry”

BTA: “Important Move For The Tourism Industry”

“This is an important move for the tourism industry” and “we look forward to the return of the Fairmont Southampton’s inventory of rooms, conference facilities and the hundreds of jobs it will bring,” BTA CEO Charles Jeffers II said following the tabling of the Fairmont Southampton Act in the House of Assembly today.  Background The... Read more of this article