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Audio: Premier On Fairmont Southampton

Audio: Premier On Fairmont Southampton

[Updated] Premier David Burt is delivering remarks in the House of Assembly today [March 25] to provide an update on ‘Fairmont Southampton Hotel Redevelopment’. We will update with the full statement as able, and in the meantime the live audio is below.Update 10.15am: Premier Burt said that “the Government of Bermuda and Westend... Read more of this article

BIU Support Govt Guarantee For Fairmont Hotel

BIU Support Govt Guarantee For Fairmont Hotel

Citing the “significant value of this hotel to our economy,” BIU President Chris Furbert said that the Union would support a Government guarantee for the Fairmont Southampton, noting that the hotel will provide over 700 jobs, decrease the number of Bermudians that are unemployed and “provide a much-needed boost to our economy.”Noting... Read more of this article

Plans For Former Ariel Sands Hotel Property

Plans For Former Ariel Sands Hotel Property

A planning application for the former Ariel Sands hotel site has been submitted, with the plans describing a “hotel-villa-condo development consisting of 84 keys in 33 hotel guest rooms, 21 villas, and 30 one, two and three bed condominium units, including restaurant and bar with dining terrace, pool, seawall, tennis court, landscaping and supporting... Read more of this article

Chamber & BHA Welcome Easing Of Covid Rules

Chamber & BHA Welcome Easing Of Covid Rules

The Bermuda Hotel Association [BHA] “welcomed the relaxation and changes to the testing requirements,” while the Chamber said “our members in the restaurant sector see the removal of SafeKey as a lifeline to an ailing industry” and “the retail and tourism sectors are also breathing a sigh of relief.” This follows... Read more of this article

Premier On Fairmont Hotel & Bermudiana Beach

Premier On Fairmont Hotel & Bermudiana Beach

The Cabinet has approved the “preparation of a special Act of the Legislature to ensure that the Government’s support” for the Fairmont Southampton project is “cemented in statute,”  Premier Burt said, with the Premier also providing an update on the Bermudiana Beach Resort, saying that “construction will proceed in... Read more of this article

Coco Reef Hotel Closes Until End Of March

Coco Reef Hotel Closes Until End Of March

The Coco Reef Resort in Paget formally today announced its decision for a” temporary closure of the hotel, effective February 1st, until approximately the end of March.” A spokesperson said, “The hotel will use the time for this brief winter break to carry out much needed maintenance to the property as well as working on plans for... Read more of this article

Hotel Association To Hold Recruitment Drive

Hotel Association To Hold Recruitment Drive

[Updated] The Bermuda Hotel Association [BHA] — in collaboration with the Department of Workforce Development and the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] — will be holding a Recruitment Drive on Tuesday, December 21st. A spokesperson said they are “inviting all persons to participate, who are keenly interested in pursuing career opportunities... Read more of this article

Minister Attends Hotelier Stakeholder Meeting

Minister Attends Hotelier Stakeholder Meeting

Minister of Labour Jason Hayward and his team recently attended the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] joint hotelier stakeholder meeting hosted at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. A Government spokesperson said, “The group held roundtable discussions about employment opportunities in the hotels and attracting Bermudians to the industry. They... Read more of this article

Photos: Princess Unveils Gingerbread Moongate

Photos: Princess Unveils Gingerbread Moongate

[Updated with video] Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has unveiled their 2021 gingerbread creation: a larger than life Gingerbread Moongate. A spokesperson said, “Inspired by the classic symbol of Bermuda which symbolises good luck, this is the second Gingerbread Moongate created by the hotel. It stands at 10ft tall and spans almost the entire... Read more of this article

Jaquan Burrows Selected As Trainee Manager

Jaquan Burrows Selected As Trainee Manager

Jaquan Burrows has been selected by the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club as a Trainee Manager in the hotel’s leadership programme in the Rooms division. A spokesperson said, “The comprehensive 18 month programme will see Mr Burrows spend time with each team that contributes to the success of the hotel’s Rooms offering and learning the ropes... Read more of this article

Hotel Owners Meeting With Potential Investors

Hotel Owners Meeting With Potential Investors

Gencom — the owners of the currently closed Fairmont Southampton hotel — recently visited along with “investors who are interested in working with them on the redevelopment,” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said. Speaking at a press conference yesterday [Nov 1] when asked for an update, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson... Read more of this article

The ‘Flora Duffy Suite’ At Hamilton Princess

The ‘Flora Duffy Suite’ At Hamilton Princess

In celebration of Flora Duffy Day, the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club dedicated one of its rooms as ‘The Flora Duffy Suite’ on Monday [Oct 18]. A spokesperson said, “The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club dedicated one of its rooms as The Flora Duffy Suite on Monday, October 18th to celebrate Flora Duffy Day. “The room, 549, is where... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess Promotes Richard Zuill

Hamilton Princess Promotes Richard Zuill

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has promoted Richard Zuill to the role of Sous Chef for the resort. A spokesperson said, “A Junior Sous Chef at the hotel since 2018, Mr Zuill, a Bermudian, has gone from strength to strength and has made a name for himself both with guests and colleagues with his exciting and delicious menu additions. ”In... Read more of this article