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Point Hotel & Spa Opens in Bermuda on April 1, 2009
January 13, 2009 Tuckers
Point Hotel & Spa will open on April 1 as the capstone of Tuckers
Point Club, Bermudas premier resort, private club and residential community,
and as the Islands first resort in 37 years, its spring debut will mark
a renaissance of Bermuda tourism. At the same time, the Hotel will evoke all the
charm of Bermudas halcyon days a time when Pan Am Clippers, private
yachts, and horse drawn carriages were the preferred modes of transportation,
when private launches ferried guests from steamships anchored in St. Georges Harbour
to the hotel dock on Castle Harbour - a time when guests did not check-in, rather,
Now, Bermuda is only two hours from most gateway cities,
and Tuckers Point is only ten minutes from the International Airport. For
discerning travelers who wish to be amongst the first to experience the world-class
amenities of Tuckers Point Hotel & Spa, a special introductory rate
of $500* per room, per night is offered through April 30, 2009 and a series of
high-value packages will be offered through August 31, 2009. Reservations are
now being accepted toll-free at 866-604-3764, online at www.tuckerspoint.com,
and by travel agent.
For all who have dedicated so much time and
talent to bring our vision for Tuckers Point Hotel & Spa to fruition,
this is truly an exciting time, said Eric Brooks, chief operating officer
of Tuckers Point Club. Spring is a season for new beginnings, and
we look forward to sharing ours with the people of Bermuda and a new generation
of travelers to this charming and sophisticated island.
is anchored by a stately Manor House, dramatically perched above Castle Harbour,
a 17th Century anchorage guarded by the Castle islands. Each of the
88 guestrooms and suites is decorated in a classic British style of refined finishes,
distinctive artwork and bespoke furnishings. The richly appointed five-fixture
bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs, and expansive balconies and terraces provide
commanding water views. Suites have wet bars with ice makers, and most have fireplaces.
The modern amenities of complimentary Wi-fi, VOIP telephony, and IP-TV are softened
by the whimsy of walking sticks, butterfly nets and straw sunhats.
Palm Court, defined by an alleé of stately Palms, leads from the Croquet
Lawn to a dramatic horizon pool overlooking a lush grotto and the waters of Harrington
Sound. The Spa features 10 tranquil treatment rooms, and a SilverTag® hydrotherapy
suite encourages total relaxation prior to any of the exquisite treatments. The
womans salon offers manicure, pedicure, and styling with products by Germaine-de-Capuccini;
and the barber shop has the Italian brand Hommage. Post-treatment relaxation may
be taken around the spas reflecting pool under ruffled umbrellas and majestic
Palms, or ladies and gentlemen may each retire to their own lounge with a raised-hearth
fireplace, and a private courtyard opening onto a garden sanctuary, complete with
a Yoga and Tai Chi lawn.
A 1,900 square-foot Fitness Centre provides the
latest aerobic and cardiovascular equipment from Life Fitness and Tough Stuff,
as well as private wellness and conditioning instruction. Kayaks, motorboats,
sailboats, windsurfers, and scuba instruction are available through The Dive Shop
and Watersports Centre. Dive adventures aboard the 31-foot Tidal Pull lead to
shipwrecks, underwater caves, and the worlds northern-most coral reef.
Point Restaurant, entered through an English long bar overlooking the Palm Court,
is overseen by Chef Serge Bottelli and decorated with the treasured murals of
Gerard Henderson. The Point Terrace has twin outdoor fireplaces, perfect for after-dinner
cocktails. Private dining is offered in the Wine Room with its barrel-vaulted
ceiling, fireplace, and a collection of new- and old-world wines. Al fresco dining,
under a pergola draped with bougainvillea and lit by candle lanterns, is available
poolside on the Mahogany Terrace. Morning coffee, afternoon tea and evening cocktails
are served in the Library, a jewel-box of Cedar paneling with stunning views of
the Castle Islands.
The 5,000 square-foot Conference Centre is designed
for board of director meetings, senior management retreats, and top-tier incentive
programs. A business centre provides computers, translation, IT support, and secretarial
services. State-of-the-art technology puts a complete array of audiovisual, lighting
and climate controls at the presenters fingertips, as well as provides satellite
conferencing and complete projection screen options. A conference can even take
to sea aboard The Venetian, a 100-foot yacht with cocktail receptions for 50 guests
and seated dinners for 25. Brooks explains, It is rare that a boutique hotel,
exquisitely designed to five-star standards, offers a sophisticated conference
venue; however, with Bermudas established international business community,
and the Islands proximity to major gateway cities, the market for executive
meetings is at our doorstep.
Guests of the Hotel are invited to enjoy
all of the dining and recreational amenities of the private Tuckers Point
Golf Beach & Tennis Club. Golf is played on the Roger Rulewich-designed, 18-hole
championship course, beautifully sited along Castle Harbour and Harrington Sound.
The manicured fairways are superbly contoured, and TifEagle greens provide a fast
yet true putting surface. The practice facility comprises a driving range and
putting green, and lessons are offered under the direction of PGA-certified golf
The Clubhouse reflects traditional Bermuda architecture,
and offers a complete Pro Shop, beautifully appointed locker rooms, and dining
in the Grille Room which opens onto a sweeping verandah overlooking Castle Harbour.
There are four lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, and professional instruction by
the club professional.
The Beach Club at Tuckers Point comes alive
each April with two freshwater horizon pools, bar pavilion, a restaurant that
opens to gentle ocean breezes, and al fresco dining under a shaded pergola. The
pools and dining are perched above Bermudas most private and pristine pink-sand
The Tuckers Point Hotel & Spa vision is brought to life
by an accomplished team of architects and designers, including the design firm
of HKS Architects, in collaboration with Bermuda-based Conyers & Associates,
interior designers Paul Duesing Partners, and the landscape design firm SWA Group.
Guiding the vision from its inception has been Edward S. Trippe, president, who
explains, Creation of Tuckers Point Club, now capped by the Hotel
& Spa, has been a patient assemblage of all the components that make a great
resort. The Golf Beach & Tennis Club and the residential development give
Tuckers Point a sense of place and vitality. The Hotel will bring guests
from around the world, and will support new amenities, such as the Spa and the
Fitness Centre. It will certainly add to our well-established culinary reputation.
Best of all, we have assembled a warm and personable staff that will give the
resort its heart.
Tuckers Point Hotel & Spa is a member
of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a luxury collection of more than 135 independent
hotels and resorts in the most desirable locations around the world. For more
information on Tuckers Point Hotel & Spa, call (441) 298-4000 or visit
For more information on Tuckers Point Club, call (441) 298-6900 or visit
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