Rosewood Tucker's Point
Travel Agent had an opportunity to tour the very elegant Rosewood Tucker's Point. Here are some highlights from that visit that agents can use to hook in some affluent families or couples looking to live it up in Bermuda.
There are four categories of rooms here and five categories of suites. We were told one of the most popular suites since the family market is very strong here is the Two-Bedroom Villa Suite. Overlooking Castle Harbour, these two-bedroom suites are situated in three independent buildings separated from the Manor House. Each is comprised of a living room and two connecting deluxe bedrooms. The living room features a wet bar, shower bath, dining table and a sitting area with a fireplace.
|The poolside cabanas that come with each Poolside Deluxe Room at Rosewood Tucker's Point in Bermuda|
The sofa makes into a comfortable queen bed for added sleeping capacity. The bedrooms feature teester beds and walk-in closets. The living room and bedrooms open onto expansive balconies furnished for al fresco dining and relaxing with waterfront view of Castle Harbour. Villa Suites are accessed via the 77 steps of the Castle Harbour Grand Staircase.
Although none of the suites were available for us to see, we did see and were quite impressed with room no. 11, a Poolside Deluxe Room. There are eight of these rooms at the property and they each come with a private poolside cabana at one of the hotel's four swimming pools. Two pools are located at the property's main building and the other two are located at the hotel's private Beach Club. Agents should note that the Beach Club's Sur Mer restaurant is the only dining option at the hotel that is exclusively for hotel guests.
The property's Sense spa has eight treatment room including one couples room. It offers everything from massages and facials to manicures and pedicures. But perhaps the spa's most interesting amenity is its TAG Shower, a special shower with 18 shower heads hitting every inch of your body. Salon services are also available for advance bookings.
|The mouthwatering "Mare E Monti" (bacon wrapped angus tenderloin, grilled jumbo shrimps, Tuscan cabbage, garlic butter Sauce) that we were treated to at the lovely Italian restaurant, Sul Verde, at Rosewood Tucker's Point in Bermuda.|
There are three restaurants here including The Point, which offers international cuisine made from fresh local ingredients and Sur Mer, simple al fresco dining overlooking the beach. We dined at the elegant Italian restaurant, Sul Verde, and feasted on the amazing "Mare E Monti" (bacon wrapped angus tenderloin, grilled jumbo shrimps, Tuscan cabbage, garlic butter Sauce). The restaurant was class to the max as we were attended by at least three servers. The ambience is classic with dimmed lights and even a fire place.
The Rosewood Factor
The hotel is five years old and has been under Rosewood management for the last three years. It was privately run for the first two years of operations. And it's been quite the ride for Rosewood so far. General Manager Paul Telford told us that the hotel received an 86 percent rating from guests during an exit survey in 2011. That score went up to 89 in 2012 and then 90 in 2013. And so far in 2014, Telford says the property is the sixth most successful hotel in Rosewood's portfolio.
The Fairmont Southampton
Travel Agent toured the Fairmont Southampton and found that it was the perfect mix of business and leisure travelers.
The hotel is said to have the largest guest rooms in Bermuda. The Fairmont Southampton features 593 spacious Bermuda hotel accommodations including 11 junior suites, 23 one- and two-bedroom suites, two split-level duplex suites, and two penthouse suites.
In addition, it features 74 rooms on Fairmont Gold, a unique luxury lifestyle experience offering luxury Bermuda accommodations, service and amenities including private registration, a private concierge, plus a private harbour view lounge where clients can enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning, afternoon tea and canapés every evening.
|The Fairmont Southampton is home to an impressive indoor pool.|
The Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Southampton, voted “Best Spa in Bermuda” for more than a decade running, is perhaps one of the hotel’s strongest selling points.
Clients can cleanse and rejuvenate their body with deep heat, hydrotherapy and massage. Even the most discerning spa enthusiasts will enjoy everything from a workout in the hotel’s fitness center, which offers views of the South Shore, a round of sweat therapy in the hotel’s sauna and steam rooms, a pampering in the property’s salon or simply relaxing amid the property’s landscaped gardens. And if the Bermuda weather isn't cooperating, the hotel also has a huge indoor pool.
There are eight Bermuda restaurants at the resort including the very popular Waterlot Inn, which is housed in a large traditional Bermuda cottage and winner of the AAA Four Diamond award. This is perhaps the ritziest dinner clients can have on island and usually calls for the male to wear a jacket and tie and the woman to wear a formal dress.
|View from the Ocean Club restaurant at the Fairmont Southampton|
For a more of a casual Bermuda restaurant dining experience, we suggest the beachfront Ocean Club. This is where we dined. The food was amazing (get the tuna tar tar) but the views of the beach and water, especially if you’re lucky enough to catch a rainbow like we did, put this dining experience over the top.
For the business traveler, there are six meeting rooms located in the main lobby. Three of these can be turned into one big ballroom. The resort is also home to perhaps the most popular golf course in Bermuda, the Turtle Hill Golf Club at The Fairmont Southampton. Here, golf enthusiasts will enjoy the myriad of bunkers, two water hazards, and three tee offerings on all 18 holes. Ranked one of the top five par 3 courses in the world by Golf Magazine, Turtle Hill is the perfect course for golfers of all skill levels.