Rum on the roof as Rosewood celebrates

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  • Tradition observed: Karim Alibhai, founder of Gencom, which owns Rosewood Bermuda, pours rum at the grand reopening roof-wetting ceremony to mark the completion of $25 million of improvements. He was joined by Paul Telford, managing director of Rosewood Bermuda, and David Burt, the Premier (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Tradition observed: Karim Alibhai, founder of Gencom, which owns Rosewood Bermuda, pours rum at the grand reopening roof-wetting ceremony to mark the completion of $25 million of improvements. He was joined by Paul Telford, managing director of Rosewood Bermuda, and David Burt, the Premier (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda has been completed. A grand reopening ceremony was held on Friday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


A $25 million project of improvements and renovations at Rosewood Bermuda was topped off in traditional Bermudian style with a roof-wetting ceremony.

Karim Alibhai, founder of Gencom, which owns the property, was joined by Paul Telford, Rosewood Bermuda’s managing director, and David Burt, the Premier, for the ceremony.

Gosling’s Black Seal Rum was poured onto a roof at the property on Tucker’s Point Road, Hamilton Parish, to celebrate the completion of the improvements and the grand reopening of the resort.

The property was closed from January to April to allow the renovations to be done. Each of the 92 guestrooms has been transformed into residential-style retreats. The Beach Club, Golf Clubhouse and Sense, A Rosewood Spa, were also “refreshed” during the improvement work.

The luxury property opened in 2009 as Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa, and changed its name to Rosewood in 2011. It was bought by Miami-based investment company Gencom last year.

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Published Jun 11, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 10, 2018 at 11:55 pm)

Rum on the roof as Rosewood celebrates

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