Rosewood Hotels will continue to manage Tucker’s Point
Rosewood Hotels will still manage Tucker's Point hotel despite the fact that hotel rooms were not included in its special development order.
The House of Assembly passed an amended SDO granting permission in principle, for the hotel to build private residences on the 240-acre Castle Harbour property. Initial plans for development included an increase in the number of traditional hotel rooms. Those plans were later revised and the additional rooms axed, in order to appease environmentalists.
Tucker's Point president Ed Trippe had earlier stated that international luxury hotel managers Rosewood would not come on-board unless the initial SDO was passed. Tourism Minister Patrice Minors read an e-mail on Monday from Rosewood's senior vice president Alex Alt to the House of Assembly.
She said: “If part of the compromise includes removing the proposed additional hotel keys from the SDO, or postponing the decision on additional hotel keys to a later date, Rosewood supports such a compromise. We feel strongly that it is in the best interest of Tucker's Point, Bermuda tourism and the country of Bermuda to quickly bring these matters to a close.
“The amount of debate, and the ire with which it rages, is concerning to us. The subject of the SDO is clearly divisive and those opposed to it are a very vocal group. The long-term impact of such civil discourse can potentially damage the state of tourism in Bermuda, as well as create long-term damage to the Tucker's Point and Rosewood brands.”