OBMI joined representatives at St. Regis Bermuda to Break Ground

OBMI joined representatives of the Bermuda Government, Marriott International, and developer Hotelco Bermuda Holding Ltd to officially break ground on the planned 240,000 sq. ft. St. Regis Hotel and seven condominium buildings. The luxury hotel will feature facilities such as 122 rooms and suites, St. Regis restaurant, bar and wine vault, a casino and 3,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, a luxury spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, a club for children and teens, and swimming pools for adults and families. The look and feel of the new St. Regis will reflect Bermuda’s unique architectural style, designed by OBM International, the master planning, architecture, and design firm. “St. Regis bridges generations by providing a luxury experience that combines modern conveniences and technology, with timeless design and personalized service to appeal to a new generation of global luxury travelers. We are delighted to be breaking ground on a new St. Regis hotel in Bermuda today, which will be a jewel in the St. Regis family.” The hotel is due to open in early 2020, according to the government of Bermuda.

The St Regis Hotel Design: OBMI & Hotelco

The St. Regis Bermuda, a $120 million investment project in St. George’s is designed as a gentle arch spanning the beautiful beach at Achilles Bay, sitting between the Fort of St. Catherine and Fort Albert. The project will include the renovation of the Robert Trent Jones golf course and will complement St. Georges’ UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. Developed by Hotelco, an experienced international real estate and hotel development group, the new five-star hotel will feature 122 beach and golf front rooms and 90 condominiums. Inspired in the Bermudian vernacular, the buildings are richly articulated and woven into the gently sloping site. The hotel will become a unique opportunity to experience Bermudian elegant living, while providing a robust economic anchor for the local economy. Designed by OBMI, the Royal Gazette talked to the architects and owners about what drew them to Bermuda and their excitement about building the island’s newest hotel. Was trying to capture the essence of Bermuda the driving force behind the finished design? Absolutely! Staying loyal to the character and culture of the places where we design lies at the core of who we are as a master planning, architecture, and design firm. Particularly true in Bermuda, where OBMI has such a long and rich history designing cultural appropriate architectural designs. For the St. Regis we sought to ensure the property reflected Bermuda’s unique architectural style while adding contemporary elements that further deepen the luxury experience and add value to the overall guest experience. This will be evident in the signature Bermudian white roofs and shutters painted with seafoam green that pay homage to Bermudian style. The property with its curving, multi-leveled rooflines will proudly boast colors spotted all around the island. From an architectural standpoint, the building, its geometry, its function, its traditional styling punctuated with modern accents is meant to honor Bermuda, with a harmonious blend of history together with modern luxury.

St. Regis Hotel

Bermuda

St. Regis Hotel Bermuda: Immersive Experiences Through Honored Design

In the most exclusive oasis, the St. Regis Hotel Bermuda will provide an atmosphere for transformational experiences through five-star luxury accommodations within an UNESCO World Heritage Site. OBMI was chosen to create a master plan and architectural design for St. Regis Hotel Bermuda that would convey Bermuda’s style of elegant living while preserving the site’s historical elements. To capture the essence of the site, OBMI designed the 122-rooms and 90 condominiums as a gentle arch spanning the beautiful beach at Achilles Bay, sitting between Fort St. Catherine and Fort Albert.

The St. Regis Hotel design reflects Bermuda’s unique architectural style while adding contemporary elements that further deepen the luxury experience. This inspiration is evident in the signature Bermudian white roofs and seafoam green painted shutters painted to pay homage to the island’s style. The property with its curving, multi-leveled rooflines will proudly boast colors spotted all around the island. The Fort’s presence is itself reinforced in the design through the use of punctuated geometric lines repeated throughout the pool and beach areas with a softened through curvy symmetry of green spaces flowing from the golf course.

The St. Regis Hotel Bermuda is designed in a manner that was sensitive and responsive to the guest experience within its cultural context. OBMI created opportunities for transformational experiences throughout the property by highlighting and incorporating the historical elements into the design. Revitalizing the abandoned Fort Albert to provide a world-class Spa, OBMI architects capitalized on the beauty of the fort and its view by designing spa treatment rooms to be tucked into the former cannon wells. The hotel continues to delight the senses with luxury accommodations, including beautifully appointed rooms, all with private balconies overlooking the St Catherine’s beach, a Robert Trent Jones designed 18-hole golf course, a signature St. Regis Bar and Wine Vault, and a 24-hour casino; among other facilities.

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Project Sheet Press

Centre of Excellence

Destination Creation

Type

Hospitality

Components

5 Star Hotel
Reception / Lobby
3 Meal Restaurant
Bar & Wine Cellar
Pool Bar & Grill
Spa & Gym
122 Hotel Rooms
Casino / Ballroom and Function Lawn
90 Branded Condos / 6 Esate Villas
Renovation of 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Golf Course

Services

Architecture

Client

HotelCo SRB Ltd.