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.