Friday January 17th, 2014 - 8:47AM
BERMUDA—The Fairmont Southampton here will embark on a $11.5 million renovation of its guestrooms and suites, with the first phase of the renovation to be completed by May.
The renovation includes FF&E in 407 of the hotel's guestrooms. The design scheme will include a palette incorporating inspiration from Bermuda’s landscape and feature a brown and white color scheme with pops of orange and turquoise.
Also featured will be desks with ergonomic chairs, WIFI and connections for the flat-screen televisions. The hotel’s WIFI offerings have been increased to cover most of the property, including the beach. All guestrooms feature expansive bathrooms as well walk-in closets with built-in dressers.
Parker Torres, a Massachusetts-based interior design and architectural firm specializing in hospitality design, will manage the project. Among other Fairmont projects Parker Torres has managed is the renovation and restoration of Boston’s landmark Fairmont Copley Plaza.
"The renovation in the guestrooms and suites will help to maintain The Fairmont Southampton's prominent position in Bermuda," stated George Terpilowski, managing director of Fairmont Bermuda. "The new décor will be more in keeping with the preferences of today's travelers while maintaining the island character of the resort."
The renovation is being conducted floor-by-floor to ensure no disruption to guests. Renovations to the first 235 rooms began in mid-November 2013 with phase one expected to be complete by May. An additional 172 rooms will be renovated beginning in December with completion anticipated by mid-May 2015.
The guestroom renovation follows recent enhancements to the resort’s restaurants, including the launch of The Newport, a Gastropub, The Dock at the Waterlot, and the repositioning of Ocean Club.