Renovations Raise Bar Internationally

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—International renovations continue apace across well-known hotel groups.

Luxury Reimagining

In Tasmania, following a major renovation, The Luxury Collection will open its first hotel next year. Owned by Trawalla Group Parliament Square Hotel Operator Pty Ltd.,The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart will occupy repurposed heritage buildings in Parliament Square, a new design-led, urban development.

Mitzi Gaskins, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection and JW Marriott, said, “Bringing The Luxury Collection to Australia marks a significant milestone for the brand.”

The Tasman will offer 128 guestrooms and suites with restored features, including original windows, floorboards and fireplaces. The hotel’s corridors will showcase exclusive pieces from local artists, while an upscale restaurant, lobby lounge and whiskey bar will offer a variety of dining experiences that reflect the destination.

Rosewood Redo

Rosewood Bermuda, formerly known as Rosewood Tucker’s Point, on Jan. 2 will close to undergo a comprehensive $25-million renovation that will include the complete redesign of the resort’s guestrooms, Beach Club, Golf Clubhouse and Sense, A Rosewood Spa, as well as enhanced meeting space and new food and beverage outlets and concepts. The property will reopen in April.

The new hotel design will showcase furnishings and artwork from local Bermudian artists and artisans in a blend of the past and present. Dawson Design Associates will lead the design of the 92 guestrooms and suites, lobby and new Conservatory Bar and Lounge. London-based designer Alexander Waterworth Interiors Ltd. has been selected to redesign The Point restaurant, Tucker’s Bar, Beach Club and Golf Clubhouse.

As part of the renovation, Gencom, Rosewood Bermuda’s new owner, will unveil and sell fully renovated fractional ownership units branded as the Tucker’s Point Private Residence Club. Gencom also is currently selling oceanfront lots, as well as lots oriented toward the golf course for luxury home development.

Renovation in Grand Cayman

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is set to enjoy the results of a two-phase, $50-million renovation. This fall, the top-to-bottom renovation introduced a contemporary aesthetic across the 343-room resort.

Pyramid Hotel Group manages the property.