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Jobs created as an open air venue debuts this summer on Hamilton Harbour

A new restaurant and bar will be opening on May 24 at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on the hotel’s marina, which is currently under construction…….
It is called the 1609 Bar & Restaurant, named to commemorate the year the survivors of the Sea Venture wreck became Bermuda’s first settlers………
Designed by Botelho Wood Architects and built by D&S Construction, the 1609 Bar & Restaurant will be open seasonally from 11am until 10pm.

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Modern Classic

The new Waterloo House residences are among the most luxurious and tech-savvy rental accomodations available in Bermuda today.Their panoramic views over the city and the whole of Hamilton Harbour are magnificent.But the ultra-luxury, designer interiors of the homes, which include Brazilian hardwood floors and heated bathroom floors, will leave you gasping.Located in west Hamilton, the seven duplex penthouse apartments at Waterloo House, designed by Botelho Wood Architects, have just gone on the market for rent (not for sale) with Rego Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Hotel refit is scaled up to $70m

Details of a major facelift for Bermuda’s oldest hotel have been unveiled by the new owners of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.
And the Green family has also announced that it will be pumping more funds into the revamp than first planned, increasing its renovation budget from $50 million to $70 million in order to transform the resort into “the premier hotel in Bermuda”.
The upgrade consists of three separate projects — a new pool area and landscaping, the refurbishment of 69 rooms and suites in the Poinciana and Bermudiana wings, and a state-of-the-art marina.

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Details of Hamilton Princess $70m Renovation

[Updated] The Green family, Bermudian owners of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, announced details of major renovation plans designed to enhance the property, and have increased the budget for renovations from $50 million to $70 million.
The renovation project will be conducted in phases to minimise disruption to hotel guests, with the first phase scheduled to begin this winter after the destination’s peak season.
The upgrades are set to include an infinity pool, private cabanas, new hot tub, renovation of the 69 guestrooms/suites, new furniture, new Gazebo-style bar & grill, development of a new 66 berth marina, upgrades to the hotel’s mechanical & electrical infrastructure, and much more.

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Students compete with professionals in design competition

When it came to the professional category architect designer Lisamarie Masters, of Bothello Wood, took home first prize.
Her design sought to maintain the views of the harbour, while also utilising sustainable materials that sheltered people from the rain and allowed for natural light to spill through.
The 29-year-old said she entered the competition to challenge herself personally.
“When you are working for many clients, you are creating something that satisfies their needs, but there is a little room to be as innovative as you can, so this was a perfect opportunity to do that.

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Botelho Wood Architects – Small Business Awards

Ted Wood and Germano Botelho are buddies: that you can tell right away. Jovial, often finishing each other’s sentences, the pair head up one of the smaller architectural firms on the Island that works on one of the largest ongoing projects in Bermuda.
Opened in 2004, the Smith’s-based firm has nine employees and they plan on keeping it that way.

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