The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda has announced that it is embarking on an $11.5 million renovation of its guest rooms and suites. The first phase of the renovation will be completed by May of 2014.
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 includes furniture, fixtures and equipment in 407 of the hotel's guest rooms. The guest rooms design scheme will include a palette of island sophistication, incorporating inspiration from Bermuda’s landscape. Upon completion, the new guest rooms will feature a chocolate brown and white color scheme with pops of orange and turquoise. The guest rooms will also feature amenities for business travelers, including working desks with ergonomic chairs, Wi-Fi connectivity, and technology connections for the flat screen televisions. All guestrooms have expansive bathrooms, as well walk-in closets with built in dressers.
The renovation is being phased, and conducted floor-by-floor. Renovations to the first 235 rooms began in mid-November 2013, with phase one expected to be complete by May 2014. An additional 172 rooms will be renovated beginning in December, with completion anticipated by mid-May 2015.
The guest room 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.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a collection of more than 65 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties.