Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda invested more than $1 million into the refurbishment of several dining destinations on property. Led by the interior design firm Wimberly Interiors, the resort will make significant updates to the hotel lounge as well as reimagine two restaurants over the course of the next three months.
The project will be completed in three phases, starting with the refurbishment of Jasmine Cocktail Bar & Lounge. The popular hotel lobby lounge relocated to a pop-up space in the Poinciana Foyer during the refurbishment, and the lounge reopened on Sept. 1 with an updated look and feel. The new menu will feature the restaurants most popular items in addition to several new and exciting dishes.
The second phase of the project will be Mediterra, a new Mediterranean restaurant, in early October, replacing the Gastro Pub offering in the Newport Room. In an effort to ensure a truly authentic experience, a team of four Fairmont Southampton employees embarked on a two-week culinary immersion through the Mediterranean region of Europe earlier this year. Two young Bermudian colleagues, second cook Nicole Clarke and server Ravone Butterfield, joined the resort's executive chef and assistant director of food & beverage, to source innovative dishes in Spain, Italy and Monaco. Dishes will include shared plates of fresh seafood, paella and more.
The third and final phase will be the closing of Bacci at Turtle Hill Golf Club and opening of Boundary Sports Bar and Grille, an upscale American sports bar, in early November. The new venue will offer live TV broadcasting of major international sports events. Bacci's last day of operation will be Oct. 1.