Princess to build new exhale Spa & Gym
The final stage of a $100 million redevelopment of the Hamilton Princess will start at the end of the week.
The third phase of the massive revamp of the iconic hotel will include a new spa with both indoor and outdoor areas and a new gym with updated lap pool.
Other new features will include a new retail corridor, a large terrace for the Trudeau lounge, located in the former Fairmont Gold Lounge and the remodelling of the Gold Wing suites.
Hotel general manager Allan Federer said it was expected all the renovations will be complete in time for the tourist season next year.
Retailers had yet to be selected for the new-look retail space, Mr Federer said. But he added that expressions of interest for store space were now being sought from both Bermuda and international retailers.
About 100 new jobs will be created over a six-month period as work continues to finish the ambitious modernisation programme at the hotel, now owned by the Bermudian Green family.
The spa and gym is the largest part of the third phase and will be located in what was Harley’s restaurant.
The hotel has teamed up with award-winning New York spa company exhale spa to create a 5,400 square foot spa, with nine treatment rooms, a studio for group instruction and stunning views of Hamilton Harbour.
The new spa will also include a poolside pergola for outdoor classes and activities, next to a renovated lap pool which will be accessed through the gym.
The new gym will cover 2,150 square feet on two levels, with views of the pool area and will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym.
And three new shopping zones will replace the current single corridor of stores — a 7,000 square foot total with space for extra shops, better store frontage and a wider corridor.
The roof of the new retail area will become a 2,000 square foot terrace with harbour views and will lead to the Trudeau ballroom, named after former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, whose son Justin won the same post last week.
The Harbourview Suite, which also enjoys views across the harbour and new marina, will become the replacement Fairmont Gold Lounge.
The new-look Gold Wing suites will feature new furniture, fixtures and equipment, including Wi-Fi, audio visual features, modern decor and luxurious revamped bathrooms.
A spokeswoman for the hotel said: “Additional upgrades throughout the hotel include fresh new furniture in the lobby, air conditioning unit upgrades in various areas throughout the property, additional guest room enhancements and a new bathroom block near the Trudeau ballroom.”
Retailers interested in setting up shot at the Hamilton Princess should contact hotel manager Allan Trew at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 295-3000.