by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | July 19, 2019
Hilton has inked a deal to plant its first Tapestry Collection by Hilton flag on the island of Bermuda. The 111-room Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton beach resort, which is scheduled to open in 2020, will be Hilton's second Tapestry development in the Caribbean region. The 168-room ROK Hotel, Kingston, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Jamaica, which Hilton announced last month, also will open in 2020.

"As we continue the strategic expansion of our industry leading brands across the Caribbean and Latin America, the Bermudiana Beach Resort is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Tapestry Collection by Hilton to one of the Caribbean's most sought-after destinations," said Pablo Maturana, Hilton's managing director of development for the Caribbean and South America, in a statement announcing the project's signing.

The new-build resort will be on a cliff with access to a secluded beach by a two-car funicular elevator. Amenities will include a full-service spa, a fitness center and several dining outlets, as well as meeting space.  

"Since the brand's launch, we continue to celebrate global growth in the Caribbean and Latin America. With our first Caribbean property announced earlier this year and two projects in Latin America, we are thrilled at the momentum we have in the region," said Jenna Hackett, global head of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton. "The signing of the Bermudiana Beach Resort will bring a unique and authentic resort to our portfolio, and extend an authentic welcome to guests visiting this beautiful destination." 

The island has seen an influx of new luxury hotel options after years of stagnant  hotel development. The 97-room, $120 million St. Regis Bermuda is currently under construction, and is estimated to open in 2022. Situated between the historic Fort of St. Catherine and Fort Albert, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the island's St. George Parish, the St. Regis will feature a recently renovated Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf course and a club house.  Also under construction is the 77-room Ritz-Carlton Reserve, one of only five such properties worldwide. The hotel will be part of The Cove, a Ritz-Carlton residential development with 173 residences, and is expected to open by the end of the year.