What's New 6-3-2003

Judy Koutsky New Packages With tourism around the world down, Sonesta Beach Resort Bermuda has responded with an array of packages targeting various activities and demographics. All packages include round-trip airport transfers and require at least a three-night stay. The Family Fun and Sun package

By: Judy Koutsky

New Packages

With tourism around the world down, Sonesta Beach Resort Bermuda has responded with an array of packages targeting various activities and demographics. All packages include round-trip airport transfers and require at least a three-night stay.

The Family Fun and Sun package includes a room that can accommodate up to four people, a Heritage Passport seven-day pass, an ice cream voucher per person and round-trip transfers to the aquarium. Prices start at $470 per night.

The Year-Round Golf Package includes accommodations for two, three rounds of golf per person, use of golf cart, one sleeve of golf balls per person and a massage per person. Prices for two golfers start at $610 per night.

The Fantasea Dive package includes islandview or waterview accommodations for two, Discover Diving or Diver’s Wreck dive excursion and extra nights at package rates are available. Prices for two people start at $515 per night.

The Spa Sampler package comes with accommodations for two, daily use of spa and fitness center, a European facial treatment, a relaxation and tranquility massage, a self-heating mud treatment, a marine algae body mask and a manicure and pedicure. Prices for one spa client per room starts at $475 per night.

Finally, the Best Romance package includes accommodations for two, a massage per person, picnic lunch basket, paradise dining on the beach and daily use of a two-seater motor scooter. Prices start at $550 per night.

Sonesta is in Southampton Parish, on a 25-acre peninsula stretching into the Atlantic Ocean. Commission is 10 percent.

New Look

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess recently underwent a $24.3-million renovation and the Fairmont Southampton, a $61-million renovation. Changes include new lobbies, refurbished guest rooms and the addition of a 23,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa to the Fairmont Southampton.

Elbow Beach has started a $5.6-million renovation project, targeting its beachfront cottages. Guest rooms in the main building will also have carpeting and wall treatments upgraded.

The Grotto Bay Beach Resort recently has completed a $7-million renovation, refurbishing bathrooms with imported marble and transforming the resort’s guest rooms in a traditional British Colonial style.

Pink Beach Club & Cottages also completed an $18-million renovation focusing on the cottages and dining areas, including unveiling 16 new or refurbished ocean-view and oceanfront cottages.

New Faces

Renee Webb recently was appointed tourism minister and Judith Hall-Bean, tourism director. Together, they are implementing marketing and sales plans for the island, which include the recent launch of the first new ad campaign in five years. The campaign, in conjunction with top fashion designers, includes commercials and print ads featuring the iconic Bermuda shorts as its logo.

Bermuda Tourism, 800-BERMUDA or 800-237-6832, www.bermudatourism.com

Elbow Beach, Bermuda, 441-239-8903,www.mandarinoriental.com

Fairmont, 800-441-1414, www.fairmont.com

Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Bermuda, 441-293-8333, www.grottobay.com

Pink Beach Club & Cottages, 800-355-6161, www.pinkbeach.com

Sonesta Beach Resort, Bermuda, 800-SONESTA or 800-766-3782, www.sonesta.com

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