hotel and its spectacular harbour view was a
major consideration in the renovations. Before
the design process began, the team at Botelho-
Wood surveyed the hotel observing how the
guests moved about and interacted with the
environment. Two things became immediately
apparent—the guests did not flow through the
hotel efficiently and the waterfront walkway
was one of the most used and appreciated
parts of the hotel. The firm immediately set
out to improve the connections between the
hotel wings and the main lobby area and made
the waterfront walkway and overall harbour
views a priority in the design.
“Maintaining a full waterfront walkway was
essential,” said Mackertich. “As purchased, the
hotel did not take full advantage of the water
frontage and harbour views.
“We have placed 1609 over the water and
provided large dock areas for other waterside
activities,” he continued. “There are now paved
areas with glass balustrades along the seawalls.
The pool and lounging areas are elevated
slightly to give views out over the harbour.
the fairmont hamilton
for winning the 2015 Bermudian magazine
Building design awards
in the Commercial division
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Excavator D&J Excavating Co
Mechanical Contractor BAC
Electrical Contractor/Resort P&M Electrical
Electrical Contractor/Poinciana Wing First Class Electrics
Mechanical Engineer Woodbourne Associates
Structural Engineer Entech Ltd.
Electrical Engineer Island Automation Ltd.
Landscape Contractor Horsfield Landscaping
Roofing Kaissa Ltd.
Audio/Visual M&M/Sound Decisions
Kitchen Equipment Butterfield & Vallis
Millwork Convoy Custom Interiors
Drywall L.G. Drywall
Tiling/Resort Aptech Granite & Marble
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Windows/Doors Island Glass
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Floating Docks SF Marina USA
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Pictured: The newly renovated guest
rooms feature modern furnishings and