sually in this issue, I welcome our readers to the first issue of The Bermudian
for the year. But this year, I am delighted to say, our spring issue is in fact our
second for 2017. Our first—which hit the stands just a few of weeks ago—is
the very special keepsake issue In Celebration of Sail: Bermuda’s Maritime
Heritage. What a feat of research and production that was, which wouldn’t
have happened without guidance and assistance from the National Museum of
Bermuda and the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. And, of course, our amaz-
ing team at The Bermudian!
We couldn’t be prouder of this special issue commemorating The 35th America’s Cup taking
place in Bermuda this year, and we hope all our readers and subscribers order a copy from our
offices or pick one up on the newsstands while supplies last.
But here we are with our Spring issue which is bursting with great reads and, as always, great
photography. Our cover story this spring celebrates the winners in our annual Building Design
Awards, sponsored by Rowe Spurling Paint Company. With building and interior design
included, we have six fabulous winners showcased over 24 pages, starting on page 41. Winning
both the Overall Residential Award and an Honourable Mention in the interior design category, Searose is a six-bedroom Tucker’s Town home by c Tx Design Group, which the judges
called a “masterpiece” for achieving the look and feel of a cosy Bermuda cottage. The Commercial Winner is Belvedere Residences, Pembroke’s newest in chic city living boasting nine
gorgeous, modern apartments and an in-house gym by Botelho Wood Architects. (All sold,
by the way.) Also by Botelho Wood is Saltbox, a fabulous little home with big style built for a
couple ready to downsize. Our interior design winners are the fantastic new Bermuda offices
of Sun Life Financial, designed by Linberg & Simmons, and an historic and very dated home
magnficently transformed by c Tx Design Group. Congratulations to all our 2017 winners,
whose outstanding work is a testament to the extraordinary excellence in architectural talent
that continues to flourish in Bermuda.
Our people-profile this issue introduces you to the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s new
CEO, Kevin Dallas. Dallas, a Bermudian, has inherited a tourism economy rapidly on the rise;
tourists are spending more money, hotels taking more bookings and vacation air arrivals have
jumped 16 percent. And The America’s Cup starts in May. We sat down with Dallas to learn
more about him and his thoughts on this year, the BTA and the future.
The Significance of Spanish Point is our heritage piece by Elizabeth Jones. Starting with the
temporary settlements made by the Spanish in 1603, Jones shows how Spanish Point became
important with the arrival of the naval commander-in-chief of the American and West Indies
Station at Admiralty House. She also describes the area through the eyes of residents whose
memories stretch back to the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.
There are also several milestones being celebrated this year: Tony
Mc William takes us on a journey back to the early days of flying boats
as British Airways marks 80 years of flights between Bermuda and
London; Masterworks turns 30 and celebrates with a four-in-one
show; the charity event XL Catlin End-to-End also turns 30 this
May with the event promising to be bigger and better than ever; the
Bermuda National Gallery turns 25 and perennial favourite retailer
A.S. Cooper is 120.
We can’t help but be excited for all of Bermuda
about 2017 and hope our special publication In
Celebration of Sail and this beefy spring issue are a
presage of the wonderful year ahead.
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