This change has been made to honour the impact made by Adrian Hassell, a young Bermudian and former recipient of the scholarship.
This change has been made to honour the impact made by Adrian Hassell, a young Bermudian and former recipient of the scholarship, who sadly passed away on January 1, 2019.
Mr Hassell was a Concierge Agent at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club and was previously an intern at the Bermuda Tourism Authority. He received the BHA Scholarship in 2015 to study Hotel Management and made a lasting impression on the selection committee.
The scholarship is available to any Bermudian who is interested in pursuing international studies in the hospitality industry. The 2019 application process closes on May 31st and more details can be found at www.bermudascholarships.com.
The announcement of the renaming was attended by Mr Hassell’s family, former colleagues at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club and representatives of the BHA and Bermuda Tourism Authority.
Stephen Todd, Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Hotel Association, said: “Adrian Hassell was a young man who was only just beginning what I am sure would have been an illustrious career in the hospitality industry, when it was tragically cut short.
“However, in his few years working in tourism, he made a tremendous and indelible mark on his community and we are pleased to be able to honour his memory in this way.”
Tim Morrison, General Manager of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, said: “Adrian had only been a member of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club family for a short time but he made an immediate impact on all of us at the hotel, both colleagues and guests, making fast friends. He was a fantastic ambassador for Bermuda and we are proud that his legacy will live on for young Bermudians entering the hospitality industry.”
Glenn Jones, Chief Experience Development Officer at the Bermuda Tourism Authority, said: “In every way imaginable Adrian was a model intern—eager to learn and truly passionate about Bermuda’s tourism industry.
“The Bermuda Tourism Authority is proud to honour that legacy by offering one Adrian Hassell Memorial Scholarship winner each year the opportunity to join our team as an intern. My hope is that every young person aspires to Adrian’s high standards as they step into this career-launching role.”
- Photos Supplied: Joanna Hassell, Christopher Hassell, Glenn Jones BTA, Tim Morrison, hamilton Princess & Beach Club and Stephen Todd, Bermuda Hotel Association