Hamilton, Bermuda (January 24, 2019) – A local vendor is sought to operate a rooftop concession along the Hamilton waterfront that is geared to visitors, according to a Request for Proposal published on the Bermuda Tourism Authority website. The new business opportunity will sit atop the soon-to-open Visitor Services Centre on Front Street, overlooking Hamilton Harbour.

Bermuda Visitor Services Centre Ltd, operators of the island’s visitor services and subsidiary of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, plans visitor information on the first level, an event space on the second level and an open-air rooftop concession on level three of its Hamilton facility. Bermuda-inspired entertainment, art or food and beverage concessions are named as suitable ideas for the space, but decision makers are open to additional ideas as well.

The purpose-built Visitor Services Centre in Hamilton is made up of about 30 shipping containers and was formally the Artemis Team Base at Cross Island during the 35thAmerica’s Cup. Setting up the operation on Front Street is part a strategic approach to increase the amount of money visitors spend on-island by more seamlessly connecting them with the experience offerings of tourism entrepreneurs around the island.

Applicants must demonstrate their submission is “customer-driver in its approach and meets the standard of innovation as described in the National Tourism Plan”.

Interested persons must fill out an online expression of interest before January 30, 2019 and present their full proposal by February 13, 2019. Applicants will also be invited to a walk-through of the space to assist them in the preparation of their proposals.

Full details of the RFP are available at GoToBermuda.com/BTA.

Photo: artist rendering of the Hamilton Visitor Services Centre