Hamilton Princess & Beach Club will embark on a new development initiative over the next few months that will transform Crown & Anchor, the hotel’s lobby restaurant, to “create an elegant veranda for diners”.

Construction is set to begin on Tuesday, November 12, with completion planned for guests in time for the 2020 tourism season.

A hotel spokesperson said: “The structure has been designed by Botelho Wood Architects and the project will be carried out by local firms: D&J Construction and P&M Electrical.

“Using Spanish cedar and Bermudian stone, the space will invoke light and airy sophistication and reflect the architectural style seen in the courtyard’s pergola.”

The outdoor dining area of Crown & Anchor will be closed “throughout the construction period”, but the main indoor restaurant will remain open as usual, “with the exception of a ten-day closure from November 18th until the 28th”.

“During this period, Monday night Quiz Night will be cancelled on November 18th and 25th, the hotel’s famous Afternoon Tea, Coffee & Donuts and Happy Hour on the 22nd will be served in Marcus’.

“Additionally, 1609, the hotel’s open-air dining option will remain open through to the beginning of the holiday season on November 30th.”

Tim Morrison, General Manager of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, added: “We’re incredibly excited to be creating a stylish new outdoor space for our guests to enjoy at Crown & Anchor.

“Already a popular hotspot for visitors and locals alike, we expect that the new veranda, which will offer shade from the Bermuda sunshine and shelter from the elements, will only increase the restaurant and bar’s appeal.”

  • Feature Photo Supplied: Rendering by Botelho Wood Architects