Dodwell: Internet Travel Helping Resorts To Stand Out
- Published on Monday, 27 August 2012 09:23
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(The Royal Gazette): Hotelier David Dodwell says it’s critical for hotels to have a “well-thought out TripAdvisor strategy”, crediting the world’s largest travel website for helping The Reefs and Nisbet Plantation on Nevis stand out from the competition.
In an interview with a blog posted on Hospitalitynet, Mr Dodwell also said he continues to work on redevelopment plans for a third resort he’s involved in, 9 Beaches, which closed in 2010.
Mr Dodwell told the industry publication the multimillion-dollar plans include building condos and new over-the-water cabanas.
“Right now I’m involved with a group that’s working on redeveloping the 9 Beaches Resort here in Bermuda,” Mr Dodwell said in the interview posted last Thursday.
“The property sits on 18 beautiful beachfront acres which previously served as the Canadian Naval Base. We have obtained a Special Development Order on a new Master Plan that will include hotel rooms, condominiums and the iconic over-the-water cabanas from the resort.
“The land is owned by the Bermuda Government and we now have a 240-year lease on favourable terms. We now have some of the capital in place. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we will have everything in order so we will be set to go. It’s an exciting project and I’m looking forward to introducing a new product to Bermuda’s tourism inventory.”
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