This is probably the upcoming Marriott property that I’m most excited to stay at… I think.
St. Regis Bermuda opening soon
The 120-room St. Regis Bermuda is accepting reservations for stays as of May 22, 2021. This hotel has been in the pipeline for a long time, though until recently the opening date was in limbo.
The St. Regis will be located in the town of St. George’s, and will be near St. Catherine’s Beach. The hotel will feature all the amenities you’d expect — two swimming pools, an all-day dining restaurant, a BLT Steak New York restaurant, an Iridium Spa, and more.
As of now there are only a few pictures of the resort, so we’ll have to wait and see what it looks like in real life.
St. Regis Bermuda exterior
The base rooms at the St. Regis Bermuda are a spacious ~650 square foot, though interestingly are advertised as having “no view.” I suppose I appreciate the hotel’s honesty, because usually properties describe a not-great view at a beach resort as being resort view, garden view, or something similar. Or perhaps the base rooms just face a wall, or something?
St. Regis Bermuda guest room
St. Regis Bermuda guest room
St. Regis Bermuda BLT Steak
Booking the St. Regis Bermuda
The St. Regis Bermuda will be a Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy property, meaning stays will cost either 70,000, 85,000, or 100,000 Bonvoy points, depending on whether pricing is off-peak, standard, or peak.
We’ll see how pricing evolves, but as of now base rooms seem to start at ~$540 when paying cash.
Unfortunately this means that redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points won’t be a particularly great deal. I value Bonvoy points at ~0.7 cents each, so redeeming 85,000 points for a room that costs $540 isn’t exactly getting you disproportionate value.
I’m surprised this isn’t a Category 7 (or maybe even Category 6) property based on the pricing, though perhaps paid rates will get even higher.
Why I’m excited about the St. Regis Bermuda
It’s not the hotel as such that excites me so much, but rather Bermuda as a destination. For many years Bermuda has been on my list of places to visit — it’s not that far from Miami, it’s a new destination for me, and it generally intrigues me given its geography and history.
However, it’s a destination I’ve never really prioritized, so it has just kind of stayed on my bucket list all of this time. I think one of the reasons I haven’t visited is because of the hotel situation. There haven’t been any good points hotels there, and often I at least somewhat prioritize my destinations based on hotel options.
I’ve kind of been putting off my Bermuda visit until the St. Regis opens, since it’s the perfect combination of a nice, new points hotel, and a destination I’ve been wanting to visit.
If anyone has been to Bermuda, I’d love to hear how your experience was!
The St. Regis Bermuda is expected to open in May 2021, and should be the best points hotel on the island. Bermuda has long intrigued me, so hopefully later this year I can finally visit, once things start to return to normal, and also when this hotel is open.
Too bad the value proposition for redeeming points at the St. Regis isn’t actually that great, given that it’s a Category 8 property.
Anyone else excited about the St. Regis Bermuda?