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Golfer2010 Oct 15th, 2009 07:48 AM

Bermuda planning 2010
Started planning for a visit in May or Jun 2010 but just read the following:
"Bermuda will have shed 1,000 jobs by the end of the year and that figure could double by the end of 2010"
Just wondering how this will impact the services area or if it's more construction related.
Anyway still making calls and comparing places.. Might be asking for a little help shortly if i can't find an existing topic.....

Golfer2010 Oct 16th, 2009 06:27 AM

Someone sent me this:

The Saudi prince who owns Elbow Beach is "evaluating his options" over the future of the hotel. But persistent rumours that the hotel is closing for renovations have been quashed with managers saying: "it's business as usual at the moment."

As this is one of the places we are thinking about im kinda of concerned. Any thoughts??

Golfer2010 Oct 21st, 2009 09:58 AM

Managers at Elbow Beach today announced the closure of its main hotel on November 30 - which could stay empty for several years.

Golfer2010 Oct 22nd, 2009 03:31 AM

I forgot to add - check out the Royal Gazette website for stories.,

cmcfong Oct 22nd, 2009 09:41 PM

Sad to see the changes, but Bermuda will still be a wonderful destination for a May or June 2010 trip. Consider the Reefs, Cambridge Beaches, Pompano, or Tucker's Point, all would be excellent choices.

Golfer2010 Oct 23rd, 2009 05:18 AM

I also am looking at the Newstead Belmont. Has there been any other reports of other places cutting staff?

cmcfong Oct 23rd, 2009 08:48 AM

I am not aware of any other announcements, but check the Royal Gazette regularly.
The Newstead is gorgeous. I am looking forward to trying their restaurant when I visit Bermuda in December.

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