Viral photos from inside airports around the world this summer have been shocking, yet for those still hankering for a getaway, there’s always Bermuda. A two-hour nonstop flight away from New York City, the island is getting a new hotel just in time for late summer travel. Spanning across a 23-acre peninsula, Cambridge Beaches is being opened by hospitality group Dovetail + Co., with interior design by former Soho House Design Studio designer Kellyann Hee.
“Cambridge Beaches was established in 1923 as Bermuda’s first cottage-style accommodations when Mr. Hugh Gray owned the first cottage and started hosting overseas guests,” explains the hotel’s general manager, Clarence Hofheins. “Over the years, he purchased the surrounding land and other cottages and by 1943 he operated accommodations housing over 50 guests at a time.”
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Some 20 years later, Gray sold the property to Sir Howard Trott, and it stayed in the Trott family for more than 70 years until Dovetail + Co.’s recent purchase. “Throughout the estate, there are architectural details dating back to 1663, including reception, which features original cedar beamed ceilings and a board highlighting the number of repeat guests since its inception in 1923,” adds Hofheins. “Cambridge Beaches is truly the last Bermuda-style resort on the island — the architecture, beaches, coves and gardens all tell a story about Bermuda that is unique and special.”
The Cambridge Beaches of today comprises a mix of freestanding cottages and guest rooms, with four private beaches, two private coves, a swimming pool, spa, tennis courts, three on-site restaurants (accessible by both land and sea) and more.
“My wife and I fell in love with Bermuda seven years ago when we visited in January,” says Phil Hospod, chief executive officer and founder of Dovetail +