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Default Club Med Hotel Bermuda - 26-02-2011, 00:31

Whilst visiting Bermuda in late 2007, I couldn't resist taking a look around the former Club Med Hotel in St. Georges. It was dynamited a few months later. Hotel itself was being guarded 24/7 so could only get into the outer buildings and grounds. Anyone wanting to see the hotel bite the dust can find it easy enough on You tube. Brief history follows taken from bermuda Tourist attractions website :-

In 1973, Holiday Inn Hotel opened in St George's Bermuda, at a picturesque location close to the St Catherine Fort and overlooking the beach. But after eight years of operation in 1981, it was sold out to the Loews Hotels group of New York. In 1985, it was sold again to the Club Med group and it re-opened as a 630-room grand hotel called St George's Cove. But further ill fate was awaiting the hotel.

Two years later, the hotel was badly damaged by Hurricane Emily. The next year year, the Club Med group finally decided to close down the hotel. Since then, it was lying in derelict condition for 20 years till 2008. Many attempts to resurrect the hotel failed despite mediation from the Bermuda Government. Finally, in 2007, Bazaria International was named as the developer for the property. They have tied up with Hyatt Group now to buiid a new Hotel - Park Hyatt Bermuda by early 2012.

In August 2008, the hotel has been demolished completely through implosion by dynamite. The button was pressed by the Premier of Bermuda Ewart Brown. Over 70 pounds of dynamite were used. This is the first building implosion in Bermuda's history and has been one of the top events of the year. At 10 a.m. on Aug. 25, 2008, the explosives were set off and this huge landmark hotel in St. George's began to tumble.



Club Med Hotel in all its glory - grounds being maintained right to the end



Driveway up to Hotel



Rear of hotel



Hotel Garage



Gatehouse



Lobby - Complete with Security van outside (largely to prevent squatters moving in by all accounts)



Tennis Courts



Night Club Entrance



Outdoor Pool and Bar



Poolside Bar
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Default 27-02-2011, 22:53

Nice place looks huge!


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Default 27-02-2011, 23:51

I suppose you could stop there it would be like your own private hotel just like on the shining.


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Default 28-02-2011, 12:15

now that looks cool


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Default 11-03-2011, 13:41

that place looks huge, its amazing that somewhere like that can go down the tube and shut down
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