The Reefs in Bermuda Celebrates Three Generations of Dodwells

The Reefs in Bermuda Celebrates Three Generations of Dodwells

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — The Reefs is delighted to announce that David Dodwell Jr. has joined the management team as Director of Rooms. His father, David Dodwell, is president and has been with The Reefs for 35 years.

The Reefs prides itself for its strong sense of family, with more than half its guests returning each year and multiple generations of families on staff. It is this close community that provides the hospitality for which the resort is famous and which makes guests “feel perfectly at ease.”

“I am absolutely thrilled that David has decided to return to Bermuda to work with us at The Reefs. The Reefs family continues to grow, and David will fit in perfectly with the rest of the caring staff,” says David Dodwell, the elder. Managing Director Ben Tutt agrees, “David already has garnered a solid background in hotel management, and since returning to The Reefs has jumped right in, working in every department to get to know the staff and the existing processes.”

David recently completed his master’s degree in hospitality management from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. In recent years, he has worked at hotels in Boston, California and Oregon. He also spent two years at 9 Beaches in Bermuda.


David Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, have relocated to Bermuda with their three-month-old baby boy, William Broderick Dodwell. “What better place to raise our son than with The Reefs family,” he asserts. Guests are sure to see Will playing on the beach like his father did 30 years ago. Maybe one day, Dodwell number three will follow in his father and grandfather’s footsteps.


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About The Reefs

One of Bermuda’s finest resort properties, The Reefs has been welcoming guests since 1947 with the traditional hospitality for which the island has long been famous. Crowning a cliff and overlooking its own private pink sand beach and the turquoise waters that surround Bermuda, The Reefs is in the Southampton parish on the South Shore of the island. Lush tropical flowers — hibiscus, oleander and bougainvillea — cascade down the salmon pink-and-white property.


An intimate resort with only 65 guest rooms and suites (including eight cottages with outdoor Jacuzzis), the resort boasts an infinity pool and an award-winning spa. The relaxing atmosphere is one of the resort’s most notable features, and a reason guests return year after year is its dedicated staff. Famous for its cuisine, The Reefs’ attracts visitors and Bermudians alike to dine in at the island’s only small resort with three dining venues during the season. Couples can also opt for a romantic dinner served on the beach.


The Reefs consistently receives accolades, including:

# 3 in the 2008 “World’s Best in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas” category of the Travel + Leisure Readers Survey


Past awards include:

# 1 “World’s Best Hotel Value” “World’s Best Service” Readers Survey

Travel + Leisure

§ Gold List of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” since 1997

Condé Nast Traveler

§ Coconuts as “Best Place to Fall in Love,” Ocean Echo as “Best Al Fresco Dining,” “Best Sunday Brunch,” and La Serena as “Best Day Spa”

The Bermudian


For reservations call (800) 742-2008 or your favorite travel agent, or visit


The Reefs Club private residences will offer owners the best of all possible worlds — the amenities, service and hospitality of one of Bermuda’s friendliest, most award-winning luxury hotels — plus the added advantages of true real estate ownership. The Club, which will be completed in May 2009, will consist of nineteen two- and three-bedroom residences with spectacular ocean vistas.