Bermuda Tourism Authority applauds Chair Telford on new post in TCI
Monday, November 25, 2019
Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) has congratulated its Chair, Paul Telford, on his appointment as General Manager of luxury resort The Shore Club Turks & Caicos. Telford will continue leading the BTA Board through end of year and remain a Director through fall 2020.
“We commend Paul on this well-deserved executive appointment that underscores his impressive career journey to date,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas. “While we will miss him in Bermuda, we are proud to salute a Bermudian who represents a stellar example to young people looking to advance in the hospitality industry.
“One of the BTA’s core mandates is to support and encourage talent into tourism, and there can be no better example of home-grown talent who has risen through the ranks of the hotel business, and excelled every step of the way,” added Dallas. “We thank him for his service to Bermuda tourism and look forward to continuing to benefit from his expertise at the BTA.”
Telford took up the post at the resort on Long Bay Beach, Providenciales this month.
“I’m excited and honoured to be moving on to this next stage of my career,” said Telford, who has served as BTA Chair since October 2017 and will complete his term as a Board Director in September 2020. “I’m so proud to have been part of our national effort to rebuild Bermuda’s tourism and to have witnessed the recent rejuvenation of the industry as a result of the BTA team’s innovative and pro-active approach. I will continue to serve the Authority and remain committed to supporting Bermuda’s efforts to ensuring our island’s tourism product grows and thrives.”
Telford has 13 years’ international management experience in luxury hotels. He began his career in Bermuda’s hospitality industry as a teenage busboy and has since worked on the island and overseas. His postings include hotels and resorts such as the Four Seasons Washington, D.C., the Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico, The Kahala Hotel in Honolulu Hawaii, and Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa (now Rosewood Bermuda), where he was a member of the opening team and held several roles, culminating as managing director. He currently serves as an independent consultant for the hospitality industry.