Bermuda Day Grand Marshal 2012 – Celebrating Hospitality Through The Age
Hazel and Bobby Lowe bought Salt Kettle Guest House, in a lunch hour back in February 1970. They had returned to Bermuda in 1966 from working in Africa where they had lived for 17 years.
Bobby Lowe was a Bermudian by birth and Hazel originally from Faversham Kent, UK. They met on a blind date at a Ball in Oxford, UK where Bobby was a Rhodes Scholar and Hazel was a nurse.
Hazel is famous for her hospitality and kindness and has been honoured by the Department of Tourism as Hotelier of the year in 1999 and again in 2001.
Frommers 2012 also mentions Hazel and Salt Kettle in its Top five (5) lodgings. “Meet a legend of eccentric hospitality Salt Kettle matriarch Hazel Lowe, famed for dishing out advice as well as breakfast, who really keeps visitors coming back again.”
Hazel is without doubt the heart and soul of Salt Kettle and her guests have been returning to her annually for well over 30 years. It is very much a family run business and guests return each year for the warmth and informality of Hazel’s Home.