As soothing as the sun on our pink sand beach. As dependable as the ocean's tides. Our experienced staff — many with more than 20 years of tenure — combines professional poise with personal warmth in ways that always make you feel at ease.
A native Bermudian and graduate of the prestigious Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, David Dodwell is owner of The Reefs Hotel & Club in Bermuda and Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis. He has been at the helm of The Reefs for nearly 40 years and at Nisbet Plantation for more than 20 years.
Dodwell is a former Minister of Tourism for Bermuda, once served as president of the Bermuda Hotel Association and is a member of the Resort Committee of the American Hospitality & Lodging Association. His honors include Bermuda Hotelier of the Year and Caribbean Hotelier of the Year.
Nagma has lived on Bermuda for 16 years. She joined The Reefs in April 2009 as The Reefs Club general manager and was a member of the grand opening team. Nagma was promoted to resort manager in March 2010; she oversees both The Reefs Club and Resort.
Prior to working at The Reefs, Nagma held management positions at other Bermuda family resorts, including the Ariel Sands Hotel and Beach Club and Elbow Beach Hotel. An avid runner, Nagma enjoys a long run on her day off.
Son of The Reefs' owner David Dodwell, David Jr. is often reminded by returning guests of how they knew him when he was in diapers! Growing up, David Jr. spent summers working various jobs at the hotel. He later earned a Master of Management in Hospitality degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Prior to joining The Reefs, David Jr. worked in the hospitality industry both in the US — including Boston, California, Oregon — and in Bermuda. Most recently, he spent two years at 9 Beaches resort in Bermuda. David enjoys spending time with his wife Kathleen, son William and daughter Annie.
Anika joined The Reefs' team in May 2010 as the front office manager and brings with her more than 12 years experience in the hospitality industry.
Prior to joining The Reefs' team, Anika worked for the Coco Reef Hotel in Bermuda and also in the Caribbean. She was nominated for the 2011 Belco VIP Awards in the front desk category. This award recognizes top individuals in the hospitality industry and is a wonderful honor.
Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Uwe pursed a career in the hospitality industry at age 17. He worked in several luxury hotels in Germany, England and Bermuda before attending the Hotel Management School in Marburg, Germany.
Ritz-Carlton Hotels recruited Uwe after graduation, and he worked at several Ritz-Carlton properties over the next 7 years. Throughout his career, Uwe has won many awards for the excellence of his service and management, including The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences Five Star Five Diamond Award three years in a row.