meet the Young's
John Hinson Young III comes from a long line of hospitality professionals, that established the Golden Age of travel, spanning over five decades. John's grandfather, John Hinson Young II, is known for developing, owning and operating The Lantana Colony Club here in Bermuda. His father (Jay Spurling Young) owned and operated the family's sister property, the The Plantation Inn, of Ocho Rios, Jamiaca. This is where JHYIII was born in 1971, and enjoyed a very idyllic, slim aarons (a friend of the family) dreamy island childhood, along with this sister.
the family left Jamaica in 1978 and settled in Waitsfield, Vermont, where they rebuilt and operated the Sugarbush Inn, before ultimately moving into the restaurant business. At 16, John went to work for Horizons and Cottages (a Relais & Chateaux property) here on island, as a summer student. In 1992, John went west to Colorado for a few years to work for the Vail Village Inn, then as Manager at the Vail Racquet Club. After returning to the University of Vermont to complete his degrees in Hotel Management & Tourism Business, John joined Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, VT.
John moved back to his native Bermuda in 2002, working in hospitality under various guises, until 2005 when he was invited to join the executive team as the assistant Manager of the Golf Villas - part of the Private Residence Club at the brand new Tucker’s Point Resort (now Rosewood Bermuda). He quickly rose through the ranks becoming General Manager of the Golf Villas before becoming Director of the Residence Club Operations.
John's ultimate goal has always been to use his talents and experience to own and operate something uniquely Bermudian. That opportunity came in 2013 when he became owner of his family property - The Ledgelets, formerly part of Lantana Colony Club. When John isn't focused on The Ledgelets he enjoys skiing and snowboarding in Vermont, fishing and lobster diving, and is also a nationally ranked croquet player, competing in several tournaments a year.
Alison Corday Young is an entrepreneur, creative director and happy mama to a little girl. She grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, close to Delaware. a Bermudian father and American mother.
In 1999, in her junior year of college, she started a company making custom handbags out of vintage fabrics with a friend. These evolved into stylish therapeutic bags that had patent pending magnetic technology that helped to reduce stress on the mind and body.
A couple years after graduating, Alison moved back to her island home of Bermuda to work for Tucker’s Point Club and Hotel, now Rosewood Bermuda. As the Director of Retail, she developed their early shops, including the lobby boutique Regali. She was involved in all aspects of purchasing, branding and developing merchandise for the luxury property, including apparel, gifts and spa product.
Now, working with her husband John, Alison is able to put all her passions – style, art, wellness and hospitality – together to make The Ledgelets Cottage Colony experience island-cool and authentic.