Forget about summering in the Hamptons. The hot new weekend getaway destination this summer will be in Bermuda at the Fairmont-managed Hamilton Princess. The hotel has launched a revolutionary program called â€śShades of Pink Suitesâ€ť which is a package that allows guests to book lavish suites as their summer home for up to nine weekends of the season at a rate never before offered. As direct flights from such cities as New York are only 90-minutes-long, it is possible to get to the Hamilton Princess in Bermuda in less time than driving to the Hamptons during peak travel times.
After a $100 million renovation, the Hamilton Princess hotel is better than ever. The hotel now features a brand-new marina, luxurious spa, beautifully renovated guest rooms, signature restaurant by Chef Marcus Samuelsson, an exclusive beach club and a world-class contemporary art collection. Indeed, it is worth a visit to Bermuda just to see this gorgeous property.
The â€śShades of Pink Suitesâ€ť package starts at $939 per weekend for a Gold Room Package and up to $1,449 per weekend in a Gold Suite. Couples can book lavish suites as their summer home for up to nine weekends of the season.
Accommodations includeÂ 157 newly renovatedÂ and well-appointed guest rooms and suites, which areÂ luxuriously appointed and offer views over the harbor or the city of Hamilton. Suites feature spacious terraces and marble bathrooms with waterfall showers.
Guests booking Fairmont Gold rooms and suites will have a private check-in service and access to dedicated staff and an exclusive lounge with complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapĂ©s.
The Shades of Pink Suites package includes car service for arrival and departures, sunscreen and champagne upon arrival, reserved loungers at the pool and beach, a fully stocked minibar of beer, wine and soda. In addition, guests will receive a Cabana reservation and can participate in Exhale Spa barre classes. Best of all, the hotel is offering complimentary luggage storage and full laundry services so you can leave your essentials behind enabling you to go straight to the airport from work and travel without bags.
A major draw of the Hamilton Princess is the Princess Beach ClubÂ is the hotelâ€™s exclusive beach club that is available only to its guests. Guests can take a 20-minute-long complimentary shuttle on the hotelâ€™s very own â€śJitneyâ€ť toÂ its private beach club, which is locatedÂ on Sinky Bay, a private cove on South Beach. Here, guests can sunbathe in a sheltered cove with a land or water hammock, and explore the tropical paradise via paddle board, kayak, or snorkeling.
A wonderful place to spend the day and evening, guests have full access to sun loungers, towels, umbrellas, changing rooms, bathrooms, showers and lockers. Beach toys such as paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkel boards. Kids have access to the playground and kids beach toys such as shovels, buckets, life vests and more. There are fully-supervised activities for children in the Prince & Princess Kidâ€™s Club. Food is also available in the summer months, as there is a restaurant (reopening for dinner on May 9).
Long known as a hotel that catered to visiting executives doing business in Hamilton, Bermuda or for hosting conventions and meetings, the hotel has become a destination for people on holiday or those seeking a perfect weekend getaway. The hotel, which now ranks among the most luxurious hotels on the island, has been elevated to resort status. It is arguably the crown jewel of the island.
There are plenty of activities to take advantage of at the hotel. There is a stunning infinity edge pool with uninterrupted views of Hamilton Harbour, a new poolside pergola for outdoor fitness classes and activities and the Pool Bar which offers cocktails, craft beers and food. The hotel’s concierge can arrange for a golf excursion, asÂ Bermuda has more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world. Guests have access to tennis courts located at the Princess Beach Club where a pro is available for lessons.
Another fun and unique activity to do while staying at the hotel is to rent a Twizy, a safe, comfortable and fun way to see the island. With the stability of four wheels, foot pedals for braking and accelerating and a steering wheel, the Twizy is electric and operates like a car.
The propertyâ€™s Exhale Spa offers a full-service menu of treatments, from facials to massages, with expertly-trained therapists. Guests of the spa (and hotel guests over the age of 18) can relax or do laps in the adjacent adult-only pool that offers stunning views of the marina. There is also a state-of-the-art fitness facility that is outfitted with a complete selection of equipment by TechnoGym.
As the hotel is centrally-located, it is only a five-minute walk to shops, restaurants and nightlife in downtown Hamilton.
Dining is exceptional, as well, as the hotel has several restaurants, including its latest addition, Marcusâ€™, which features a theatrical open kitchen and the cuisine of Marcus Samuelsson, the world-renowned chef behind New Yorkâ€™s acclaimed Red Rooster. Featuring beautiful ocean views, the restaurant offers such classic Samuelsson cuisine as Fish Chowder Bites, Crispy Buttermilk Cauliflower, Fried Yard Bird and Sinky Bay Snapper.
A second dining destination at the hotel is the 1609 Restaurant, which offers uninterrupted spectacular harbor views.Â 1609 specializes in fresh-off-the-boat seafood such as ceviche, fresh fish and salads. It is also a great place to enjoy classic Bermuda specialties such as a Rum Swizzle or a Dark & Stormy.
The hotelâ€™s Princess Marina is Bermudaâ€™s first and only full-service hotel marina with world-class amenities for vessels of all sizes. The 60-berth marina is ideal for pleasure crafts and tournament fishing boats from 30 to 75 feet all the way up to super yachts of 500 feet. The marina offers integrated pump-out facilities, custom-metered electric service, and water distribution, as well as such high-end services as a dedicated marina concierge, gourmet onsite catering, high speed internet access and cable tv.
The Princess Marinaâ€™s water sports facility offers hotel guests a wide range of activities and excursions, including deep sea fishing trips, private boat charters, and Boston whaler boat rentals. The hotel can also arrange for Jet Ski tours, kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling.
Purchased by the Green family, a Bermudan family, in 2012, the hotel now houses the Greenâ€™s extensive and impressive contemporary art collection with pieces by such renowned artists as Andy Warhol, Banksy, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, KAWS, Julian Opie, Yayoi Kusama and Ai Wei Wei, among many others. The collection, which includes hundreds of pieces, is museum-quality and guests can spend hours roaming the hotelâ€™s common spaces admiring the collection. The hotel offers guided tours of the collection on a scheduled basis.
AÂ 90-minute flight to Bermuda’s International Airport from New York and Boston, the resort is easy to get to. You can leave your home in the morning and be at the resort in time for lunch. In fact, it is possible to fly to Bermuda in less time than it takes to drive to the Hamptons from Manhattan on a Friday during the summer months.
A video of the Hamilton Princess Bermuda can be seen below.