Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
by: Amy Risley
For the opening of Marcus Samuelsson's new restaurant "Marcus'"
Hamilton Princess is the official host of the 2016 America's Cup and it's positioned as one of the best viewing spots on the island. We were lucky enough to see some of the team members practicing while out for an afternoon sail.
The suites are super spacious with separate sleeping and living areas.
Cozy sitting area.
Impressive modern art around every corner.
This new sculpture by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei was installed in the lobby during our stay.
Taking a dip at the Beach Club.
A view of the beach club from the water.
This is where I add "doing the butterfly on the deck of a catamaran" to my skills on Linkedin. The hotel can organize a private group charter- a gorgeous way to spend a few hours cruising around the island and getting a peek at some mind-blowing real estate.
This is right about when you start crafting your next Out of Office auto reply.
Sunset over Marcus' modern, panoramic space.
The hotel flew the flags of Sweden and Ethiopia to celebrate Marcus Samuelsson's opening.
The dreamy infinity pool.
Bermuda shorts. Bermuda smiles.
Welcome to the Hamilton Princess. Bermuda pink trumps Nantucket Red for me every time.
Highs + Lows
Proximity. A flight from JFK to Bermuda is less than 2 hours...half the time it takes to get to the Hamptons!
Art. The hotel's owners are avid modern art collectors and you'll find works ranging from Warhol to Weiwei throughout the property. Tack an art tour onto your itinerary.
The beach. While the hotel itself is on a harbor, their private beach club is a short shuttle ride away and offers a full menu of food & cocktails, not to mention the most stylish and well-appointed beach bathrooms I've ever seen.
Sailing! Hamilton Princess is the official host for the 35th America's Cup being held July 2016. The hotel will boast the best view on the island for fans of the world famous event.
You might prefer island accommodations in closer proximity to the beach, but if superior service and great dining options are important- take the gamble.
- Life Changing
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- Stealable Stuff
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Luxury Resort & Beach Club
An art-filled pink palace in paradise where sophistication meets vacation.
Hamilton Harbour. A convenient 5 minute walk from downtown shops & restaurants.
- Year Opened
Originally opened in 1885, a major renovation and refresh started in 2014 and will be complete Fall 2015.
Two pools, and fitness + spa favorite Exhale is opening on property next year.
The recently opened Marcus' features the celebrated chef's take on Bermudian culture in a beautiful panoramic space overlooking the harbor. Also on site is 1609, which serves seafood, casual favorites and killer cocktails in a stunning open-air setting,
There are a handful of spots to sip dark & stormies, and 1609 is well known to locals & tourists for "Marina Nights" on Fridays, a harbourside happy hour complete with DJs.
Standard treats and spirits.
In the Area
Bermuda & Italian food might not sound like soul sisters but this island-favorite's fresh, homemade pastas and pizzas are insanely good, and their jovial host will no doubt serenade your table while wearing one of his zillion zany costumes.
Horseshoe Bay Cove, Southampton Parish, Bermuda
This pink sand paradise is one of the top rated beaches in the world and the most famous beach in Bermuda.
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, Southampton Parish, Bermuda
There's no better way to take in the breathtaking beauty of the island than by climbing 185 steps to its observation deck.
Hotel Location: 76 Pitts Bay Rd, HM08, Bermuda