Amy Risley

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

  • Where:
  • Why:For the opening of Marcus Samuelsson's new restaurant "Marcus'"
  • When:June 2015
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Hamilton Princess & Beach Club 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.

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.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club The suites are super spacious with separate sleeping and living areas.

The suites are super spacious with separate sleeping and living areas.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Cozy sitting area.

Cozy sitting area.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Impressive modern art around every corner.

Impressive modern art around every corner.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club This new sculpture by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei was installed in the lobby during our stay.

This new sculpture by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei was installed in the lobby during our stay.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Taking a dip at the Beach Club.

Taking a dip at the Beach Club.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club A view of the beach club from the water.

A view of the beach club from the water.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club This is where I add

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.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club This is right about when you start crafting your next Out of Office auto reply.

This is right about when you start crafting your next Out of Office auto reply.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Sunset over Marcus' modern, panoramic space.

Sunset over Marcus' modern, panoramic space.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club The hotel flew the flags of Sweden and Ethiopia to celebrate Marcus Samuelsson's opening.

The hotel flew the flags of Sweden and Ethiopia to celebrate Marcus Samuelsson's opening.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club The dreamy infinity pool.

The dreamy infinity pool.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Bermuda shorts. Bermuda smiles.

Bermuda shorts. Bermuda smiles.

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Welcome to the Hamilton Princess. Bermuda pink trumps Nantucket Red for me every time.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Resort & Beach Club

  • Vibe

    An art-filled pink palace in paradise where sophistication meets vacation.

  • Location

    Hamilton Harbour. A convenient 5 minute walk from downtown shops & restaurants.

  • Rooms

    157

  • Year Opened

    Originally opened in 1885, a major renovation and refresh started in 2014 and will be complete Fall 2015.

  • Health & Wellness

    Two pools, and fitness + spa favorite Exhale is opening on property next year.

  • Restaurant

    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,

  • Bar

    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.

  • Minibar

    Standard treats and spirits.

  • Children

    Yes.

  • Price

    Moderate Luxury

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