I really need to keep track. I think this may be my 12th Fairmont. Not sure, but I know I love the brand and I’m always in for a treat. Highlight of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Bermuda? The bronze statue of the man loitering on the bench in the entryway. I caught a very hip gentleman cozying up to him while talking on his mobile. Isn’t it great to have an arm around you?
The freshly renovated rooms were pristine, as are all Fairmont properties. There were baths in many rooms (highly appreciated for the kids) and 24 hr room service with a great kids’ menu. The new upgrades to technical amenities and wifi was perfect for savvy business people as well as our tech-crazy kids!
The new 1609 Bar and Restaurant, overlooking Hamilton Harbour is sleek and inviting. It is in fact Bermuda’s only open-air dining experience. I’m hoping that after their extensive renovation is completed, the famed grand piano will still be played during afternoon tea which will resume in April 2015.
Though you do not have direct access to a beach, the infinity pool and marina area are wonderful. A 5 minute walk from the ferry and downtown Hamilton, there are chi-chi juice shops and bars (Harry’s) along the way.
The BMW bikes for loan make the experience even more worthwhile for families. Just don’t forget the Bermuda shorts and pink shirts.