Mark Twain once said, “You can go to heaven if you want. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” And there’s no better place to experience Bermuda’s beauty than Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, a Fairmont Managed Hotel.
From the moment we greet you at the door, there’s little for you to do other than unwind and absorb the island’s tranquility. Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, known affectionately as “The Pink Palace,” has been hosting our guests’ Bermuda experiences since 1885. You might find yourself reading on the veranda where Twain recited poetry to fans. Or dreaming in the bedroom where Ian Fleming sketched Dr. No before heading down to saunter along the Princess Marina.
Arts and Culture
The Pink Palace is in and of itself a work of art, and if you thrive on culture, it envelops you here. Our atmosphere is enriched with original works by artists, including Liu Ye, Damien Hurst and Nelson Mandela. You can gaze at Andy Warhol’s Flowers and mingle with fellow travelers over classic afternoon tea at Crown & Anchor. After digesting those cucumber sandwiches, sip a Bermuda Rum Swizzle as you wander among the real flowers in our landscaped gardens overlooking the marina. The collection rotates, so the next time you stay with us, one of Yakoi Kusama’s pumpkins could be offering you a colorful welcome in the entryway.
Everything Starts in Hamilton
In addition to luxury, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club offers proximity. You can enjoy views of the harbor from our infinity pool or take the short stroll into the City of Hamilton.
Get to know Hamilton by making your way to Front Street where you can visit jewel-toned shops and restaurants, and this waterfront promenade bustles with energy when the bar scene heats up. Explore the Hamilton a bit further and join a free walking tour every weekday with the City’s Town Crier Ed Christopher.
Flavors of the Island
Intrepid is inspired by one of the hotel’s most prominent guests: Sir William Stephenson. The British intelligence agent, code name Intrepid, headed the Allied Forces’ Atlantic censorship station based out of the Hamilton Princess during the Second World War. Stephenson was close friends to world renowned author; Sir Ian Fleming – who credited Stephenson as the ‘real thing’ when asked about his inspiration behind his famous spy, James Bond.
Exclusively serving dinner, Intrepid is an upscale steak, seafood and raw bar restaurant, offering a contemporary twist on the classic American grill for a refined dining experience. The restaurant is spearheaded by the hotel’s new Executive Chef de Cuisine, Antwan Ellis.
Intrepid Steak, Seafood & Raw Bar occupies the flagship restaurant space in the hotel’s Gazebo Wing, offering a refined steakhouse atmosphere with panoramic harbor views and stylish floor to ceiling Art Deco elegant décor. Art aficionados will appreciate the new additions to the hotel’s collection including a larger-than-life canvas original by KAWS titled The Great Below, overlooking the revamped private dining room space.
Steak is at the heart of the new menu and meat lovers can avail themselves of prime cuts of beef, including select steak cuts expertly dry-aged by Niman Ranch and Debragga & Spitler in New Jersey, while seafood fans will enjoy the temaki sushi station and raw bar which specializes in oysters, caviar and freshly caught local fish. Menu highlights include Lump Crab Cake with Cajun Remoulade; the Intrepid Maki Roll with Lobster, Shrimp Tempura, Lemon Butter; Oysters Rockefeller and, to finish, the Goldeneye Baked Apple Galette.
For those looking to enjoy an aperitif before their meal or a nightcap at the end of the day, a new cocktail menu and wine list has been developed for the restaurant, including soon-to-be classics such as the Princess 75 with The Botanist Gin, Guava, Fresh Lemon, Moët Chandon Rosé and the Intrepid Martini with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Lemon Peppercorn Lillet, Castelvetrano Olive – served ‘Shaken Not Stirred’.
If you’re looking for harbor views and open-air dining, 1609 Bar and Restaurant is the place to go. Here you can savor ceviche, a wide selection of tacos and seasonal light bites such as your favorite golden fried shrimp. Our 1609 is known for its inventive interpretations of island libations, so make sure you sample a Royal Hamilton Yacht Club or a Hand-Shaken Bartender’s Colada.
Romance in the Air
A seductive island is the ideal backdrop to your love story, and Hamilton Princess & Beach Club wants every occasion to be a special one. Whether you imagine rose petals and champagne waiting in your suite, a private dinner at the Princess Beach Club or a chartered sunset cruise, our concierge can help you with the arrangements needed to make fantastic memories. And if you’re a newlywed, be sure you follow island tradition and walk through the moongate for good luck.
Sun, Sand and Sea
Most travelers come to Bermuda for the beaches, and with good reason; their beautiful sand and sapphire waters promise you an experience like no other. At the Pink Palace, we have our own private beach club just for guests. Sheltered in Sinky Bay, you can escape the bustling city and gently sway in a hammock with a drink in hand as you listen to the waves lapping the shore. For guests looking to get active amid serene surroundings, our iconic pink pickle ball and tennis courts are available for a quick game in-between your beach lounging. Enjoy our pristine water with a range of water activities from kayaking and paddle boarding to snorkeling along our coral reef line to our secluded naturally-formed rock pools.
If you’re looking to explore more of the island, our concierge can arrange rum tasting tours, glass bottom boat tours, private dives of the reefs and historic shipwrecks and eco-tours. One stop no visitor should miss is the Crystal & Fantasy Caves and its clear, underground lake. As you peer into the water from a pontoon pathway in the cavern, you’ll see glimmering formations that appear to be close enough to touch. In fact, they’re more than 50 feet below.
After marveling at the crystalline stalactites, you can top off the perfect day, and perfect Bermuda holiday, watching the sun sink down into the water from the pink sands of Horseshoe Bay Beach.