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Bermuda's Fairmont Princess, Fairmont Southampton

The pink sands and fairytale Fairmont resorts are calling you

By Judi McLeod

Thursday, October 25, 2007

It’s almost November and sleigh bells are already calling out to some people. Silver bells beckon the busy inhabitants of cosmopolitan cities. But the lucky ones are responding to the call of Bermuda’s pink sands.

The holidays call for a special setting. And what could be any more special than the fairytale setting of a holiday season island-style of the Fairmont Princess and the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda?

While only two hours from the east coast, Bermuda is a world apart, and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offer picture perfect holiday getaways to make the most of the rich island culture, warm climate, pink sand beaches and picturesque landscape.

You won’t be able to convince your children that they did not spend their holidays at a twinkling sandcastle on pink sand!

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Bermuda offers a variety of weekend activities for the holidays to warm you the rest of the winter.

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess offers its Suite Thanksgiving Package, which includes a three-night stay in a Fairmont Gold Suite and Thanksgiving dinner for two at world-famous Harley’s Restaurant. This package is available from November 22 to November 25, 2007, and rates start at $1,500. As always, with complimentary ferry service between the two hotels, guests may stay at one and play at two resorts. To complement a getaway at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess the property’s sister hotel, the Fairmont Southampton, offers a variety of holiday activities, including a retelling of the first Thanksgiving in an informal conversation with the resort’s historian, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and football games on the big screen at the Cellar, and a culinary demonstration of traditional holiday treats accompanied by a wine tasting. Rates for the Fairmont Southampton from November 22 to 25, 2007 start at $319 per night and at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess rates start at $309.

The annual Bermuda Boat Parade is a festive and picturesque holiday tradition that takes place in Hamilton Harbor. To get a front row seat, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess offers its Boat Parade Package. This package includes two nights accommodation in a newly renovated deluxe guest room with a balcony or a spacious one-bedroom suite, dinner for two in Harley’s Restaurant and a bottle of Champagne on arrival. This package is available from December 7 to 9, 2007, and rates start at $999.

For families, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess offers a way to celebrate the season and give back to an island charity with its Teddy Bear Tea Package. This package includes accommodations on Fairmont Gold, a Fairmont teddy bear, admission for two adults and one child to the hotel’s Teddy Bear Tea at the Heritage Court, and a $30 donation to the Children’s Ward at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital or the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute.

Teddy Bear Tea on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will feature stories with Santa Claus from 3:00 p.m., to 4:00 p.m. This package is available from December 1 through 23, 2007, and rates start at $309 per night. Reservations for tea may be made for additional children for $19 per child.

Meanwhile, the pink sands of Bermuda are calling you.

A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels that truly reflect the essence of their destination. Featuring iconic landmarks like The Fairmont San Francisco, The Fairmont Banff Springs, and London's Savoy, Fairmont hotels are more than a place to stay; they are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover storied life experiences. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont locations provide access to activities that are culturally rich and authentically local. From inviting beaches and tranquil spas to challenging golf courses and exhilarating ski hills, guests can fulfill their lifelong desires at Fairmont. With an enduring connection to the land and communities where we do business, Fairmont is also committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. With over 50 distinctive hotels in 12 countries, and more than 20 properties currently in development, Fairmont is committed to growing its portfolio of world-class hotels and plans to add properties in coveted international destinations like Cairo, Shanghai, Dubai, and Beijing over the next few years.

Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with over 80 hotels in 25 countries worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swiss�tel brands.� The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.� For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit�

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