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Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, A Fairmont Managed Hotel


    Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
 in Hamilton
    Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
 in Hamilton

History Mystery

Which Historic Hotel was built in honor of Princess Louise after her 1883 visit to Bermuda?

If you guessed the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, you guessed correctly! The hotel opened on January 1, 1885, in Bermuda, just following the island’s rise to prominence after a visit by Princess Louise, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria of England. Having referred to the island as “a place of eternal spring,” Princess Louise was the inspiration behind the name of the hotel, which was originally named The Princess. During its early years, the hotel made a name for itself with upper-class socialites living on the island, as well as wealthy leisure travelers, political figures, and businessmen. Mark Twain was a regular and would smoke cigars outdoors while signing autographs and reciting poetry. The author of the James Bond novels, Ian Fleming, was so impressed by the hotel that he included it as a location in his novel, Dr. No. In 1959, American tanker billionaire Daniel Ludwig purchased the hotel and renovated it to increase the level of prestige, adding a new wing and luxurious lounges, while the cottage colony was levelled. Now, over a century later, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is the Grande Dame of the island and the oldest hotel of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts family.


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International Numbers

Austria 08000706176
Belgium 080081830
France 805542721
Germany 8007241217
Ireland 1800995320
Italy 800979444
Netherlands 08000200956
Norway 80054304
Spain 900814719
Switzerland 0800001798
UK 8009179622
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