Thursday, October 8, 2009
There’s lots of news from Bermuda today, the most exciting of which comes from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Welcome to shoulder season folks, when the weather is warm and the prices are low. For seven days only, rooms at the ritzy Fairmont Southampton on Bermuda’s stunning south shore start at $149 per night for stays between November 21, 2009 until April 16, 2010. But you’ve gotta act fast: Sale prices are valid when booked by October 13 (that’s next Tuesday). Best of all, the price includes breakfast daily and unlimited golf at the hotel’s water view executive par three course (cart rental not included). Considering rooms at the hotel cost around $500 and above during peak season, it’s a steal of a deal. For more information, visit Fairmont’s website. In other news, Port Royal Golf Course is gearing up to host the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on October 20-21, which will feature British Open champion Stewart Cink, Masters champion Angel Cabrera, U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, and PGA champion Y.E. Yang, the first Asian golfer to win a major. In case you hadn’t heard Port Royal is arguably Bermuda’s finest course, having just undergone a $14 million renovation with sweeping water views and a hole that’s widely regarded as the greatest in golf. Spoiler alert: It's the sixteenth. (Got a few minutes to goof off? Check out this game that simulates the infamous hole; click on the right side that says “Slam Dunk” and see if you can get it on the green). Finally, Hamilton is abuzz with the unveiling of its new Heritage Walk, a two-hour self-guided walking tour that takes visitors past bronzed plaques explaining important sites of architectural, historical, and cultural significance in the City of Hamilton. Pick up a foldout map at City Hall on Church Street where the walk begins just out front. Need a boost before your walk? Drop by Juice ‘n Beans on the corner of Front and Burnaby Streets for the best ice coffee in town.