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Mid-Year Conference

July 25-29, 2007
Fairmont Princess Hamilton
Hamilton, Bermuda

Hotel Information   |   Tentative Agenda  |   Snorkel/Lunch Cruise  |   Registration Form

The Destination

Only 600 miles off the Carolina coast, the diminutive island sanctuary known as Bermuda, is a quiet, secluded paradise and our destination for the TLPA Mid-Year Conference. First settled in the early 1600s, Bermuda still retains the character of a British colony, especially in the harbor town of Hamilton. A wonderful get-away spot any time of the year, the island's mild sub-tropical climate seldom allows extreme temperatures. And while July will be warm, you will enjoy the cool sea breezes that permeate the island.

The Invitation

President Brian Wier invites you to mix business with pleasure at TLPA's Mid-Year Conference this July 25-29 in Bermuda. TLPA's program is designed to help you stay current on industry developments and network with your peers while enjoying the sun & resort activities in Bermuda. The island's ideal climate means there are dozens of ways to play. You will soon discover the exhilaration of catching the "big one" in the Atlantic and the joy of riding horseback along sandy dunes, or a spirited regatta in The Great Sound.

Hotel Highlights

Overlooking the harbor in Hamilton, the Fairmont Princess is a five-minute walk to the island's downtown restaurant and shopping area. The hotel (dubbed the "Pink Palace" by locals) is a stately resort that has preserved the old-world traditions of courtesy, timeless quality and genuine hospitality since its opening in 1885.

The Fairmont Princess is offering the following rooms to TLPA guests:

Fairmont Room - A well-appointed and comfortable room, the one king or two double bedded rooms are located throughout the hotel and overlook our magnificent gardens or pools. $279

Deluxe Room - All Deluxe rooms are located in the historic main building. A beautifully renovated luxurious room that offers a marble bathroom, business amenities and high speed internet access. The one king and sofabed or two double bedded rooms view the gardens or the city. $309.

Deluxe with Balcony Rooms - All Deluxe with Balcony Rooms are located in the historic Gazebo Wing. Beautifully renovated luxurious rooms offering large balconies with patio tables and chairs, marble bathrooms, business amenities, high speed internet access, and fabulous views. The one king and sofabed or two queen bedded rooms have a full harbor view. $379

Fairmont Gold Room - The luxurious guest rooms of Fairmont Gold have been designed with every comfort in mind. Located in the historic main wing of the hotel, the rooms feature upscale Bermudian style furnishings, marble bathrooms, two-line telephones, business amenities and high speed internet access. The Fairmont Gold floor has a honor bar, cocktail hour canapés, exclusive concierge and complimentary breakfast. Guests can work in the convenience of their rooms at large desks with ample lighting and easy to reach electrical and data outlets. The one king or two double bedded rooms have a garden view. $399

Click here for applicable taxes, service charges and gratuities. Suites are subject to availability. Rates quoted upon request. All rooms have air-conditioning, hairdryers, remote cable color TV, coffeemakers/tea kettles, in-room safes, internet access, dataports, bathrobes, voicemail, iron/ironing board, minibars, and cordless phone.

Make your hotel reservations early, TLPA's great rates will be available until June 15, 2007, or whenever our room block sells out, whichever happens first. Click here to reserve your room at the Fairmont Princess today. Be sure to use TLPA's promotion code GRTLP1 to get our discounted rates. You may also make your reservations through the Fairmont's central reservation number, (800) 441-1414 or you may contact the hotel directly at (441) 295-3000.

The Hamilton is the home to two restaurants, a shopping arcade, fitness center, beauty salon, and both freshwater and saltwater swimming pools. Hop the complimentary ferry to the Southampton Princess where guests are free to use the beach club, golf club, spa and tennis facilities. The Fairmont Hamilton can help you get the most out of every moment in this island paradise.

Optional Catamaran Coral Reef Snorkel

The first 50 conference registrants who also register for the catamaran cruise will board the beautifully appointed, 55-ft. luxury catamaran "Aristocat" from the Princess Dock at 12:15 p.m. Friday afternoon. For a total of three hours onboard, we will sail away to the northernmost coral reef paradise in the world- snorkel; enjoy lunch, drinks and good friends.

Our day will begin as we relax on deck and enjoy soft drinks while our crew provides an informative commentary on the island and the fascinating undersea ecosystem. After an approximately 45-minute cruise, you will find yourself moored in a magical deep blue oasis, bordered by fringe reef on nearly all sides. Here, we will immerse ourselves in the crystal clear waters and explore the great expanses of the pristine reef. Following the snorkeling we hoist sails and enjoy a relaxing sail home while we enjoy a buffet lunch and open bar that includes Bermuda's legendary Rum Swizzle.

Do not forget your camera, swimsuit, sunscreen and a smile. Space is limited so do not forget to register for this optional cruise on the registration form.

Climate & Clothing

Attire for the conference is business casual/casual sport and beach. Please leave your ties in your closet. You may want a jacket or wrap in the evenings because there is nearly always a cool breeze at night. The Gulf Stream, which flows between Bermuda and the North American continent, keeps the climate temperate—not too hot, and not too cold. Do not forget your hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.


This landmark hotel is 30 minutes from the airport. Approximate taxi fare is $30. Do not forget your passport. Passports are required to enter any country (including Bermuda).


Outside of the resort you will enjoy exploring the historic streets of the capitol city with its many galleries and museums, cruising in a glass-bottom boat at the Aquarium and Underwater Exploration Institute, or finding a quiet spot to enjoy the spectacular blazing sunsets.

Top Attractions
  • Town of Hamilton
  • Bermuda Aquarium
  • National History Museum
  • Bermuda Zoo
  • Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Crystal Caves/Fantasy Caves
  • Dolphin Quest
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Bermuda Maritime Museum

Plan your trip now to Bermuda!

All images courtesy of Fairmont Hotels