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Real-Time Retreats

Think Pink! Rediscovering Bermuda

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How long has it been since you visited Bermuda? Have you considered it for one of your programs? If your answers are, “A while,” and “Not recently” then it’s time to revisit this gem of an island, situated just about 600 miles east of Cape Hatteras, NC. Bermuda is 21-square miles of natural beauty and colorful island culture. Its three regions – West End, Central Bermuda and East End, offer a wealth of experiences and flavor.

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Real Time Retreats: Think Pink! Rediscovering Bermuda

This week, we’ll visit two gorgeous, iconic Bermy properties - The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club and Rosewood Bermuda - and experience all they have to offer. In addition to our engaging presenters, Shiloh Walen-Roque and Tess Hill from The Hamilton Princess and Tyler Svetich with Rosewood Bermuda, our lively host and moderator will be Donna Douglas with the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

We want to see how you ‘Think Pink’ this week! Bermuda is known for its luscious pink sand, and we want your outfits this week to reflect the beachy-keen style of Bermudians - island comfort, straw hats, Bermuda shorts (of course!) and as much pink as you can swing!

And if you ‘go big’ this week, you just might win the 2-night stay at the beautiful Hamilton Princess & Beach Club offered up by Shiloh and Tess, plus transfers and a 3-hour island tour provided by Bermuda Tourism Authority!

Of course, our steadfast partner, Kelly McAlister of Maui Jim, will also be on hand to reward one of you with a new pair of sunglasses!

We also award the first five at 3:55 to log into the call (no earlier, please!) with a special gift so be sure to be on time!

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Donna Douglas, Sales Manager - Bermuda Tourism Authority

Donna Douglas

Sales Manager - Bermuda Tourism Authority

675 Third Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
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Donna W. Douglas, Sales Manager with Bermuda Tourism Authority has had a successful career in hospitality for 30 years. A proud Bermudian who enjoys representing her country. She loves to travel and experience global cultures. Spending quality time with Family is one of the most joyous moments.

Shiloh Walen-Roque, Senior Group Sales Manager - Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Bermuda

Shiloh Walen-Roque

Senior Group Sales Manager - Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Bermuda

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Shiloh Roque, Senior Group Sales Manager, began her Accor career in Atlanta and continues in Bermuda to be a trusted advisor in the Corporate, Group and Incentive Market. If Shiloh isn’t working with her clients to share in the Bermuda experience, she can be found somewhere on the water with a camera in hand & her puppy nearby.

Tess Hill, Director of Sales - Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

Tess Hill

Director of Sales - Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

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Tess oversees sales as well as catering and conference services and pinches herself that she has the pleasure of being part of such an incredible Team. She is fulfilled each and every day knowing that she and her team have the opportunity to create unforgettable experiences. Tess lives life through her princess pooch, Muffin, and is always looking for the next trip, fun snack and excuse to buy, yet, another (likely unnecessary) travel gadget.

Tyler Svetich, CIS, Director of Sales - Rosewood Bermuda

Tyler Svetich, CIS

Director of Sales - Rosewood Bermuda

1185 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 316
New York, NY 10036
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My passion for Hospitality can be traced back to growing up in my family’s restaurants. Whether “selling” my favorite dish to customers, helping in the kitchen, or organizing deliveries, I was entrenched with a passion for service at a young age. After attending Auburn University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program (War Eagle!), I found my way back to hospitality via Conference Services & Sales. With now almost 10 years with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, I continue to be a disciplined and detail-oriented leader with a focus on revenue production, strong relationship acquisition skills and creative leadership. The constant need to be a part of a team that strives for excellence, appreciates ongoing client relationships, and cohesively strategize for the betterment of the guest experience is intoxicating and keeps me invested into our wonderful industry. After work, I can usually be found with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand or Diet Coke from McDonalds!

Rediscover Bermuda

Rediscover Bermuda

‘Sometimes, you simply don’t want to be found,’ reads the byline on the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s website. Yeah, we get it. And what a jewel of a place to get lost in. This week, we’ll explore the three main areas of Bermuda: the West End, the East End, and Central Bermuda, all three unique, picturesque, and historic. Here’s a quick glimpse:

West End:
HISTORIC DOCKYARD & South Shore Beaches
One of Bermuda’s most popular destinations, the historic Royal Naval Dockyard anchors the West End. The Dockyard is home to a major cruise ship port and serves as a hub for sightseeing, shopping, dining, entertainment and an array of island experiences. Nearby, you’ll find many of the renowned South Shore beaches, including Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay. Climb up Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for panoramic views of the South Shore, and explore the village of Somerset, home to calm bays, candy-coloured churches and the most photogenic little drawbridge you’ll ever see.

Central Bermuda:
PARKS, GARDENS & a Cosmopolitan Capital
Central Bermuda is home to the capital City of Hamilton, a harbour town known for its blend of global sophistication, vibrant nightlife and local flavour. Enjoy dining, shopping, dance clubs and the island’s most cosmopolitan culture along Front Street downtown, and find great beaches, botanical gardens, lush parks and oceanfront golf nearby. There is cachet attached to living “close to town,” and adjoining Paget Parish is home to some of the classiest real estate in the world.

East End:
NATURAL WONDERS & Bermuda’s Beginnings
Step back in time as you stroll the centuries-old brick streets of the Town of St. George, Bermuda’s former capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The well-preserved historic town and nearby fortress make St. George’s and the East End a haven for British colonial architecture, history and culture. Nearby, discover many unique natural attractions, including the limestone formations of Tobacco Bay Beach, Tom Moore’s Jungle and the Crystal Caves of Bermuda. Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve and Ferry Reach National Park are both flush with flora and birdlife, including several rare species.

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Hamilton Princess Bermuda
The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club - Hamilton, Bermuda


Bermuda’s only full-service hotel marina is the gateway to adventure: world-class yachting amenities, exhilarating water sports, and after sunset celebrations. Historic splendour. Modern luxury. For over a century, the iconic “Pink Palace” has embraced Bermuda’s elite travelers.

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club room


Bermuda’s only full-service hotel marina is the gateway to adventure: world-class yachting amenities, exhilarating water sports, and after sunset celebrations. Historic splendour. Modern luxury. For over a century, the iconic “Pink Palace” has embraced Bermuda’s elite travelers.

The Hamilton Princess pool


Lounge, float, or swim. Immerse yourself in refreshing pools.
Experience the stunning infinity edge resort pool with uninterrupted views of Hamilton Harbour, and a new poolside pergola for outdoor fitness classes and activities. Make the most of your time by the infinity pool by renting a poolside Cabana. Each cabana rental includes; ice buckets with water, hydration sprays, F&B service buttons, sunscreen & towels. Along with a newly renovated lap pool, Hamilton Princess has plenty to keep you refreshed and relaxed.

The Beach Club
The Beach Club is only 20 minutes drive away on their complimentary Jitney, leaving you with a long day of ocean-side relaxation ahead! You won’t need to leave this private, sheltered cove for anything. Lounge on our new land or water hammocks, or take part in some fun activities like snorkeling or tennis.

Guests have full access to sun loungers, towels, umbrellas, changing rooms, bathrooms, showers and lockers. You can also enjoy beach toys such as paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkel boards. Kids have access to the playground and kids beach toys such as shovels, buckets, life vests and more.

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Rosewood Bermuda - Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
Rosewood Bermuda pool

Rosewood Bermuda - Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

Defined by pink sand beaches, epic golf and the stunning coastline of Castle Harbour, Rosewood Bermuda possesses an all-enveloping atmosphere of charm and refinement.

Rosewood Bermuda cabana


Available seasonally from March to October, Tucker’s Point Beach Club is a private beachside haven dedicated to pleasure and leisure. The private enclave welcomes guests to enjoy the island’s largest private pink sand beach, as well as two freshwater swimming pools. The Horizon Pool is reserved for guests aged 13 and older, while the Fountain Pool is perfect for families.

Diners will delight at the seasonal open-air Beach Club Restaurant, a dining terrace and bar pavilion that overlooks the picturesque South Shore and the Atlantic Ocean. Perched above a pink sand beach, the shaded pergola offers a dramatic setting for lunch and dinner, offset by the casually elegant atmosphere and simple yet sophisticated menus.

Rosewood Bermuda room


  • Complimentary welcome drink invitation
  • Resort shuttle service
  • High-speed WiFi
  • In-room movies (unlimited)
  • Weekly gin/rum tastings
  • Weekly Golf Clinic with complimentary equipment rental
  • Use of Driving Range and range balls
  • Complimentary use of Tennis Courts and equipment
  • Weekly Tennis Clinic
  • Weekly Fitness Class with APEX 360
  • Use of croquet and table tennis equipment
  • In-room Nespresso coffee bar and tea
  • Access to seasonal heated pools
  • 10% discount at Sense® Spa on treatments taken before 2pm
  • 10% discount off Golf Club tee times
  • 5% discount off golf pro shop merchandise
Dark & Stormy cocktail


We’re going to be treated to a cocktail demonstration this week live from the Goslings facility! So be sure to buy your rum and get mixing!


  • 1.5 oz Gosling’s Black Seal rum
  • Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer


Shake ingredients together and pour over ice. Best enjoyed in a hammock. Receive $15 off your order of any Goslings product, with promo code BARSTOOL take $5 off your first Drizly order with code GOSLINGS

Welcome to Bermuda - Ya Straight!


Make your Dark & Stormy and settle in for this week’s trip to Bermuda! Let’s get in the mood, shall we?

Delightful slang from the island. Ya straight?

In the 1800s the island’s main export was sweet, succulent Bermuda onions. As a result, Bermuda became known as “the Onion Patch,” and its residents became known as “Onions.” What do you do with extra onions? How about a delicious roasted onion recipe? Here’s how.

What makes the Bermuda sand so pink? Here’s what.

Island playlist from Spotify


Some virtual backgrounds for you for our Zoom call, provided by Bermuda Tourism Authority, The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, and Rosewood Bermuda!

Kelly McAlister, Maui Jim Corporate Gifts

Kelly McAlister, Maui Jim

Kelly McAlister of Maui Jim will be with us on the calls each week as judge and jury to see which planner really goes all-in with the theme. So engage, be creative, and have fun... and you may be the winner!

She’ll be doing some gifting that will surely lift your shelter-in-place spirits!

Maui Jim