2010 Bermuda International Love Festival
Feb 17, 2010
This year's Bermuda Love Festival was held over the last weekend. The feedback, particularly from the key sponsors and the Premier of Bermuda have been very positive and they were very happy.
In the earlier years, the Premier Dr. Ewart Brown had come under criticism that the Love Festival costs over $150,000 and was unable to draw even 100 guests in the island. In 2010, the event was expected to host 98 people.
However, due to heavy snow in the US and some of the airports having closed down, few of the invitees could not turn up. The Premier said that the value of the Love festival can not be measures only by the number of attendees. He mentioned that the Festival and the island received wide coverage in Robb Report luxury magazine and other magazines which has a lot of intrinsic value as well. Dr. Brown added: "The visitors that were able to get here had a great time. I have to say that this year was one of the best!".
The publishing director of Robb Report said: "We came on board as sponsor for this event last year and we love the concept of the Love Festival as it is exactly the type of event that our readers look for. Last year we featured a story on Bermuda after the Love Festival and there was a great response. We know that this event can grow in the future and yield very positive media for the Island."
So what did the guests enjoy during 2010 Love Festival in Bermuda?
They attended the reception hosted by the Premier at the Tucker's Point Hotel and Spa
on Friday evening. The Robb Report, sponsor of the reception, brought its Annual "Best of the Best" collections and featured items from their luxury partners.
On Saturday guests visited the Crystal Caves
and had a private dinner at Port O'Call before heading to the Babyface concert hosted by Kappa Alpha at Fairmont Southampton
. Some of the outdoor activities like golf could not take place due to bad weather conditions.
On Sunday afternoon, the attendees had brunch at Masterworks with entertainment from Bermuda's Toni Robinson. The weekend and the Valentine's day ended with a dinner at the Harborview Ballroom at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess
where Tennessee 'Chef of Love' Jernard Wells made dessert and Chuck Jackson preformed.
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