Business Abounds in Trinidad and Tobago
Nestled at the base of the Caribbean Archipelago is a destination quite unlike the rest of the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago is the most southerly Caribbean nation, and a mere 3 miles off the coast of Venezuela. This country’s robust energy sector, coupled with a rich and diverse culture makes Trinidad and Tobago an intriguing destination with seemingly disparate appeal. The culture of this twin-island republic is most concentrated in its countless festivals such as the world-famous Carnival, which spawned countless other diasporic Caribbean Carnivals across the globe such as Notting Hill Carnival in the United Kingdom, Labour Day Celebrations in New York and Caribana in Toronto. Carnival 2007 will be held in Trinidad and Tobago on February 19th and 20th.
Trinidad and Tobago is also poised to develop into one of the region’s most viable and dynamic business tourism destinations. October 2008 is carded as the completion date of a 428-room Hyatt Regency Hotel. The hotel will be a welcome addition to Trinidad for business travelers and convention goers. Located thirty minutes from Piarco International Airport, Hyatt Regency Trinidad will be one of the few local venues to offer expansive state-of-the-art meeting facilities. With approximately 40,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space, the hotel will accommodate both large and small gatherings. Included in the function space are a 16,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom and a 10,000 square-foot multipurpose facility.
Two full service restaurants, a lobby bar and lounge, and a rooftop bar and grill will offer guests a variety of food and beverage options. Hyatt's award winning chefs will also cater to banquets and other large occasions to be held at Hyatt Regency Trinidad. Guests of the hotel will be able to find relaxation and invigoration, without leaving the premises, at the 9,000 square foot spa and fitness center. The hotel's serene rooftop pool and terrace will similarly provide an escape for business travelers after long workdays.
The Hyatt will be housed within the new Waterfront in the capital city, Port of Spain, which is also the sole port of entry for incoming cruise passengers. Currently under construction, the new International Waterfront Project is a pivotal infrastructural, improvement project resulting from the government’s national vision of attaining ‘developed nation status’ by the year 2020 and will dramatically change the efficiency and aesthetics of the Port. The site’s amenities and features also include a waterfront esplanade, public plaza, gardens and green spaces, terraces and verandahs and water features.
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