Few hotels make history within a year of opening. The Hyatt Regency Trinidad can lay claim to being the place where US President Barack Obama and Venezuela’s premier, Hugo Chavez, first met and shook hands. As the venue for not one but two global summits within one year, the Hyatt had to hit the ground running ‘ at top speed. In 2009, both the Fifth Summit of the Americas and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting were held in T&T, with the Hyatt welcoming a long list of VIPs including Queen Elizabeth II and Cuba’s Raul Castro.
Designed and built specifically for events such as these, the Hyatt is a first-class conference facility, with state-of-the-art technology, wi-fi, event planners, audiovisual specialists, translation facilities and a multilingual staff, plus a wide selection of boardrooms and ballrooms to choose from. Its perch on the waterfront makes the outdoor dining area a huge attraction for both locals and visitors, with sweeping views of the Gulf of Paria.
The full-service Spa Esencia and rooftop pool complete the creature comfort list, along with bamboo flooring, flat-screen TVs and massive beds in the 428 rooms. The rooms are spacious and modern with a voyeuristic glass shower dividing bed from bathroom. The glass shower also offers the user a stunning view of either the Gulf of Paria or the bustling city, and allows ample light into the entire suite.
Thankfully, there’s a bright and spacious five-star gym to work off the offerings of the five eateries, including a phenomenal sushi bar. Highly trained catering staff blends international and ethnic cuisine with local dishes. The Waterfront Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant offering both a full buffet breakfast with local and international items, along with an à la carte menu. Their salad buffet bar is a favorite with connoisseurs.
And then, there’s the spa. Spa Esencia is the only spa in the Caribbean that offers the Intraceuticals Infusion Treatment, as well as a range of other treatments using fruits and plants indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago, alongside result-oriented international products.
To be honest, there is not much missing from this home away from home except for possibly a beach. But with their infinity edge, rooftop pool, The Hyatt has simply thought of it all.
1 Wrightson Road,
Port of Spain,
868 623 2222
868 821 6401
- You may not want to share a room with someone you are not totally comfortable with as the glass shower leaves little to the imagination.
- For breakfast on the go, Cinnamon offers delicious coffees, smoothies and pastries to take away.
- If you are a sushi lover, the Hyatt Sushi Bar is a winner. Try the Trinidad roll and the Dynamite roll for a real treat.
- Although the hotel may be close to where you need to go, we suggest you take a taxi and not walk.
- Any treatment at Spa Esencia allows the guest access to the gym and the pool deck for the day.