Perched on a green thrown above Port of Spain, this iconic property is steeped in history and fills the memories of Trinidadians. Architecturally sophisticated and opened in Independence Year, 1962, it has been the property of choice for chic weddings, Old Year’s Night celebrations and special events.
Although the Hilton Trinidad has just undergone a multimillion-dollar makeover, it still has a retro look and feel. This is a place to appreciate tradition and uniqueness of character. Tucked away in the side of a mountain, it’s the only upside down hotel in the Caribbean. Guests enter the lobby on one of the top floors, and then descend to their rooms. With dramatic bridged walkways, the Hilton boasts some of the best views of the city, and it overlooks the Queen’s Park Savannah and the Northern Range.
Unlike most large hotels, the Hilton offers guests a choice of chic, modern contemporary accommodations, or rooms with a warm, homely Caribbean décor. Both are well appointed with superior amenities. Suites offer additional features such as a stylish lounge area, a mini-kitchen complete with microwave, and a spacious workstation. All rooms also have private balconies for guests to enjoy their magnificent surroundings.
- For a few dollars more, you can upgrade your basic booking to an executive room and enjoy access to the newly refurbished 1,400-square-foot lounge with a cyber café, guest services desk, and a bar and buffet station providing complimentary Continental breakfast and evening beverages.
- For the outdoor fitness enthusiasts, the hotel has the only Olympic-size swimming pool on island, and tennis courts. It is also located close to the Queen’s Park Savannah which is the city’s largest park (260 acres), encircled by vendors selling coconuts, oysters and corn soup.
- The hotel also has a 5,000-square-foot gym with modern equipment and changing rooms, each with its own sauna.
Hilton’s website: Come experience an ‘Upside-Down Hotel’ in the Caribbean