Black Meetings and Tourism

July/Aug 2013

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•pg_30-43_ICI__BMT_pg3-58 8/12/13 8:48 PM Page 42 CARIBBEAN CORNER HILTON WORLDWIDE IN THE CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA TAKE MEETINGS BACK IN TIME 1751, Hilton Barbados Resort offers a themed set-up, taking event attendees back in time, including period-specific attire and décor. Meeting attendees are transported back in time to experience Hilton Curaçao, located on the site of Fort Piscadera, is the perfect some of the most historically significant event venues in the place to host any event – large or small. Positioned at the entrance to Caribbean thanks to Hilton Worldwide hotels in the Caribbean Piscadera Bay, this eighteenth century fort is a rectangular star shape and and Latin America. Situated on historic sites, Hilton Barbados was fortified with eight small caliber cannons. After 1819, the fort fell into Resort, Hilton Curaçao and Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, decay and disappeared under the brushwood until the fifties, when it was provide a one-of-a-kind experience meeting attendees won't soon restored and harmonized with the surroundings of the swimming pool at Hilton Curaçao. Hilton Barbados Resort Charles Fort Hotel & Beach This unique fort is one of Curaçao's monuments where people can come together and be transported back to early modern times. The fort has seen events themed from today's modern carnival to lounge setups fused with modern ambiance.  Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa offers couples and their guests the best of Jamaica. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Montego Bay and the Sangster International Airport, the striking property was once the site of an 18th century sugar plantation. As one of Jamaica's premier oceanfront resorts – and top special occasion destination – Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa combines modern comfort with the historic beauty of the island and its famous hospitality and charm. The hotel's expansive grounds include an 1837 aqueduct, once used to move sugar cane to waiting boats in the harbor. The sweeping arches of the aqueduct set the perfect scene for a seaside cocktail hour or an "after dark" party with the arches illuminated by spotlights and hanging candles that turn an evening event into a fairy tale. Hilton Curaçao, Hilton Barbados Resort and Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa are exceptional places to host an event, but these aren't the only amazing venues that Hilton Worldwide has to offer. A variety of unique meeting locations are available throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, such as the Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa, offering tranquil terrace or beach weddings in pristine natural surroundings. For a full list of Hilton Worldwide properties and event information, please visit Hilton Curacao Fort area And now, with Hilton Worldwide's latest meetforget, and with the latest HHonors offer, planners can receive extra ings offer in the Americas, it's the best time to book an event. Planners who book a group of at least 20 room nights between now and Sept. incentives this summer. Located on the grounds of Hilton Barbados Resort, Charles Fort 15, 2013 for arrival before April 25, 2014 can receive extra Hilton was a vital point of defense for Barbados. Constructed in 1650 by the HHonors points. Book 20-50 nights and receive 50,000 points; 50Barbados militia, the fort was armed with 33 guns and 4 swivels to defend 100 nights and receive 100,000 points; 100-250 nights and receive the main harbor and the capital city, Bridgetown, from invading forces. In 250,000 points; 250-500 nights and receive 750,000 points; and star George Washington's journal, it is noted that he visited this fort on his planners who book 800 room nights or more, can receive 1 million Hilton HHonors points! Find out more by visiting hiltonworldonly trip outside of the United States. In honor of President George Washington's visit to Charles Fort in 42 B M & T ••• July/August 2013 •••

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