Black Meetings and Tourism

Nov/Dec 2011

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AREA GUIDES TWO ISLANDS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE BY SOLOMON J. HERBERT II Nestled along the Southern Carib- bean coastline, a mere seven miles off the Venezuelan North Eastern coast, are the beautiful islands ofTrinidad and Tobago. Whether it's an intimate gath- ering for 10 or an exhibition for thou- sands, Trinidad & Tobago Convention Bureau (TTCB) will make your partici- pants enjoy an area that has it all. Within walking distance to the Capital, Port-of-Spain, are 1,600 hotel rooms to accommodate any budget. From prop- erties overlooking the International Waterfront to those capturing the scenic landscape, Trinidad & Tobago offers quality, affordable accommodations with nearby modern meeting and con- ference facilities. Overlooking the Gulf of Paria, and situated amid 25 acres of lush land- scaped gardens, the Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre boast 418 recently renovated rooms including 27 suites. Unlike any other hotel on the island, all rooms have a private balcony with breathtaking views of the City, Queen's Park Savannah, lush Northern Range or Tropical Gardens. This hotel is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. With the lush, tropical setting, expert meeting staff and attention to detail it is no wonder Hilton Trinidad & Conference Center is a premier destina- tion for Trinidad meetings. For small strategy sessions or week long conven- tions, the flexible, state-of-the-art meet- ing rooms will accommodate groups of up to 950 and pool-side receptions for 1,000. Some amenities the conference cen- ter offers are audio/visual equipment rental, a full service business center, cel- lular phone rentals and spacious meet- ing rooms. Additionally guests can take advantage of the office rental space, paging equipment rentals, a photo copy- ing service and secretarial services. The Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre is nestled in the foothills of shuffleboard and free internet facilities for our guests. From our grounds you can walk down steps that lead to Store Bay Beach. With plenty of amazing culture and vibrant energy on these islands there is no reason anyone wouldn't want to enjoy some of the exciting activities Trinidad & Tobago have to offer. An explosion of color, music, revelry, and creativity, Trinidad's Carnival has spawned similar celebrations around the world; but nothing on earth can rival the abandon, euphoria and stunning spectacle of this popular festival. With its massive masquerade bands, spectacular costumes, pulsating music and unparalleled stamina for partying, Trinidad's Carnival is often described as the greatest show on earth. It is a time for release and everyone is invited to join the party. Other things to do include explo- ration of rainforest hiking trails, lime- stone caves, hidden waterfalls, bird watching and turtle watching, cycling through verdant countryside or kayak- ing past wildlife filled mangrove forests. Complementing the ease of your Trinidad Carnival Reveler Trinidad's Northern Mountain Range, in the scenic St. Ann's Valley. Cascadia is a mere six minutes drive from the his- toric Queen's Park Savannah and bare- ly nine minutes from the capital, Port- of-Spain. Offering 6,889 sq. ft. of mag- nificent function space, The Grand Ballroom at The Cascadia is the pre- mier location for business and social events. For a more laid back and intimate experience, Tobago offers an array of smaller properties and villas. For exam- ple, the 57-room Crown Point Beach Hotel is set on seven acres of beautiful- ly landscaped grounds overlooking Store Bay Beach and within walking distance of the airport and the well- known Pigeon Point Beach. Accommodations comprises of studio, cabana and one-bedroom apartments. Recreational facilities include swim- ming pool, tennis courts, table tennis, travel experience is the availability of frequent international flights from key destinations in Europe, North and South America and the wider globe into Piarco (POS) and Crown Point (TAB) International airports. Domestic flights or the fast ferry supports travel between the islands. • • • STATS • • • HOTEL Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre Hyatt Regency Trinidad Kapok Hotel EXHIBITION FACILITIES Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre Total Meeting & Prefunction Space Meeting Rooms 14,758 sq. ft. 17 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Go Trinidad and Tobago (868) 675-7034 Black Meetings & Tourism November/December 2011: 91 ROOMS 418 428 94

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