Hilton Worldwide in the Caribbean and Latin America Take Meetings Back in Time
June 17th, 2013
Meeting attendees are transported back in time to experience some of the most historically significant event venues in the Caribbean thanks to Hilton Worldwide hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America. Situated on historic sites, Hilton Barbados Resort, Hilton Curaçao and Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, provide a one-of-a-kind experience meeting attendees won’t soon forget, and with the latest HHonors offer, planners can receive extra incentives this summer.
Located on the grounds of Hilton Barbados Resort, Charles Fort was a vital point of defense for Barbados. Constructed in 1650 by the Barbados militia, the fort was armed with 33 guns and 4 swivels to defend the main harbor and the capital city, Bridgetown, from invading forces. In George Washington’s journal, it is noted that he visited this fort on his only trip outside of the United States.
In honor of President George Washington’s visit to Charles Fort in 1751, Hilton Barbados Resort offers a themed set-up, taking event attendees back in time, including period-specific attire and décor.
Hilton Curaçao, located on the site of Fort Piscadera, is the perfect place to host any event – large or small. Positioned at the entrance to Piscadera Bay, this eighteenth century fort is a rectangular star shape and was fortified with eight small caliber cannons. After 1819, the fort fell into decay and disappeared under the brushwood until the fifties, when it was restored and harmonized with the surroundings of the swimming pool at Hilton Curaçao.
This unique fort is one of Curaçao’s monuments where people can come together and be transported back to early times. The fort has seen events themed from today’s carnival to lounge setups fused with modern ambiance.
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa offers 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 Worldwide’s website.
And now, with Hilton Worldwide’s latest meetings 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. 15, 2013 for arrival before April 25, 2014 can receive extra Hilton HHonors points. Book 20-50 nights and receive 50,000 points; 50-100 nights and receive 100,000 points; 100-250 nights and receive 250,000 points; 250-500 nights and receive 750,000 points; and star planners who book 800 room nights or more, can receive 1 million Hilton HHonors points! Find out more by visiting hiltonworldwide.com/wishyouwerehere.
With an array of destinations to choose from throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide features hotels and resorts located everywhere from pristine islands to cultural havens and city centers to ecological paradises in Barbados, the Bahamas, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.