Hyatt Regency Trinidad appoints team

Hyatt Regency Trinidad is already
making a major impact in the local and international business tourism of
the dual island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. To prepare for the Grand
Opening of the luxury meeting, convention and event hotel, a team of top
industry experts have been hired to serve the needs of future guests.

General Manager Russell George has a long history of successful
hospitality management in the Caribbean. Originally from New York, Mr.
George is determined to make Hyatt Regency Trinidad the first choice for
business travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America. “As the first
full service hotel to open in Trinidad since 1962, there is much
anticipation for the opening of this property,” George noted. “The team
that has been assembled will ensure that the final product exceeds the
expectations of our valued business and leisure guests.”


Charlaine Montano, a Trinidad and Tobago native, will serve as Director
of Sales. “We are truly filling a marketplace demand for luxury and high
technology business accommodations. Trinidad is known as the business
capital of the Caribbean and it is paramount for each meeting and
convention that is hosted on-property to be a success,” said Montano.
“We look forward to working with local and international companies to
make Hyatt Regency Trinidad the premier hotel and meeting venue in the



In addition to 43,000 square-feet of versatile function space, there
will be several restaurants and lounges on-property. Executive Chef
Fernando Franco will oversee food quality, menus and service at all of
them: Waterfront, Hyatt Regency’s three-meal restaurant overlooking the
Port of Spain International Waterfront esplanade; a lounge bar offering
tapas-style small plates and snacks; Cinnamon’s, a deli and patisserie
and the pool bar serving sandwiches and salads, located poolside on the
fourth floor. “With such a high number of business travelers, it was
essential to offer cuisine and restaurants that can suit everything from
brief break-schedules to exquisite dining,” Franco explained. “Our
kitchens strive to impress our guests with the choices in atmosphere and
style of fare that we will create at Hyatt.”


For the ultimate touch in luxury and pampering, a 9,000 square-foot spa
is being created at Hyatt Regency Trinidad. Serena Rogers will be the
director and is designing a treatment menu that specifically addresses
the tension and aches of business travelers. “We want to do something
that offers both a practical benefit as well as a soothing escape to our
guests,” said Rogers. “We are also pleased to have a couples’ room to
motivate guests to bring along their spouses and make their business
trip a romantic interlude as well.”


Scheduled to open in December 2007, Hyatt Regency Trinidad will be the
ultimate offering in luxury and business travel for Trinidad and Tobago.