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Hilton Barbados On Schedule To Open May 2005

Hilton Barbados will make its debut in the marketplace in May 2005, as Hilton Caribbean adds its fifteenth hotel and tenth island to its growing collection.
Enjoying a prime location on a tropical peninsula surrounded by pristine blue waters, this five star $110 million investment, sits on the site of the old Barbados Hilton, just five minutes from Bridgetown, and 20 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport.

The property boasts 350 ocean-view guestrooms including 77 Executive Floor Rooms and 33 luxury suites, all with private balcony, separate shower unit, high-speed Internet access, two-line speakerphone with data port, cable TV, and all the requirements to make for a productive stay. Guests staying on the Executive Floor enjoy access to the Executive Lounge overlooking Carlisle Bay and offering complimentary breakfast, refreshments and hors d’ oeuvres throughout the day, and exclusive check-in and check-out.

Featuring over 10,000 sq. feet of meeting space, Hilton Barbados will cater to meeting planners and business travelers. The facilities consist of a 4,000 sq. ft. Hilton Meetings® complex complete with a business center, boardroom with ergonomically designed chairs, three meeting rooms with the ability to split into six breakout rooms and an exhibition center. In addition, there is a 6,200 sq. foot Grand Ballroom with a 570 person capacity. Plus, with a specially designated Hilton Coordinator to oversee every event from start to finish, and the ‘Hilton Caribbean Meetings Guarantee’ stating that every aspect of the meeting will proceed as contracted or the client does not pay for that portion of the meeting, events are sure to go without a hitch.

“No other property on the island can match the Hilton Barbados with its combination of superb state-of-the-art conference and meetings facilities and luxury accommodation. There is simply no other hotel offering both these essential elements. I am convinced the property will very quickly become one of the foremost resorts for meetings, conferences, special events and business travelers worldwide,” commented Marilyn Soper, General Manager, Hilton Barbados.

Wireless Internet access is available in all public areas, and after a day at the ‘office’, guests at Hilton Barbados have the option to dine at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant Careenage Bar and Grille, at the casual Lighthouse Terrace, or Water’s Edge beach bar. And for a moment’s relaxation, a sprawling pool complex, fitness center, three tennis courts, treatment rooms, and secluded beach are also among the amenities.