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Hyatt Regency Trinidad Welcomes its First Guests!
Hyatt Regency Trinidad Rolls Out The Red Carpet

The new Hyatt Regency Trinidad Hotel welcomed its first guest on January 29th, 2008. In celebration of the arrival of the first guest, a red carpet welcome was rolled out for Mr. Craig Simpson of Houston, Texas who, on entering the hotel, was greeted by the Hyatt Regency Trinidad General Manager and it’s staff, who lined the main lobby area of the hotel. Mr. Simpson, who’s here on business, expressed his joy and surprise at being the first guest. “I have received such a tremendous welcome and it’s overwhelming! I knew the hotel was new but I did not know that I would be the first guest. The hotel is superb and it’s been a wonderful first day”.

According to General Manager, Russell George, “Over the past few months our staff has been hard at work training and preparing to welcome all of our guests to the hotel. We are excited to be in Trinidad and to be a new member of the hospitality sector. We look forward not only to receiving our guests, but also to hosting many events and conferences at Hyatt Regency Trinidad”.

The first full-service hotel to open in Trinidad and Tobago since 1962, Hyatt Regency Trinidad has made history, as it is the first Global Property in the Hyatt Family. Opening just in time for Carnival, George said, “This is Hyatt Regency Trinidad’s opportunity to also celebrate the festival and our debut”. Guests at the Hyatt can look forward to a champagne welcome and beautiful ambience by the waterfront.

With 428 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, Hyatt Regency Trinidad is the newest luxury property in the Caribbean. Designed as the premier meeting, convention, business, event and leisure travel property, the Hyatt is situated in the Port of Spain International Waterfront Development. The Hyatt’s flexible event space showcases a 16,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom and a 10,000 square-foot Ballroom with translation facilities. Other guest facilities include one full-service restaurant, a lobby bar and lounge and a 9,000 square-foot Spa and a Fitness Center. Hyatt Regency Trinidad provides a relaxing escape for business travelers with an infinity pool and terrace overlooking the Gulf of Paria. To make on-line bookings go to and clients wanting to make a reservation from Trinidad & Tobago can also dial 1-880-233-1234.

About Hyatt Global Corporation

Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, offers today’s travelers more than 750 hotels and resorts (more than 140,000 rooms) in more than 45 countries. The company’s affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt-branded hotels and resorts under Park Hyatt™, Grand Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency™, Hyatt Resorts™, Hyatt®, Hyatt Place™ and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ brands, as well as the company’s newest global luxury brand, Andaz™, which recently opened its first property in London. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operator of Hyatt Vacation Club and fractional residential properties and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc, which franchises Hawthorn Suites and Microtel Inns and Suites. From the U.S. and Canada reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide, may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234, or logging on to

For further information:

Neemah Persad-Celestine
Marketing Communications Manager
Hyatt Regency Trinidad