Tucked into an emerald hilltop of lush rainforest and gardens, Hilton Trinidad – aka the “Upside-Down Hotel” – commands views of Port of Spain overlooking the Queen’s Park Savannah. A drive to the top of the hill deposits you at the hotel’s main level, with additional floors cascading down the hillside into a tropical paradise.
Hilton Trinidad’s rich history dates to 1962 – the year of Trinidad’s independence from Great Britain – and its guest list over the years has included President Barack Obama and Michael Jackson, among many others. Its modern incarnation is even more glamorous, thanks to a 2017 multi-million-dollar renovation that imbued its art deco spaces with a chic vibe along with the latest amenities.
Every room with a view
Take an elevator down to your room. That’s right – the higher-numbered floors are further down the hillside. Whichever level you land on, enjoy away-from-it-all views of the Northern Range, verdant foliage, and even the Gulf of Paria. Spacious guest rooms and suites range from 350–1,800 square feet with amenities that include a rainfall shower, custom bedding, and free WiFi.
Dive deep into on-site activities
Spend your days relaxing at the hotel, where you’ll find plenty to do at your own pace. At the heart of the hotel property, the reimagined pool area’s deck mimics a steelpan mural surrounded by an oasis of abundant greenery. Bubble away any stress in the raised jacuzzi, marvel at hypnotic LED-lit fountains, soak up the rays on the adult tanning ledge, or take a dip in the saltwater pool. Little ones can splash around in the kid’s pool, and the whole family will enjoy secluded relaxation time in private cabanas. When your fingers get pruny, explore 25 acres of gardens, play tennis, work out in the fitness room, or enjoy a massage.
Savor local flavor at Hilton Trinidad’s restaurants and lounges. Start the day with eggs your way at the Herbs & Spices Restaurant or take your taste buds on a Trini Breakfast adventure of saltfish with fire-roasted choka-style vegetables. The restaurant also serves up lunch and dinner with dishes tailored for the western and Caribbean palates.
Watch the sunset at Luce Sushi Bar and Lounge where you can enjoy views of the Northern Range and Queen’s Park Savannah from the outdoor terrace. Sip signature cocktails at the Cascadoo Bar & Grille and nosh on a fusion of French, Caribbean, and Mediterranean cuisine or grab a late-night sandwich or nightcap at the Samaan3 Bar. And, of course, in-room dining is available if you don’t want to leave the gorgeous views from your balcony.
Hilton Trinidad’s central location means there are plenty of sights to see just minutes from the hotel. Queen’s Park Savannah and Royal Botanic Gardens are less than a 15-minute walk away, or you can take a taxi less than two miles to the National Museum and Art Gallery to check out more than 5,000 items housed in four galleries. And finally, relive Trinidad independence in the picturesque Woodford Square with its ornate bandstand, towering trees, and dancing fountain.