The Hyatt Regency
The HYATT Regency Trinidad is home to one of the most expansive and contemporary conference centres in the Caribbean. It displays a contemporary design, provides waterfront views and unequalled amenities and offers unprecedented luxuries in a breathtaking Caribbean destination. It is located on the Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre and features beautiful spaces to relax and rejuvenate, as well as host world-class meetings and events.
The HYATT Regency Trinidad is the main meeting venue for the VIII ACF
Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA)
The Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) will host the VIII ACF Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail Reception on Wednesday 8 October, 2014.
This Academy is the icon for culture and the performing arts in south Trinidad and features a performing college, 10 classrooms and two (2) theatres.
Transportation is available to Delegates between the VIII ACF official and supporting hotels and SAPA. Delegates will enjoy a smooth and relaxing sail on the Gulf of Paria, along the western coast of Trinidad on our local Water Taxi Service. During the 45-minute journey, delegates can enjoy lovely offshore views of the Caroni Bird Sanctuary and the Point Lisas and Point-a-Pierre Industrial Estates, the heartbeat of our local economy. There will be on-board entertainment.
A limited Bus Service is also available to delegates who prefer land transportation. Delegates will travel with our local Deluxe Coach Bus Service and enjoy a scenic drive along the Solomon Hochoy Highway.
Both modes of transport will offer delegates the beautiful experience of a Trinidad and Tobago sunset!
Whether you’re visiting for a vacation, business or a little of both, you will find a warm welcome at the Radisson Trinidad, located opposite the HYATT Regency Trinidad. In the heart of Port-of-Spain, Radisson Trinidad features the city’s largest hotel rooms and stunning views of the capital city, the Northern Range and the Gulf of Paria. It also has convenient access to the Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre, major international banks, government ministries, diplomatic missions and the best shopping areas.
Radisson Trinidad will accommodate Delegates attending the VIII ACF and host the Working Session of the Americas Business Dialogue (a closed session).
Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre
Soaring 300 feet into the air, the Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre emerges as a beacon in the nation’s capital and transforms part of the western shoreline into a majestic, modern coastal facility which features two 26-storey office towers (Tower C & Tower D); the 22-storey, 428-room HYATT Regency Trinidad; one of the largest conference centres in the English-speaking Caribbean (located at the HYATT Regency Trinidad); a 7-storey car park and a well-landscaped park designed for relaxation and enjoyment of the vast views from the waterfront.
The VIII ACF’s Caribbean Night will be held at the Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre.
Jean Pierre Sporting Complex
Named in recognition of one of our celebrated national netball players Ms. Jean “The Dancing Queen” Pierre, the Jean Pierre Sporting Complex is one of the nation’s most prominent venues for sporting activities. Located in the city of Port-of-Spain, the Jean Pierre Sporting Complex will host one the VIII ACF’s special features – the Innovation Village.
Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain
Woodford Square is situated in the heart of the city of Port-of-Spain and is surrounded by the Trinity Cathedral and National Public Library on its southern side, the Hall of Justice on the northern side; and the Red House, the former seat of Parliament and Cabinet, on the western side.
This location holds a rich history. In the days when Port-of-Spain was a little fishing village called Conquerabia, Woodford Square was known as the Place of Souls by the native Indians who fought a bloody battle on this open space. With the coming of the German settlers to the island, Place of Souls later became known as Brunswick Square and was used as a parade ground for soldiers. The St. Ann’s River once ran through this open space, down to the sea. The course of the river was later changed and it was renamed to what is today called The Dry River5.
Woodford Square is now fashioned into a park with a fountain at its centre. It is the venue for the Street Fair which will take place on Friday 10 October, 2014.