Trinidad and Tobago’s hotel room stock is set to receive a boost with the Brix, Autograph Collection by Marriott, opening this weekend.
The 161-room US$51 million hotel, located at Coblentz Avenue, Port of Spain, will feature art from local artists and artisans.
The Brix pays homage to the country’s once prosperous sugar industry and derives its name from the measurement “Brix” which is a measure of the Sugar Content in a Solution.
Formerly the Carlton Savannah hotel, the property was set to open its doors in 2019, but delays stepped in and, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, T&T’s construction sector was halted by the Government to help curb the spread, which caused further delays for the completion of the hotel.
“We believe that beauty without heart is meaningless, therefore our Hotel in Port of Spain brings thoughtfulness and purpose to our exquisite facilities,” the property said in a statement. “Our contemporary spaces are marked by the sleek and the textured, the polished and organic, the bold and the subtle. Our spacious and well-appointed guest rooms and suites are inspired by our passion for eclectic, offering cozy spaces that guarantee a night of endless tranquility.”
Guests can come and discover locally inspired food options that extend the culinary experience in the hotel’s restaurant and enjoy crafted cocktails while enjoying panoramic views of the skyline at the Sugar High Rooftop Bar.
Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Randall Mitchell told Caribbean Journal that a large selling point for destination Trinidad and Tobago is having the types of rooms that will attract the right types of visitors.
“As the tourism sector reopens, with additional flights and the restart of entertainment and events, room stock quality becomes of utmost importance in boosting destination attractiveness for Trinidad and Tobago.”
“This hotel will be a major boost to Business Tourism as its meeting space will accommodate 220 persons,” Mitchell said. “The restaurant can accommodate 90 persons and has a roof top feature with space that can host 60 persons seated.”
He explained that after the opening of the Brix by Marriott, the country is expecting that Radisson Blu in Port of Spain and Comfort Inn and Suites in Tobago will follow soon after.
“Trinidad and Tobago is on an aggressive thrust towards developing our tourism product so that the visitor experience is a memorable one.”
Mitchell said his ministry along with its destination marketing arm Tourism Trinidad Limited has embarked on a programme that will see new sites and attractions, new airlines and new hotels enhancing the visitor experience.
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