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I'm always interested in finding examples of modern architecture in the Caribbean and therefore when I was told a new hotel had been built around the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain a few years ago, I was very excited to finally have the opportunity to look around (although I was accosted by a very nervous-looking marketing manager while I was doing so).  My exploration of the Carlton Savannah was restricted to the public spaces of the hotel only and unfortunately the pool area was closed while I was there.  While it was nice to see an attempt at modernism being made, what I saw left me a little underwhelmed.  It is obvious that they were going for a Miami rather than a Caribbean feel which meant that the overall effect was a bit generic.  Kudos however for showcasing some local talent in the foyer which featured a few local artists' work including the piece by one of my favourite watercolorists Camille King shown after the jump.

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  1. Thanks Island Atelier! I agree the Hyatt and CS are looking at sleek Miami rather than Caribbean. Need to go to Coblentz Inn for a Caribbean feel, each room is a different theme.