by Lori Cioffi | March 01, 2004

The Hilton Curacao

The Hilton Curaçao

This island in the Netherlands Antilles offers the requisite pleasant breezes, beaches and deliriously blue waters. But on Curaçao, all this is played out on a decidedly cosmopolitan canvas.
   In the tidy capital of Willemstad, visitors will find a range of dining experiences, from tasty local fish to upscale European fare.
   Top meeting hotels include the 196-room Hilton Curaçao (formerly a Sheraton). After Hilton Caribbean assumed management last spring, the property began a top-to-bottom renovation of all guest rooms, public areas and meeting space, to wrap up this fall.
   For R&R, visit the hotel’s spa and beach, or head farther afield for reef diving or, best of all, a swim with the dolphins at the Curaçao Seaquarium.