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Hilton has opened a new hotel in Sicily that boasts one of the largest and most modern conference centres in southern Italy. A member of the Hilton Worldwide Resorts family, the Hilton Portorosa is located in the north east of the island, with private beach access on one side and the Portorosa Marina on the other.
Purpose-built for the conference and leisure market, the hotel has 2,000sq m (6,562sq ft) of meeting space that can accommodate up to 1,200 delegates over two floors. The largest function room, Sala Maestrale, has seating capacity for 900 and can be divided into three separate, soundproof meeting rooms.
A further four meeting rooms are available at the hotel, located on the ground floor of the nine-storey building and surrounding a full service business centre.
Room facilities also cater for the business traveller, with high-speed internet connection, safety deposit box and satellite TV. Almost all rooms have views over the port or the sea. There is both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, the latter of which has views over the Gulf of Patti.
Transport services include private mooring for up to 12 boats, a shuttle service to Catania airport and Barcelona railway station and parking for 450 cars. An 18-minute helicopter service to the airport is available from Portorosa Marina.