I was a little concerned reading recent news reports that the Government spent $7.6 million refurbishing the pool at the Hilton.
Like many other nationals my first reaction was that money could have been better spent buying beds for hospitals, repairing schools or some other urgently needed item or service.
Then I saw Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon defending the upgrade costs and decided to do a little research of my own.
What I found surprised me. Firstly, the Hilton Trinidad is a 53-year-old facility and like the Hyatt the building is owned by the people of T&T, with the Hilton and Hyatt people respectively managing the properties.