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ABHTI Atlantic View Restaurant

Training for excellence in tourism and hospitality

The Atlantic View Restaurant, with its scenic and breathtaking view, is the perfect location for lunch with easy parking and away from the hustle and bustle of St. John’s. The menus which are prepared and served by our students, showcase their culinary skills, and caters to every palate, filling you with a Caribbean zest.

The Atlantic View Restaurant which extends outwards onto a patio is open for six to eight weeks during each trimester of the academic year, which allows our students to be trained in the practical components of related coursework.

Enjoy 2 starters, 2 main courses and 2 desserts for one low price of $99 EC. No need to walk with cash, we now accept Visa and MasterCard. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 12 NOON to 2:30 PM.

Our restaurant facility can be booked for special events such as, but not limited to, Banquets, Wedding Receptions, Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations, Retirement Parties, Office Parties and Award Ceremonies. The restaurant accommodates up to 85 persons.

The Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI) formerly known as the Hotel Training Center began in 1977 as unit of the Antigua State College.

A Brief Historical Overview

The Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI) formerly known as the Hotel Training Center began in 1977 as unit of the Antigua State College.

In 1981, the Hotel and Catering Department moved to larger space at a building that previously served as the officer’s Club of the United States Base Facilities at Dutchman’s Bay and was renamed the Hotel Training Centre. The Centre operated as a department of the Ministry of Tourism with a mandate to educate and train human resources of Antigua and Barbuda to meet the needs of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

In October 2003 the upgrading of the facilities was completed and the Center reopened with a new name and improvements which included improved teaching facilities of additional lecture classrooms, demonstration laboratories, state of the art kitchen, refurbished main building with expanded restaurant, bar, and a meeting room and a new administrative block with a library, computer rooms and faculty room.

The Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute, located at Dutchman’s Bay, Coolidge, offers the perfect setting for all of your special events.

Hospitality Training

The Vision

To be the premier Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and wider Caribbean.

The Mission

To produce a quality skilled workforce and professionals for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and to provide training and education with a commitment to excellence and to equip persons to work in the Hospitality and Tourism industry with a high degree of professionalism.

The Motto

Training for Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality.


The ABHTI offers courses to new entrants to the Tourism Industry between the ages of 16 and older. Students have the option of pursing a 2 year program of study or a 1 year program. The courses are full time, five days per week, for a 10 or 20 month duration. On completion of this period, students are attached to a hotel for two months internship (between 360 and 480 hours) to gain practical experience. The main curricula of the institute are that of the Caribbean Tourism Learning System (CTLS) developed by the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

ABHTI has developed linkages with the University of the West Indies (2005), Monroe College (2007) for accreditation and articulation of the courses in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. This arrangement provides students with the opportunity to complete two years of training at the ABHTI to gain an Associate degree. The additional two years study to complete the Bachelor’s degree can be done at UWI – Cave Hill, Barbados campus. Discussion is in its advanced stage for the same type of arrangement between George Browns University of Canada, Johnson and Wales Florida International University (FIU) and Educational Institute of American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). The Government has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of the Hospitality Training Institute with the University of Oklahoma for the exchange of students and staff.

The Institute offers one and two year full-time study in the following areas:

Associate Degree

  • Hospitality Management Degree (2 years)
  • Culinary Arts Degree (2 years)

Diploma Programs

  • Food & Beverage Operations Diploma (2 years)
  • Reception and Sales Diploma (2 years)

Certificate Programs

  • Basic Cookery Certificate (1 year)
  • Food & Beverage Service (1 year)
  • Housekeeping (1year)

The ABHTI also offers short courses in response to industry and public need. These include:

  • Service Ambassador program
  • Spanish
  • Entertaining with Style
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Exceptional Hospitality Executive Provisioner (EHEP)
  • Bartending
  • Baking
  • Mediterranean Cuisine

To find out about entry requirements and how you can progress your career in hospitality, check out our website now.

Special Events Venu

Our facility provides services for all your needs in the areas of the following:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Retreats
  • Retirement Parties
  • Office Parties
  • Weddings
  • We also provide services for conferences, meetings and training workshops for small groups

We are fully equipped with all of your meetings needs.

The Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI)
Hospitality Drive
Dutchman’s Bay

Phone: 1-268-462-3066

Website: abhti.com
Email: info@abhti.com

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