Thursday, November 17, 2016

Puerto Rico: Tropical Paradise with Plenty of Meeting Options

The beaches of Puerto Rico

Are you planning a meeting in Puerto Rico? If you have not considered this Caribbean island before, below are some very interesting facts about this US territory, as well as, the highlights you should know about three large meeting spaces in Puerto Rico.

Meeting Planner Highlights

Interesting insights into Puerto Rico:
  • It is an easy flight from all US hubs: 2 hours from Miami and 4 hours from New York
  • No passport is required for travel for US citizens, so meetings can be planned in a shorter cycle
  • Currency is the US Dollar
  • Official languages are both English and Spanish
  • Meetings and conventions comprise of 33% of their tourism revenue
  • Total conference space is more than 1.3 million square feet
  • 14,000+ hotel rooms with approximately 2,200 rooms are located 1 mile from the convention center
  • 272 miles of beaches
  • Weather in Puerto Rico ranges in the high 60’s to the high 80’s all year around
  • Outdoor activities include snorkeling, kayaking, hiking the El Yunque Rainforest and golf
  • 70% of the rum imported into the US is manufactured here

Puerto Rico Hotels with Large Meeting Spaces

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

This hotel was built in 2009 and is 8.5 miles from the airport and adjacent to the Puerto Rico Convention Center. It offers approximately 100,000 square feet of meeting space; it hosts 40 rooms with the largest space being about 16,300 square feet in size. In addition, this property has a 57,000 square foot outdoor space that is four stories high, which can be used for receptions and fun activities.
With 503 sleeping rooms and a casino, this AAA 4-Star property has a lot to offer any group!


The Condado Plaza Hilton

This hotel was built in 1963 and renovated in 2008. It is 7 miles from the airport and overlooks both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon. With 40,000 square feet of meeting space and 571 sleeping rooms, this venue is a great chose for groups that want beach and ocean access. The largest meeting space is 16,350 square feet.
This facility has an AAA 3-Star rating and received Trip Advisors Travelers’ Choice Award in 2012.


La Concha A Renaissance Resort

Built in 2007 and 5 miles from the airport, this resort offers stunning views of Condado Beach. With 30,000 square feet of meeting space, 483 sleeping rooms and access to many local activities, this hotel offers a lot of amenities. The largest space is 8,500 square feet.
This venue has an AAA 4-Star Rating and has a casino, fitness center and spa onsite.


How Meet Puerto Rico Can Help

When planning a meeting in Puerto Rico, call the friendly staff at Meet Puerto Rico at (787) 725-2110 to help you with all your logistical needs!


About the Author

De-de Mulligan is a professional blogger and yearns to travel back to Puerto Rico. Please follow her on Google+ for her portfolio of blog posts about meeting and event trends and technology. 

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