Who Says Business and Pleasure Don't Mix?
Puerto Rico's strategic location, sophisticated technology infrastructure, common currency and fully bilingual society have long made it a favorite of business travelers. And now its growing inventory of world-class accommodations and state-of-the-art conference and meeting space has put it on the map as the Caribbean's premier venue for conventions, trade shows and incentive groups. The island's location at the crossroads to Latin America and easy access from many major U.S. cities (including more than 600 weekly nonstop flights from the mainland) have also contributed to its reputation as a preferred meeting destination in the Caribbean. But it's the island's exceptional climate, rich cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, geographical diversity and exciting nightlife that make it the perfect place for enjoying pre- and post-meeting excursions.
Now That's Serious Business
Puerto Rico's vast array of resorts, hotels, inns and guesthouses offer business travelers and groups plenty of options for staying within a budget, while its more than 1.2 million square feet of conference and meeting space can accommodate groups of nearly any size. Options range from intimate boardrooms to the Caribbean's largest ballroom. The island's sleek new Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan has well over a million square feet of meeting space. The 580,000-square-foot facility, which is the largest and most sophisticated of its kind in Latin America, includes a 153,000-square-foot exhibition center and 40,000 square feet of ballroom space. Construction is also well under way on the second phase of the 113-acre, cutting-edge waterfront development, which will include a 500-room Starwood Hotel & Resort under its Sheraton banner, a casino, retail shops, restaurants, movie theaters, a museum and many other amenities. The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, as the sales and marketing agent for the Convention Center, is in charge of bookings for the facility.
Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
787-725-2110 or toll free 1-800-875-4765
Puerto Rico Convention Center
787-641-7722 or toll free 1-800-214-0420
Puerto Rico Tourism Company
787-721-2400 or toll free 1-800-866-7827
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