Iberostar Convention Center Makes High Marks

Facility celebrates successful inaugural year

By: Dawna Robertson

Business at the beach? A long time pick for family vacations, the Iberostar Playa Paraiso has expanded its lure to the cor-porate markets. Reporting a successful inaugural year in 2004, Iberostar’s state-of-the-art convention center is the newest and largest facility of its type in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico - making it a natural pick for both small and large gatherings.

During its brief operation, the center’s professional convention coordinators have organized and hosted events ranging from pharmaceutical conventions and travel industry events to weddings, parties, corporate meetings and fundraisers. John Long, Sales and Marketing Manager for Iberostar Hotels and Resorts Caribe, is more than satisfied with the early success of the new conference center. “Our guests and their meeting planners have continually expressed satisfaction with the service, technological innovation and the flexibility of the meeting room space,” Long noted.

The multi-use complex boasts space for meetings, conferences and other events that can accommodate groups of ten to 1,000 attendees. In addition, it features a fully-equipped business center that even the most tech-savvy individual will appreciate. The center is designed with a separate reception lobby and registration area, private meeting rooms, a European-style espresso bar, and a catering facility.

The main conference hall provides 15,683 square feet of versatile meeting, exhibit and function space that can be divided into as many as six separate rooms suitable for presentations, conferences or training needs. Customized programs and presentations can incorporate high definition projection screens, 42-inch plasma screens, video projection, closed circuit television and internet access. Videoconferences and satellite downlinks are also accessible.

After the day’s business is complete, meeting attendees can pamper themselves with a massage, manicure or pedicure at the new Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Spa.

The Iberostar Playa Paraiso Convention Center is located close to four additional all-inclusive, beachfront Iberostar Resorts - the 446-room Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, the 424room Iberostar Paraiso Beach, the 390-room Iberostar Paraiso del Mar and the new 432-room Iberostar Paraiso Maya. As a bonus, the facility is situated just 30 minutes from the Cancun International Airport.