Puerto Rico combines warm weather, breathtaking natural wonders, and sizzling nightlife with state-of-the-art meeting facilities and world-class accommodations. The island is easily accessible, offering more than 600 nonstop flights weekly from major U.S. cities. Puerto Rico shares the same currency, postal system, financial institutions, and telecommunications services as the mainland, and boasts more than 12,000 guest rooms and 250,000 square feet of hotel meeting and convention facilities. The island's rich cultural heritage has left a legacy of outstanding historical sites available for special events or theme parties. The Puerto Rico Convention Center opens in late 2005.
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
500 Tanca St., Suite 402
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
Exec. Director: Jorge Pesquera New York Regional Sales Office:
Phone: 212.265.9500; Fax: 212.265.9728
VP Global Sales: Dan Melesurgo
Easy Access As the Caribbean's airline hub, nearly every major carrier offers direct flights from many U.S. cities • more than 600 flights weekly with service from American, US Airways, Continental, Delta, jetBlue, Pan Am, and many others
Where to Stay With virtually every major hotel brand represented, planners can choose from expansive resorts to boutique hotels to city center properties to small, quaint inns. • more than 12,000 hotel rooms, plans to add 3,350 • 9 percent tax, noncasino hotels; 11 percent, casino hotels
Where to Meet Puerto Rico boasts 250,000 square feet of meeting space with the most sophisticated technology and meeting support services in the Caribbean. • Satellite feeds, multimedia presentations, simultaneous translation, and more are all readily available to meet even the most complex and cutting-edge requirements.
Where to Play water sports, 100 tennis courts, 16 championship golf courses, El Yunque Rain Forest, Rio Camuy Caves, Old San Juan, Spanish fortresses • fine dining, nightlife
Web Highlights database with property, RFP form • member listings • download brochures, materials
What's New Now booking for late 2005, the Puerto Rico Convention Center, a 580,000-square-foot facility, will feature 158,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 40,000 square feet of meeting space. • The center will be the newest and largest in the Caribbean.