All photos courtesy Meet Puerto Rico
Seeking an intimate location for your meeting offering a sense of community and authenticity? Niche groups from sports to student groups to SMERF (social, military, educational, religious, and fraternal segments) have much success in hosting meetings in Puerto Rico.
With more than 1.3 million square feet of meeting space and over 15,000 guest rooms throughout the island, a world-class convention center and an increasing range of accommodation options, Puerto Rico continues its emergence as one of the most sought-after meeting destinations offering delegates a distinctive and memorable experience — for large and small meetings alike. With the recent renovations to several of our properties and additions to air service, and the opening of new properties, Puerto Rico is an attractive option for meeting and convention groups.
Groups such as the FIVB World Olympic Qualifier (2016) held its event this past May at the Hyatt Place San Juan and the NCAA Division II Basketball Classic) held its event at the Verdanza Hotel in November. Next year, the NCAA Clemente Cup will hold their March 6-13 event in Puerto Rico’s West Coast small inns.
“Puerto Rico has many hotels and products, many undergoing or recently completing renovations, that are particularly appealing to smaller, specialized niche groups seeking an intimate meeting setting,” said Milton Segarra, CEO and President of Meet Puerto Rico. “These groups can take over an entire facility providing an excellent sense of community, while still enjoying all of the authentic experiences Puerto Rico offers — from gastronomy and culture to nature and eco-tourism.”
“Check It Off Your List” Promotion
The “Check It Off Your List” meeting promotion rewards meeting and incentive industry planners for booking groups at select participating hotels and resorts in Puerto Rico, not only with the traditional room night incentive offerings, but also by adding bucket list experiences for them to choose from. The promotion applies to new leads or groups that are in the destination selection process for any future date. The contract must be signed by December 31, 2016, with the travel window until December 2018.
For each booked room night, Meet Puerto Rico will provide an additional dollar amount: for 1,000+ room nights, $15.00/per booked room night; 700-999 room nights, $12.00/per booked room night; 400-699 room nights, $10.00/per booked room night; and for 100-399 room nights, $8.00/per booked room night. (Contributions are not applicable to room rate, tax, incidentals or resort fee.)
Special “Bucket List” Incentives for Planners
Based on room nights booked, planners will be eligible for a specific number of vouchers to a bucket list experience of their choice. Bucket list experiences can include Culinary, Nature, Historical or Ecotourism experiences. (Please refer to additional terms and conditions that apply to this offer.)
Site Inspection Invitation
Planners who book a group of at least 250 room nights (by December 3, 2016), will be the guest of Meet Puerto Rico for a 3-night/4-day site or pre-planning inspection, including airfare (maximum $500.00), hotel accommodation, plus all transfers.
Additional Incentive: Raffle to Win one Trip to Puerto Rico
Book at least 100 room nights by December 31, 2016, and planners will be entered into a raffle to win 1 (one) trip to Puerto Rico for the planner and a guest including a $250.00 gift card to spend in the Mall of San Juan. Planners will also receive a certificate to check off any bucket list item in the promotion. (Please refer to additional terms and conditions for details on raffle prize.)
For more information and details on the promotion and on the participating hotel and bucket list choices, please contact Veronika Hernández, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups need to sign hotel contract by/or before December 31, 2016. Travel window until December 31, 2018. Cannot be combined with any other promotion. You can also visit us at MeetPuertoRico.com or contact us at email@example.com or 1.800.875.4765.