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Aug 11th, 2007, 04:41 AM
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Hey, Patrick, is that you?

LVSun, I am going to MX shortly to look at the Iberostar properties. A really nice feature is that the convention facilities are in the center of the resort complex so families (if any) can be in one section, adults can opt for the Grand, etc. It is very appealing to me for my group and the management team seems really on the ball.

One thing about the Palace Resorts that concerns me is the timeshare solicitation which I read is quite prevalent. THat would be annoying for sure!

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Sep 6th, 2007, 04:37 AM
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Thanks everyone - will continue to pass the info to the decision makers.
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Sep 6th, 2007, 04:55 AM
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St. Lucia is both difficult and expensive to get to versus other options. And there are few high end resorts that can accomodate a group this size. It is a lovely island, but as a meeting and convention planner who has been there several times, it is not a place I would choose for a large group.
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Sep 6th, 2007, 12:29 PM
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Barcelo is opening a new section. Here is the latest press release:

Opening this December, in time for holiday travel, the new Barceló Maya Palace will bring ‘six-star’ luxury and elegance to this popular resort. The new hotel includes 756 junior suites. Each spacious guest suite will include a sleeping and sitting area, as well as a large contemporary style bathroom finished with natural stone and including a walk-in shower and garden style tub, as well as double sinks. All suites will have stunning ocean or garden views, and large patios or balconies. stunning garden or ocean views. Additional comfort features are a large screen TV, a desk, dual telephone lines, in-room high speed internet access, and a refrigerated mini-bar for snacks.

The resort décor and comfortable furnishings make it perfect for couples on a retreat, conference attendees or families. And like its sister hotels at The Barceló Maya Beach Resort, the Barceló Maya Palace will offer an all-inclusive experience with access to 20 restaurants and 18 bars, a new Mayan influenced European-style spa, a Conference Center that can accommodate groups of up to 1,680 guests, and more than one mile of pristine Caribbean beach.

For meetings, the Barceló Maya Beach Resort is the largest conference facility in the region with more than 23,000 square feet of conference space in two convention facilities that provide full service catering and conference amenities.

The Barceló Maya Beach Resort creates one of the area’s most beautiful and comprehensive all-inclusive resort destination properties. It encompasses more than a mile of sparkling Caribbean beach protected by a natural coral reef and is surrounded by a 500,000 square meter nature park. It is less than 50 miles from the Cancun International Airport and in close proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum.

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Sep 24th, 2007, 05:40 PM
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Thanks for the info.
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Sep 28th, 2007, 04:23 PM
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I assume you are coming from the US, then I would consider PR as it is an easy connection from most major US airports.

I would look at the Palmas del Mar area for a large convention location.

I am not a real fan of "new" San Juan and I doubt "old" San Juan has a location that will work for you.
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