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Puerto Rico's resorts gain global meetings recognition

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau has congratulated several hotel members named to the list of ‘100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts’ in North America and the Caribbean. The list was published by Cvent, one of the world’s largest cloud-based marketplaces for group meetings business.

Bureau members making the Cvent list include Caribe Hilton; El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort; Gran Meliá Golf Resort Puerto Rico; Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa; and The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan. The only other property recognized in the Caribbean was the Atlantis, Paradise Island (Bahamas).

The list of resorts was compiled from a total of more than 3,500 qualifying properties in North America and the Caribbean from the Cvent Supplier Network. Properties were qualified based on a combination of quantitative metrics and third party review scores, which included amenities, meeting space and number of meeting rooms, number of guest rooms and volume of meetings and room nights booked. Selection was based on market share by metro area, volume of business, consumer ratings and amenities offered.

“This recognition of our member-hotels speaks volumes about the level of product available in Puerto Rico to serve the meetings market,” stated Milton Segarra, president & CEO, Puerto Rico Convention Bureau. “Puerto Rico’s resorts are sophisticated, luxurious and offer state-of-the-art meeting spaces and conference facilities for the group market. We’re thrilled what this says about the destination’s portfolio of property offerings and we congratulate our partners for their positive contribution to the destination’s image in the meetings marketplace.”

All of the properties on the Cvent list feature luxuries such as spas, on-site restaurants, health clubs, concierge services and outdoor pools. Some resorts also offered more unique, entertainment-oriented amenities like water parks, casinos and golf courses.

"Resorts have made a post-recession comeback, with demand for corporate meetings and events growing as the economy has improved," said Eric Eden, vice president of marketing for Cvent.

"Resorts provide an all-inclusive atmosphere that engages meeting attendees while also entertaining them. This is important for all types of events, from companies offering incentive travel experiences and entertaining clients and prospects, to content-heavy meetings where learning can happen in a fun and relaxing setting."

Founded in 1999, Cvent is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform and has 1,100 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for online event registration, meeting site selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys, and helps clients around the world manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. Cvent's client base includes corporations from every major industry, associations, universities, and non-profit organizations.

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