Palma de Mallorca, 08th Oct 08
FURTHER INVESTMENT IN MALLORCA'S CONGRESS & CONVENTION FACILITIES
Recent figures show a 50% increase in convention and meetings business on the island over the past four years.
As part of its ongoing campaign to welcome visitors year round, Mallorca’s public and private sector is investing heavily in new convention and meetings facilities. Results of a recent survey by the Mallorca Convention Bureau indicate that Mallorca’s meetings and convention business has increased in the past four years by over 50%. In 2007 a total of 2,240 meetings and conferences were held on the island attracting 102,000 delegates.
The majority of business comes from companies in the medical, automobile, technologies and sports sector based on presentations and incentives. The bulk of public investment in this sector is now focused on the Palma’s new Congress Palace, which is now well underway and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2011.
The Palma Congress Palace by Spanish architect, Francisco Mangado, will be a dynamic contemporary style building located in front of the sea on Palma’s Paseo Maritimo close to the city’s emblematic gothic Cathedral. The main auditorium will have capacity for over 2400 delegates with the option of splitting into two rooms, which can be used simultaneously or independently.
Other features include an exhibition hall, a multi-functional room, a restaurant, a terrace restaurant plus a complete range of top level conference services and technology will also be available. An adjacent hotel with 270 bedrooms will connect to the top level of the Congress Palace and will feature a restaurant, a garden, gymnasium, swimming pool etc… Further information: www.pcongresosdepalma.com
NEW - Hilton Sa Torre Conference Centre, Llucmajor
The first Hilton Hotel was opened on Mallorca earlier this year in Llucmajor located approximately 15 minutes away from Palma’s International Airport. This month, the hotel’s new conference centre has now opened featuring 12 meeting rooms with for 10-50 people and two large conference rooms with capacity for 150-200 delegates in each room.
All the rooms are equipped with the very latest technology and conference facilities. The hotel has 90 rooms and suites and has been built on an historic estate with its own chapel dating back to the 11th century and an ancient 15th century windmill and tower. Facilities also include extensive sports facilities and a spa and fitness centre and Mediterranean gardens, which surround the hotel.
Further information, Tel+ 34 871 963 700
Blau Porto Petro Conference Centre, Porto Petro
This five star resort has a wonderful location frontline to the sea and features private access to two small beaches within the resort complex. The Blau Porto Petro has 319 rooms, suites and villas divided into three separate buildings surrounded by Mediterranean gardens and all with views to the sea. The resort offers a wide range of sports facilities and water sports, a spa, beauty treatment centre and fitness centre, five restaurants, three outdoor swimming pools (one is heated) and one indoor swimming pool.
The resort’s own conference centre features the very latest in modern conference facilities including a fully equipped auditorium with capacity for over 300 people, a conference room for 600 delegates which can be split up into three separate rooms, plus two meeting rooms. Further information:
Tel: + 34 971 648282 www.blau-hotels.com
Other Conference Facilities
Hotel Gran Melia Victoria in Palma opened its own convention centre in 2004 with a capacity for 550 delegates www.solmelia.com
Pueblo Español Congress Palace in Palma caters for large events with capacity in its main auditorium for 1,500 delegates. www.congress-palace-palma.com
The Palma Auditorium www.auditorium-pm.com
The Alcudia Auditorium www.alcudia.net
The Sa Maniga Auditorium at Cala Millor www.samaniga.com
Many of the island’s larger hotels also offer excellent conference and meeting facilities, for further information consult the Mallorca Convention Bureau: www.mallorcacb.com
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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