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July 11, 2017

Convention Space News: Updates From Puerto Rico, Cancun

A rebranded hotel with a refurbished convention center and a new arena in Cancun lead this week’s convention space news. 

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Rebranded Meliá Coco Beach to Include Refurbed Convention Center

Meliá Hotels & Resorts has announced that the Gran Meliá Puerto Rico will be rebranded as the Meliá Coco Beach. As part of the process, the property will refurbish its convention center, which will reopen this December. 

Previously part of the Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts family, the resort will undergo renovations throughout 2017 to transition to a different brand within the Meliá Hotels International portfolio. Over the upcoming months, Meliá Coco Beach will adopt Meliá-branded services and amenities including its premium service concept, THE LEVEL. The renovations will take place in various phases to refresh the different areas of the hotel. The current food and beverage offerings will also be updated and will include a buffet restaurant, a steakhouse and a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant along with old favorites such as Pasion by Myrta offering Puerto Rican cuisine.  

Meliá Coco Beach will upgrade 120 rooms to become part of THE LEVEL, along with six pool garden villas and a lounge that is exclusive to THE LEVEL guests. Guests in this area will also have access to amenities and facilities such as a private restaurant for breakfast, a check-in and check-out lounge, preferential bookings at restaurants, Concierge Service, complimentary snacks and beverage throughout the day, and upscale amenities in-room including THE LEVEL bathrobe with slippers.

Additionally, the resort will add the Romance by Meliá program, offering curated services and packages designed specifically for wedding receptions, honeymoons and romance travel.

Meliá Coco Beach will also offer Meliá Hotels & Resorts’ kids program, offering curated children’s experiences and amenities such as outdoor event space and Mirador, amongst more. Already available for guests to experience includes the YHI Spa, three pools including a kids’ pool and THE LEVEL guest pool, and access to a nearby championship golf course.

Visit www.melia.com

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Grand Oasis Cancun Opens Oasis Arena

Oasis Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a newly renovated meeting and events venue, Oasis Arena, at the Grand Oasis Cancun

Following an extensive construction and expansion project, Oasis Arena has nearly 22,000 square feet of event space with a capacity of up to 2,500. The venue has been updated with new light and sound technology to host events with a variety of set-up options including exhibition, auditorium, cocktail and banquet seating, among others. In addition to Oasis Arena, Oasis offers groups a variety of event spaces including outdoor deck areas, a beach club stage and more than 20,000 square feet of oceanfront poolside terraces. Located adjacent to the arena, quietly set apart from the other meeting facilities, the Yucatan Salon provides attendees with a cinema-like ambience and retractable screen for films and multimedia shows.

Breakout rooms located in the atrium area are fully equipped with AV technology, smart televisions and videoconferencing capabilities. An executive board room accommodates up to 20 executives for leadership or planning sessions. Additional event salons including San Luis, Guadalajara, Merida, Queretaro and Monterrey and a mezzanine area range in size from 3,300 square feet to 7,000 square feet and can accommodate 25 to 320 guests. A variety of incentives including complimentary rooms, private check-in and complimentary event room rentals are available based on group size. 

Each Oasis property has its own personality, with Grand Oasis Cancun billed as the “Grandmaster of Fun.” In addition to live concerts, festivals and shows at Oasis Arena, the property has a robust nightly offering for guests including a variety of Vegas-style shows. The Red Circus offers guests dinner shows featuring dramatic, acrobatic performances that highlight Mayan culture and tell the story of Mexico. By the pool – stretching a quarter mile, making it Cancun’s longest – visitors can enjoy comedy skits and at the Beach Club they can dance the night away to live DJ sets. At the resort’s Kinky Night Club, guests are in store for an adult experience with live burlesque cabaret performances.

The brand also recently unveiled Cancun’s first resort casino – Red Casino at Grand Oasis Cancun – where guests can try their hand at traditional tables offering games of Black Jack, Roulette and Poker or try their luck at a variety of slot machines. The casino stretches over two levels and is the prime setting to catch a big game with dedicated bar areas and large-screen televisions playing today’s most important matchups 24 hours a day. Red Casino at Grand Oasis Cancun is operated by Urban Publicidad S.A. de C.V. and is not part of the property’s all-inclusive program.

Travelers can also stay at The Pyramid at Grand Oasis, a resort-within-a-resort concept that offers luxury accommodations and access to additional restaurants and bars, exclusive to Pyramid guests. This includes Benazuza, which serves molecular gastronomy and is currently the highest-rated eatery in Cancun on TripAdvisor, as well as White Box Gastrobar, a tapas style restaurant. 

Visit www.groupsatoasis.com 

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