Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

December 26 2012

INTERNATIONAL: Paradisus Playa Del Carmen

Ali Gramaglia

Meetings in the Mayan Riviera

Paradisus Resorts is a leader in luxury all-inclusive vacations in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic - but its resorts, like the 2011-built Paradisus Playa Del Carmen, are also great meeting destinations. Located just 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport in Playa Del Carmen, La Perla is the adults-only wing of the property, while La Esmeralda caters to families and mixed groups. In the property’s central area, called El Zocalo, guests find the convention center, exclusive shopping area, several restaurants and bars, and YHI Spa and Health Club.

The on-site convention center boasts 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, with 14 meeting rooms including a theater and ballroom that can be divided into four meeting rooms and nine breakout rooms. With capacity for up to 2,000 attendees, state-of-the-art audiovisual services, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a bilingual staff, Paradisus Playa Del Carmen is sure to meet any event needs.

Located in a stunning little bay, just steps from extraordinary beaches and attractions like Playa Del Carmen’s 5th Avenue, the resort offers a stunning oceanfront location with views of Cozumel Island. Stretching between a lush tropical mangrove preserve that is surrounded by part of the second-largest coral reef formation in the world, the entire property features 906 rooms, including 220 suites and four presidential suites; 116 of the property’s suites are swim-up.

As an all-inclusive resort, Paradisus Playa Del Carmen offers 14 dining options to suit every palate, including Fuego, a Latin-fusion gastro bar that features a fresh raw bar and a divine outdoor terrace; Bana, a contemporary Asian dining experience complete with tatami-mat flooring and an adults-only sushi bar; and Passion, with signature cuisine by seven-star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui. Should casual dining be in order, Paradisus Playa Del Carmen also has a variety of snack bars and grills around the property.

The resort features a number of activities for attendees’ leisure. On-site classes include tango dancing and sushi making, and guests have access to the area’s best golf courses. Located nearby are world-famous Mayan archeological sites, including Tulum, Cobá, and Chichen Itzá. Nighttime is also a great time at the resort for visitors, with eight bars, lounges, and nightclubs to choose from.

At a Glance

Paradisus Playa Del Carmen Convention Center

Meeting room space

• 25,000 flexible square feet

Total meeting rooms

• 14, including theater and ballroom

Capacity
• 2,000 attendees

Meeting’s foyer
• 4,035 square feet

Distance from airport
• 32 miles

For more information: paradisusplayadelcarmen.com

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