By Don Douloff, April 16, 2009
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has opened a state-of-the-art convention centre offering over 105,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and exhibition space capable of hosting 7,000 people.
A five-minute drive from the airport and close to Puerto Vallarta’s major hotels and historic downtown, the convention facility features a main meeting hall, the Gran Salon Vallarta, offering 54,000 sq. ft. that can be subdivided into eight fully equipped, soundproofed rooms.
Group-focused services include private meeting rooms, simultaneous translation equipment, research centre, cafeteria, cultural and educational centre, workshop and up-to-date technology.
Visitors access the facility through a 250,000-sq.-ft. outdoor square complete with high sails, a reflecting pool and landscaped gardens. Additionally, the complex offers 670 car parking spaces and a separate lot reserved exclusively for motor coaches, accommodating up to 50 vehicles.