Business trips The advantages of organizing your event or conference in the Caribbean
Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) have turned their attention to the Caribbean. Organizing a professional engagement in paradise is all the more alluring when combined with modern amenities, team building activities and “bleisure” plans. It’s a unique opportunity to discover new horizons, draw inspiration from the tropical climate and close deals against the backdrop of one of Cuba or Jamaica’s idyllic sunsets.
Facilities for every need
The boom in business trips to Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica has arrived alongside a wave of new conference centers that can satisfy all kinds of requirements. The Iberostar Paraíso Convention Center in the Riviera Maya has the capacity to host events for up to 1,200 people. Each meeting room is fully equipped with the latest technology and can be tailored to meet the unique needs of every event.
Likewise, many hotels now have specific areas apt to host any type of gathering—from a small committee meeting in the hotel in Puerto Plata Iberostar Costa Dorada’s lounges, to a big presentation in the hotel in Jamaica Iberostar Rose Hall Suites’ auditorium in Montego Bay. They perfectly complement the modern guest rooms and restaurants, together creating a comfortable, intimate and unique experience.
Resorts with luxurious details
Everything is at your fingertips in these luxury hotels: restaurants, private beaches, infinity pools, spas and other entertaining activities to help you disconnect from work. The well-kept rooms, internet access, business centers and fully equipped gyms mean that you can seamlessly continue your work routine away from home.
After-work plans are always an important consideration when organizing any business meeting, especially in the Caribbean. There’s no better way to follow up a speech to more than 400 people in the hotel in Cuba Iberostar Ensenachos’ auditorium than with a visit to its magical beach. Or celebrate a successful board meeting at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus with a short walk to the nearby Bayahíbe lighthouse!
Tropical team building
A change of scenery can both provide a fresh start for your work and help you build strong bonds with your colleagues. Cuba and Jamaica’s wild untouched nature is often marketed as an incentive for team-building activities in unique enclaves. There’s no better way to bond than by wrapping up a conference in the spacious venues of Iberostar Cancún and searching for treasure among Mayan ruins, or taking a master class at the Cinnamon Hill golf course to top off a big event at Montego Bay.
The reward for a presentation to 400 people in Iberostar Varadero’s Large Hall or in Mexico Room in the hotel in Riviera Maya Iberostar Tucán is more than just professional success. There are so many ways to make the most of Cuba and the Riviera Maya’s remarkable beaches: play a watersport, strengthen relationships with your colleagues and potential clients or go for a run along the white sand.
And cities too!
Beaches are not the only places in the Caribbean that combine stunning destinations with fully equipped hotels. Cities that are home to rich cultural and culinary heritage offer alternative and exciting after-work plans. Large metropolises also have some of the best amenities and event spaces, like those of the hotel in Havana Iberostar Parque Central. This establishment in the heart of Havana offers various meeting rooms for up to 40 people, plus a rooftop pool that’s the perfect place to celebrate the day’s achievements.
Culture and cuisine
Discovering new cultures can spark fascinating conversations between meetings. And when cultures collide in the kitchen, the result is not only delicious, but also a unique opportunity to build relationships outside of the work environment—for example, by learning to make tacos or smoothies. Only in the Caribbean!