Meliá Hotels International has set the date for the opening of the new Palau de Congressos de Palma (Convention Centre) and its adjoining hotel, the Meliá Palma Bay. On Saturday, 1 April, the company will open the doors. The Palau de Congressos enjoys one of the best locations on Palma's Paseo Marítimo seafront. In their design and construction, both buildings have taken into account the idea of continuity and integration with the seafront promenade, while also ensuring the greatest degree of efficiency by allowing the autonomous operation of each of the units (grand auditorium, small auditorium and exhibition area) to allow reduced energy use and maintenance costs. Ramón Vidal has been appointed Managing Director of the new Palma convention centre and Palma Bay hotel.
The Grand Auditorium can host more than 1,900 people. This immense auditorium has the finest acoustic conditions, comfort and versatility, given that it can be divided into two smaller auditoriums with 1.249 and 729 seats to host several events simultaneously. The Small Auditorium can host events for up to 462 people. Meliás Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gabriel Escarrer, expects the building to be the best Convention Centre in the Mediterranean, with the potential to earn Palma a place among the top 50 destinations for international congresses and conventions. (wew)http://www.meliahotelsinternational.com