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Grand Lucayan Bahamas Resorts Increased Conference Booking Spurred By 1,000-Person Telecommunications Industry Event


In a positive sign for Caribbean meetings revenue, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas reports an increase in conference room-nights booked for 2013 versus the same period in 2012. High-season conference events reached a peak at the resort Feb. 10, when Grand Lucayan welcomed a four-day conference with more than 1,000 participants, led by Italian telecommunications leader 3 Italia. With 90,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meetings space, including one of the largest indoor ballroom facilities in the Caribbean, Grand Lucayan is uniquely positioned to host cost-effective and impactful meetings such as the 3 Italia conference.

Grand Lucayan General Manager Ben Davis commented, “Our seamless handling of an international telecommunications conference such as the 3 Italia event, which comprised more than 4,000 room-nights, is a great indication of what Grand Lucayan, and Grand Bahama Island itself, is capable of. We’re confident that with our renovated facilities and professional team, we’ll be seeing more and more conferences of such scale.”

Located just 55 miles off the coast of Florida, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas can accommodate groups, corporate retreats, and a wide variety of conferences. Grand Lucayan also recently announced new initiatives for meetings planners including All-Inclusive Group Pricing with rates starting at $199.

The sprawling conference center, equipped with cutting-edge audiovisual equipment and helpful staff, can easily be reconfigured and themed. From the Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 2,500 guests, to the intimate ocean view meeting rooms in the stately Manor House, which can accommodate up to 287 guests, Grand Lucayan has an event space that fits every need.

For those who prefer an outdoor meeting or event, Grand Lucayan has more than 50,000 sq. ft. of outdoor function space, including the Great Lawn (accommodates up to 2,865 guests), and Chop Beach (seats 1,700). Full catering service and a Business Center are also available.

For information on the resort, or for reservations, guests can contact their preferred travel agent, visit www.grandlucayan.com or call (855) LUCAYAN.
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