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Acapulco continues to distinguish itself from other popular tourist destinations in Mexico by offering rich, cultural experiences beyond its sun-drenched beaches and celebrated nightlife. In addition to the existing collection of world-class hotels, mouthwatering cuisine, spectacular beaches, rich culture and timeless glamour, Acapulco offers an impressive array of new hotels, cultural attractions and streamlined business facilities and services, making it a premiere destination for meetings and conventions.

The Diamante Exhibition Center, one of Acapulco's newest meeting facilities, is a $3 million investment offering 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space with additional space to host conferences and events with a maximum capacity of 4,300 people. Located at the Plaza Las Fuentes within the iconic Fairmont Acapulco Princess resort, the new Exhibit Hall faces beautiful gardens and fountains and offers an ocean view.

One of the most advanced convention centers in the world, theIl Duomo Convention, Exposition and Entertainment Center is located within the highly anticipated Mundo Imperialdevelopment. With over 730,000 sq. ft. of convention space, Il Duomo features 50-ft.-high ceiling, 50 divisible meeting rooms, a business center, cafes and much more. This state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located near the Acapulco International Airport and is expected to officially open in early 2011.

Located in the heart of Acapulco's Hotel Zone, the Acapulco International Convention Center is about 25 minutes from the airport and can serve up to 15,000 people at any given time. One of its most famous halls is the Salón Teotihuacan, which is approximately 68,000 sq. ft., free of columns and with a 120-ft.-high ceiling. It also has two 54,000-sq. ft. halls; an open-air theater for an audience of 2,000; an enclosed theater for 1,200 people with state-of-the-art theatrical technology and air conditioning; and a parking area for 350 cars. Acapulco's International Center is the official headquarters of various events such as the annual tourism tradeshow Tianguis Turístico, the Acapulco Festival, and other important events.

With an ideal location along the famous Acapulco Bay, the Grand Hotel Acapulco & Convention Center is one of the preferred locations for groups and conventions in the destination. Offering an incredible variety of banquet facilities and services, the Grand Hotel Acapulco features 14 meeting rooms and the El Cabaret Ballroom, that can accommodate up to 900 guests in theatre style seating and up to 600 guests for a themed banquet. The Grand Hotel Acapulco has also begun an extensive renovation project this year, with 200 remodeled guest rooms opening in December 2009 as part of Phase 1. The second and third phases will ultimately focus on hotel lounges, restaurants and pools as well as include the construction of a new, exclusive spa, completing the renovation and further solidifying the Grand Hotel Acapulco as one of the destination's premiere hotels for corporate travel.
In addition to these amazing meeting spaces, meeting planners can also choose from some of Acapulco's most popular hotels for meetings and group travel including the Crowne Plaza Acapulco, Emporio Acapulco, Elcano, Fairmont Pierre Marques and the renowned Las Brisas resort, which is also a prevalent venue for weddings.

A unique venue for meeting planners to consider for group events and dinners is the Fort of San Diego, combining the history of Acapulco with the beautiful backdrop of the Bay of Santa Lucia. Additionally available are the beautiful villas located in the Las Brisas area of the Diamante District, which can be rented for events such as sit down dinners or cocktail parties.

Acapulco offers an array of activities for groups to enjoy. The destination offers an abundance of ecological wonders; from touring the destination's lagoons, jungles, islands and estuaries or traversing the shores of the Acapulco Bay, the destination's 360 days of sunshine and distinctive ecosystems afford visitors an ideal backdrop for eco-adventure. Coyuca Lagoon is a natural fresh water sanctuary where exotic wildlife co-exists among the jungle-shrouded canals. Exclusive boat tours to the Coyuca Lagoon are an ideal way to experience the nature of Acapulco. Groups can begin a tour by admiring the coconut and palm groves as well as the delicate water hyacinths floating along the shores. Groups can have lunch at Isla de los Pajaros, a bird sanctuary that is home to black and white herons, pelicans, marabus, storks and more.

By night, groups can dine in one of Acapulco's 160 restaurants, with menus to satisfy every palate. The dining experience in Acapulco provides something for every traveler from traditional Mexican to international specialty cuisines. A magical combination of incredible beauty and hypnotic charm, Acapulco is Mexico's largest and most dazzling seaside resort attracting over five million visitors annually. Acapulco is exotic yet easily accessible via direct or convenient connections via all major airline carriers from gateway cities across the U.S. For more information about Acapulco, visit www.visiteacapulco.com.
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