Caribbean

A total transformation of the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas was recently completed by hospitality firm Premier Project Management. The fresh space now features a blend of sea-inspired luxury and resort amenities, including:

  • Four restaurants including the new Alloro, which showcases Sicilian cuisine
  • Remodeled infinity pool and a new, family-friendly pool with a slide
  • Luxury catamaran for sunset cruises, snorkeling tours and private events
  • Renovated Club Lounge with updated culinary offerings and marine-inspired décor
  • Second family-friendly pool with slide and plunge pool

Meeting planners can discover a versatile collection of meeting venues at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, where views of the ocean and landscape create pleasing backdrops. Choose from traditional ballrooms, intimate courtyards and a selection of outdoor venues, including pavilions, terraces and the beach.

Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas Ballroom
Photo: Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, Great Bay Ballrm Dinning

Mexico

The Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa recently culminated its extensive renovation project that spanned the property’s lobby and common areas, guest rooms and suites, and, most recently, unveiled an upgrade to its infinity pool. The hotel relocated the swim-up bar for full 180-degree views of Banderas Bay and its surrounding mountains. 

By day, guests can enjoy a beverage at Nosh, a new and modern swim-up bar concept, that also serves sunset bites by night. Patrons can also indulge in locally inspired “chilled” cuisine, such as fresh tostadas paired with bay-caught seafood. Nosh, the two-level, outdoor venue adds more meeting space to the property's various options for a variety of events.

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Photo: Marriott Puerto Vallarta

The Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa provides more than 8,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space. Choose from 12 newly renovated private meeting rooms; the 5,812-square-foot Vallarta Ballroom, divisible into eight sections; or on-site exhibition space to host events on a grand scale. Consider taking meetings outside with 20,000 square feet of outdoor reception space that offers views of Marina Vallarta and the resort's beaches.

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
​Photo: Marriott Puerto Vallarta

Another hotel set to debut in Mexico in late 2020 is Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun. The 898-luxury suite resort will feature an adults-only section, 21 venues for wining and dining, PH Spa & Beauty Bar and PUMPED fitness center.

A range of PH Experiences will allow guests to discover the wonders of Costa Mujeres while the resort's line up of on-property activities and amenities aim to provide fun and adventure, including a mini-golf course, trampoline park, four swimming pools, lazy river and a FlowRider surf simulator. Keeping with the Planet Hollywood lifestyle, the new-build resort will be reflective of the iconic 90s brand boasting authentic Hollywood memorabilia and curated entertainment experiences.

Cancun
Photo: Planet Hollywood Cancun, Palm Pavilion

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will feature a convention center with over 60,000 square feet of flexible event space. This space will include a banquet hall with capacity for 910 guests, a tented terrace for events and concerts, and two rooftop terraces with views of the Caribbean Sea. The banquet hall can also be divided into three spacious breakout rooms. In addition to customizable meeting space, the resort features an extensive beach that can hold large outdoor events.