In an industry that is ever-changing, the need for new and innovated ideas is essential to progress. Meeting, incentive group and conference requisites evolve constantly, but some needs remain consistent year over year: a unique venue, stellar service and coordination (pre, during and post), and finally, skillfully developed programing designed to pique attendees’ imagination, resulting in lasting memories.

Elegantly designed with attention to every detail, Paradisus Resorts is a leader in the luxury all-inclusive resort category owned and operated by the Spanish brand Melia Hotels International—one of the most successful hotel companies in the world. Offering meeting and convention professionals access to some of the world’s most coveted beachfront locations, the luxury resorts all feature spectacular architecture, world-class cuisine and premium services allowing for an experience of ultimate relaxation.

Five Inviting Properties

The brand has five current properties: Paradisus Cancun, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla (adults only), Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda in Mexico and two in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana. A sixth property is scheduled to debut in Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica, in 2016. Paradisus Resorts offers all the staples required (i.e. flexible meeting space, beautifully appointed indoor and outdoor venues, professional staff, etc.). What makes Paradisus Resorts different is their commitment to innovation and to offering a one-of-a-kind experience.

For example, each resort hosts daily Life Enriching Experiences that teach guests new skills. These activities can be customized to fit the needs of a group or serve as a fun team-building exercise. A few popular Life Enriching Experiences are Wine and Spirit Tastings, Cooking Lessons, Pole Dance Classes, Aqua Spinning and Diamond Tutorials.

Healthy Options

Another trend Paradisus Resorts has tapped into successfully for the meeting and conventions market is fitness through YHI Spa. Schedule sunrise yoga, a Pilates fitness session or work with the resort’s personal trainers to develop customized programs. Follow that up with a fresh fruit juice and healthy snack (no coffee) break. Well, OK, you can have coffee. Then finish up the day with the YHI Spa water ritual and a spa treatment. Can you say “Ahh?”

Cultural immersion and environmental responsibility are pillars of the brand’s core values. Meetings professionals can weave these values into their programing by adding guided tours of the mangroves and gardens, scheduling a visit to local charities, and creating opportunities for volunteer tourism with local organizations. Embracing their surrounding community, rich with flavor and passion, the brand can work with planners to create unique, culturally inspired events such as Historic Mayan Legends, Dominican Folklore Song and Dance, and Culinary Influences of the destination.

Paradisus Resorts


-Technical capabilities with audiovisual, including video mapping and built-in screens and projectors
-Themed beach events with modern up-lit furniture allowing for branding
-A wide selection of signature restaurants offering gourmet cuisine
-Large convention centers and flexible meetings space to accommodate groups of up to 1,000 people
-Full-service YHI SPA featuring a variety of services and treatments
-Access to championship golf courses nearby

Getting There: Our resorts are conveniently located within close proximity to major airports in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Cancun and Playa del Carmen in Mexico.