The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, which boasts the largest, most modern hotel conference facility in Portugal’s capital, is extending its “Meet for Free” promotion booking deadline to accommodate meeting planners who might have had to wait for the new year before they could schedule events. The Events At Corinthia promotion for the Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Event (MICE) market offers a free meeting package for every room booked (minimum 10 rooms) and is valid for any new meeting requests contracted from September 2009 through February 28, 2010 for events being held through the end of 2010.
The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon “Meet for Free” promotion was launched to support meeting and event planners who, despite signs of economic recovery, must still look for good value without sacrificing the quality of their events. According to Susana Martins, sales and marketing director, Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, “In addition to the great value in our hotel’s ‘Meet for Free’ package, Lisbon itself is very attractive to the American market because it offers great value for the US dollar as compared to other European cities.”
The free meeting package for each night booked includes:
• Accommodation with free Internet
• American buffet breakfast
• One full-day meeting room in theater style
• Two coffee breaks
• One buffet lunch (chef’s choice) including two soft drinks
• One complimentary room and one upgrade to Club Suite per 25 paying guests
• Dedicated personal Events At Corinthia Assistant
• Pre-programmed mobile phone with useful contacts and free local calls
• Complimentary office for group organizer
• Complimentary upgrade to the “Five Senses” Suite for group organizer
Colleen McCollum, vice president, Carino Hotels & Resorts, a New York-based company that specializes in the Corporate and MICE market, confirmed the challenge of today’s meeting planners as, “finding destinations exciting enough to attract large number of delegates, while at the same time are cost effective without compromising on the quality of services.” She added, “We have always had excellent feedback and client satisfaction with all the meetings we have placed at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon. The pharmaceutical, financial, and technology industries have especially found the value that the destination has to offer. Now with the ‘Meet for Free’ promotion, we feel we can reach out to many of our corporate clients who have hesitated to hold international meetings this year.”
Corinthia’s 518-room luxury property, located in the heart of Lisbon’s financial district, is only a 10-minute drive from the city center with its boulevards, museums, and shops. It is also within walking distance to metro and train stops. Lisbon itself, a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, is an exciting meeting venue for Americans as it has successfully blended the historic European traditions with a modern pulse and cutting-edge style.
The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon’s state-of-the-art conference facility has a total of 15 rooms, with an additional two rooms on the top floor, all with direct natural day light and a capacity for up to 1,400 people in a multi-purpose 32,000-square-feet area with a private entrance from the outside. Break-out rooms for smaller meetings or workshops support all conference halls.
A fully-equipped business center is available with experienced staff on hand to assist with any special requirements. But what makes the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon the conference center of choice, is its unique Events At Corinthia program and the professionally-trained MICE market staff. This value-added product comprises a variety of facilities and services to assist organizers to plan and hold successful and stress-free events, and all this with a dedicated personal assistant assigned to every conference organizer.
The hotel also features a new 3,000-square-meter spa complex, in partnership with the internationally-renowned Malo Health Group. The MALO Spa offers a complete experience of relaxation and well-being, incorporating aspects such as aesthetics, medical acqua, and fitness. What makes this unique spa in Lisbon really different is the space that it devotes to wellness treatments and its innovative concept of sensory exploration. The treatment area consists of 13 treatment rooms and suites where guests can enjoy all the rituals of massage, while also experiencing the latest health and beauty technologies, together with a host of acqua facilities that include an interactive pool, hydro massage, Vichy shower, Roman Spa, aqua bed, Jacuzzi sauna, and Hammam. One can also enjoy a heated indoor pool all year round, a natural solarium, gymnasium, spinning room, and a hairdressing salon.
Air access to Lisbon from the US is also a plus. In addition to TAP, the national carrier of Portugal, Lisbon is served by Continental, United Airlines, and US Airways.
For booking information in the US, contact [email protected] , (212) 808-6507.
ABOUT CORINTHIA HOTEL LISBON
The 518-room Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, is situated minutes away from Lisbon’s most important attractions, shopping, and nightlife, and offers extensive conference and banqueting facilities and a magnificent Executive Club Sky Lounge for its Executive Club guests – located on the top floor of the hotel, with the city of Lisbon, its 18th Century Aqueduct, and the Monsanto Natural Park as a backdrop. Here, the business traveler can combine comfort and relaxation with small meetings or private events. The hotel also houses the Típico and Sete Colinas restaurants, which offer traditional and international cuisine. The Tempus Lounge Bar and the beautiful Terrace Garden are perfect places for relaxation.
The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is owned by Malta-based International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) and operated by CHI Hotels & Resorts, a joint venture between IHI and the Hotel Group of the United States. The hotel forms part of the Wyndham Grand Collection.
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