Meeting Up at Sonesta St. Maarten
PHOTO: Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten are also perfect for meetings and corporate gatherings (Courtesy Sonesta St. Maarten)
With its picturesque Caribbean setting, Sonesta St. Maarten is a popular destination for weddings and relaxing beach getaways. Located on the Dutch side of the island, it is only a 25-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). Now the recently revamped and eco-friendly conference facilities at all three Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts make it a prime destination for meetings, incentive groups, and corporate and special events.
For smaller conferences, the 257-room Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is the go-to corporate setting, with 4,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space and quiet nooks that are ideal spots for breakout sessions.
For larger events, the Monesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino has more than 24,000 square feet of indoor meeting space with ballrooms, meeting rooms and break-out space, as well as extensive outdoor space for functions.
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Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is a 129-room hotel is adjacent to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino. Accommodations for guests include the Ocean Terrace building, which, after a multi-million dollar renovation to the former Ocean Terrace, includes rooms to the Luxury Penthouse and features three pools, and three bars and lounges. Close the deal on the Azul Rooftop Lounge with the soft white sand and azure blue waters serving as a backdrop for outdoor entertaining. The Azul Lounge features a full bar, which is available for events and private functions. The Sunset Lounge and Bar is also perfect for small group events, cocktail parties and gatherings.
Meeting planners will experience the benefit and convenience of all-inclusive amenities along with comprehensive meeting packages. Function space from small breakout rooms to larger convention areas and a selection of outdoor and indoor spaces will inspire guests to success.
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There are convention services and a team available to cater all events of every size. All three of the St. Maarten Resorts now come equipped with modern built-in audio visual systems and eco-friendly features, such as carpet made from reclaimed fishing nets, energy efficient technology and sustainable practices for water waste management and energy efficiency.
Between meetings and events, guests can head to Downtown Philipsburg and tour the capital of St Maarten, which is only a 10-minute walk from the resort. They can stroll along the boardwalk and Front Street, a mile-long shopping street, or watch cruise ships come and go at Great Bay Harbor in Philipsburg.
For more information or bookings call 800-SONESTA (223-0757), or visit www.sonesta.com/stmaarten
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