Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority Continues ASM Global’s Two-decade Run Managing Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, Puerto Rico Convention Center and the Iconic Antiguo Casino
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LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire)--Highlighted by its leading role in helping guide three landmark Puerto Rico venues to a just-concluded record-breaking 2023 financial performance, ASM Global has been signed to a long-term renewal contract continuing its two-decade strategic and operational role with those properties.
The Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, located at the Golden Mile of the island capital of San Juan, is the biggest indoor arena in Puerto Rico dedicated to entertainment. Dedicated in 2004 with a performance by Van Halen, it accommodates up to 18,500 spectators.
Antiguo Casino de Puerto Rico is a historic Beaux-Arts architecture-style building dating from 1917, featuring spectacular verdant gardens, balconies, white marble floors and an iconic swirling grand central staircase and is on the national Register of Historic Places.
The Puerto Rico Convention Center is the largest convention center in the Caribbean and one of the most technologically advanced in the Americas. It features more than 600,000 square feet for multiuse events, meetings, conferences and exhibitions and is renowned for its design and the functionality of its spaces that can accommodate up to 25,000 visitors simultaneously.
The continuing success of these three venues reflects ASM Global’s collaboration with the government to elevate the island beyond its fame as simply a collection of beautiful beaches to one of the world’s great entertainment destinations.
ASM Global President and CEO Ron Bension said, “We’re incredibly proud to work with a client as visionary as the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority. Its determination to position Puerto Rico at the forefront of the industry is admirable. It continues to be a pleasure to play a role in executing a plan to highlight the many attributes that the island has and what these wonderful venues have to offer.”
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority, Mrs. Mariela Vallines, said, “Our partnership with ASM Global has been fundamental in crafting and implementing a successful promotional, marketing and operational strategy that has yielded consistent growth in creating awareness of Puerto Rico as the ideal destination for conventions, meetings and a wide array of premium special events, thus helping foster the island’s tourism efforts as well.
“As business partners, ASM Global has ensured first-class service and facilities offering, expanding traffic and incremental record-breaking revenues for the Puerto Rico Convention District properties over the years. Their world-class management expertise and team have been key in achieving unsurpassed business objectives that have garnered multiple global industry recognitions for Puerto Rico and ASM Global. We look forward to this continued partnership and collaborative alliance to reach event higher milestones for our convention district and for Puerto Rico’s economic development.”
Jorge L. Pérez, CVE, regional general manager for ASM Global, said, “Coliseo de Puerto Rico is one of the world’s most profitable arenas and has been featured and consistently ranks among the top 15 in ticket sales globally. Similarly, the Puerto Rico Convention District has been the recipient of multiple accolades for and distinctive achievement awards for its overall excellence. Overall, our premier properties on the island have welcomed 20 million visitors since opening; and we look forward to the continuation of this partnership. ASM Global is committed with the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority as strategic partners in the expansion and continued success of our Puerto Rico’s award-winning venues and convention facilities.”
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