Barcelo Convention Center to Introduce State-of-the-Art Communications System

The Barcelo Bavaro Convention Center recently announced that it will introduce a modern Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi system that will provide simultaneous service for more than 20,000 devices.

The system will be put into operation during the upcoming Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) fair, scheduled from April 28-30.

This will be the ninth straight year that the Barcelo Hotel hosts the annual DATE event. This particular year is also a milestone for the Spanish hotel chain, since it is celebrating its 30th year in the Dominican Republic explained Ilanny Jiménez, the Manager of the Groups, Incentives & Convention Department at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach complex.

The DATE fair is organized by the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES).

More than one hundred tour operators, wholesalers, tourism newspapers and media outlets, as well as representatives from major airlines will come together once again to contact, meet and share experiences with more than 150 representatives of the Dominican tourism market.


The Barcelo Bavaro Convention Center is located right on the world-famous Bavaro Beach, and is part of the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort tourism complex. The 1,991-room facility features 13 meeting halls that can easily turned into 24 comfortable and modern meeting rooms.

The hotel’s Club House features an additional eight meeting rooms that can be turned into 13 smaller rooms to be used for various business and social events.

The Barcelo Bavaro Convention Center provides convention and meeting organizers with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, communication services (Internet, fax, simultaneous translation facilities, and Wi-Fi Ruckus).

Also available: a fully-equipped business center, photography and video services, floral arrangement and other decorating services.

The facility also offers excellent nightly entertainment, catering and banquet services. There is also a heliport and excellent security services.


The Barcelo Group opened its first hotel facilities in the Dominican Republic in 1985.

It opened its first hotel, the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort, on beautiful Bavaro Beach.

A few years later the Spanish hotel chain had opened four new hotels and the Convention Center.

After 30 years of continuous growth, the hotel chain now offers two luxury facilities.

The first luxury facility built by the Barcelo Group is the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, a family-oriented, all-inclusive hotel, and the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adults Only. Both facilities feature a top-quality golf course, spa, disco, casino, aquatic park, mini-golf, shops, bars, restaurants, water sports and many other facilities and amenities.

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