The Dr. Pedro Rosselló González Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) (or Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico Dr. Pedro Rosselló González in Spanish) or simply, Puerto Rico Convention Center is a convention center located in Isla Grande (recently named the Convention Center District), in San Juan, Puerto Rico owned by the Puerto Rico Convention District Authority, a government agency of Puerto Rico, and managed by AEG (property management). Designed by tvsdesign, it is the largest convention center in the Caribbean and one of the most technologically advanced in the Americas.Find out how to plan San Juan trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
The Convention Center includes a 157,000-square-foot (14,600 m2) Exhibition Hall that can seat up to 16,965 people and a 39,500-square-foot (3,670 m2) ballroom that can accommodate up to 4,158 people. All in all, approximately 25,000 people can be accommodated within the center simultaneously and can handle conventions of organizations as large as 10,000 participants. The current PRCC general manager is Jorge Pérez.
The Center is operated by the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority, which also operates the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, also known as the "Choliseo", and the Government Reception Center, known as the Antiguo Casino de Puerto Rico, in Old San Juan, as well as the 113-acre district on which the Convention Center and the attached Sheraton hotel are located. Its current executive director is Omar Marrero.
The convention center is named after former Governor Pedro Rossello, who proposed and initiated the design, finance and construction of the structure.
After the hit from Hurricane Maria during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, events at the Puerto Rico Convention Center were cancelled from mid-September through the end of the year while the facility was used as a warehouse and collection center by the Puerto Rican Government to provide food, water and basic necessities to those affected by the deadliest and costliest hurricane in Puerto Rican history. The Convention Center re-opened in early 2018 and has been hosting a wide range of events since. Numerous improvements have been made around the convention center area as well, which offers hotels, restaurants, casinos and other amenities.
Puerto Rico Convention Center Reviews
It's a great place to have a conference but definitely bring a jacket, the conference rooms are way too cold. There's some wonderful art (big tableaux). Food is pretty good for a conference. more »
Convention Center is beautiful and it looks like they will be expanding its surroundings as an entertainment area. The convention center itself is great. I would save my money and buy coffee... more »
Excellent display of old and new cars and motorcycles. The employees very nice and helpful. The a/c was a little warm.
The convention center is renewed and definitely worth the visit. I was pleased to assist in locating the leak on the newly installed fountain. With the updates it is worth a visit if you haven’t been in a while or you are looking to see more than just tourist attractions while you are visiting PR.
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