by By Hunter R. Slaton | June 01, 2009

NLOL0609 Barcelo Bavaro PalaceThis Dominican Republic resort area has several properties well-suited for meetings. Barceló Bávaro is an all-inclusive, five-hotel complex with 1,850 total rooms; the newest component is the Palace Deluxe, with 488 sleek junior suites. The complex is served by a partially open-air convention center that features 120,000 square feet of meeting space.

Two other all-inclusive Punta Cana developments celebrated openings last December. The 274-suite Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro has 2,194 square feet of meeting and event space, while the 190-suite Reserve, an exclusive, resort-within-a-resort addition to the 554-suite Paradisus Palma Real Resort, features 12,447 square feet for meetings.