The convention center shone like never before to say goodbye to the year and bring luck to 2020’s events.
Its New Year's Eve gala dinner has already become one of the most popular events in Palma, since the congress center was inaugurated in 2017.
Guests could enjoy a magical night in one of the most unique and modern spaces in Palma Bay. The EXPO area, with more than 1,500 square meters, was transformed to celebrate a cinema-theme party with amazing lighting, where the little ones could also enjoy a special night, thanks to the large children's play area.
In addition, Palma Congress Center donated part of the dinner’s profits to Unicef, as part of Meliá Hotels International's commitment to this children support entity.
To complete the day, the Auditorium Illes Balears celebrated on January 1 the New Year's Concert of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra, with the soprano Susana Cordón and the direction of José Miguel Pérez Sierra. More than 1,200 people could enjoy some of the best known works of Strauss, Rossini, Lehár, Luna or Chapí, among others.
TaPalma is the tapas & cocktails route in Palma, and this year it will be held from November 25 to 29. In addition, on November 23, two days before the gastronomic route, TaPalma will celebrate the tapas contest at the Palau de Congressos de Palma, for the third year.
Bureau Veritas, a market leader in inspection, certification and testing, has completed the certification of the Meliá Hotels International “Stay Safe with Meliá” programme of preventative measures to combat COVID-19 and has also confirmed a level of compliance of 100% in company hotels.
The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to reduce the pressure on the public health system in the Balearic Islands led to the Meliá Palma Bay Hotel and Palma Convention Centre being converted into hospitals in late March under the management of the Son Llàtzer University Hospital.