La Ola Convention Center garners first award.

The Puerto Rico Convention Center has won a prestigous "Prime Site Award of Excellence" in its first year of operation. The magazine "Facilities and Destinations" annually publishes the 64 facilities with the best overall voting. Event and meeting planners, convention planners, and members of the industry, submit votes to the magazine. The editors of the magazine analyze the votes and declare the winners. Basically, each vote represents a nomination of a facility, and additional comments explaining the nomination.

The Convention Center is managed by SMG World, out of Philadelphia, PA. SMG managed 45 of the 64 facilities selected in the 2004-2005 Prime Site Awards. Thom Connors, regional vice-president of SMG said "Haber sido seleccionado durante nuestro primer año de operación es un reconcimiento del extraordinario esfuerzo hecho por el equipo del Centro de Convenciones para crear una operación de clase mundial durante lo que en sí fue nuestro lanzamiento". Translation: Man all those palms we greased has really paid off. It's a strategy we use very successfully at all the facilities we manage. I think it means something like it, more or less. Maybe less...."

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