Palma's Palacio de Congresos.


King Felipe and Queen Letizia will officially open Palma's Palacio de Congresos convention centre. Their attendance had been expected but has only now been confirmed.

The ceremony will take place on Monday next week and the whole event will dedicated to Balearic culture, music and society. Meliá Hotels Internacional, which manages the Palacio and the adjoining hotel, have invited one thousand guests: they will include politicians and representatives from Balearic society, culture and business.

The royal couple will unveil a commemorative plaque and during the evening there will be performances by the Balearic Symphony Orchestra, the Escolanía de Lluc choir and the comedian Agustín "El Casta". These performances will be under the title of "The show that never ends", which will be presented by Majorcan actor Simón Andreu and singer Victoria Maldi.

The opening, says the hotel company, will be a "sustainable event" as CO2 emissions resulting from the inauguration will be compensated by a reforestation project in the Llevant Nature Park.


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John P / Hace over 2 years

I compare convention centres with all- inclusive.Once they have got the people inside,provide free food and drink to keep them there.Very little money will be spent outside ,unlike us despicable tourists,but it's ok the hotels will be providing and making a fortune


Steve Riches / Hace over 2 years

Hang on a minute - won't this convention centre attract even more of those tourist types choosing to hold their business get-togethers here? Or are they ok because the hotel industry will control where they stay and what they pay?