"Bleisure has absolutely become a big trend for us," said Guillermo Valencia, general manager of the 661-room InterContinental Presidente in Mexico City. "We are running 70 percent plus occupancy on the weekends, and that is primarily from business people who are staying over from their meetings. The room costs the same if you are by yourself or bring someone along with you." To capture the bleisure market, the Presidente has put together a number of itineraries for guests, which allows them to capture the highlights of Mexico City in 36 to 48 hours, either on their own or with a local tour guide. Herve Houdre, general manager of the InterContinental Barclay in New York City, which is currently closed for a $175 million top-down renovation, says New York is the ideal destination to capture bleisure business. "The bleisure segment has always existed. It is very big in Europe. Only now, we are making it official and talking about it," he said. He referenced a family from France that arrived at the Barclay for the weekend before the hotel closed. They were joining the father who was in the city the previous week attending a meeting. "They flew in for just 48 hours to experience New York with him, and they kept our concierge very busy," he said. "I have been pushing our salespeople at all our New York hotels to offer the Sunday night discount to groups, as a way to keep them and capture the bleisure segment. It's very profitable." Get the full story at Meetings & Conventions