Why Thailand

(JUL22) Variety of Venues

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The survey of the international MICE travellers’ opinions found that Thailand is the destination of MICE events in Asia. The prominent points of Thailand are the variety of the venues and the new MICE route that is increasing in all regions. The MICE target groups, either the organisers or the participants worldwide, recognize the potential, attraction, and identity of the venues that interest the MICE travellers all around the world who are aware that Thailand is ready to welcome everyone with the varied destinations and special venues which are not only safe and meet the standard but also give them confidence and the impressive experience to the MICE travellers.

1. Conventional Venues

  •   Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC)

Opening the new look as “The Ultimate Inspiring World Class Event Platform for All” that covers all types of events. The space is expanded from 25,000 m2 to 300,00 m2 or 5 times bigger than the current space. Moreover, the retail area is fully developed and promoted to be the “Bangkok Active Lifestyle Mall” (“BALM”) by adjusting the current area of 7,200 m2 to 11,000 m2, which attracts 13 million organisers and visitors per year. The convention centr is the largest venue in central Bangkok and is suitable for all types of MICE events. It will be fully opening in September 2022 as an official venue for the “Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC 2022” in November which Thailand is a host. 

More information: https://www.qsncc.com/

editor imageSources: https://www.qsncc.com/ 

  •   TRUE ICON Hall

TRUE ICON Hall is a meeting centre that connects unlimited potential with a superior ability to stage memorable events. The hall is one of the “Seven Wonders of ICONSIAM” combining the best of both worlds as it combines being part of an iconic travel destination with cutting-edge digital technologies from True Corporation. It is a truly grand and ultra-modern convention centre located right on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, encompassing an area of 12,000 square metres across the 7th and 8th floors of ICONSIAM. Its seating for 2,700 comes complete with an automated retractable seating system. The venue is seamlessly connected regionally and internationally with Thailand’s fastest fibre-optic communication system with the TrueMove H wireless network supporting both 4G and 5G. TRUE ICON Hall also boasts a facial-recognition registration system, and an innovative audio translation system that allows you to listen to immediate translations via your smartphone. The hall is also the first in Asia to feature a pixel-type lighting panel on the ceiling allowing for immediate changes in the atmosphere of the room. TRUE ICON Hall’s state-of-the-art facilities really stamp it as the most outstanding event venue in Asia.

More information: https://www.iconsiam.com/en/attractions/true-icon-hall

  •   PEACH International Meeting Centre Pattaya

The PEACH International Meeting Centre is located on the grounds of the renowned Royal Cliff Grand Hotel in Pattaya, one of the premier venues in the Eastern MICE city. With over 40 years’ experience in event management, delivering memorable MICE experiences and catering to a diverse range of clients, the venue features 23,500 square metres of usable space and can accommodate up to 10,000 attendees. In addition to the spectacular event hall, PEACH can also host functions and events on its two private beaches, in its stunning tropical gardens, or poolside at one of the venue’s seven swimming pools, all showcasing panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand. On top of this, the hotel is the only resort in Thailand to receive the “Best Green Hotel” award from The Best Green Hotels of USA, and the Environmental Impact Assessment Monitoring Award in recognition of its 5-star environmental efforts. 

More information: https://www.peachthailand.com/

2. Unconventional Venues 

  •   Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BAAC) 

The Bangkok Art & Culture Centre is much more than an exhibition and gathering space for artists and supporters of the arts. The centre is a site for intellectual, emotional and creative development, lifting Bangkok’s stature as a city of arts and culture, and promoting Thailand’s “soft power” globally. As well as rotating exhibitions, the centre is a focal point for other arts including music, poetry, theatre, film, and literature fostering new horizons for learning and promoting intellectual prosperity, mental health, and the further development of various areas of learning. The venue also includes a public library, an art lab, a 300-seat multi-purpose room, and a 222-seat theatre that can host group events.  

More information: https://www.bacc.or.th

  •   Chakrabongse Villas 

Chakrabonse Palace was the palace of His Royal Highness Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanat Krom Luang Phitsanulok Prachant and Mom Katrin. The building was built in 1908 and inspired by Western vernacular architecture and designed in the Domestic Revival style by Ercole Manfredi and Edward Healey. The palace and its lawns and courtyard are available to host events and functions encompassing all of the romance of its idyllic riverside setting. It exudes history and privacy and is the perfect setting for a wide range of private events that will never be forgotten.

  •   The Slate Phuket
A top destination for visitors to Phuket, The Slate Phuket is known as “the Pearl of Naiyang Beach”. Its original design by renowned American architect Bill Bensley offers incomparable luxury while retaining suggestions of Phuket’s tin-mining past. MICE travellers to The Slate Phuket can indulge in various artistic and cultural activities, with the hotel’s customizable indoor and outdoor facilities perfect for all manner of functions. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, the hotel is set on 35 acres with a total of 177 rooms and seven pool villas, and also features eight restaurants and bars, three outdoor swimming pools, a cooking school, and a souvenir shop.

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Photo: https://www.theslatephuket.com

3. Unseen / Special Venues

  •   The Apothecary

The word “apothecary” derives from the Ancient Greek “apothéké” meaning warehouse or dungeon. Later, in the 14th century its English meaning evolved a place of collectibles or a person who mixes medicines, which is more in line with this special place. Its avant-garde other-worldly atmosphere invites visitors to explore this creative space, and makes it the perfect venue for a private function from a corporate party to an unforgettable wedding. The hotel offers a professional one-stop team to work with you on every detail of your dream event. 

More information: https://www.theapothecaryvenue.com/

  •   Singha Park

The Boonrawd Farm Singha Park is the perfect venue for agricultural-related events or tourism that wants to have fun, learn something, and relax, all at the same time. At this massive rural facility, Boonrawd Brewery Co. Ltd. has extensive experience in organising all kinds of events at Singha Park and the surrounding area of Chiang Rai, elevating the northern region to one of the great MICE choices for local and foreign visitors. It is truly a world-class destination and has quickly become a magnet for travellers, hosting events such as the very popular Farm Festival on the Hill, now in its sixth year, and the Singha Park Chiang Rai International Balloon Fiesta which has been held for the past four consecutive years. 

More information: https://www.singhapark.com/

  •   Secret Art Garden

A place that hides the beauty of art in nature, The Secret Garden features an art gallery with more than 500 water-colour paintings from around the world, available for viewing and for sale. The venue hosts a range of activities and classes for art lovers of all ages and sexes. Experts teach classes in water-colours, acrylics, folk-art painting, and activities where natural materials are used to create art. The venue offers a range of accommodation, restaurants, and the Homemade café in the middle of the forest. The Secret Garden offers a unique venue for a different kind of experience.

More information: https://www.secretartgarden.com/, https://www.facebook.com/secretartgarden/

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Photo: https://www.facebook.com/secretartgarden/

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