InterContinental Dubai Festival City has a total of 19 meeting rooms. Its largest ballroom, Al Ras, can accommodate up to 1,300 guests in theatre-style seating. The ceiling height, at a little above five meters, is modestly high. The second largest ballroom can fit up to 1,000 guests in theatre-style seating, but the ceiling height is even lower at 4.3 meters.
The most well known and best developed resort city in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is of course Pattaya. There are many accommodation choices in Pattaya, but the Thai-owned Mytt Beach Hotel has one of the largest conference rooms in Pattaya. These include an amazing Vertical Ballroom on level 3, the biggest event and function room in Pattaya with capacity for thousands and towering ceilings for grand stage designs, and equipped with state-of-the-art AV and IT technology for all types of events. The Horizon Grand Ballroom on level 2 is smaller with lower ceiling height, and it can similarly be partitioned for more intimate meetings.
The hotel has 236 spacious and comfortable rooms and suites with high tech features such as bluetooth and other connectivity for digital devices. The offer of a complimentary mobile phone in the room for use in Pattaya is a nice touch.
For more information, visit: www.mytthotel.com
Nongnooch International Convention And Exhibition Center is Pattaya’s latest convention center. The center boasts over 20,000 sq.m. of function area, which can be partitioned into various configurations to accommodate exhibitions, conferences and banquets for up to 10,000 persons.
The exhibition center is located within the Nongnooch Tropical Botanical Garden premises. The park consists of various themed gardens, dining venues and accommodation. While the park owner’s twin objective to serve social/educational responsibility and commercial needs of the nation is laudable, it is indeed a tough balancing act. Local kids may be drawn to the park by life-size dinosaur statues, but international MICE delegates may not find much interest in a static Jurassic park. And the presence of live animals within the park for photography, riding and entertainment purpose will not go down very well with many international MICE delegates increasingly concerned with animal welfare.
Situated on New Petchaburi Road, Lancaster Bangkok is a five-star luxury hotel, owned and managed by a Thai family. The family’s experience in the hospitality business dates back to 1967 when they first launched the Siam Hotel on this same location. In the 1980s, they opened the Landmark Hotel and Plaza on Sukhumvit Road. The family expanded its business to London when it acquired the Royal Lancaster Hotel and another hotel property in the 1990s. The original Siam Hotel was demolished in 2007, and in its place is the new Lancaster Bangkok.
Although rather inconspicuous from the outside, Lancaster Bangkok's atrium lobby is grand and its guests rooms offers luxurious space starting with 40 to 72 sqm. For business meeting and conference, there are nine fully customisable meeting rooms and the Siam Ballroom, accommodating 10 to 300 guests.
Given Bangkok's traffic condition, it is good to note that the hotel is just a short distance from the Airport Rail Link’s Makkasan Station, and the Asok BTS Station and the Phetchaburi MRT Station.
For more information, visit: http://lancasterbangkok.com
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