Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld has received the award for “Best Meetings and Conventions Hotel in Asia” at the 2019 TTG Travel Awards. This is the fifth consecutive year and seventh time in total that the company’s flagship hotel and convention centre has received this prestigious award, which was announced at the Asia-Pacific travel industry’s annual event organised by TTG Asia Media. Winners were chosen by an audited vote of TTG Asia readers representing travel consultants, tour operators and destination management companies across the region.
The upper upscale 505-room Centara Grand hotel enjoys a prime location in the heart of Bangkok’s central business and shopping district. Its integration with a lifestyle shopping complex and state-of-the-art conference centre makes it a frequent choice for the region’s top MICE events. CentralWorld is the largest lifestyle shopping and entertainment complex in downtown Bangkok while Bangkok Convention Centre is the country’s most complete event venue of 5,250 sqm hosting conferences of up to 7,000 delegates, as well as corporate and social functions in a 1,000-seat ballroom, and smaller meetings in many flexible configurations. At the beginning of this month. The company is investing THB 650 million in the room improvement project which will see a complete floor-to-ceiling renovation of all guestrooms and suites. The designs for the new room interiors draw inspiration from Thai artisans, textures and patterns that is in keeping with the brand’s inimitable Thai roots.
“Bangkok remains one of Asia’s favourite MICE destinations, and we work hard to be a pre-eminent MICE venue not only in the city but region-wide and globally as well,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Centara Hotels & Resorts CEO. “We continue striving to develop new ideas and new ways of thinking to ensure our products and services remain at the forefront of the MICE industry. Our latest initiative, New Agenda: Meetings Redesigned, reflects that bold kind of thinking that can lead to more successful MICE events and more engaged meeting attendees.”