Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is anticipating one of the strongest years to date for Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok, its flagship hotel and MICE destination in Thailand’s capital city, with a series of major business events set to boost delegate numbers in 2019.
Named as Asia’s “Best Meetings and Conventions Hotel” at the 2018 TTG Travel Awards, Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok provides a world-class setting for international conferences and events. In fact, the hotel is set to reaffirm its position as Thailand’s top MICE hotel in 2019, with a forecast total of 89,000 delegates.
A packed calendar of major international events is already scheduled for this year, including the Techsauce Global Summit 2019, which is expected to attract 15,000+ delegates from 18-20 June; and the 27th Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia Pacific, the double-bill travel trade expo featuring approximately 3,000 delegates from 24-26 September.
Other major events scheduled to take place at this major downtown venue include the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Congress (6-10 May), International Conference on Biodiversity (22-24 May), 33rd International Epilepsy Congress (22-26 June), Thai Dental Association Annual Meeting (12-14 June) and ASCO 2019 Breakthrough Thailand (11-13 October 2019).
Centara Grand at CentralWorld will also raise the bar for culinary events in 2019, with high-profile occasions including an Italian Wine Dinner and Master Class in collaboration with Marino Braccu, general manager and sommelier of 8½ Otto E Mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong – the only Italian restaurant outside of Italy to have achieved three Michelin stars. Hosted on 2-3 May at UNO MAS, the acclaimed 54th floor Mediterranean restaurant, these exclusive events will give diners the opportunity to experience world-class cuisine and learn from one of the world’s best sommeliers.
Wine lovers can also enjoy refined evenings at the CRU Champagne Bar at Red Sky, one of world’s best and highest Champagne bars, which is now the exclusive Thai seller of brand new Mumm No.6 Champagne. With dramatic 360-degree views of the Bangkok skyline, this spectacular 55th floor venue promises unforgettable evenings.
Underpinning every event hosted by Centara is the group’s innovative “New Agenda: Meetings Redesigned” concept, which is designed to provide seamless MICE services and enhance the customer experience. This intuitive initiative is built around three main elements: a one-stop ‘Meeting Guru’ to ensure the successful execution of every event; a redefined approach to team-building in partnership with the professional experts at Asia Ability; and creative catering concepts such as ‘Dinner in the Dark.’
New Agenda is currently being rolled out at 25 Centara’s properties, including Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok.
Centara Hotels & Resorts wishes to reassure all guests and event planners that Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok was untouched by the recent fire at the CentralWorld lifestyle mall, which was misreported to have started in the hotel. This was not the case and operations at the hotel and convention centre were completely unaffected by the incident. The hotel adheres to the most stringent safety regulations and procedures to ensure the safety of its guests at all times.
Centara Grand & Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok commands a prime location in the heart of Bangkok’s central business district. The state-of-the-art Bangkok Convention Centre features 5,250 square metres of space for up to 7,000 delegates, including a 1,000-seat ballroom and multiple meeting rooms in flexible configurations, all supported by the services of the adjacent 505-room Centara Grand hotel, making it the country’s most complete MICE venue.