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Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld: at the city center for MICE business
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Jun 13, 2013
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Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is the only fully-integrated, five-star hotel, convention center, and lifestyle complex within the heart of Bangkok.
Located at Ratchaprasong, and within a few minutes’ walk of Siam Square via the overhead skywalk, the hotel and convention center are within Bangkok’s prime shopping and entertainment district.
The Siam interchange station for the BTS Skytrain is adjacent, thus bringing Bangkok’s public transportation system with easy access.
“Our location really could not be better for MICE events,” says General Manager Robert Maurer-Loeffler.
“The hotel, convention center, and CentralWorld, one of the biggest shopping and lifestyle complexes in Southeast Asia, are all under one roof.
“We are at the very center of everything, including the public transportation system, and delegates, guests, and their spouses really do have all of Bangkok within easy reach.”
State-of-the-art in every way, the convention center can accommodate up to 7,000 delegates for a reception, or 5,000 attendees seated theatre-style in a single pillar-less environment.
In addition, the World Ballroom has a capacity of 1,000 persons seated theatre-style and is complemented by three Lotus Suites, a VIP room, a boardroom, and two pre-function areas located on the same floor.
A recent addition is M23 on the 23rd floor of the hotel, a suite of four meeting rooms that feature plenty of natural daylight, an open show kitchen and bar for coffee breaks, and even a putting green on the terrace.
CentralWorld also has extensive facilities for multi-media presentations at its theatre complex, and exhibitions and presentations can be arranged within the shopping mall.
Teambuilding activities can also be arranged by the hotel’s professional events team, and also excursions for delegates and their spouses.
“Spouses are also well taken care of,” says Mr. Maurer-Loeffler. “Lifestyles on 26 is a complete personal health and well-being venue with 24-hour fitness center, aerobics studio, and two flood-lit tennis courts, and our award-winning Spa Cenvaree offers a wide range of holistic experiences, beauty treatments, and therapeutic massages together with hydro facilities such as infrared sauna and herbal steam bath.”
The restaurants within the complex offer attractive dining options for MICE events and incentives groups.
“Popular venues for all kinds of business and events groups are Fifty Five and Red Sky, located on the roof, and offering exciting cuisine along with a memorable view of the city,” says Mr. Maurer-Loeffler. “Indoor and al fresco options are available, and the view from the 55th floor is nothing short of spectacular.”