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Discover our top venue picks in the 10 top-rated meeting and event cities in the Asian-Pacific region. Let this be your essentials guide to creating your next successful meeting or event.
Before planners can even begin planning their sessions, activities, and speakers, you have to decide on the location. Do you want a big city? A small city? One filled with all the right restaurants? Or one filled with unique, wow-factors to entertain your guests? How about one that has it all and more?
To help planners ensure they choose a city and a venue that has it, we've created this guide to the top-rated 10 meeting and event cities in Asian-Pacific (APAC). We've selected these cities and venues based on a variety of qualities that are important to planners like capacity, amenities, uniqueness, proximity to local attractions, international airport location, and more.
Let this be your essentials guide to creating your next successful meeting or event. If you're thinking about hosting an event in the USA or in Europe be sure to check out our other guides on the top cities and venues in those locations!
Known for its vibrant temples, rooftop bars, floating markets, and gigantic shopping malls, Bangkok is known as a city of contrasts. It is these contrasts, among others, that attract many visitors and business travelers to the city, making it the most visited international destination in the world.
With over 20 million visitors per year, it’s no surprise that Bangkok is a top meeting and event city and is filled with unique venues for planners to choose from. To help meeting and event planners find the best venues, places to stay, and things to do in Bangkok, we’ve created this guide.
Check out our top venues in Bangkok, Thailand for meeting and event professionals.
The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, also known as QSNCC is the meeting and event venue in Thailand. Known for its hospitality, unique Thai Hi-Tech design and Thai architecture, QSNCC offers planners 65,000 sq. meters of event space, which can accommodate up to 5,000 guests and host up to 900 exhibition booths. QSNCC is equipped with the latest technology, is conveniently located in central Bangkok, 45 minutes from the Suvarnabhumi Airport, and offers attendees on-site facilities like a pharmacy, bookstore, beauty store, ATM, post office, banks, and more. If that wasn’t enough, QSNCC also is committed to green MICE and takes continual initiatives to promote green meetings and exhibitions. If you’re looking for a venue that has it all, the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is the place for you.
Transport your attendees to a peaceful oasis by hosting your next event in Bangkok’s Gardens. Surrounded by white peacocks, greenery, rivers, and gardens the Gardens is located in the center of the city. Planners can choose to host their event in one of the restaurant’s four zones: the Bakery & café, the Indoor Dining room, the Private room, which features a balcony, or in the Gardens. In addition to offering planners a beautiful backdrop and space to accommodate up to 300 guests, the Gardens also offers an extensive catering menu, which features dishes like passion fruit pancakes, smoked salmon carpaccio, 120-day beef tenderloin, spicy chorizo pizza, and more. Blend your next meeting or event with Bangkok’s natural surroundings, by hosting your event at the Gardens.
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, also known as BACC, is an ideal place to hold events related to art or culture like lectures, exhibitions, press conferences, workshops, and more. The Centre offers planners 17 venue spaces to choose from: the Main Galleries (3,500 sq. m.), the four meeting rooms (10-30 guests), Auditorium (220 guests), Studio (150-200 guests), Multi-function Room (250-300 guests), Library Hall (100-200 guests), 1st Floor Hall (100-200 guests), the People’s Gallery (three rooms), the café artHUB@bacc, and the outdoor Open Space Area (500-700 guests). Host your next meeting or event in the city’s center for cultural diversity and sustainable social development by choosing Bangkok’s Art & Culture Centre.
Looking for an award-winning, intimate venue space with good food to host your next event? Then Babette’s Steakhouse is for you. This 1920’s-style Chicago steakhouse features jazz music, leather armchairs, a sultry ambiance, and 170-day grain-fed award-winning Black Angus from New South Wales. Planners can host their private events in either the Campione or the O’Banion room or rent out the entire restaurant. With a dedicated event and culinary team to ensure no detail is overlooked, your meeting or event at Babette’s steakhouse is sure to be “cooked” to perfection.
If you’re looking for a hotel that 5-star guest accommodations and an abundance of venue space, then the Centara Grand Hotel and Convention Centre is the place for you. Located in Bangkok’s business and shopping district, the Centara features 505 guest rooms overlooking Bangkok’s city, nine restaurants and bars, an award-winning spa, fitness center, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. Planners can choose from 23 indoor spaces (10-7,000 guests) or two outdoor spaces (50-700 guests). Some of the Centara’s most sought-after venue spaces include the 960 m2 World Ballroom (1,000 guests) and the outdoor Lawn (50-100 guests), which features a putting green. The Centara is also connected to CentralWorld, a mega-shopping facility, which offers planners 15 movie theaters for venue hire. With an abundance of venue space, guest accommodations, and a convenient location, the Centara Grand Hotel and Convention Centre is an easy choice for any planner.
Wow your guests with panoramic city views, Asian-fusion dining, 40 varieties of gin, and a sky garden by hosting your next event at the Speakeasy Rooftop Bar in Bangkok. Located on the rooftop of Hotel Muse, the award-winning, multi-level Speakeasy Rooftop Bar offers more than just creative cocktails like the signature Cuban-style Mojito, Caipirinha, and the Caipiroska. Planners can spoil attendees with jazz music, DJ’s, cigars, and a Michelin cook. Whether you choose to host your event on the rooftop or the 24th floor, the Speakeasy Rooftop Bar will ensure it’s a hit.
Built specifically to inspire visitors and locals with new ideas, Bangkok’s Creative Park is known as a one-stop-shop for all things Thailand and for the old airplane located in the center of the park. Planners can choose from eight spaces: Arnek Pasong Auditorium (300-1,000 guests), ChangChuem Live House (150-300 guests), Doojit (150-300 guests), Changchui Gallery (70 sqm.), the Playground (150-400 guests), Chui Samosorn Private Museum (50-90 guests), Dak Din (300-1,000 guests), or the Chui Party House (50-80 guests). One of the most sought-after spaces in the Park is the Chui Samosorn Private Museum and Lounge, which is decorated with priceless antiques and features an English-style garden. No matter what venue you choose, the Creative Park is sure to keep your attendees talking even after your event is over.
Give your guests a venue that combines Thai culture, modernity, and history, by hosting your next event at the United Nations Conference Centre. Located on 18,600 sq. meters of land by Bangkok’s other government buildings, the United Nations Conference Centre offers planners 16 spaces: ESCAP Hall (902 guests), four conference rooms (152-426 guests), eight meeting rooms (20-60 guests), the Theatre (110 guests), the Public Foyer (70 guests), and Reception Hall (2,214 m2). The Centre also offers planners offices for event organizers, registration areas, information counters, a coffee bar, a post office, an accessibility center, and much more. If that wasn’t enough, the Centre also provides catering services in the Dining Room (300 guests), Reception Hall Rajapruel Lounge, and the Delegates’ Lounge. By hosting your event at the United Nations Conference, the events team will ensure your event is nothing short of stately.
Located in the city’s major entertainment, shopping, and business center, Grand Sukhumvit Hotel is a convenient place to host your next meeting or event. The five-star hotel offers planners six meeting and event rooms to choose from that can accommodate 12 to 180 guests. One of the most popular on-site venue spaces is the elegant Lafitte, which can accommodate 180 guests and is equipped with an LCD projector, audio system, whiteboard, and more, making it ideal for corporate events. The Grand Sukhumvit Hotel also features 386 guestrooms, four restaurants and bars, an ice cream buffet, a fitness center and spa, and a complimentary shuttle service to the sky train station. With flexible venue space, five-star accommodations, and a central location, the Grand Sukhumvit Hotel is an ideal place to host your next meeting or event.
Regarded as one of the top three things to do in Bangkok and known as the most famous landmark in the city, the Grand Palace is a must-see for all visitors. In addition to being the home of multiple Thai kings, royal courts, and branches of government like the Thai war ministry, the Grand Palace also attracts tourists because it is regarded as the spiritual center of Thailand. Be sure to see the Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
The landmark temple, also known as Wat Chaeng, the Temple of Dawn, is located on the Chao Phraya River and is regarded as one of Bangkok’s most stunning sites. Visitors can climb the central prang to enjoy views of the river, the Grand Palace, and Wat Pho, marvel at the murals in the ordination hall, and more.
With 8,000 market stalls and over 200,000 visitors per weekend, the Chatuchak Weekend Market is regarded as one of the largest street markets in the world. Spread out over 14 hectares (35 acres), the Market features local wholesalers and traders that sell everything from clothing and accessories to antiques and collectibles to plants to art, books, fruit, puppies and more.
Known as the world’s most populous city with a population of over 21 million, featuring 56 different ethnic groups, 126 major national heritage sites (like the Great Wall of China) and 176 registered museums, Beijing is an economic, historic, and cultural center. As China’s capital, with over 20,07 sport venues, 5,593 conference rooms, 190,000 hotel rooms, and 1,700 flights to and from the city, Beijing is a top MICE location for meeting and event planners.
To help meeting and event planners find the best venues, places to stay, and things to do in Beijing, we’ve created this list. Check out our top venues in Beijing for meeting and event professionals.
The China National Convention Center, also known as CNCC, which held the 2008 Beijing Olympics, covers 270,000 sq. meters of space and has been recently renovated specifically for meetings, conventions, exhibitions, and other events. The CNCC features a Conference Center with 100-meeting rooms, the largest, Plenary Hall, fitting 6,000 guests, 40,000 sq. meters of exhibition space, professional banqueting services for up to 15,000 people, and more. If that wasn’t enough, the CNCC also is connected to a 420-guest room Grand Hotel, the InterContinental Hotel, two office buildings, a shopping mall, and a Subway station located in the basement. With so much to offer planners and attendees, the CNCC is the ideal venue in Beijing.
Host your next meeting or event in China’s most important political building, the Great Hall of the People. The Great Hall of the People is the meeting place for China’s parliament—the National People’s Congress. Meeting and event planners can host their event in one of the halls that represent the country’s 33 providences and four municipalities. Perhaps the most sought-after spaces are the 10,000 auditorium, which is known for its red star glittering ceiling, the 5,000 banquet hall. Because this is an active political building, the venues are not only exclusive, but there are several levels of security that need to be grated to enter the building.
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hotel éclat Beijing is a five-star, 100-guest room hotel located in Beijing’s Central Business District. Featuring modern architecture and art, the éclat offers planners four meeting and event spaces: The Cocoon (150 guests), the 17th Floor Meeting Room, the Lagoon Suites, Parkview Speakers Corner & Roof Cafe (120 guests). In addition to the venue space, Hotel éclat features four restaurants and bars, 24-hour butler service, gym, and Philosophy, known as “Beijing’s most progressive fitness club”. With all the facilitates and services of a larger hotel, and the charm of a boutique hotel, Hotel éclat will ensure your guests are delighted.
If you’re looking to host a unique and historical event in Beijing, then the Water Cube is the place for you. In addition to being known for hosting the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Water Cube is also known for its award-winning iridescent bubble wrapped architecture and its venue space. Whether you’re hosting a business and sporting events, performances, or conference, the Competition venue (5,000 guests), the Multi-Functional Hall (1,000 guests) Water Cube offers unique venue space, like the Water Droplet Theater (147 guests), and outdoor South Square (10,000 sq. meters). No matter what venue you choose, the Water Cube will work with you to create an award-winning event.
The Beijing International Conference Center, also known as BICC, is an ideal place to host any meeting or event. Planners can choose from 18 different meeting rooms, the largest convention hall holding up to 2,300 guests or six banquet halls (400-5,000 guests). The BICC also features space for 70 exhibitors and interior access to the 531-guest room, four-star Continental Grand Hotel. The Continental Grand Hotel features three restaurants, a beauty salon, a teahouse, 15,00 sq. meters of office space, and five venue spaces. With so much customizable venue space and services offered between the BICC and the Continental Grand Hotel, this Center is the perfect spot for any meeting or event.
Help your guests experience Beijing’s culture and allure, by hosting your next meeting or event at the Four Seasons. Featuring five-star amenities like 313 guest rooms, six restaurants and bars, a spa, a tea garden, an indoor pool, and a health club, there is so much for your guests to enjoy. For meetings and events, the Four Seasons offers planners 11 meeting rooms of 2,763 sq. meters of event space that can accommodate 10 to 988 guests. In addition to this space, the Four Seasons also offers planners the option of hosting a truly memorable event in one of the other unique areas of the Hotel like having a malt whiskey tasting on the rooftop or in the Opus Lounge. Planners can also enhance their event with a group activity like exclusive access to Beijing’s art village, where attendees will learn from locals to make traditional dumplings, paint, and learn about Chinese medicine. The Four Seasons can even arrange for you to host an event, like a picnic, at or along the Great Wall of China. At the Four Seasons Beijing, the possibilities for your meeting or event are endless.
Are you looking for a flexible, luxury event venue? Then Beijing’s Green T. House is for you. The chosen venue space for brands like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, BMW, and Estee Lauder, the Green T. House features ala carte fine dining, art, wellness, and retail design that blends glamour, tradition, brashness, and refinement to create a “T” environment. Planners can host their meeting or event for 14 to 300 guests in this award-winning dining, art, and cultural venue that features 21,528 sq. ft of indoor meeting space and 161,459 sq. ft of outdoor space. Expose attendees to the sophisticated New-China experience by hosting your next meeting or event at the Green T. House.
Featuring one of the most iconic and coveted locations, the TRB Forbidden City is located next to the eastern moat of the former Imperial Palace and the east gate. The restaurant, which can host 10 to 200 guests, boasts warm hospitality exquisite, contemporary European cuisine, and one of the largest wine collections in Beijing. The RB Forbidden City will even work with planners to customize menus, layouts, and other services to ensure all your needs are met. If you want to create a memorable event, ensure your guests’ satisfaction, and make all your guests feel like VIPs, then the TRB Forbidden City is the venue for you.
Promote a healthy lifestyle for your attendees by hosting your next meeting or event at King’s Joy. Located in the functioning Tibetan Lama Temple, King’s Joy is a vegetarian restaurant that encompasses a traditional Chinese courtyard with modern western architecture. The menu features healthy, unique vegetarian options, like a tea ritual, palm juice, the crispy truffle-grilled rice cakes, sweet and sour monkey’s head mushrooms, and more. For planners, King’s Joy offers seven indoor restaurant space as well as outdoor space where attendees can dine amongst the bamboo trees in the botanical garden. Whether your attendees are vegetarians or meat-lovers, the award-winning King’s Joy is sure to wow your attendees taste buds.
Connected to the Kerry Sports complex, the Kerry Hotel in Beijing is not only the only hotel in Beijing to be connected to a sporting complex but is also considered a leading meeting and event venue space. With 11 function rooms and two ballrooms, the Kerry hotel can accommodate 21 to 1,872 guests. The Kerry also offers planners the opportunity to add a creative flair to their meetings and events by hosting a wellness break in the 7,000 sq. meter sporting center, host a stretching session on the hotel’s rooftop garden, or teaching their attendees the art of tea drinking by hosting a Chinese tea session. The Hotel also offers customizable packages, and themed, pre-organized events for planners to choose from like Beijing Food Street and the Emperor’s Night. If that wasn’t enough, the Kerry also offers 486 guest rooms, three restaurants, two bars, and the Hub--a room that features everything you and your attendees need like laptop rentals, computer workstations, translations. If you are looking for a hotel that has it all, the Kerry Hotel is for you.
One of the “Seven Wonders of the World”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the longest wall in the world at 13,170.7 miles, the Great Wall of China is a must-see for any visitor. Because the wall is so long and you won’t be able to travel all of it, past visitors recommend visiting these three areas: Mutianyu, Jinshanling, and Jiankou. There are also tours you can take for a guided experience.
In addition to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, is another must-see for visitors. Not only is the Forbidden City the largest ancient palatial structure in the entire world, but it is also China’s best-preserved imperial palace, which features Chinese traditional architecture, artwork, traditional gardens, and governing and living quarters.
Built in 1750, the Summer Palace is boasted as one of China’s landscape and garden masterpieces. The Palace, known for its Imperial Garden features several historic Chinese pavilions and halls, like the Tower of the Fragrance of Buddha, the Wu Fang Pavilion, and more. Visitors will also enjoy views of Kunming lake and the Seventeen Arch Bridge.
Dubai has proved itself as a city of great imaginatively and innovation by being ranked as one of the best places to visit in the world. Home to many record-breaking superlatives like the world’s largest shopping mall, the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest man-made marina, Dubai’s creativity has helped the city grow into a hyperconnected, top business tourist destination.
Packed with creative venues, beautiful beaches, and historic monuments, who wouldn’t want to attend a meeting or event in one of the world’s business leaders.
Check out our list of the top venues in Dubai for meetings and events.
Dedicated to hosting meetings and events, the Dubai World Trade Center offers planners 1,302,434 sq. ft of venue space. In addition to its 21 exhibition halls and 40 dedicated meeting rooms, the Dubai World Trade Center features four on-site hotels, restaurants with 150 chefs, retail shops, banks, pharmacies, coffee shops, and more. Whatever you need for your event or your attendees, the Dubai World Trade Center can give you.
Regarded as the city’s beacon of modernity and continuously voted as the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Burj Al Arab is the hotel to host your next meeting or event. In addition to 201 guest rooms, nine world-class restaurants and bars, five pools, a private beach, free access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark, a spa, the Burj Al Arab offers planners five venue spaces: the Al Falak Ballroom (50-250 guests), the Tameen Majlis (15-40 guests), the Suha Boardroom (32 guests), the Scape Restaurant (90 guests), and the Gold on 27 (87-150 guests). With 5-star service and award-winning cuisine, Burj Al Arab event staff will provide your guests with a personal and sophisticated event no matter what the size.
Elevate your event to new heights by hosting 1,313 miles high at Burj Level 112. Burj Level 112 features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, providing guests with panoramic views of the city. For planners, the Burj offers 10,657 sq. ft of flexible meeting and event space, in addition to an outdoor terrace. The Burj also provides Wi-Fi, audio-visual technology, and cuisine, so that you can focus on connecting with your attendees.
Give your guests something to truly remember by hosting your next meeting or event in the Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant. As the name implies, Al Dawaar is a rooftop restaurant that slowly revolves. Your guests can sip handcrafted cocktails, dine, and mingle while enjoying the 360-degree views of the sea, creek, the Burj Khalifa, and the city’s skyline. Al Dawaar is ideal for dinners, business meetings, and more.
Located minutes from the International Airport, the city’s shopping center, and Dubai Creek Gold, the Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre offers boasts over 59,202 sq. ft of meeting and event space. In addition to the 22 meeting rooms and three ballrooms, Le Meridien features 579 guest-room hotel, five swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, and 18 restaurants. Your guests will experience quality service and the convenience of location while being surrounded by 38 acres of beautifully manicured gardens.
Help your guests discover Dubai by hosting your next meeting or event on a floating venue in the city’s historic Creek. With glass windows and air-conditioned decks, your guests can enjoy panoramic views over gourmet cuisine. The JA Bateaux offers several packages like dinner and sunset cruises, and other offers like early bird packages and hospitality industry rates. With flexible space, beautiful views, and delicious cuisine, no wonder why JA Bateaux is rated one of the top 10 best experiences in Dubai.
With 599 guest rooms, a conference center, 3,800 sq. meters of outdoor event space, the Jumeriah Beach Hotel is a perfect location to host your next event. The Jumeriah offers Marasi meeting rooms (150 guests), Sunset Garden (150 guests), Meyana Auditorium (414 guests), BeachComber Garden (120 guests), Safinah Ballroom (1,500 guests), Boardrooms (16 guests), Sunset Deck (150 guests), outdoor event area (2,500 guests), and the Shams and Quamar Lobby (150 guests). With the famous Burj Al Arab building in the back and beachfront location, the Jumeriah’s outdoor venue space will truly impress your guests.
Immerse your guests in Dubai’s culture by hosting your next meeting or event at the Arabian Tea House restaurant. Your guests will enjoy dining on authentic dishes in the secret garden, shaded by lace curtains and old apple trees. Host your next meeting or event at the Arabian Tea House and let your guests experience one of the few lasting authentic examples of Dubai’s heritage and culture.
Host your next meeting or event at the bottom of the sea at Ossiano. This restaurant is built underwater and features floor-to-ceiling glass windows revealing over 65,000 fish and other sea animals, like stingrays, that live in the Ambassador Lagoon. In addition to unique views, your guests will enjoy award-winning cuisine prepared by the chef of the year, Grégoire Berger, and live music. Indulge your guests in an experience of a lifetime and host your next meeting or event underwater!
Looking to bring fun to your next meeting or event? Why not host in a theme park? Ideal for team building events, Dubai’s Parks and Resorts offers planners many packages, like the Amazing MotionGate Race, Bollywood JUICE, and more. One of the most popular packages is the Amazing Motiongate Race, a scavenger hunt, where attendees will explore the park and work together to solve puzzles and collect points. In addition to the packages, Dubai’s Parks and Resorts features 9 event spaces. Some of the most highlighted spaces include MotionGate Park (2,500-15,000 guests), Dreamworks (500-4,000 guests), Columbia Pictures (600-1,000 guests), Hollywood Theatre (100-990 guests), and Hotel Transylvania (40-120).
One of the most popular free beaches in Dubai, this certified Blue Flag is known for its bathwater ocean, lifeguards, clean showers and changing rooms, and its park. The Jumeriah Beach Park offers beach-goers picnic tables in a desert garden, cafes, barbecues, a children’s playground, and more. The beach is open 7 a.m. to 11 or 11:30 p.m. depending on the day.
Winner of TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice, Jumeriah Mosque is one of the most renown and treasured monuments in Dubai. No matter what your religion, all worshipers are welcomed to visit the Jumeriah Mosque for its ornate architecture, rich history, and culture.
The holder of the “World’s Tallest Building” title, Burj Khalifa offers tourists a 160-story view, which they can enjoy from the highest outdoor observation deck in the world. The Burj Khalifa also features tours, a hotel, gym, spa, pool, and more. The observation decks are open from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and ticket price depends on what time you visit
Known for its vibrant atmosphere, hybrid Eastern and Western culture, and “one country, two systems” government, Hong Kong is truly a unique place. Conveniently located in the heart of enterprising Asia and comprised of 263 islands, Hong Kong blends skyscrapers, mountains, the sea, and rural settings, making it not only a popular tourist destination, but also making it a top MICE destination in Asia.
With hundreds of unique meeting and event venues and things to do, planners will have a hard time deciding between all of Hong Kong’s great event spaces.
Check out our list of the best venues and places to stay in Hong Kong for meeting and event professionals.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre serves as the City’s prime facility for events and performances. With waterfront views of Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre offers planners a wide variety of venues to choose from: the Concert Hall (2,020 guests), the Grand Theatre (1,734 guests), the Studio Theatre (303-496 seats), the Exhibition Gallery (287 sq. meters of space), the Foyer Exhibition Areas, 11 Rehearsal Rooms and Practice Rooms, two Function Rooms, and the outdoor Piazza. In addition to these world-class venue spaces, the Cultural Centre staff have been trained and equipped to cater to all of your needs, whether that’s catering needs, disabilities needs, special facility’s needs, or others, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre can handle it.
If you’re looking for a venue with Hong Kong’s heritage and breathtaking indoor and outdoor views, then the Peak Lookout is the place for you! Located above the city overlooking the South China Sea, the Peak Lookout is regarded as a Hong Kong landmark. Planners can host up to 400 guests in this Grade II historic building or outside on the terrace. The Peak offers planners a menu that features authentic Asian and Western cuisine, fresh seafood, and handcrafted cocktails. Whether you’re looking to host a team dinner, corporate event, or a small group celebration, the Peak Lookout can tailor the package and experience to accommodate all your needs.
Host your next event at one of Hong Kong’s landmarks of hospitality, the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. This waterfront resort offers visitors 399-guest rooms, 21,582 sq. ft of meeting and event space, and is the only hotel in the world to have earned eight Michelin stars for its restaurant, Caprice. Planners can choose from 15 different function rooms, 12 private dining spaces, and two ballrooms. In addition, the Four Seasons offers planners exclusive off-site activities and local venue space arrangements, like hosting an event on a private junk to sail around the 260 islands surrounding the City. No matter what venue space you choose, by hosting your event at the Four Seasons in Hong Kong your guests will have an unforgettable experience.
Ditch the traditional boardrooms and give your attendees something exciting by hosting your next event at the Ballroom in Hong Kong. Ideal for team building, staff engagement, private parties, and press conferences, the Ballroom offers planners a variety of activities and production services for 70 to 80 guests. Some of the most popular activities at the Ballroom include Pool Soccer, 4-Way Air Hockey, Rolling Jenga Shuffleboard, PS4 VR, Nintendo Switch, the traditional board and card games, and more. This one-stop-shop has everything you need, from food and drinks to music, custom games, and professional corporate trainers to make your event a success.
If you’re looking to immerse your guests in a unique culture of Hong Kong, then the Fringe Club, a grade-1 heritage building, is the venue for you. Known across the City as an open platform for both emerging and professional artists and as a place that promotes freedom of expression, the Fringe Club has been an art space for over 30. The Club also acts as a venue space, offering planners seven different rooms to choose from: the Antita Chan Lailing Gallery, the Fringe Underground (72-120 guests), the Fringe Dairy (80-150 guests), the Jockey Club Studio Theatre (80 guests), the Fringe Vault (40 guests), Colette’s (40-60 guests), and Circa 1913. In addition to the unique event spaces, the Fringe Club offers add-ons like Chinese acrobats, string quartets, Swing bands, magicians, belly dancers, and more. With 30 years of organizing events under their belts, the team at the Fringe Club will ensure your event is artful.
Treat your guests to a 5-star experience, by hosting your next event at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong. Not only is the JW walking distance from City’s shops, dining, and business district, but it also features 7 different restaurants and bars. For planners, the Hotel offers 12,163 sq. ft of meeting and event space and 16 event rooms, which can accommodate up to 1,100 guests. For intimate events, two of the most popular venue spaces are the Executive Meeting Suite (18 guests) and the JW Boardroom (16 guests). Whatever venue you choose, the JW will ensure the outcome is flawless.
Give your guests a new point of view by hosting your next meeting or event at Sky100. Thanks to the world’s fastest double-deck elevators, in only 60 seconds your guests can reach Sky100, located on the 100th floor, of the tallest building in Hong Kong. Here, your guests will be met with 360-degree panoramic views of the City and 16,000 sq. ft of event space decorated to fit your wants and needs. Sky100 offers planners eight “brandable” function areas that can accommodate 60 to 1,000 guests. See for yourself why companies like Clinique, Sony, and Automic, and others have trusted Sky100 to host their events.
If you’re looking for a venue space that has it all for your guests, then the Island Shangri-La is for you. Your guests can stay in one of the 565 guest-rooms spread across 56 floors that soar above the Hong Kong skyline offering guests peaceful views of Victoria Harbour and the Peak. The Island Shangri-La also offers guests 8 award-winning restaurants and bars and features 8 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. If that wasn’t enough, planners can choose from pre-arranged theme parties, like the Old Hong Kong Tea House and Shanghai 1920, to simplify the event planning process, while ensuring their event is still memorable for their attendees. The Island Shangri-La also offers “Meetings with More”, which features six add-on options for planners to choose from, like muscle stretching in-between meetings led by the hotel’s in-house fitness instructor or a guided green walk in the nearby Hong Kong Park to learn about the city’s natural habitat while enjoying a packed lunch and coffee break.
Located in Diamond Hill of Kowloon, the Nan Lian Garden is a 35,000 sq. meter designated public park, featuring Tang Dynasty garden landscape. Visitors can enjoy views of the mountain range and the Tang gardens, where they will find every plant, rock, hill, and body of water follow the specific structure of the Tang dynasty. In addition to being a free park, the Nan Lian Garden also serves as a venue space rooted in classical Chinese culture. Planners can choose from two venue spaces: Xiang Hai Xuan (160 guests) or Chi Lin Vegetarian (60-80 guests). Nan Lian Garden can also provide planners with an in-house unique vegetarian cuisine experience for their guests. Let your guests experience how the Nan Lian Garden blends tradition, service, and nature by hosting your next event at the Garden.
Hop on Hong Kong’s iconic Starr Ferry to experience some of the most scenic views of the city. For $2.70 on weekdays and $3.70 on weekends, visitors can travel between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. Past visitors recommend taking the 8 p.m. ferry for the Symphony at Lights Show, where guests can enjoy views of the largest permanent light and sound show in the entire world.
The streets of Hong Kong are packed with shops and markets. From the antique markets of Car Street to the dried seafood and tonic food street to the fashion of Cheung Sha Wan Road, visitors will find a souvenir for everyone.
Regarded as another must-see for first-time visitors of Hong Kong, Victoria Peak, also known as the Peak, is the highest point on the island. Tourists can walk along the 2-mile Peak Circle to look out over Lugard Road, dine or shop at Peak Towers, Lions View Point Pavilion, or the Peak Galleria. If you don’t want to walk, you can take a taxi or bus to the top of the peak to enjoy the spectacular views of the Island.
Known as a major business and the cultural hub of Malaysia, and for its world-class cuisine, nightlife, natural beauty, and rich culture, Kuala Lumpur is a city that attracts and brings people together. In fact, Kuala Lumpur has consistently ranked the 7th most-visited city in the world and the second most-visited South East Asian country.
With so many people to meet, things to do, monuments to see, and thousands of unique venues to choose from, it’s no wonder why Kuala Lumpur is in high demand by MICE professionals.
To help meeting and event planners find the best venues, places to stay, and things to do in Kuala Lumpur, we’ve created this list.
Check out our top venue selections in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for meeting and event professionals.
If you’re looking for a venue that is dedicated to delivering flawless meetings and events, committed to sustainability, and offers a variety of well-equipped venue spaces of all shapes and sizes, then the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is the place for you. The Centre features Plenary Hall (800-3,000 guests), Plenary Theatre (500 guests), eight exhibition halls (33,659 sqm), three conference halls (1,800 guests), a Grand Ballroom (2,000 guests), a banquet hall (500-740 guests), and 20 meeting rooms (43-200 guests). In addition to all of this space, the Centre also offers creative and customizable catering, a standby audiovisual and IT team, and more. Built specifically for meetings and events, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is an adaptable, ideal place for planners to host their next meeting or event.
Are you tired of the typical conference hall, but still need a venue with space? Then why not host your next event at TGV Cinemas, a boutique, luxury movie theater located in the center of Kuala Lumpur. Planners can choose to host their events in one of the two INDULGE halls (40 guests), which features reclining chairs, personal waiters, and access to a mouth-watering dining menu. If you are more focused on the projection, then we suggest utilizing TGV’s IMAX halls, which is said to deliver the ultimate visual and audio experience for guests. Whether you’re looking to host a private event, a seminar, a themed party, an annual dinner, awards ceremony, fundraising, or other types of private events, the TGV Cinema is well-equipped to help you deliver a picture-perfect experience.
Located between the Petronas Twin Towers, the Mandarin Oriental hotel boasts 571 guest rooms, 11 restaurants, bars, and cafes, a spa and wellness center, an Outdoor infinity pool, two tennis courts, and three indoor golf simulators. If that wasn’t enough this five-star hotel offers planners 15 meeting and event rooms, a dedicated events team, and catering for up to 2,800 guests. Planners can also choose from meeting packages, like Mindful Meetings, which incorporates wellness elements, like stretching and yoga breakout sessions, guided meditation, cocktail connection receptions, spa time, stress management, and more. With so many venues to choose from, so much to of attendees, and being only 28 minutes away from the KL International Airport via the Airport Express, the Mandarin Oriental is an easy venue choice.
If you’re looking for an unconventional, versatile venue space for your next meeting or event in Kuala Lumpur, then the Glass House at Seputeh is the place for you. Featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows, greenery, and, and open floor space, the Glass House offers planners three spaces: the Lawn (50 guests), the Grand Court (250 guests), the Parlour (100 guests), or the full venue can be rented out to accommodate 400 guests. Because of the venue’s open floor plan, planners can work with Glass House to create a truly unique event for their attendees. Give your guests an unconventional, trendy, breathtaking experience, by hosting your meeting or event at the Glass House.
Recently awarded the Asian award for the number one Wellness and Holistic Provider of the year, the Zéll-V Wellness Hub offers visitors more than just rejuvenating, beauty, and health services. Zéll-V features five venue spaces, ideal for conferences, seminars, and other corporate or private events. Two of the most highlighted spaces include the Sky Loft, an outdoor rooftop bar located In the 12th floor with 360-degree views of the city that can accommodate 60-300 guests, and the Event Hall, a modern venue space that can host up to 100 guests and comes equipped with the latest technology. With unique event spaces, and catering, refreshment, and wellness services, no wonder why companies like Mediacorp, Maybank, F&N, and others have held their functions at Zéll-V.
Satisfy your guests’ food, music, and whiskey cravings, by hosting your next event at CHAZE, Kuala Lumpur’s popular speakeasy whiskey lounge. Planners can host their event in the Living Hall, which features a ping pong and pool table, a dance floor, couches, and tables. CHAZE also offers planners the Play Room, a hidden bar which is only accessible by code. The Play Room features a private bar, a dartboard, karaoke machine, and can accommodate up to 50 guests. In addition to secret venue spaces and games, guests will enjoy home-made pizzas, chicken nuggets, and signature cocktails, like the Sean Maximus Copper. Give your attendees a unique experience, by hosting your event in this modern, sleek speakeasy.
Host your next meeting or event in a venue that is known for fuses tradition and modernity by choosing the 5-star Royale Chulan in Kuala Lumpur. Planners can choose from the renowned glass ceiling Tamang Sari Grand Ballroom (2,000 guests), the Taman Mahsuri Courtyard, or one of the other 17 meeting rooms (10-800 guests). The Royale Chulan also offers planners the option of offering guests an international or local spread of dishes and wellness treatments. The hotel also features 300 guest rooms, a fitness and spa center, an outdoor pool, and 6 restaurants, cafes, and bars. Let your guests experience Malay hospitality by hosting your next event at the Royale Chulan.
If you’re looking for a unique, tropical venue to host your next seminar or small event, then Kuala Lumpur’s Bird Park is for you. The Park offers planners four venue spaces: the Seminar room (20-50 guests), the Upper Restaurant (100 guests), the Middle Restaurant (100 guests), the Lower Deck (60 guests), the entire Hornbill Restaurant & Café (260 guests), or the Amphitheater (350 guests). In addition to several packages featuring local cuisine, planners can also choose to add an activity like ostrich and emu feeding, a bird show, and more, for attendees to experience. No matter what package you choose, your event at Kuala Lumpur’s Bird Park is sure to be “egg-sighting”!
Known as the most authentic Thai restaurant in all of Kuala Lumpur and for its mouth-watering cuisine, Samira is an ideal place to host your next event. Located in a private park inside the city, Samira offers planners a peaceful outdoor ambiance, locally sourced and inspired dishes, and venue space for up to 200 guests. In addition, Samira has an onsite event planning team to help you with everything from specializing the menu, décor, audiovisual set up, and more. Give your guests an authentic Thai-Indochinese experience, by hosting your next meeting or event at Samira.
Originally built in 1932 and now a national heritage site, the Majestic Hotel has been a staple to Kuala Lumpur’s hospitality, heritage, and glamour for decades. The Hotel offers guests 300 rooms, including 47 suites with 24-hour butler service, 6 elegant restaurants, cafes, and bars, a spa, pool, a smokehouse, a screening room, and more. For planners, Hotel Majestic offers four venue spaces, and 13 meeting rooms (20-120 guests). Perhaps two of the most popular venue spaces in the hotel are the Majestic Ballroom (1,500 guests), known as one of the “largest pillarless ballroom” in the city and the intimate Roof Garden, which features views of Kuala Lumpur’s historical strip. No matter what venue you choose, Hotel Majestic will ensure your event is stylish, glamorous, and elegant.
Soaring 452 meters high, the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers are sure to be one of the first things to greet your eye when you arrive in Kuala Lumpur. Once the tallest buildings in the world until 2004, the Towers offer visitors a mall, park, the Petronas Art Gallery and is home to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Visitors recommend making a trip up to the 86th floor to the Tower’s observation deck for magnificent views of the city.
Regarded as the cultural heart of the city by many, Jalan Alor is a must-visit for any foodie. This street is a foodie’s dream come true- packed with restaurants, shops, and unique dishes, like spicy stingray, noodle dishes, fruit juices, satay, and fried intestines.
Kuala Lumpur’s main Hindu temple located in Chinatown, Sri Manhamariamman is a must-see for first-time visitors. This free Hindu temple is decorated with bright Italian and Spanish titles, gold, other valuable stones, and 228 pictures of Hindu gods. Built-in 1873, the Sri Manhamariamman is one of the oldest temples in Malaysia.
Known as the “Vegas of the East” for its glittering casinos, outlets, Michelin starred restaurants, and for its melting-pot blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures, Macau is a unique and popular travel destination. In fact, Macau has consistently been regarded as one of Asia’s most established MICE locations.
Because Macau is only 30 sq. km (7,413.16 acres) everything in Macau is within twenty minutes or less from each other, making travel from the International Macau Airport for planners and attendees a breeze.
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The largest convention space on the Macau Peninsula, the Fisherman’s Wharf Convention and Exhibition Center is more than just a European-themed building. The Fisherman’s Wharf features 114,399 sq. ft of event space with the largest room at 56,618 sq. ft., the Legend Palace Hotel, the Harborview Hotel, the Rocks Hotel, 22 restaurants, 20 shops, a marina, and more. The convention and exhibition center offers planners three main halls, five multi-function rooms, and two VIP rooms, that can host up 10 to 4,000 guests. If that wasn’t all enough, the Fisherman’s Wharf also offers planners outdoor space like the Roman Amphitheatre (2,000 guests), the Marco Polo Plaza, the Gondolier Terrace, the French Terrace, and the Tulips Terrace. Whether you’re looking to host a world-class performance, team building, incentive event, a seminar, a product launch or another type of event, the Fisherman’s Wharf has the space and backdrop to provide a memorable experience for your attendees.
Are you interested in hosting an exclusive event in Macau? Why not treat 40 guests to a private cruise on a historic sailboat in Macau for your next meeting or event? One of the last operating boats of its kind in the Pearl River Delta area, the Junk Boat offers planners full or half-day tours of the harbor and trips to neighboring islands, like the Qingzhou Shuidao island, where your guests may spot white and pink dolphins. The ship features both indoor and outdoor spaces, catering, water sports, sailing classes, and more. Host an event your guests will never forget by traveling across Macau’s waters in this historic ship.
If you’re looking for a fully integrated resort for your attendees and your event, then the Venetian Macao is the place for you. Regarded as one of Asia’s top business and entertainment destinations, the Venetian Macao, which is part of the Sands Resorts Macao, offers planners 108 meeting and event rooms that total over 200,209 sq. ft of event space. Some of the most highlighted venues for planners are the 15,000-person Cotai Arena, the 1,800-person Venetian Theatre, and the 6,500 sq. meter Ballroom. If that wasn’t enough, the Venetian also offers 3,000 luxury guest rooms, more than 350 shopping outlets, over 30 restaurants, some Michelin-starred, and Gondola rides. With so much to offer and being located only five minutes from the Macau International Airport, the Venetian Macao is an easy choice for planners.
Host your next meeting or event in the city’s most iconic landmark, the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre. Since 2001, the Centre has acted as a venue for meeting and event planners alike. Planners can choose from ten venue spaces. Perhaps the most sought-after spaces include the Observation Lounge, which is 233 meters in the sky, the 180-Degree Lounge, and the Outdoor Plaza (1,000 guests), which all boost the best river-views of the city. Planners can also choose from a variety of add-ons like catering packages, team bonding packages, and floral arrangements to enhance their event. Give your next meeting or event a truly unique setting, by setting your next event in the sky at the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre.
Host your next meeting or event in one of Macau’s most popular museums, the Macau Museum of Art. Built in the 17th century by the Jesuits, the Macau Museum of Art was inducted into the World Heritage List in 2005 and houses the city’s most important historical and cultural artifacts. The Macau Museum of Art offers planners the option to rent the Macao Museum Auditorium, which seats 88 guests. The auditorium comes equipped with a state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment system, a computer projector, a sophisticated sound and lighting system and more. Immerse your attendees in Macau’s culture and history, by hosting your next event at the Macau Museum of Art.
Want to give your attendees an out of this world experience at your next meeting or event? Then the Macau Science Centre is the place for you. With 14 galleries covering topics like space, robotics, eco-conservation, and more, the Macau Science Centre allows planners to host their meetings in the center. Planners can choose from the 450-person Convention Hall, four meeting rooms (700-150 guests), or the Lobby Exhibition Gallery (1,309.5 sq. ft) to host their meetings or events. In addition, planners can choose to, for free of charge, take their guests on a guided tour throughout the Macao Science Exhibition Center. Whether you’re hosting a product launch, sales kickoff, seminar, or another type of event, the Macau Science Centre is sure to work with you to provide a memorable experience to your guests.
Host your next meeting or event in the largest Sheraton property in the world by choosing the Sheraton Grand Macao. Located in the center of the Cotai Strip, the Grand Macao offers planners 13 event rooms and 98 breakout rooms, totaling 152,223 sq. ft of event space. The largest venue space is the 5,265-person Kashgar Grand Ballroom, which can cater up to 5,000 guests. The Sheraton Grand Macao also boasts poolside venue space, 4,001 guest rooms, a spa and fitness center, four indoor restaurants and bars and two poolside cafes. With an exciting location, ample space, a trained event staff, and luxury accommodations, the Sheraton Grand Macao will provide you and your guests with everything you need.
Looking for the ideal venue for a product launch, conventions, seminars, award ceremonies or concerts? Then the Broadway Theater Macau venue is for you. Known as the entertainment arena in Macau, the Broadway Macau offers planners a venue that seats 2,500 guests and a 41.5-meter squared stage area. In addition to ample space, and professional lighting and sound systems, the Broadway Theater also features Broadway street food, authentic Macanese cuisine, and Broadway theatre. So, after or as a part of your event, guests can sample tantalizing cuisines over a Broadway show. Let your guests experience your event on a renowned world stage, by hosting your event at the Broadway Theater.
'Conveniently located only three miles from the Macau International Airport in Macau’s business district, Hotel Lisboa is an ideal place to host your next meeting or event. Meeting and event planners can choose from 17,250 sq. ft of dedicated meeting and event space that is spread across nine rooms. Planners can choose from one of Hotel Lisbao’s catering menus, which feature local specialties, like poached shrimp dumplings, barbecued whole suckling pig, chilled mango sweet soup, and more. The Hotel also offers five-star accommodations like 926 guest rooms, six restaurants and bars, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a hair and nail salon. If that wasn’t enough, Hotel Lisboa also offers guests a shopping arcade, which features boutiques, jewelers, accessory stores, and more.
Built between 1602 and 1640, the Ruins of St. Paul’s Church, originally called the “Mother of God Church” is located in Jesuit Memorial Square and one of Macau’s most popular monuments. Because the original structure of the church was made from wood, much of the church burnt down in a fire in 1835. Today, visitors will see what the fire left behind: the church’s granite, baroque architecture facade, bronze statues, stone carvings, and the grand staircase. Visitors can climb to the top of the façade to enjoy panoramic views of the city and get an up-close look of the architecture and carvings.
Rated the number one thing to do in Macau, Monte Fort is a 400-year-old stone fort built by the Jesuits. Today, Monte Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a part of the Macau Museum, a three-floor exhibit featuring some of Macau’s most precious historical artifacts. The Fort also features a park located on the top of the fort that overlooks the city.
One of the four largest squares in Macau and a member of the UNESCO Historic Center, Senado Square is a must-visit for any first-time visitor. The Square, which is known as the “Las Vegas of China”, features unique shops, traditional Chinese restaurants, firework shows, dragon dances, and more. Because the Square is very popular among tourists and locals, we recommend visiting in off-peak hours, like the early morning, to avoid large crowds.
Voted 2019’s the second most livable city in the world, Melbourne is home to more than 4.9 million people, and is recognized as a leader in technology, innovation, education, and more. With an extensive public transportation system, 24/7 international airport, hundreds of unique restaurants, bars, accommodations, and venue spaces, Melbourne is a city that connects people, which is why it is consistently ranked a top global meeting and event destination.
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If you’re looking for a venue that can accommodate and attract large numbers, then the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Center (MCEC) is the place for you. Designed specifically for meetings and events, the MCEC prides itself on partnering with planners to deliver imaginative and customizable events. The Centre is comprised of two main spaces--the Convention Centre and the Exhibition Centre—which features 57 rooms, the largest (the entire Plenary) accommodating 5,564 guests. The MCEC is also the only Centre in Australia to offer guests direct access to two hotels, the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne, and the four-star Novotel Melbourne South Wharf via a connected walkway. With so much venue space, guest accommodations, and being walking distance from Melbourne’s top attractions, the MCEC is an easy choice for planners.
Interested in hosting a green event? Then the Glasshaus is the venue for you! The Glasshaus offers planners two unique spaces: the Glasshaus Inside and the Glassahaus Outside. Both venues are decorated with beautiful foliage and can be equipped with furniture, customizable styling, and catering. Give your next meeting or event a botanical flair by choosing the Glasshaus.
Located in the center of the city of Melbourne and the restaurant district, Hotel Windsor is a sought-after and convenient and place to host your next meeting or event. This 1883, 5-star hotel offers planners five venue spaces: the Grand Ballroom (350 guests), the Bourke room (400 guests), the Canberra room (80 guests), the Winston room (50 guests), and the Wallis & Ed function room (10-300 guests). In addition to meeting and event space, Hotel Windsor also offers visitors 180 guest rooms, afternoon tea, a restaurant, bar, and is steps away from some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, bars, and attractions.
If you’re looking to host your event in the most “historic” place in Melbourne, then the State Library is the place for you. Comprised of 23 buildings and located on two acres of land since 1856, the State Library Victoria is more than just a library, it is also a sought-after event space. The State Library Victoria offers planners ten unique venue spaces such as the glass-paneled La Trobe Reading Room (520 guests) and the library’s original reading room, the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall (500 guests). To ensure planner’s events are truly unforgettable, the Library also offers services such as catering, onsite event staff, security, personalized tours, exclusive exhibitions viewings, video projection, and more. Make history with your event by hosting it at the State Library of Victoria.
“Branch” out of the normal meeting and event spaces by hosting your next at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. Dedicated to their core values—creative, open, brave, remarkable—the Royal Botanic Garden offers planners a multitude of indoor and outdoor venue space that will leave a lasting impression on attendees. In the Melbourne Gardens, planners can choose from four indoor spaces in addition to outdoor lawns and pavilions. One of the most sought-after venue spaces onsite is the 1854 Garden House, which features seven rooms that can accommodate 8 to 300 guests. Whichever venue space you choose at the Royal Botanic Gardens, your guests are sure to be wowed by all the natural beauty.
Located in the city’s Arts and Leisure district, the Langham hotel is renowned for its views of the Yarra River, Melbourne skyline, and five-star hospitality. With 388-guestrooms, each with views of the River or skyline, the Langham offers visitors an award-winning restaurant, a bar, and lounge known for its Chocolate Bar High Tea, a spa and fitness center, and more. For planners, the Langham features 17 venue spaces that can accommodate 12 to 400 guests. To help planners enhance their events, the Langham offers several packages, like the themed Festive Celebration Package, the sustainable meeting package, CONNECT Conferences, and more. Whether you choose to host your event in the timber paneled Clarendon Ballroom or an intimate 14-person meeting in the Little Collins boardroom, the Langham will ensure your event is a success.
Boasting a 217-foot-long chandelier, 30-foot-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a neutral color design, the Peninsula is an ideal venue for planners looking for customizable venue space. Located at Central Pier in Sydney, this waterfront venue offers planners enough room to seat 240-2,500 guests. The Peninsula also provides planners with a modern Australian catering menu, which features exotic creations and BBQ. With so much flexible space, the possibilities of your meeting or event at the Peninsula are endless.
Make your attendees “roar” with excitement by hosting your next meeting or event at Melbourne’s Zoo. The Zoo prides itself on working closely with clients to deliver unique events in one of their four venue spaces: the Rainforest room (22-130 guests), Bong Su (30-200 guests), Lakeside room (30-120 guests), and the Leopard Lodge (54-500 guests). In addition, planners can host their event on one of the gardens or pavilions located across the Melbourne Zoo, which can accommodate 50 to 100 guests. If the unique venue space wasn’t enticing enough, planners can also choose to from multiple add ons like delicious catering packages, team building activities, live entertainment, and of course, animal experiences. For a customizable, engaging, and “wild” event space, look no further than the Melbourne Zoo.
National Gallery of Victoria
Hold your next meeting or event at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia’s oldest and most-visited museum. The Victoria offers planners four unique on-site spaces: the Great Hall (1,100 guests), the Federation Court (2,200 guests), the Garden Restaurant, and the Clemenger Auditorium (250 guests). Perhaps the most sought-after event spaces in the Victoria are the Great Hall, featuring a stained-glass ceiling designed by Leonard French and the Federation Court, which has a glass ceiling and is decorated with contemporary artwork. No matter what space you choose, the Victoria will ensure your guests’ experience is unique and mesmerizing.
Built-in 1891, this historic InterContinental hotel features 253 guestrooms, an award-winning restaurant, and bars. In addition, the InterContinental hotel offers planners 11 meeting spaces, which range from meeting rooms, like the Wheat Room (24-80 guests), to boardrooms like the Patrick McCaughan Boardroom (12 guests), to the Laneway Rooms (300 guests). To help make your meeting or event truly memorable, the Hotel staff speak over 15 different languages and offer planners Insider Collection local add ons, like inspiration local speakers and cultural experts. By hosting your next event at the InterContinental, you can ensure that your guests’ experience is unique, authentic, and memorable.
Opened in 1878, the Queen Victoria Market is home to over 600 small businesses. Tourists will find everything from local fruits and vegetables, to souvenirs, to local clothing, and more. The Victoria Market is open Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday.
Must-do for first-time visitors, the City Circle Tram is an ideal way to see some of Melbourne’s top attractions, like the State Library Victoria and the Melbourne Museum. The Tram is free and leaves every 12 minutes from the Flinders Street Station.
Known for its Twelve Apostles and wave-like sculpted rock formation, Port Campbell National Park is a popular tourist and local destination. You can explore the park by taking one of the short walking paths, driving along the Great Ocean Road, or by helicopter.
Although the city has a population of over 5.612 million, 17.4 million visitors per year, and 4 billion people within a 7-hour flight radius, Singapore has maintained a miraculous balance between their culture, history and natural surroundings with modernity. It’s because of Singapore’s accessibility and unique innovative balance that it has been ranked as Asia’s Top Convention City for the past 10 consecutive years, one of the top five convention cities in the world since 2006, and the world’s easiest place to do business. With so continued recognition, it’s no wonder why planners are heading to Singapore to host their events. Check out our planner’s guide to the best venues and places to stay in Singapore for meeting and event professionals.
Are you looking for a venue that can accommodate your next large event? Then Singapore EXPO & Max Atria is for you! With a total of 123,000 sq. meters of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, Singapore EXPO & Max Atria is the largest MICE venue in all of Singapore. Planners can choose from 10 exhibition halls (6,000-100,000 guests) or 32 meeting rooms (39-1,056 guests), ideal for corporate meetings, conventions, concerts, galas, exhibitions, consumer shows, and more. With free Wi-Fi access, 2,500-car parking lot, access to 1,056 hotel rooms, Singapore Expo & Max Atria can handle any meeting or event.
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s renown 101-hectare, multi-award-winning garden is located in the center of the city. From 16 stories in the air, visitors can admire Supertrees by walking on the suspended paths between the trees, travel to the Cloud Forest to see the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, and so much more. In addition to all of this, the Gardens by the Bay also acts as a venue space. Planners can choose from eight venues from modern, indoor space to open, garden space. While all the venues at the Gardens are beautiful Flower Field Hall (700- 1,100 guests) is one of the most popular thanks to Flower Field and waterfront views and LED programmed mood lights. No matter what venue you choose, the Gardens by the Bay will offer views like no other venue, making your event one your attendees will never forget.
The only beachfront resort in all of Singapore, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa offers planners 454 guest rooms, 6 restaurants and bars, a spa, and 19 meeting and event venues. Perhaps the most popular onsite venue spaces are the four outdoor spaces: the Rocks (200 guests), Diamond Site (600 guests), Jade Site (100 guests), and Barnacles by the Sea (150 guests). To make these spaces even more memorable for your attendees, you can choose from one of the Hotel’s theme parties: Sunset Beach Barbecue, Hawaiian Night, or Singapore Food Street. If you’re looking to give your guests an authentic Singaporean experience, then the Singapore Food Street party, where food stands are lined up on the beach and decorated to reflect the heritage of Singapore, is a must.
The first open-concept restaurant of Singapore, Open Farm Community (OFC) is comprised of local farmers and creative chefs who work together to create innovative, seasonal dish all grown from the 35,000 sq. ft surrounding land. In addition to the restaurant, this “garden city” also offers planners green event space: Café Terrace (80 guests), Noka (70 guests), and the Deck (38 guests). OFC also offers a hybrid space that can be used to play activities like lawn bowl, table tennis, and more. If you choose to host your event in the indoor restaurant, your guests can watch the chefs prepare their food live thanks to the open-concept kitchen and intimate setting. With a commitment to recycle, limit waste, use only the best ingredients, and share their passion with their guests, the OFC will do more than just host your event.
In addition to being an aquarium that houses more than 100,000 marine animals from over 1,000 different species, the S.E.A. Aquarium also offers meeting and event space. Planners can choose from three venue spaces: the Ocean Dome (60 guests), the Ocean Gallery (350 guests), or the Ocean Restaurant (70 guests). All three venues will allow your guests to come face-to-face with marine life and the big blue sea, while they sip on cocktails and munch on hors d’oeuvres. Overflow your guests’ senses by hosting your next event underwater at S.E.A.
Located in the historic neighborhood of Robertson Quay, this recently restored historic building now serves as a boutique hotel. Focusing on heritage, local culture, and hospitality, the Warehouse Hotel offers 37-guest rooms, a rooftop infinity pool, a lobby bar, and a modern Singaporean restaurant, Po. For planners, the Warehouse offers three venue spaces: the Den (30 guests), Po (52 guests), and the Lobby Bar (70 guests). Whether you’re hosting a meeting, cocktail party, product launch, or company gathering, the Warehouse Hotel has the space to impress.
If you're looking for a truly unique and creative venue space for your next intimate meeting or event, then Huone is the place for you! Located near Singapore’s River, Huone offers planners 11 unique rooms. Some of the most popular rooms are the Swing room (20 guests), which features swinging seats to help your team brainstorm or your attendees relax; the Forest room (120 guests), which is designed after the Nordic birch forests; the Sandbox room (20 guests), where attendees inner child will come out while building sandcastles; and the Igloo room (12 guests), which is the world’s first igloo room, where attendees can watch the projected northern lights. By hosting your event in one of these unique spaces, your guests are sure to have a creative, memorable experience.
Tanjong Beach Club is more than just a pretty beach, it’s also a sought-after venue space. Home to hundreds of events, like corporate functions for Apple, Facebook, Google, Saint Laurent, and Tiffany & CO., Tanjong Beach Club offers planners the ability to rent the entire beach club (2,000 guests), which allows guests to utilize indoor and outdoor space, including the beach, or eight venue spaces. Planners can also choose from many popular add on’s such a live barbecue station, DIY cocktail making, fireworks, mobile massage, giant Jenga, face painting, DJ services or live bands, beach volleyball, and more. With a dedicated, professional event’s team, Tanjong Beach Club will provide you and your guests a slice of paradise that is only minutes from the heart of Singapore!
Ditch the traditional boardrooms and give your attendees an experience they’ll never forget by hosting your next meeting or event at Mount Faber Peak. Located ten minutes from the city, on top of Mount Faber, Faber Peak is accessible to guests by cable car rides and coach services. Planners can choose from four different venues: the Ballroom (320 guests), the Private Dining room (100 guests), Arbora (350 guests), and Dusk Restaurant and Bar (160 guests). Your guests can enjoy western classic cuisine, botanical-inspired cocktails, craft beers, and gorgeous, panoramic views of the city, the cable cars, and the foliage of Mount Faber from any venue you choose at Faber Peak.
If you’re looking for a venue that character and history, then the Fullerton Hotel is for you. As Singapore’s 71st National Monument, this neoclassical landmark was Singapore’ General Post Office, the Exchange Reference Library, the Singapore Club, and the Exchange Room for over a century. Now, the building boasts 5-star hotel amenities like 400 guest rooms, six authentic restaurants, and a spa. The Fullerton Hotel also offers planners meeting and event space such as the Roof Garden (50 guests), the East Garden (104 guests) the Music room (22 guests), the Straits room (220 guests), the Ballroom (600 guests), and 7 function rooms (25-100 guests). The Fullerton Hotel also offers planners a Jade’s Solemnisation package, where guests can experience authentic Cantonese-style cuisine in the 120-seat hotel restaurant, Jade. Whether your guests are sampling Jade’s signature Wagyu Beef Puffs, enjoying a complimentary heritage tour, or admiring the original architecture and room design of your chosen venue, the Fullerton Hotel is sure to impress them.
Home to some of the city’s top tourist attractions, like the Gardens By the Bay, Merion Park, Sands SkyPark, and award-winning dining, Marina Bay is a must-visit for any tourist. Whether you visit Marina Bay Sands resort and casino, watch dragon boat races, admire skyscrapers, dine at a café, or explore the 101-hectare Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay offers something for everyone.
Although Singapore is known for its modern architecture, it is also home to the world’s first UNESCO Heritage Botanical Gardens. Visitors can explore the National Orchid Garden which features over 1,000 different species and 2,000 hybrids, the Ethnobotany Garden which features over 300 different types of plants, the Rainforest, which houses 314 plant-specific, and more. With so much nature to explore, you’ll find it hard to believe you’re in the center of Singapore!
Cherished today by Singapore’s citizens and tourists, Chinatown is a beloved for its balance of old and new traditions, temples, bars, and shops. Chinatown is packed with so much for visitors to experience, like visiting the Sri Mariamman Temple, souvenir shopping from Pagoda Street, tasting barbecued meats from New Bridge Road, or sipping a cocktail from Native, the 13th Best Bar in the World. Whatever you choose to do in Chinatown, your trip to this town will cure be memorable.
Home to some of the world’s best surf, beautiful beaches, historical landmarks, and a bustling business center, Sydney offers visitors the ideal mixture of work and play. In addition to the year-round sunshine, Sydney is regarded as the event capital in Australia since its calendar is always packed with festivals, cultural exhibitions, sporting events, and world-renowned firework shows.
Sydney is regarded as one of the world’s top meeting and event cities because it gives planners an ideal location, beautiful natural sights, innovative business facilities, and more.
Check out our list of the best venues for meeting and event professionals in Sydney.
Looking for a venue that has it all? Then the ICC Sydney is for you! Located in the heart of Sydney just 4 miles from the international and domestic airports, the ICC consists of the ICC Sydney Theatre (9,000 guests), the Exhibition Centre, and the Convention Centre. In addition to 376,737 sq. ft of meeting and event space, the ICC offers planners a 590-person hotel, the world’s best technology, a waterfront location, an outdoor bar and lounge, and more. Whatever your event needs, the ICC can handle.
Located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Calyx prides itself on being a premium event space. The Calyx offers planners indoor and outdoor space that can accommodate 100 to 400 guests and offers wine and cuisine created to reflect the surrounding garden. Whether you choose the Iris Terrace, the Lawn area, or one of the internal rooms like the Foyer or the Function Space, your guests will be surrounded by a living gallery of over 18,000 plants.
Located in the dress district of Sydney with views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Shangri-La will add glamour to any meeting or event. The Shangri-La offers 565 guest rooms, three award-winning restaurants, a bar, Spa, and 22 event rooms. Whether you’re planning a meeting or event for 20 or 850 people, the Shangri-La will ensure its nothing short of elegant.
Give your attendees an event with a view by hosting your next meeting or event at the Studio. Located in Sydney Tower 1,000 feet above the ground, the Studio offers planners flexible venue space for up to 200 guests. Ideal for conferences, team building, galas, parties and more, the Studio provides planners with fine dining, award-winning wine options, and more to choose from. The sky is your limit when hosting at the Studio.
Host your next meeting or event at one of the best-known World Heritage sites, the Sydney Opera House. Home to over 2,500 performances per year, the Opera House also offers venue space to give your event a world-class feel. For large gatherings, the Opera House offers planners the renowned Concert Hall (2,679 guests) and the Studio (600 guests). For more intimate events, the Opera House provides can planners with the elegant Utzon room (200 guests) and the flexible Playhouse (398 guests). Whatever the size of your meeting or event, the Sydney Opera House is sure to strike a chord with your attendees.
Located on the Sydney Harbor and steps away from The Rocks and the Circular Quay, this award-winning business hotel is the place to host your meeting or event in Sydney. The Four Seasons offers eleven venues totaling over 18,029 sq. ft of dedicated venue space. Perhaps most noteworthy is the New Grand Ballroom designed by award-winning architects Bates Smart and holds up to 1,000 guests. With modern venue space, 531 guest rooms, and locally inspired cuisine, who wouldn’t want to host their next meeting or event here?
Looking for a unique and exciting waterfront Sydney venue? Then look no further! Sydney's South Steyne is the place for you. Permanently located at Darling Harbuor, this floating restaurant and function centre offers planners two decks equipped with four function rooms, a restaurant, and an outdoor waterfront area. These spaces, which all boast great views, can accommodate 24 to 250 guests. Whether you're looking to host a company party, product launch, or another type of special event, this floating venue definitely won't "sink" any expectations.
Hold your next meeting or event at Carriage Works, one of Australia’s most renown event spaces. The largest multi-art center in all of Australia, Carriage Works offers planners 12 raw, industrial, versatile venue spaces that can accommodate 20 to 1,500 guests. In addition to the space, planners can utilize the Carriage Work's catering panel, which features six gold-licensed caterers: Harvest by Darren Taylor, ThingsXJohn, Plated, Made by Merivale, the Caterer Sydney, and Cook & Waiter. With great catering options and flexible venue space, no wonder why events like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Sydney Festival, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, and more, trust Carriage Works to host their events.
Located in Sydney’s central business district (CDB) the heritage-listed Sofitel Sydney Wentworth combines its French tradition with modern sophistication. This 5-star hotel features 436 guest rooms, two restaurants, and premier meeting and event space. The Sofitel offers planners a variety of venue space, like the Wentworth Ballroom (1,000 guests), the Hobart room (76 guests), the Executive Boardroom (16 guests), and ten other spaces. All rooms are equipped with cutting-edge technology and an on-site audio-visual team to ensure your event runs smoothly.
Are your attendees' wine lovers? Then Sydney's Urban Winery is the place for you! Planners can host up to 250 guests in the Urban's active winery, which features wine barrels, a wine bar, and a cellar door. The Urban Winery also offers planners the option of catering, so attendees can dine while sipping on locally grown wine. Host your next event among the wine barrels of Urban Winery.
With 150 miles of shorelines, landmarks like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, and more, the Sydney Harbor is packed with must-sees for tourists. Visitors can hop on a ferry for lunch or to travel to different parts of the Harbour and take in the scenic views.
Rated the number one thing to do in Sydney, the Sydney Harbor Bridge is one of Sydney’s best-known icons. The Sydney Harbor Bridge, which is one of the world’s largest steel arch bridges, offers tourists unique views of the Sydney Harbour. For those feeling adventurous, you can climb through the bridge with BridgeClimb, where you’ll experience truly panoramic and unique views of the skyline, Opera House, and the Harbour.
Regarded as one of the top surfing destinations and most beautiful beaches in the world, Bondi Beach is a must-visit. This free beach offers visitors gnarly waves, boutiques, souvenir shops, kite flying, and of course, sunbathing.
Known as a CyberCity, since it is home to the largest public Wi-Fi network in the world, as a melting pot of ethnic and cultural diversity, and as geographically being the pace where the east meets the west, the city of Taipei is a place that brings people together. In fact, the city brings so many people together for meetings and events, that Taipei reported that 46 percent of its national revenue is accounted for by the meeting and events industry.
To help meeting and event planners find the best venues, places to stay, and things to do in Taipei, Taiwan, we’ve created this list.
Check out our list of the top venues in Taipei for meeting and event professionals.
Comprised of two exhibition halls, featuring 45,360 sq. meters of exhibition space, 504 conference rooms, 28 meeting rooms, and the ability to hold 2,467 booths, the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center is the largest exhibition center in Taiwan. In addition to having so much meeting and event space, the Exhibition Center is also the first Exhibition Hall to receive the Taiwan Green Building label and the Taiwan first ISO 20121 certification. This eco-friendly space also features eco-friendly customer services, an array of restaurants, prayer rooms, artwork, and more. With so much to offer, the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center is perfect for your next meeting or event.
Host your next event up in the sky at Taipei 101, the tallest building in the city and the tallest green building in the world. Planners can choose to host their event in one of the building’s three venue spaces: the 5th floor Exploring Taiwan (50 guests), the 89th floor Indoor Viewing Platform (1,000 guests), the 91st floor outdoor platform (300 guests), or the 101st floor International Conference Hall (500 guests), which boasts the best views of the city. Take your event to the next level by choosing Taipei 101.
Conveniently located next to Taipei 101 and above Taipei City Hall, the 5-star W Taipei boasts 30,138 sq. ft of meeting and event space. Planners can choose from 15 event rooms and 12 breakout rooms. With the largest space holding up to 950 guests with meeting specialists available to help you create memorable events by adding icebreaker games, brainteasers, team building, and more activities, your event is sure to be a hit. The W also features 405 guest rooms, a spa, fitness center, an Olympic-sized outdoor pool, and five restaurants and bars. With unique meeting and event space, five-star guest accommodations, and a convenient location to Taipei’s top attractions, the W Taipei is an easy choice for planners.
Located inside a villa-style hotel, Villa 32 is a 2019 Michelin star restaurant that features Asian and Italian inspired dishes, a notable wine cellar, and intimate venue space. Planners can choose from Villa 32’s Pepper room (22 guests), the Chill room & Tomato room (10 guests), or for larger groups rent out the whole restaurant (16-60 guests), which includes both indoor space and an outdoor garden. By hosting your next event at Villa 32 your guests will enjoy a tranquil environment, delicious cuisine, and total service.
Built to drive cultural activities, events, and commemorate Chinese statesman, Chiang Kai-Shek, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall extends 62 acres and features white walls, Chinese gardens, and ponds. For planners, the Chiang Kai-Shek offers four venue spaces: the indoor Auditorium (392 guests), and the outdoor spaces, the Democracy Boulevard (5,814 meters squared), the Gate of Great Piety Square (749.85 square meters), and the CKSMH-Circle Road (407.1 square meters). To add a wow-factor to their meeting or event, planners can choose to use the Memorial Hall’s image projection technology to project video or photos onto Hall or front of the building’s archway. Whether you’re hosting a product launch, award ceremony, or another type of event, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall will make sure your guests feel welcomed.
Located in the Shangri-La hotel, the Shang Palace restaurant offers guests Cantonese and dim sum cuisine presented by chefs from Hong Kong. Some of the Shang Palace’s most highlighted dishes are the pan-fried wagyu beef with prime salt and the baked abalone, inaniwa noodles with cheese and pumpkin, and wok-fried spotted garoupa fillets with black bean served in a clay pot. The Shang Palace can accommodate 172 guests for private events and offers set vegetarian, lunch, and dinner menus.
If you’re looking for a more boutique luxury hotel to accommodate your guests and host your next meeting or event, then look no further, Éclat Taipei is the place for you. Éclat Taipei features 60 guestrooms, two restaurants, and three flexible venue spaces. The three Éclat rooms can accommodate 12 to 30 guests or can be combined for 120 guests. The rooms also come equipped with the latest technology, meeting supplies, flipcharts, clip-on microphones, and more. Ideal for board meetings, presentations, press conferences, dinner functions, and more, planners can work with Éclat’s experienced hospitality team to ensure their event is unforgettable.
Immerse your guests amongst Taipei’s arts and culture, by hosting your next meeting or event at Treasure Hill Artist Village. Also known as THAV, the Treasure Hill Artist Village offers planners creative 15 indoor venues (10- 25 guests) and 10 outdoor venues (10-300 guests). Perhaps some of the most sought-after venue space at the THAV includes the Treasure Hill Atelier (20-30 guests), which features two floors of open-floor venue space and the outdoor Picnic Field (300 guests), which offers planners flexible grass area and a covered stage. No matter what venue you choose, your event at THAV is sure to be filled with creativity and culture.
Located in the heart of Taipei’s business district, the Taipei World Trade Center, also known as the TWTC, is regarded as a modern venue space that combines exhibition space, conference and meeting facilities, offices, and even hotel accommodations. With over 159,329 sq. meters of meeting and event space, the TWTC offers planners everything they need from booth decoration services to warehousing to travel services to copying and faxing to even emergency medical care. With more than 80 trade exhibition shows per year, plenty of venue space, and an abundance of guest resources like a post office, bank, and restaurants, hosting your next meeting or event Taiwan’s largest exhibition space, the TWTC, is an easy choice.
Looking for a five-star hotel located in the heart of Taipei to host your next meeting or event? Then the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is for you. Planners can choose from 13 flexible function rooms, such as the 780-person grand ballroom, the 140-person Grand Salon, or the five Oriental meeting rooms (10-100 guests). In addition to versatile venue space, planners can also choose the Mindful Meetings package, which features yoga and stretching sessions, organic wholesome foods, guided meditations, team-building challenges, and more. The Mandarin Oriental also offers guests 256 guestrooms, five restaurants and bars, a cake shop, the largest hotel spa in Taiwan, a fitness center with a yoga studio and a Kinesis Wall, a 20-metre pool, and more. With ample venue space, five-star accommodations, and being located only five minutes from the Songshan International airport, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is an ideal place to host your next event.
With over 600,000 precious artifacts, the largest collection of Chinese art, a garden park, and special exhibitions, the National Palace Museum is a must-see for any first-time visitors.
Built-in 1738, the Longshand Temple is known for its architecture, art, and for being one of the city’s top places of worship. The Chinese religious Temple features over 100 gods and goddesses throughout the halls and on the walls. Some of the most popular are the god of literature, Wenchang Dijun, the god of war, Guan Gon, and the Old Man Under the Moon, more commonly referred to as the Chinese Cupid.
Located within the city, the Beitou Hot Spring, also known as Beitou Hot Spring Museum, is the perfect place to unwind and soak in the history of the city. Visitors can soak in the bathhouse, a private hot spring room, explore the museum, visit the Beitou Thermal Valley, and even eat hot spring ramen.
With more than 13.5 million residents and over 4.8 million tourists per year, Tokyo is filled with animation, tradition, and Japanese culture. Known it’s bright lights, high technology, and for being the city with the most Michelin-starred restaurants, it makes sense that Tokyo is not only the leading city in Japan, but also the top spot for MICE international conferences in Japan.
To help you pick between the abundance of world-class sites, museums, and unique venues in Tokyo, we’ve researched and curated this list.
Check out our list of the best venues and places to stay in Tokyo for meeting and event professionals.
Also known as Tokyo’s International Exhibition Center, Tokyo Big Sight is Japan’s largest exhibition center. With 16 exhibition halls broken into the East, West, and South Exhibition Halls and a Conference Tower, there is over 66,140 meters squared for planners to choose from. Some of the most sought-after venue spaces include the Rooftop Exhibition Area located above the West Hall, the East Exhibition Hall, and the Reception Hall in the Conference Tower. In addition to the abundance of venue space, the Big Sight offers planners and attendees free Wi-Fi, a prayer room, shops, restaurants, a pharmacy, banks, a post office, and more. With so much to offer and located only 25 minutes by bus from Haneda Airport, Tokyo’s International Airport, Tokyo’s Big Sight is an ideal meeting and event venue for planners.
Built in 1974, the Akasaka Palace is not only the lone Neo-Baroque building in all of Japan, but is also home to the Japanese government’s meetings, receptions, and welcoming ceremonies. Planners can now host their own events in this historic Palace. Some of the Palace’s most sought after rooms are the 19th century Empire style, Sairan No Ma room, the Kacho No Ma room, which features 36 oil paintings of flowers and birds, the 18th century French-style Hagoromo No Ma room, the 180 square meter Asahi No Ma room, regarded as the most formal of all the State Rooms, and the Entrance Hall, which features imported marble and a grand staircase. Host your event where monarchs, presidents, and diplomatic from countries around the world have before, by hosting your next meeting or event at the Akasaka Palace.
If you’re looking for a venue that has it all, then the Prince Park Tower Tokyo Hotel is the place for you. The Prince boasts 17 meeting rooms for planners to choose from. Two of the most popular rooms are the Ballroom and the Convention Hall, which both can accommodate up to 3,200 guests and rank among some of the largest venue spaces in Japan. The Prince is also known for its unique Sky Banquet, which offers guests panoramic views of the city from the top floor of the hotel. In addition to the surplus of event space, the Prince also features 603 guest rooms, a spa, fitness center, bowling alley, shops, a bakery, 13 restaurants, and bars. With so many amenities, the Prince Park Tower Tokyo Hotel is fit to handle any event.
Known in Tokyo for its 300-year-old history as a Japanese garden, the Hama-rikyu Gardens now offers planners the opportunity to host private events in the gardens. Located in the heart of Tokyo, planners can host 30 to 1,000 guests in the floating Nakashima Tea House that overlooks the only seawater pond persevered in Tokyo. Although there is a 118-meter long bridge that connects the islands in the Gardens, planners can arrange for guests to reach and depart from the Teahouse via a riverboat to further showcase the Japanese culture and experience.
Immerse your attendees in the latest technology and science that the world has to offer by hosting your next event at Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Planners can choose from X venue spaces: Miraikan Hall (292 guests), Innovation Hall (292 guests), seven Conference Rooms Jupiter (24-84 guests), the Lobby, the Viewing Lounge (400 guests), the Symbol Zone, the two Multipurpose Rooms (66 guests), eight Waiting Rooms (4-14 guests), and the Special Exhibition Zone (1,510 m2 of event space). One of the most popular venue spaces at the Museum is the six-story open Symbol Zone, where planners can host their event under the “Geo-Cosmos”. Whichever venue space you choose, your guests are sure to have an out-of-this-world experience.
Treat your guests to omotenashi (Japanese hospitality), by hosting your next event at the five-star Palace Hotel in Tokyo. Located on some of the most exclusive property, right in the heart of the city, the Palace Hotel offers planners 12 highly sought-after meeting and event spaces. The 12 venues are equipped with projectors, wired for video conferencing, feature floor-to-ceiling windows, and can accommodate 12 to 1,400 guests. In addition to meeting and event space, the Hotel features 290 guest rooms, 10 restaurants and bars, and an Evian Spa. With luxury and service incorporated into every aspect of the Palace, your event at the Palace will be one your attendees will not want to forget.
Built in the 1920s by the Maeda family to host guests from overseas, the Former Residence of the Maeda Family now acts as an event space for meeting and event planners alike. Located in Komaba Park, the Residence offers four event spaces for planners to choose from: Guest Hall (20 seated guests), Guest Room (10 seated guests), Dining Hall (20 seated guests), or the Dining Room (10 seated guests). Guests will be surrounded by original lavish furniture, marble, stained glass, and an overall royal atmosphere. If you’re looking for an intimate venue that embodies some of Tokyo’s history and culture, and will make your guests feel like royalty, then the Former Residence of the Maeda Family is the place for you.
Host your next event in one of Tokyo’s most iconic landmarks, the Tokyo Tower. Also known as Tokyo’s Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo tower stretches 333 meters tall and is more than a tourist attraction. The Tower offers planners four venue spaces to choose from: the Top Deck (30 guests), Club333 (70 guests), Tokyo Tower Hall (200 guests), and Foot Town Roof Square (150 guests). Perhaps the most popular event space is the Top Deck where your guests can enjoy 360-degree views of Tokyo out of the glittering geometric mirrors from 250m above sea level. No matter what venue you choose, your attendees will feel like they are floating above the city by hosting your next event at the Tokyo Tower.
If you’re looking for an event space that captures Japanese culture and spirit, then the Daikyoji Temple is for you. Situated in downtown Tokyo, the Daikyoji Temple, also known as the Shibamata Taishakuten, offers planners four Japanese style indoor meeting spaces that can accommodate 20 to 54 guests and the outdoor Grounds of the Temple, which can accommodate 190 to 380 guests. One of the Temple’s most popular indoor spaces is the Hosho Kaikan building (20-50 guests), which features detailed wood carvings and overlooks the garden and pond. With the help of this Buddhist temple, give your guests a spiritually centering experiencing by hosting your next event at the Daikyoji Temple.
Show your guests what classic luxury is, by hosting your next event at the Tokyo Station Hotel. Consistently receiving awards, like the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award Winner of 2022, the Best Gourmet Experience Award, and many others, the Station Hotel prides itself on providing genuine Japanese hospitality. For planners, the hotel offers 150 guest rooms, 10 restaurants, bars, and cafes, a spa, fitness center, and three state-of-the-art venue spaces that can accommodate 30-324 guests. With all these amenities and being located in the center of Tokyo’s business district, the Tokyo Station Hotel is an ideal, all-in-one venue space for your next event.
Rated the number one thing to do in Tokyo, the Tokyo National Museum is home to over 116,000 artifacts and pieces of artwork. Visitors will discover some of Japan’s oldest artifacts, like samurai swords, pottery, calligraphy, paintings, Buddhist scrolls that date back to 607, and more. Tickets for the museum cost 620 yen for adults ($5.75), 410 yen for university students, and free for children under 18 and adults over 70.
Dating back to 628, the Sensoji Temple is Tokyo’s oldest religious site. The Buddhist Temple has been dedicated to the Asakusa Kannon, a Buddhist god of happiness, mercy, and who has said to have healing powers. With over 30 million annual visitors, visitors report that the free Temple can get very crowded, so try to arrive early in the morning at opening, 6 a.m., or around closing at 5 p.m.
Home to the Emperor of Japan and the royal family, the Imperial Palace has housed Japan’s most famous and important figures for decades. Visitors can tour certain areas of the Palace but have to go through an application process. If you want to skip the application process, you can visit the East Gardens, which are most enjoyable according to tourists during the cherry blossom and fall foliage seasons.
Location, location, location...is the most important aspect of where you will host your next meeting or event. Now that you know our top venue picks in the Asian Pacific (APAC) region, you can confidently choose a location with that wow factor to delight your attendees. If you are struggling to choose between two or more venues, or need help creating an RFP, MeetingPlay + Aventri offers a free online venue sourcing solution: Venue Connect.
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