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Mice Asia Net : January 2009
malaysia Genting International Convention Centre The Genting International Convention Centre is a part of Genting City of Entertainment and is considered Asia’s only mega-resort. Situated 45 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur this precinct offers a one-stop shop for event planners organising conferences. GICC covers an area of more than 150,000 square feet and offers a grand ballroom and 18 meeting rooms which are decked out with the latest high-tech equipment. The grand ballroom is the largest column-free hall in the country and can cater for 4450 delegates banquet-style and 6000 theatre-style. This convention centre is well positioned for accommodation, entertainment and dining options and is continuing to build on its current infrastructure. To find out more go to www.genting.com.my. Take 2 Take 2 is made up of two separate hotels, The Hilton and Le Meridien, which have joined forces to offer combined facilities. For large groups this is the perfect location where delegates can meet, sleep and be entertained. The five-star accommodation is made up of 930 rooms with panoramic views over Kuala Lumpur. And in terms of meetings, event planners can organise events in two pillarless ballrooms that feature a total of 18 adjacent break-out areas and 20 additional meeting areas. Take 2 is located adjacent to the KL Sentral transportation hub which has five rail options, buses and taxis. The complex also features Malaysia’s longest free-form swimming pool as well as 15 different dining and entertainment options. For more information about this unique joint venture go to www.take2kl.com. 26 miceAsia.net Putrajaya International Convention Centre Situated in the business and technology hub of Putrajaya, the Putrajaya International Convention Centre is an ideal location for conferences. The centre is made up of nine levels of meeting space. Conference organisers can choose from five main halls and 10 medium-sized halls. PICC was originally designed to only host official government functions until around five years ago when the government decided to open up the centre for public use. Last year alone the PICC hosted more than 200 events and catered for an estimated 240,000 delegates. For large events the 3000 capacity plenary and 3000 dining-capacity Perdana halls are ideal. For those organising something smaller there are a range of rooms to suit. For more information about the facilities available go to www.piccmy.com. ABOVE: Genting International Convention Centre – Business Centre. ABOVE INSET: Le Méridien, Kuala Lumpur – Sultan Ballroom, theatre style.