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Mice Asia Net : January 2009
malaysia Sutera Harbour Resort meet and BCCK due to open in mid 2009. Malaysia International exhibition & Convention Centre Located at the MINES Resort City, the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre is just 20 minutes from KL’s city centre and 40 minutes from the international airport. The area was once known as the world’s largest open cut tin mine and has been transformed into an intergrated resort. The MIECC is home to a large column-free exhibition space ideal for trade shows and there are also three other conference rooms, 11 meeting rooms, a VIP room and business centre. The centre has been open for almost a decade and has catered for a large number of regional and international events. Event planners can make the most of MIECC’s neighbouring facilities, and delegates will be spoilt for choice with dining and entertainment. For more information about hosting your next event here go to www.mines.com.my. Borneo Convention Centre Kuching Construction of this new leaf-shaped centre is still on track with the complex due to open in August 2009. Located on Malaysia’s largest island state of Borneo, once completed the centre will be the only one of its kind in the region. The BCCK is situated in the state capital Kuching and once open will offer delegates a range of purpose-built facilities. Just five kilometres from the city centre, BCCK will be a convenient venue which can cater for conventions, conferences, exhibitions and multi-dimensional events. The complex features river views over the Kuching Isthmus and delegates will be able to enjoy some fresh air at the marina, be entertained at the shopping centre and stay at the on-site hotel. For more information about the possibilities at this centre go to www.bcck.com.my. Crowne Plaza Mutiara Located in the vibrant heart of Kuala Lumpur, the five- star Crowne Plaza Mutiara provides an ideal meet and sleep option. The property features 563 contemporary guest rooms that have views of the Petronas Twin Towers and are surrounded by the property’s five hectares of landscaped gardens. Guests can also enjoy the award-winning inhouse Angsana Spa and a large fitness centre. In terms of event space, the Crowne Plaza Mutiara offers 28 meeting and function rooms including a grand ballroom. Twelve new meeting rooms on the mezzanine level opened in January 2007 and provide the latest in facilities as well as new services such as the ‘Made to Order’ menu and individual key card locks. This property was voted MICE hotel of the year 2007-2008 for excellence by Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA). For more information go to www.crowneplazakl.com. sutera Harbour resort Situated on the shores of the South China Sea surrounded by tropical islands is Sabah’s Sutera Harbour Resort. The resort is located within 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and only minutes from the CBD. The property is made up of two five-star hotels, The Magellan Sutera and The Pacific Sutera, with a total of 956 rooms and suites. Sutera Harbour Resort is also home to an award-wining 27-hole golf course, 104-berth marina, international spas and a range of entertainment options including a 12-lane bowling alley and 100-seat movie theatre. For meetings, the joint properties offer a total of two grand ballrooms, 28 indoor function rooms and a host of outdoor venue options. The property is considered an integrated resort and for event planners takes the stress out of organising conferences for large groups, with everything conveniently located under the one roof. For more information about hosting your next event at the Sutera Harbour Resort go to www.suteraharbour.com. miceAsia.net 27 stay