Perennially popular with those who love luxury, gourmet dining, superb shopping and terrific Thai hospitality, Bangkok is fast becoming a firm favourite for business travellers as well – and the Tower Club at lebua is leading the charge.
In the first five months of 2012, visitor numbers from Australia to Thailand grew by 10.33% to reach 354,646 – solid growth being reflected in total business traveller numbers as well. The strong Australian dollar is a key factor driving up demand for Bangkok as a destination for key meetings, incentives, exhibitions, conferences and events, and lebua Hotels and Resorts Chief Executive Officer Mr Deepak Ohri anticipates ongoing robust demand – especially for venues that can provide discerning corporate travellers with a holistic business/leisure experience.
“By offering outstanding corporate services such as a dedicated business centre, high-speed broadband, complimentary WIFI, personal secretarial, administrative and clerical support, local and international mail services – all coupled with beautifully appointed function rooms, five star dining establishments, and all-suite accommodation - lebua offers corporate guests a unique mix of world class business and decadent leisure facilities,” said Mr Ohri.
“Our specialty is servicing smaller corporate groups of up to 150, allowing us to become a home away from home for our guests. Regular business travellers tire quickly from transferring between multiple meeting venues and at Tower Club at lebua, our guests appreciate the fact they can enjoy exceptional business facilities, renowned restaurants, chic bars, bespoke team building activities and the complimentary privileges on offer at the Tower Club Lounge–all under one roof,” Mr Ohri added.
For corporate groups seeking unique team building experiences, lebua offers a ‘Secrets of Authentic Thai Cooking Class’ conducted by ‘Chef de Cuisine’, Prayong Khundongling - a Thai national with over 15 years of experience working throughout premier hotels in Thailand, India, US and Russia.
Participants have the chance to work in competitive groups to prepare five traditional courses – all incorporating fresh local ingredients – after which they have the chance to enjoy the spoils of their labour.
For networking after hours, the restaurants at the Dome at lebua offer a range of premier options – all serving sumptuous, artisan dishes paired with wines carefully selected by expert sommeliers from the world's best wine regions.
Diners at flagship restaurant Mezzaluna will enjoy the incredible attention to detail which is the trademark of its award winning twin chefs, Thomas and Mathias Suhring. Famous for their innovative degustation menus, meals served here are designed to impress.
Those dining at Sirocco – the world’s highest al fresco restaurant - or enjoying drinks at the iconic, ‘must visit’ Sky Bar, will delight in cocktails especially created by Italian mixologist Alex Holzer while enjoying panoramic views across Bangkok’s glittering skyline and the Chao Phraya River below.
To refresh and revitalise before or after a long day of meetings, guests can unwind in the luxurious open air swimming pool; indulge in a therapeutic massage at the Wellness Spa – which offers Thai Massage, Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone Massage and more; or, for those that like to keep in shape, lebua’s fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness centre ensures health can still remain a top priority.
And with additional corporate package inclusions including complimentary airport transfers or transfers to and from business locations in Bangkok; accommodation upgrades; complimentary in-room mini bar and Nespresso; exclusive Acca Pacca amenities; and three pieces of complimentary dry cleaning, attention to detail underpins the total lebua corporate experience.
“Even the most seasoned business traveller can get homesick from time to time, and we find it is the little unexpected luxuries that help make a guest’s stay more comfortable and memorable,” said Mr Ohri.
Tower Club at Lebua’s latest “All-Inclusive Meeting Package” - valid until 31 October 2012 - features the following benefits:
• Guest accommodation in a spacious 66 square metre Tower Club Suite with balcony;
Package Rate: AU$202++* (THB 6,499++) per person
Bespoke benefits, such as airport and meeting transfers and complimentary dry cleaning, can also be negotiated group by group.
Thursday, 26 July 2012
MICE and Business travel buoyant in Bangkok
Source = lebua
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