Asia: New convention centre rises atop Thailand's Big Mountain
Already a popular weekend destination for locals, Khao Yai is now keen to bait the meetings segment with its new convention centre.
Khao Yai Convention Center (KYCC), which started operations in July and resides within a mixed-use development, offers 3,700m2 of indoor meeting space, including a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 pax for seated meals and 1,700 pax in theatre style, a 970m2 exhibition hall, and seven meeting rooms.
Khao Yai in Nakhon Ratchasima state is home to Thailand’s oldest national park that translates as ‘Big Mountain’ in English, but a good distance from the state capital.
Acknowledging this shortcoming, KYCC sales manager, Predee Sathidthanawut, instead wants to position Khao Yai as a “sub-MICE city in Isaan” and a “one-stop destination” that is ideal for large groups due to its large room inventory.
“Thais already know Khao Yai, so we are trying to build international awareness of KYCC and the destination now at IT&CM Asia,” revealed Predee when he spoke to TTGmice e-Weekly at the recent MICE tradeshow.