Pattaya is no stranger to MICE. The seaside city has been hosting conferences, conventions, events, weddings and incentive groups since the mid-1980s. Its close proximity to Bangkok (a 90-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport), combined with first-rate shopping and dining establishments, caters to a clientele wishing to conveniently combine business with leisure.
IHG has an active MICE presence in Pattaya with two hotels in key locations – the InterContinental Pattaya, which can accommodate large groups in its expansive ballroom, and the Holiday Inn ideal for classroom, theatre or banquet style featuring a 625-sqm ballroom.
Things to do in Pattaya
Pattaya has a wealth of scenic, cultural and entertainment attractions for the post-convention crowd, plus ample outdoor activities including island excursions, vineyard visits and many more.
Pattaya Beach is situated alongside the city centre, adjacent to the resort town’s shopping, food and entertainment areas. Jomtien Beach, located in the south of Pattaya, has quieter stretches. A wide array of water sports can be found on both beaches, including jet-skis and parasailing.
Koh Larn (Coral Island)
Koh Larn (www.kohlarn.com), situated to the west of Pattaya Strait, covers an area of about four square kilometres, encompassing beautiful beaches, clear turquoise waters and an abundance of coral reefs. Popular activities include parasailing and jet skiing.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
This sprawling recreational park highlights traditional Thai houses within beautifully landscaped gardens. A zoo and a butterfly garden are also situated within the compound.
Covering an area of 400 rai, Silverlake Vineyard (www.silverlakevineyard.com) gives visitors the chance to taste and purchase fresh grapes, local wines and pure fruit juices. Rent an all-terrain vehicle to wheel yourself around the property in style.
Pattaya’s world-famous transvestite cabaret show (www.tiffany-show.co.th) offers a glamourous evening out. Lavishly costumed performers put on an unforgettable spectacle that takes in Broadway show tunes and traditional Thai dance.
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Ready to host your perfect event?
IHG fully understands the importance of hosting a successful business event, be it a small meeting, an incentive trip, a huge convention or a three-day exhibition. We have been in the MICE industry for years and have become experts at what we do. Our wide range of hotels in Thailand offer world-class options including cutting-edge conference rooms, elegant ballrooms and inspired outdoor venues. To complement our offerings, dedicated event professionals at each property are always on hand to make sure that all your requirements are met and that every detail of your event is well looked after.