Timeout suggests Vietnam’s top venues for hosting international standard MICE events.
Vietnam National Convention Centre
Pham Hung, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi
The convention centre was built with a sense of history and politics, beautiful and harmonious architecture and synchronous technical infrastructure. It was designed in accordance with international standards and is a symbol of Vietnamese architecture in the new century. A system of over 60,000sqm of rooms and large halls features modern and highly automatic equipment.
The centre can meet the demands of both internal and external high-grade events including many types of conferences, seminars, exhibitions, performances, and parties with up to 15,000 attendants and with the highest requirements.
Moreover, the centre is located in a rapidly developing district of west Hanoi and is near My Dinh national stadium, Hanoi Museum and Keangnam Hanoi landmark tower.
International Press and Convention Centre
11 Le Hong Phong, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
One of the hottest spots in Hanoi for hosting events due to its ideal position in the heart of Hanoi close to attractions such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ba Dinh square, One Pillar pagoda and the Presidential Palace.
The 7400sqm ICC complex offers meeting rooms, a conference hall and business centre with good services and professional staff.
This centre has hosted various important international summits and conferences such as Francophone Summits, ASEAN Summit 6, ASEM Summit 5 and APEC 2016 as well as many national and international parties to welcome former US President George W. Bush, the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev, Cuban President Fidel Castro, and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping, amongst others.
JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
8 Do Duc Duc, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi
Known as an event organizer’s dream venue, the hotel offers a new definition of contemporary luxury, the ultimate place for regional and global meetings. With over 5,000sqm of flexible meeting and pre-function space which includes 17 meeting rooms and an additional 1,200sqm of outdoor event areas, the hotel provides a perfect venue for team building, weddings, cocktail parties or other social gatherings.
Vinpearl Halong Bay Resort
Reu Island, Halong City, Quang Ninh Province
Located on an area of 47,000sqm on Reu island in Halong Bay, the 2018 MICE ASEAN venue awarded resort offers the 5-star Vinpearl Convention Hall with five modern conference rooms and a professional and attentive team able to accommodate events with thousands of participants and all the convention needs of corporate customers. Its first-of-its-kind facility helped transform Halong into the first choice for holiday retreats and corporate events.
Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre
799 Nguyen Van Linh, D7, Ho Chi Minh City
The centre is an international standard facility capable of satisfying the requirements of national and international conventions, large scale public and trade exhibitions, corporate meetings and specialised events. It is the largest MICE venue in the city, comprising four indoor exhibition halls totalling 40,000sqm, outdoor exhibition space up to 20,000sqm, a 2,000-seat convention centre, a high-rise office tower, and two international standard hotels. Its main hall provides more than 9,000sqm of exhibition space with state-of-the-art facilities, ideal for large-scale conferences and trade shows.
8 Nguyen Binh Khiem, D1, Ho Chi Minh City
GEM Centre offers an entirely different experience to any other MICE venue in the city. The two colossal ballrooms, Polux and Castor, can each accommodate up to 1,800 guests for a large conference or function.
The centre also boasts two VIP boardrooms, three themed functional spaces and an impressive rooftop complex aptly named The Log that is ideal for outdoor exhibitions.
White Palace Saigon
194 Hoang Van Thu, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City
The conference centre offers architectural elegance, sophistication, class standards of quality and the most professional service in the city. The total area of 6,500sqm brings extensive space including two grand ballrooms of more than 3,000sqm suitable for various types of conferences and events.
The ballrooms are divided into five sections and fully equipped with wireless internet connection, moveable partitions and stages, and a modern moving head lighting system. Whether you hold a board meeting for 30 people, a general meeting of shareholders for 3500 people or a banquet for 3,000 guests, the centre can deliver.
Novotel Phu Quoc Resort
Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province
Novotel specialists provide expert guidance for your MICE event, with the resort’s teams driven by your needs and choices. The resort offers a well-furnished ballroom able to accommodate up to 500 guests and meeting rooms catering to small and average meeting sizes. There are also perfect venues for outdoor activities such as team building and social events with a perfect view of Phu Quoc island sunset.
Novotel offers a wide range of delectable dishes prepared by master culinary chefs who carefully take care of local, Asian and international cuisines. Endowed with a spectacular beachfront location, the resort boasts a variety of luxurious room types offering sea-facing balconies or terraces and bungalows with private pools. It also offers a variety of exclusive all-in-one conference packages.
Muong Thanh Luxury Can Tho
Cai Khe river islet, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City
Well-known as the first 5-star luxury hotel in Can Tho, the biggest city of the Mekong Delta, Muong Thanh Luxury Can Tho hotel blends modern architecture with the natural beauty of the river. The hotel offers four fully equipped meeting rooms with capacity from 30 to 1200 delegates.
Its Tran Giang Grand Ballroom on the fourth floor features a pillarless design and is equipped with modern facilities and state-of-the-art light and sound systems. The hotel was awarded the MICE ASEAN Venue Standard prize for best venue, modern facilities, and professional staffs at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 held in Chiang Mai, Thailand earlier this year.
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Ariyana Danang Exhibition and Convention Centre
107 Vo Nguyen Giap, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang
The Ariyana Centre, managed by Furama Resort Danang, features a flexible pillarless Grand Ballroom, a large exhibition foyer and six function rooms catering for up to 2,500 people.
Modern Western architecture is in harmony with timeless Asian design, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative in-house services and breathtaking views from the beautiful beachfront. It ensures everything you need to seamlessly host all kinds of national and international summits, corporate and association conferences, meetings, incentives, banquets, exhibitions, and special events.
The complex was built for the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and it successfully hosted APEC 2017 meetings, attended by 21 leaders of member countries as well as 15,000 representatives of major enterprises and 6,000 members of international media.
Diamond Bay Resort and Spa
Nguyen Tat Thanh, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province
Diamond Bay is one of the best choices for MICE in Nha Trang City. Besides above-standard accommodation with private balconies or terraces, it features large banquet event halls with seating capacity for up to 1000 persons, as well as conference rooms for meetings and smaller presentations capable of accommodating MICE events of all scales.
The Diamond Ballroom is 434sqm making it perfect for mid-sized meetings catering to around 400-500 persons. The Universe Ballroom is 235 sqm and offers a space perfect for small meetings or gatherings with capacity from 100-150 persons.
The resort has an impressive track record for hosting events of any size, taking advantage of the beaches and beautiful sea view to truly mix business with pleasure. Its 24/24 business service offers modern facilities of phone, copiers, printers, and computers with internet access.
Sheraton Grand Danang
35 Truong Sa, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang
The resort features a compelling environment for conferences, meetings, exhibitions, weddings and social gatherings with over 3,300sqm of transformative space spread over 14 separate indoor function spaces, including elegant 1,267sqm Ballroom. The generously-sized pillar-less space adorned with three jawdropping stunning chandeliers is the perfect venue that is sure to amaze any guests.
Its expensive charming Grand Ballroom boasts at 12.75m high ceiling, fully equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, including advanced video and interpretation systems, High Speed Internet Access, customisable lighting and sound systems and more.
It can be tailored to accommodate large-scale events, ranging from conferences to exhibitions. Its Ballroom Ocean Terrace provide an exceptional view of the sea, whereas the Ballroom Fountain Terrace give an illusion of serenity and elegance.