December 2010 saw the Pahang Events and Exhibitions prospects for Malaysias third largest state receive a major boost with the opening of the Zenith Hotel and Sultan Ahmad Shah (SAS) Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Kuantan.
In the Pahang state capital Kuantan the Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort offers a choice of 8 function rooms that can cater for a variety of Pahang events accommodating between 20 and 450 people.
If a meeting by the sea is what clients want then the Swiss Garden Resort and Spa in Kuantan have the facilities to accommodate between 30 and 500 guests across some 1,000 sq metres of functional meeting space.
The Genting International Convention Centre affords a convention hall spanning over 6,000 sq metres that can be split into 3 smaller halls to cater for individual clients needs.
Pahang is also home to one of the largest convention centres in Malaysia, the Genting International Convention Centre (GICC) covers an area of over 45,000 sq metres consisting of a grand ballroom and a further 18 fully equipped meeting rooms.
Standing at 24 floors the Zenith Hotel offers luxurious accommodation with 519 rooms and suites and together with the East Coast Shopping Mall and the SAS Convention Centre (which can accommodate 220 booths measuring 3x3 metres) it is by far the largest development to date on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia.
The SAS Convention Centre has a ballroom and exhibition hall with a capacity for 6,000 seats with state of the art meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) facilities. The Grand Ballroom and Exhibition Hall, with a combined floor space of 23,800 sq metres plus 12 smaller fully equipped meeting rooms makes this the premier conference and exhibition centre on the east coast.
Pahang Event Hotels
The Hyatt banqueting team specialises in effortlessly planning and instigating both high class weddings and gala nights that take the worry away from delighted clientele.
Frasers Hill International Bird Race
An annual Pahang event with a difference is the Frasers Hill International Bird Race whereby a large group of international and local bird watchers gather to race against time to spot as many bird species as possible within the trails on Frasers Hill.
Frasers Hill is home to some 250 different species of bird and the objective is to help preserve the environment for the birds to thrive and raise the profile of Frasers Hill as a bird sanctuary.
Tioman Mega Dive
Another annual Pahang event with an international feel is the Tioman Mega Dive that somewhat bizarrely showcases an underwater wedding and fashion show (2010) and an underwater photographic contest amongst other aquatic workshops.
The Genting Trailblazer is a gruelling Pahang event that involves two persons in each team racing up the 14 km course through mud, various obstacles some natural and some man made and overcoming punishing challenges that is deemed an achievement in itself just finishing!
Pahang Events And Exhibitions
The state of the art facilities available include audio visual, light and sound systems and communication systems such as Simultaneous Interpreter System (SIS), conferencing systems, voting systems, fibre optics and ISDN cabling for individual meeting rooms.
All function rooms at the Swiss Garden Resort provide a full range of meeting equipment with the semi circular ballroom being the largest function room available.
The Grand Ballroom is one of the largest column free halls in Malaysia and it can accommodate up to 2,000 in banquet style and up to 4,200 in theatre style seating.