The prospect of a 2,500 capacity hotel and convention centre being built in the centre of Ipoh will be a major fillip to the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) industry providing much needed Perak exhibition space.
Strategically located within the business hub of Ipoh city centre is the Tower Regency Hotel that has become a leading choice for Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Theatre Performances, Formal Dinners and Business meetings for Perak events managers.
The Belum Rainforest Resort is not only one of Malaysias premier eco tourist resorts but it also hosts meeting rooms with a capacity to sit 140 people.
The Sebarau Ballroom is the largest conference room with a capacity to seat 1,000 people in a theatre style or 650 for a sit down or buffet dinner. One advantage of utilising a resort like Bukit Merah is it is possible to bring the wife and kids along and let them enjoy the recreational facilities available until the companys' conference business is concluded.
The Bukit Merah Laketown Resort conjures up thoughts of a family day out or holiday destination but it is also home to 2 ballrooms, 5 halls of various sizes and 1 boardroom that is perfect to discuss business strategy at a board level.
Many modern Perak event managers look to hold their conferences out of the city and in a more relaxed environment and Perak is home to two such resorts that match this criteria.
The Excelsior Ballroom on the 14th floor of the Excelsior Hotel in Ipoh commands a panoramic view of Ipoh and can seat up to 500 people depending on the event requirements.
The Syuen Hotel is another Ipoh Hotel developed with the business community in mind and providing excellent conference facilities.
The largest room, The Regency Grand Ballroom located on the first floor, can easily accommodate 900 people for a sit down dinner or can be configured to suit your requirements.
The Tower Regency provides 7 function rooms of varying sizes and configurations all supported with excellent audio-visual equipment, sound systems, white board and above all first class assistance in Ipoh events management.
The state is lacking a purpose built convention centre and previously any large Perak Events have had to take place at the Stadium Indera Mulia in Ipoh. Other than that Perak hotels have had to take up the slack and provide conference and exhibition facilities where they can accommodate them.
The proposal being mooted (Sept 2010) has a long way to progress for planning permission to be granted but it does underline the state governments recognition of the need of such an Ipoh convention centre.
Perak Events Hotels
There are also two further function rooms to cater for your needs and the latest audio visual equipment can be provided for seminars and meetings.
There is a further meeting room on the tenth floor with a 250 capacity and the 4th floor open air terrace accommodates up to 600 depending upon configuration.
The Syuen Ballroom is the largest in Ipoh and can accommodate 1,200 in theatre style, 1,000 in banquet mode and 420 in a classroom configuration.
Ipoh Convention Centre
The latest facilities are available for seminars and meetings and if there is a need to impress your clients or customers with your green credentials then where better than an eco friendly resort.