Pullman Luang Prabang recently hosted its inaugural MICE Meeting Showcase 2019, inviting industry professionals and members of the media to discover how it can facilitate MICE experiences for all types of groups.
The showcase was hosted on 23 May 2019, at the Nam Khong Ballroom, which at 368 square metres is the largest event space in Luang Prabang.
Following an introductory address by Denis Dupart, the resort’s general manager, guests were treated to a traditional Lao dance performance, a local cooking show by the resort’s Chef Sith, a “Mix It Up” bartender show and even a yoga class. Themed breaks embraced the natural ambience of Luang Prabang, including a fresh tropical fruit stand, an organic juice bar, a freshly-baked bread stall and healthy homemade cuisine.
“With our spectacular natural scenery, surrounded by verdant forests and rice paddies, Pullman Luang Prabang creates a captivating venue for corporate events. But no matter how attractive the destination, delegates will never be motivated if they spend too long stuck in a gloomy meeting room. That’s why we want to let meeting planners break down the boundaries and create events that showcase the beauty and culture of the destination,” said Mr Dupart.
For three to 300 delegates, function spaces at Pullman Luang Prabang include the Nam Khong Ballroom, the 116sqm Nam Khan meeting room, and Le Salon boardroom. Options for break-out sessions include organic food stalls, massage corners and wellness breaks. Dining experiences are available at L’Atelier, the resort’s stylish restaurant, or outdoors amidst the landscaped gardens.
Groups can also engage in responsible enterprises that include visits to women’s textile collective Ock Pop Tok, the Laos Buffalo Dairy Farm, Mandalao Elephant Conservation Camp, Saffron Coffee, Heuan Chan Heritage House, and Luang Prabang’s Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre.
Delegates can also give alms to Buddhist monks at a temple in Luang Prabang, tee off at Luang Prabang Golf Club or enjoy outdoor adventures in Nahm Dong Park, an eco-tourism haven. Back at the resort, guests can help with the rice planting and harvesting at the onsite paddy fields.