From 2017, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Thailand largest convention and exhibition facility will offer a capacity of 1,000 rooms on site thanks to a brand new IBIS hotel from AccorHotels Group.
To accommodate its clients’ growing demand for hotel accommodation near the exhibition centre, IMPACT is developing a 3-star 587-room Ibis Bangkok IMPACT Hotel with an investment of some US$285 million. The future hotel is located within the IMPACT Muang Thong Thani complex, which already integrates the four-star Novotel Bangkok IMPACT Hotel. IMPACT has confirmed that the new Ibis hotel will be completed and ready for service in March 2017.
According to Paul Kanjanapas, Managing Director of IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd., the operator of IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani, the majority of clients renting exhibition space at IMPACT Muang Thon Thani are local private companies, representing 63% of all exhibitors. From that number, foreign companies represent 18% of all exhibitors. Through its Sales Department’s client database, IMPACT has acknowledged the demand for more hotel accommodation in the vicinity of the exhibition halls in a way to reduce travel times to and from the exhibition and convention centre.
IMPACT is investing some US$285 million (THB 1 billion) to develop a 3-star Ibis Bangkok IMPACT Hotel, which will be managed by AccorHotels Group, to accommodate the growing demand. The new hotel will add 587 rooms to those offered by the existing 4-star Novotel Bangkok IMPACT Hotel, which offers 380 rooms and has an average occupancy rate of 60-70%. The Ibis will be a good alternative choice for budget-conscious and local travellers including government agencies requiring a convenient and affordable accommodation.
The construction of the 18-story Ibis Bangkok IMPACT Hotel started on June 1, 2015, with structural works completed and construction works of guest rooms and additional facilities in progress. The new hotel will offer 574 standard rooms and 13 rooms for people with disabilities. It will be equipped with a lobby bar, a dining room serving breakfast, spacious reception area that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, and parking spaces for up to 113 cars. The hotel is expected to enter into service in March 2017.
Once the new hotel is completed, IMPACT will have both 3-star and 4-star hotels with a total of 1,000 rooms that meet international standards to accommodate customers at all levels.