Manado, the second largest city on the island of Sulawesi after Makassar, it is the capital of the province of North Sulawesi. This city is one of a kind in Indonesia with its stunning underwater landscape and great mountain panorama. The local people are known for their warm hospitality as well as for the mouth-watering cuisine and unique authentic culture.
In the last two decades, tourism activities have grown significantly. The city has expanded its attractions not only to draw mainstream tourists, but also utilizes its natural splendors as a backdrop for meetings and conventions that come complete with improved access roads and expanded airport. In 2008, Manado hosted the World Ocean Conference, a prestigious international event that confirmed Manado not only as a world class diving destination but also as the center for marine science research. The event also marks Manado as one of Indonesia’s MICE destinations.
With so much to offer, Manado is poised to become a prime MICE destination, and welcomes visitors with that unique Minahasan hospitality.
The city’s main convention venue is the Manado Convention Center. Located at the Pierre Tendean Boulevard Square. The Manado Convention center offers an extensive range of special function rooms. Meeting rooms cater for everything from classroom, theatre style conferences, seminars, workshop, board room meeting, music concerts, fashion show, graduation, weddings, religious events and product launches. The Plenary Hall when joined with the pre-function rooms can accommodate up to 7.000 persons, ideal for corporate conventions and exhibitions.
Address: Jl. Pierre Tendean Boulevard, Kawasan Boulevard Square, Manado
Hotels with Meetings and convention facilities are as follows:
SUTANRAJA Hotel Convention & Recreation
The SUTANRAJA Hotel Convention & Recreation offers complete Conference, Seminar and Banqueting facilities. The magnificent SUTANRAJA Convention Hall can accommodate up to 3.500 guests. In addition, there are 7 other private meeting rooms with varying capacity from 30 to 500 persons. The latest state-of-arts, sound and audio visual equipment are available in all of the meeting and banquet rooms. Professional services of the banquet team are available to ensure your event runs successfully.
Address: Jl. Raya Manado Bitung, Watutumou II Kec. Kalawat, Minahasa Utara
Novotel Manado Golf Resort Hotel & Grand Kawanua Novotel Convention Center
The Novotel Manado Golf Resort and Convention Centre is located 15 minutes from the airport and is part of the Grand Kawanua International City, that has one of the largest convention halls in Manado. With a large range of modern business facilities for up to 2500 persons, the Novotel Manado Golf Resort and Convention Centre is ideal for conferences. Along with 176 rooms and apartments with splendid views, the hotel offers an 18 hole golf course, a pool overlooking the mountains, three restaurants, two bars and a day spa.
Address: Grand Kawanua International City, Jl. A.A. Maramis Kayuwatu / Kairagi Manado
Sintesa Peninsula Hotel
With easy access to the Central Business District and just 30 minutes from the Sam Ratulangi International Airport, the Sintesa Peninsula is destined to become the perfect meeting place in Manado for both business and leisure. The Sintesa Peninsula hotel offers unmatched conference, seminar and banqueting facilities catering for up to 1,200 guests, to small private meetings adjacent to the business centre. The latest sound and audiovisual equipment are also available in all of the meeting and baquet rooms together with the professional service of the Banquet team to ensure the success of your event.
Adress: Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Gunung Wenang Manado
Swiss Belhotel Maleosan Manado Hotel
Combining leisure with business, this Manado resort offers excellent packages for meetings in Manado with 10 high-tech meeting rooms occupying up to 1000 persons. Guests can take work out at the fitness room, dip in the fresh water swimming pool or relax at the spa.
The high-class facilities and spectacular location of this Manado hotel make it a perfect choice for business as well as leisure travelers. Thirty minutes of pleasant journey from the Sam Ratulangi International Airport, the hotel is within easy access to entertainment venues and tourist attractions.
Address: Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 85 – 87, Manado – North Sulawesi
Aston Manado City Hotel
Aston Manado City Hotel provides the perfect setting for every occasion. From Executive level meeting to private function or dinners. The Ballroom can cater for banquets for up to 350 people in theatre style and also offers 5 modern meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 45 people in theatre style. All the meeting room facilities are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and Internet connectivity.
Address: Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 128, Manado, North Sulawesi
Santika Seaside Resort Manado
This beautiful four-star hotel with 101 rooms is situated on the mainland facing Bunaken Island. It is located only 30 minutes from the city center and 40 minutes from the airport. The Hotel Santika Premiere Seaside Resort Manado offers a perfect combination for business and pleasure. Twin ballrooms have been created for large gatherings, conferences and parties, and boast a complete range of facilities.
Address: Tongkaina-Bunaken, Manado
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