MGBX Convention Hall adds 3,300 sqm of event space to Marriott Hotel Manila’s portfolio
Spanning over 8,000 sqm of event space, the Marriott Grand Ballroom at Marriott Hotel Manila is a spectacular facility unlike any other.
Opened in 2015, the Marriott Grand Ballroom is home to 28 versatile meeting rooms, including the Philippines’ largest pillar-less hotel ballroom with a capacity of 4,000 people in theater setup. It is today unparalleled in sheer size and functionality — a massive complex equivalent to 20 basketball courts combined.
In 2020, the hotel will add more capability with the launch of the MGBX Convention Hall, adding more than 3,300 sqm of additional event/exhibition space to the Marriott Grand Ballroom.
MGBX is designed for the specific requirements of exhibitions and conferences. It offers a large pre-function area, two meeting rooms, and a convention hall divisible into three rooms. Each of the three partitions within the convention hall provides more than 900 sqm of space and a ceiling height of 3.4 meters. The two meeting rooms, each about 290 sqm in size, make for the perfect breakout rooms should these be needed during the event. When fully occupied, MGBX will host as much as 4,800 people at a given time.
“We’re excited to unveil the latest innovation at Marriott Hotel Manila: the MGBX Convention Hall,” says Bruce Winton, Cluster General Manager of Marriott Philippines. “MGBX is part of our grand vision to redefine the event experience in the Philippines and capitalize on the rapid expansion of the Philippine MICE market and its increasing capacity requirements. With the addition of MGBX not only will we now be able to further cater to the Exhibition segments, we will also be able to feed 4,000 guests in a single venue, demand for which we have turned away until now.”
A grand experience
The Marriott Grand Ballroom is built on versatility. A premiere meeting space that has hosted many important international gatherings such as the ASEAN 2017 and APEC 2015 meetings, MGB features 28 flexible rooms for simply any kind of gathering — from an intimate board meeting to a fashion show, from an automotive exhibition to a sporting event.
Behind this versatility is state-of-the-art technology that Marriott Hotel Manila pioneered in the country’s hotel industry. Facilities and lifts have been designed to accommodate massive movement of staff and equipment, including cars. Inside the main ballroom, professional steel platforms and catwalk structures allow clients to execute world-class, inspired productions.
A fully-integrated event hotel
From the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Marriott’s various facilities, including the 916-sqm Manila Ballroom inside the hotel, are integrated via Sky Bridge. To complete the experience, guests are able to access a range of additional F&B outlets, including Man Ho, an authentic Chinese restaurant and the rest of Resorts World Manila seamlessly. With the 2016 acquisition of Starwood Hotels, Marriott now also operates the newly opened Sheraton Manila, also within the Resorts World Complex with 386 additional guest rooms, further increasing the group’s capability to handle large scale meetings and conventions.
Marriott Manila is strategically located within the Philippines’ first integrated resort complex, Resorts World Manila. The hotel is also conveniently opposite NAIA Terminal 3, which guests can access with complimentary shuttles from the hotel.
To know more about Marriott Hotel Manila, visit www.manilamarriott.com, or follow facebook.com/manilamarriott, Instagram and Twitter @manilamarriott.
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