Thailand’s new luxury tented camp perfect for the MICE industry

Thailand’s new luxury tented camp perfect for the MICE industry
Edited by Travel Weekly


    The newly opened luxury Visama Mae Chan tented camp in northern Thailand has emerged as the hottest new destination for unique private corporate buyouts and MICE opportunities. 

    The fully five-star tented camp, which opened in December, is targeting corporate buyouts for board meetings, strategic planning retreats and incentive reward bookings.

    Each group will have a dedicated in-house event manager to make sure proceedings go smoothly. The camp’s founders, VHG Hospitality Asia, have created a service culture and property that can host ten executives and their partners in ten safari tents imported from South Africa and adapted for northern Thailand. VHG Hospitality Asia co-founder, Christopher Stafford, known for pioneering innovative hospitality projects such as I37 Pillars Hotel Chiang Mai, and at Anantara Hotels, says the property team can create a large variety of activities both inside the tented camp and in the surrounding areas of forested hills, rice paddies and small villages.

    He cites guided hiking and biking trips, cooking classes, spa therapy, yoga, Tai Chi, archery, painting and pottery classes. Evocative temples, mountain landscapes and hill tribe villages are a short trip away. The camp lends itself to both indoor and outdoor meetings. In the evening there is the option of star-lit fire-side movie screenings and BBQs at the Ambalama lounge area. “With almost five hectares, our beautiful retreat offers a very private, bespoke and secure setting for companies,” Stafford, said.

    “And all of it comes with a delightful touch of novelty due to the beguiling but beautifully functional nature of the accommodations – safari tents.” Amenities in all tents include air conditioning, mobile phone with concierge app, French press coffee pots, WiFi, rain showers, safety deposit box, refrigerator, his and her bathrobes and slippers, bathtub, large balconies and an evening turndown service.

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