Team Building in Hanoi Vietnam
Hanoi as your team building and MICE destination
Vietnam’s capital has that peculiar, attractive aura of a city with a long and diverse history. Hanoiis a graceful city of lovely lakes, tree-lined boulevards, elegant squares, and leafy public parks, a charming reference to an age gone by, complimented by contemporary luxuries that make for a fabulous and exotic reward for a hard working team.
Guests are rewarded with the opportunity to stay at a true incentive property - a classical grande dame in the heart of the old town, yet a world away from the assault on the senses that is Hanoi. Groups will enjoy a cyclo rally through the mind boggling old town, admiring the crumbling colonial architecture and street life in a maze of small alleyways and guild streets, where the products on sale seem to have been unaltered for centuries; traditional medicines and herbs, brightly colored votive paper, bolts of finely spun silk, silver and jade jewellery. With shady lakes and countless street-side cafes, the city invites you to linger over a cup of strong Vietnamese coffee and watch the world go by.
Thanks to the economic renewal and the deep integration in recent years, the number of foreigners visiting Vietnam for business purpose is on the rapid rise and addressing the needs for this potential group is therefore becoming a critical business segment for all hotels especially in Hanoi Capital. There are many hotels locating in the business districts of Hanoi where business travelers could not only enjoy spectacular street view but also accommodate their office and easily reach to the convention centers nearby.
Regarding business convenience, all business hotels are equipped with the latest technology like video conferencing, wireless high speed Internet access, modern sound system and LCD projectors. Moreover, spacious conference rooms, modern business center and elegent banquet floor with professional convention team are able to provide you with excellent service of organizing meetings and exhibitions.
Inventory in the Vietnamese capital is expected to expand to more than 6,500 rooms in 2010, up from about 4,400 rooms in 2007.
Opened in October 2010, the new 393-room Crowne Plaza West Hanoi joined last year’s additions such as the 102-room Mercure La Gare Hanoi, 154-room Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi (renovated and rebranded), 168-room Muong Thanh Hanoi Hotel and 170-unit Fraser Suites. In the pipeline for next year are the 250-room Pullman Horizon Hanoi (rebranded mid-2011) and 111-room Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi (end-2011).
HCMC, too, welcomed the openings of the 305-room InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel last year and newly renovated 278-room Mövenpick Hotel Saigon this year. The former has a ballroom for 600 people and the latter, for 400 guests.
The city’s estimated supply of 7,600 rooms – compared to 4,900 rooms in 2007 – is projected to grow further.
Coming online in 2013 are several new MICE hotels, including the 300-room Pullman Saigon Centre and 250-room Novotel Saigon Centre, as well as 205 rooms at the 175-room Hotel Majestic Saigon.
Hanoi flight connections
The Noi Bai International Airport is well connected to all parts of the world by leading airlines. All domestic airlines connect it to every corner of the country.
There are now direct flights from Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, as well as most cities in East and Southeast Asia to Hanoi. The airport- Noi Bai International Airport or HAN- is located some 45 kms outside of the downtown areas, which is translated into about an hour taxi ride.
Vietnam Airlines remain the main carriers of domestic flights and many international flights. Some budget airlines also have frequent flights in and out of Hanoi, such as AirAsia (to Thailand and Malaysia), Tiger Air (to Singapore).
From North America, most indirect flights have a transit in either Hongkong, Tokyo, Osaka or Seoul.
From Europe, there might be transits in Paris, Hongkong, or Moscow, depending on your starting points.
Hanoi has a distinctive type of weather compared with Central and Southern Vietnam. There are four seasons in Hanoi, though the change between them is not dramatic.
Spring lasts from February to April, with average temperature from 15-20 Celcius degree, drizzle is frequent with wet weather. This corresponds with the Lunar New Year Holiday and many colorful festivals. This is also time when flowers are blossoming and it is likely that you will be able to witness the growth of nature most vividly.
Summer lasts from May to August, with average temperature ranging between 30 to 36 degrees. Because of global warming, some summer is dry while the other is extremely wet. In general, expect being sweat under the severe sun during the day and a thunderstorm at night. Summer is also the most touristy seasons of Hanoi, as elsewhere in Vietnam.
Fall is short, often from September to November. The temperature goes anywhere from 25 to 36 degrees. It is often cool, clear and dry during these times, which makes it the best season to visit Hanoi. Many trees’ leaves change color to red and fall down, which adds some romance to Hanoi’s antiqueness.
Winter goes between December and January. The temperature drops to 10 degree but the humidity makes it feel much colder. Do not underestimate Hanoi’s winter and if you plan to visit the city during this period, bring some serious warm clothes.
Places to visit
Hanoi Old Quarter, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, 36 ancient Streets, many museum around and specially with Halong Bay Cruise - A World Heritage Site or Sa Pa Mountain , Cuc Phuong - A biggest National Park in Vietnam.
Beyond the city, you are invited to experience the majestic and awe-inspiring Ha Long Bay. World heritage status prreserves mysterious karst rock formations for your groups to enjoy aboard a private traditional junk, cruising overnight and experiencing delectable cuisine and complete relaxation as you take in unadulterated natural beauty and explore some of nature's wonders, landing at islands and kayaking through cavernous waterways. Getting there and back by helicopter offers a real wow fator to add a final touch of magic to your incentive reward.