THAILAND The recently-restored Grand Postal Building in Bangkok officially opened this month not only as a centre for post and telecommunication services but also as an event venue, with IMPACT chosen by Thailand Post to manage the historical building.

Located on Charoen Krung Road in Bangrak district, the Grand Postal Building offers over 3000 square metres of events space over two levels. The Postal Heritage Hall on the ground floor spans 1054 square metres with a seating capacity of 576 classroom-style and 440 banquet-style. Three mid-sized meeting rooms spanning 99 to 144 square metres, The Postcard, The Postal Theatre and The Letter, are located on the third floor.

At the front of the building is a 1000-square-metre outdoor area available for event usage. IMPACT is due to launch its Manorah Thai Restaurant on the ground floor, which seats up to 80 and caters for private events. Apart from authentic Thai cuisine prepared by a professional Thai chef, IMPACT will also be offering F&B services at the venue.

IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd managing director, Paul Kanjanapas, said investment pumped in will reach more than 100 million Baht (US$3.2 million) over the next few years.

“Corporates, the government and private individuals in or nearby the city centre who are looking for a ‘different’ experience in a convenient location for a venue option, will be targeted. We expect to earn over Baht 100 million from managing Grand Postal Building during the first year of operation,” Mr Paul added.