Named for the local word for "elephant," Sunyani started as a hunting post. In a divot in the middle of the Ashanti Uplands in mid-Western Ghana, Sunyani has road connections to Kumasi, the Ashanti people's capital, and contains numerous regional government buildings, which give the city its life. It also has an airport, a respected hospital, and a few Sunyani MICE event venues.
Two miles north of the city center, Sunyani Airport (NYI) has domestic access to Accra and Kumasi, as well as bush pilot planes to various remote locales.
While there are no dedicated conference venues in Sunyani, MICE hotels include the 107-room Eusbett Hotel, which was built in 1998, has four meeting rooms, the largest of which is able to host up to 200 persons, as well as a pool, five bars and restaurants, and a breakout area. Elsewhere, hotel venues in Sunyani's environs feature the Dymns Hotel, 40 miles to the northeast in Techiman (please note: roads are not fast hereabouts), which has 30 guest rooms, a conference room for 50 persons; and the Hotel Sanbra, in Kumasi, 40 miles to the southeast, which has 22 rooms and a restaurant.
Sunyani MICE events can be arranged anywhere through the tourism board, including inside the city's highest building, Cocoa House, which rises six stories; and in the Knight of St. John House. Other choices include hiring a tour company and visiting and setting up excursions and barbecues at the Boabeng Monkey Sanctuary, 15 miles to the north of Nkoranza in the small settlement of Fiema; it is home to black-and-white Colobus (they're the ones with the black faces and crowns bordered with white) and Mona monkeys (equally unique); spectacular Kintampo Falls, which are on the Kumasi highway, and the village of Nsuta, which is close to Techiman and known for its textiles called Kyenkyen.
Restaurants include a mix of Ghanaian and Western dishes. Choose between the Berlin, Tata, and Jakosa Garden. The Eusbett Hotel has a good restaurant. Again, the local or national tourism boards are your best bet for organizing group meals, and, also again, a barbecue set up against a setting sun is the best bet of all.