8 Hotels in Singapore every MICE planner must know about!
by Aanchal Dhawan Industry Watch | February 16, 2015 | News
Here's a round up of our top pick of hotels in Singapore, what makes them unique, and why you can host the perfect MICE activity in these hotels.
1. Eco-friendly Meetings @ PARKROYAL on Pickering
Ever imagined a hotel in a garden? PARKROYAL on Pickering offers you exactly that! Extensive landscaping, which includes sky gardens, water features, planter terraces, waterfalls and green walls, will provide your eyes the much needed respite from those hectic meetings. It features 165,000 sq ft of zero-energy sky gardens rimming the hotel on its multiple floors. Visually stunning birdcage cabanas around the pool and an impressive outdoor infinity pool add to the hotel's unique offering. Take a walk on the 1000 ft walking path around the building when you need to clear your head pre/post those meetings!
MICE Capability: Seven meeting spaces in a theatre style with a maximum capacity of over 550pax pose as the perfect venues to host your next MICE activity. A dedicated events concierge and cutting-edge technology promises to ensure a seamless event. The hotel also offers a full day per-person meeting package!
2. Indulgent Meetings @ Naumi Hotel
Ever set your eyes on something in a hotel and feel the desire to take it home? (No, we aren’t talking about the good old vanity kits!). Located in the heart of the city’s Central Business District, Naumi Hotel, with its 73 elegantly-appointed rooms, happens to be one such hotel where most of what one sees from the lobby to the guest rooms, be it that beautiful piece of art, snuggly seven-layer Egyptian cotton bedding or the fragrance you smelt in the lobby, is up for purchase exclusively through the hotel’s online web store. The Apple TVs, premium bath amenities and designer furnishings add to the guest’s indulgence!
MICE Capability: Three meeting rooms with distinct characters namely the Varta 1, Varta 2 and 8M, play host to a variety of seating arrangements, that can cater to a wide range of occasions and can be customized to your meeting needs. At Naumi, decadently designed meeting spaces inspired by opulent cigar lounges, luxuriant furniture, and chandelier lighting make for a stunning gathering outside office. All meeting rooms are wired with high-tech audio-visual facilities, high-speed WiFi internet, and Nespresso coffee-making machines.
3. Incentives Galore @ Resort World Sentosa (RWS)
Looking for the perfect place to plan your next incentive trip without the stress of constant inter-city travelling? Look no further! This self-sufficient paradise spanning 49 hectares, caters to your EVERY need! Home to the Universal Studios theme park, Marine Life Park, a Maritime Experiential Museum, a destination spa, a Casino, 6 unique themed hotels with over 1500 rooms to suit every personality and the Convention Centre (Take a pause to take all that in!), RWS is truly an Event Planner’s DELIGHT! Whether you’re an art lover, beach bum, nature enthusiast, or just a plain seeker of the good life, RWS has something to offer to everyone! From the Crane Dance to the Lake of Dreams, ‘Entertainment’ has been given a whole new meaning in this spectacular sanctuary!
MICE Capability: Resorts World Sentosa offers unique event spaces that are ideal for big conventions for up to 6,000 people, as well as for gatherings comprising small groups. Home to one of the region’s largest column-free ballroom, RWS also has an accommodation capacity of over 1500 rooms. At any one time, the resort can comfortably host 35,000 guests.
4. Distinctive Rejuvenation Experiences @ One Farrer Hotel and Spa
Want to reward your employees with a much-deserved break? Holistic experiences await you at the One Farrer Hotel. The hotel houses two luxurious spas to eliminate every inch of the stress you’re facing! The Spa Retreat offers revitalizing treatments harnessing both the healing power of ancient Asian traditions and European cutting-edge expertise. Meanwhile, the Aesthetic and Wellness Spa offers technologically-advanced aesthetic treatments performed by industry specialists that will make your skin glow! To melt away the stress from those meetings, indulge in a meditative stroll through the relaxation gardens and enjoy a refreshing soak in the hotel’s Japanese-style onsens.
MICE Capability: Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the Grand Ballroom and Meeting Rooms offer an ideal venue for conferences, functions and special occasions, while the Marquee is perfect for hosting outdoor events. The Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 600 guests and can be partitioned into two function rooms while the Meeting Rooms namely, The Napier, Read and Spottiswoode can accommodate 15-300 guests.
5. Business comes first! @ Swissotel The Stamford
You know the hotel is tall when along with your own city’s skyline, your suite’s private balcony also offers scintillating views of the nearby islands of Malaysia and Indonesia! Swissotel The Stamford, one of the tallest and leading business hotels of Southeast Asia aims to make your business their top priority. It does help when you have access to a sprawling 70,000 square feet Raffles City Convention Centre along with experienced ‘Convention Specialists’ at your beck and call ensuring your work NEVER suffers!
MICE Capability: The Raffles City Convention Centre provides a diverse range of 27 fully-equipped meeting rooms capable of catering to events of all sizes. The Executive Conference Centre with a satellite conference system featuring icon-based touch screen and advanced facilities is the preferred venue for global conferences. The stunning pillar-free Fairmont Ballroom, the hotel’s largest ballroom, can accommodate up to 3,000 guests.
6. MICE in harmony with nature @ Shangri - La
Singapore NEVER sleeps! So, if you’re tired of the hectic city life, then Shangri-La offers you a gateway to heaven. Adhering to the belief of living in harmony with nature, the hotel boasts of 15 acres of wonderfully landscaped gardens and a stunning close-to-nature location to dine at The Waterfall. The hotel offers a plethora of options for your next MICE featuring unique details like refreshing centerpieces of herbs or fruits bowls, edible centerpieces and exotic fruit stirrers..
MICE Capability: All the conference and function rooms feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment for meetings in Singapore including intelligent lighting system at the Island Ballroom and strategically positioned motorised projectors and screens in selected function rooms. The hotel also offers unique detailing such as Herb Garden Tours and Solar Panel Tours for environmentally conscious meetings.
7. Top-of-the-world experience @ Marina Bay Sands
There are few who haven't heard about this famous hotel that has raised the bar for the hospitality industry worldwide with its dazzling casino, luxurious shopping mall and stunning SkyPark. The hotel’s Skypark Infinity pool has emerged as one of the most iconic swimming pools in the world offering jaw-dropping views of the Singapore skyline. Unwind after those hectic meetings by sipping on to martinis and enjoying the beautiful sunset when you’re swimming on top of the world!
MICE Capability: Connected to the Hotel is Singapore's largest MICE facility, the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, offering more than 120,000 square metres of meeting space with a capacity to host up to 11,000 delegates. Be it the Sands SkyPark for intimate receptions, the Event Plaza for large-scale festivals, Theaters for conferences, ArtScience Museum for ceremonies or Celebrity Chef restaurants, the hotel can host a wide range of events. The hotel also offers various sustainable Green Meetings options.
8. UPCOMING VENUE: Exclusively Fresh Meetings @ South Beach Hotel
A fresh-flavored mixed development that is all set to be the new defining structure in Singapore's vibrant skyline, South Beach features offices, luxury residences, a designer hotel, retail spaces and an exclusive membership club. The South Beach Hotel, that is expected to launch in April, is poised to be the next MICE venue for Singapore. Go shop your heart out at the fancy retail outlet post those hectic meetings!
MICE Capability:An upcoming property with extensive MICE facilities in the heart of the city, the hotel’s 19 meeting rooms and pillar-less ballroom are set to cater to a wide variety of MICE events.
Read more about this upcoming hotel here.
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Resorts World Sentosa images source: www.rwsentosablog.com
A round up of our top pick of hotels in Singapore, what makes them unique, and why you can host the perfect MICE activity in these hotels.