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Mice Asia Net : January 2009
brunei bring your bRUNEI banter to Story by Johanna Mc Kinnon We’ve found soMe ideal venues for your next meeting in Brunei. B runei is home to a unique range of accommodation and meeting options from palace-like estates to conveniently located hotels. There really is something for everyone. The Empire Hotel and Country Club The ‘seven-star’ Empire Hotel and Country Club offers another world of accommodation. The property is made up of superior rooms, deluxe suites and villas with spectacular views over the South China Sea. For corporate groups wanting to unwind after a conference The Empire Hotel and Country Club is ideal. With its own championship golf course, cinema, spa and sport and activity centre, there will never be a dull moment staying here. And for events the property has four separate venues that can cater for conferences, exhibitions, meetings and grand receptions. For more information about the venues available go to www.theempirehotel.com. Sheraton Utama Hotel The five-star Sheraton Utama Hotel is located centrally in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan and offers 142 rooms and three conference rooms. For meetings this property provides everything an event planner could need, including high-tech audio-visual equipment and easy accessibility. Guests can relax after all-day conferencing by taking a dip in the sparkling outdoor pool, visiting the spa centre, or working out in the fitness centre. The property also features a business centre that is accessible around the clock and a boardroom for smaller meetings of eight. Complimentary shuttle services are available for groups staying at the Sheraton Utama which can transfer guests to nearby attractions. For more information go to www.starwoodhotels.com. 30 miceAsia.net Rizqun International Hotel The Rizqun International Hotel is located just 10 minutes from Brunei International Airport and is attached to a major retail and entertainment centre. The property features 168 rooms and suites which are well furnished with luxury king or twin beds. For meetings and conferences event planners can make the most of the Songket Ballroom which is a large pillar-less space that can cater for 1500 guests theatre-style and 1000 guests for banquets. The Sutra Multi- Function Hall can accommodate 800 guests theatre-style and 500 for banquets. In addition to these spaces the property also features 10 meeting rooms. For more information about the conference packages available go to www.rizquninternational.com. Orchid Garden Hotel The four-star Orchid Garden Hotel is situated conveniently close to the Brunei International Airport and International Convention Centre and provides an ideal meeting point for business events. With 155 rooms and suites, including the luxurious presidential suite, there will be a room to suit all of your delegates. And in terms of hosting a conference or event, organisers can choose from a range of 10 spaces including two private meeting rooms that can cater for 50 delegates as well as the Cesar Grand Hall which can seat 1000 guests. The hotel also features a 24-hour restaurant and coffee shop as well as free wi-fi and the Amanha Spa. For more information go to www.orchidgardenbrunei.com. ABOVE: The Empire Hotel & Country Club.