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Mice Asia Net : October 2009
miceAsia.net 55 venue update JAPAN'S VERY FIRST SHANGRI-LA HOTEL Hirsch Bedner Associates has collaborated with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to create Japan's very first Shangri-La hotel, Shangri-La Tokyo. The design celebrates Shangri-La's trademark Asian elegance and luxury with the result according to its creators as the most glamorous hotel destination that Japan has ever seen. Located right next to Tokyo Station, the 202-room Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo occupies the top 11 floors of the 37-storey Marunouchi Trust Tower's main building. Within this bustling central Tokyo locale, the hotel offers guests an elegant urban oasis above the city, with stunning views over the Imperial Palace and Tokyo city. "The HBA design has infused the hotel with the rich and luxurious DNA of the Shangri-La hotel brand," says Tokyo-born, LA-based HBA designer Naoko Horii. "This is attractive to both international guests as well as local visitors who rarely see this style of opulence in Japan." PARKROYAL KUALA LUMPUR VALUE Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's prime business, shopping and entertainment districts, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur is offering residential meeting packages for USD180 per person based on single occupancy for groups booking 15 rooms or more. Offer includes private group check-in with welcome drinks, cool towels and fruit, accommodation in an Orchid Club deluxe executive room with Orchid Club Lounge access, buffet breakfast and refreshments, in-room internet access and full-day meeting package. Catering includes: welcome coffee and tea upon arrival, full-day use of meeting room with flexible meeting times, two coffee breaks, each including coffee, tea and three snack items, and standard meeting facilities. Audio-visual equipment includes LCD projector with screen, two microphones, flipchart and whiteboard, high-speed wireless internet access in eating room, international buffet lunch in Chatz Brasserie or set lunch in Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, the home to sichuan cuisine. Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur is also offering full day meeting packages excluding overnight stay from USD50 per person for groups with a minimum of 15 delegates. Full-day meeting packages include flexible meeting times, standard audio-visual equipment, welcome coffee and tea, two coffee breaks with refreshments, buffet lunch or set lunch, meeting room internet access and complimentary USB flash drive. Offer is valid for meetings consumed from now through to December 31, 2009. For enquiries and bookings, call (603) 2782 8307. MANDARIN ORIENTAL RENAMED GRAND LAPA HOTEL The former Mandarin Oriental hotel in Macau has been re-named the Grand Lapa Hotel, effective August 1, 2009. This follows the recent sale by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group of its 50 per cent interest in the property to Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau S. A. ("STDM"), which was completed in June 2009. The group's partner in the hotel, Shun Tak Holdings Limited, has also sold its 50 per cent equity interest in the property to STDM. The group will continue to manage and market the hotel for a period of up to two years. The Grand Lapa Hotel will provide elegant hospitality in traditional Macanese style. The hotel features 416 well-appointed guestrooms and suites as well as comprehensive resort and wellness facilities. The hotel's restaurants provide guests with a variety of cuisines from traditional Cantonese to authentic Macanese. "We look forward to working with STDM on establishing the new identity of this well-known Macau landmark," said general manager, Michael Ziemer. MERITUS HOTELS & RESORTS Add a distinctive touch to your meetings with Meritus Hotels & Resorts' signature Asian grace, warmth and care. Meet at any of Meritus' hotels and resorts and enhance your meetings with extensive meeting facilities. State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, intelligent lighting systems and a range of meeting venues can be easily tailored to cater to events ranging from international conferences to gala events to intimate discussions. Or take your meeting out of the boardroom into an idyllic haven of old world charms spread over lush, tropical greenery at the Meritus resort in Langkawi, Malaysia. Whatever you desire, have on-hand experienced Meetings and events specialists to offer you their dedicated assistance and advice to ensure that your every business need is met. Enjoy the same attention to detail and Asian hospitality when you retreat to your well-appointed guest rooms, specially tailored to meet the needs of discerning business travellers. To request for a proposal email firstname.lastname@example.org.