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Mice Asia Net : October 2008
venue update New baNquet themes iN kota kiNabalu MICE organisers should have plenty of fun at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia following the introduction of various new theme ideas to choose from. The 25-acre, 492-room resort, offers a great range of options for unique themed experiences. Imagine, for example, arising to a beautiful tropical morning with breakfast on a remote and exotic island (just 10 minutes from the resort), with warm sand between your toes, clear blue skies overhead, and the blue South China Sea around you as you tuck into a sumptuous breakfast. Alternatively, as the sun sets, step into a world of culture and colour with “Sabah Harvest”. Commemorate Sabah’s rich and diverse cultural heritage with this kaleidoscopic display of sights and sounds from 32 different ethnic groups. The hall is converted into a showcase of Sabahan’s proud heritage. Have a sneak peak into the colourful ‘tamus’, experience the leisurely lifestyles of the Sabahan villages, the land’s treasures and be thrilled by the highly charged live cultural performances. Lift the spirits and excite the senses! Alternatively, for a glitzy evening, you may want to experience the tropical “Borneo Rainforest” or be dazzled by the sizzling and sultry “Hot Matters” theme dinner where you will experience hot and sexy Latino music, vibrant colours and exciting salsa moves. For a really grand Oriental affair, “Shang Dynasty” is highly recommended. Groups staying at the property in recent times include Australian company Hagemeyer, the British-based Unichem, and Singapore’s Johnson & Johnson, to name a few. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is just two-and-a-half hours away from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong, making it easily accessible to air- travellers. Interested parties should contact the events management department on (60 88) 327 871, e-mail at email@example.com, or visit www.shangri-la.com/tanjungaru for further details. New club louNge iN heart of baNgkok Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld has announced the opening of the new World Executive Club Lounge. Covering the entire 51st floor of the Centara Grand at CentralWorld, the World Executive Club Lounge offers sweeping views of the city skyline and combines the attributes of a private retreat for members with all the facilities and support expected of a business lounge. All guests staying in executive suites at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld are entitled to complimentary access to the World Club Lounge and all of the benefits of World Club membership. The lounge is open 24 hours a day, with seating artfully arranged to create discreet areas where members can meet to discuss the events of the day with colleagues without concern. Members receive a whole range of complimentary services in the lounge including executive breakfast, afternoon tea and an all-day snack, tea, coffee and refreshments service as well as late night snacks and refreshments. And, after a hard day of business or sightseeing, what better way to unwind than with complimentary evening cocktails and canapés, served daily in the lounge from 5.30pm to 7pm. For the businessperson there is a selection of meeting rooms for private use, subject to availability, for up to six hours per stay for every guest room occupied, and with complimentary broadband internet access at the World Executive Club Lounge, staying in touch with the office or home couldn’t be easier. For more information or reservations telephone: (66-2) 101 1234 ext.6758 , e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com. aNaNtara luxury iN bali Dive into Bali’s exotic cultural heritage with a host of authentic island discoveries while surrendering to blissful relaxation at the Anantara Resort Seminyak. Steps away from the rolling Indian Ocean, the 59 elegant suites of the newly-opened resort are inspired by a unique beachfront location matched by engaging local adventures. Welcome in a new day with an early-morning walk in landscaped gardens and along the pristine Seminyak Beach. The Anantara Resort Seminyak capitalises on a stunning beachside location under a canopy of greenery and light reflected by the ocean. The 59 suites are infused with all the touches of 21st century convenience and feature expansive, free-flowing living spaces – around 80 square metres – with Balinese-inspired décor, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows. Take in views of the sparkling ocean from signature terrazzo hydro tubs from your own private balcony. Lavish features like dark Indonesian wooden floors, oversized built-in beds covered with 300 thread-count linen, and a mountain of pillows are perfectly complemented by sophisticated in-room amenities. Visit www.anantara.com for further details. miceAsia.net 59