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Mice Asia Net : October 2008
venue update first mariott opeNs iN bahraiN The Marriott Executive Apartments Manama will be the first Marriott International branded hotel to operate in Bahrain when it opens this month (October). The exclusive Bahrain serviced apartment hotel (www.meabahrain.com) is designed for extended-stay business travellers. It offers 188 beautifully appointed one, two and three-bedroom apartments overlooking the Kingdom skyline and Arabian Gulf. It is strategically located in the Al Fateh/Juffair, near the diplomatic area, the city’s financial district, Bahrain International Airport and Bahrain International Investment Park. Each apartment is furnished to be a home away from home, with elegantly appointed bedrooms with ensuite bath, an entertainment centre, fully equipped kitchen and high-speed internet, satellite television, DVD and CD players. Five-star amenities include dual-voltage electrical outlets, direct incoming and outgoing telephone line, cordless speaker phones, private voicemail accessible from outside, interactive TV, wired and wireless internet connection, housekeeping services, room service, grocery shopping and dry cleaning service. The property offers its residents a private area, the Resident’s Lounge, to unwind or socialise with other residents. The monthly residents’ hospitality events and social activities will allow guests and their families to develop a sense of community in their executive expat home. In addition to the Residents Lounge, recreation and leisure facilities include the fully equipped “Sky Fitness” health club and rooftop swimming pool, steam room and sauna. For details contact Marriott Global Sales or visit www.meabahrain.com. four poiNts iN NortherN chiNa Four Points by Sheraton recently announced the launch of its first Four Points by Sheraton hotel in North China with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel & Serviced Apartments. Following the successes of other Four Points hotels which opened in Greater China, including in cities like Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Changshu, Lhasa and Taipei, Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel & Serviced Apartments will now offer travellers to Beijing just what they’re looking for – great beds, a social atmosphere and a comfortable stay. “The opening of Four Points by Sheraton Beijing extends the brand’s presence in Greater China and provides comfortable lodging at great value for both business travellers and leisure customers,” said general manager, Madam Zhang Lei. The Four Points in Beijing is ideally located in the heart of Beijing’s technology district – Haidian District – a 5-10 minute drive from major government and business organisations, research centres, Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park, and major universities. The Summer Palace, The Great Wall of China, the Olympic Stadium “Bird’s Nest” and other popular sightseeing attractions are all within easy access. The Asia Pacific’s largest shopping mall – Golden Resources - is within walking distance with more than 1000 shops, restaurants and movie theatres. Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel & Serviced Apartments features 355 guestrooms and 177 serviced apartments. The hotel is equipped with 1054 square metres of meeting and banquet space for groups up to 850 people, including a 720-seat pillarless natural light grand ballroom and seven other function rooms, all equipped with state-of-the-art technology including simultaneous interpretation equipments, large plasma display equipment and LCD projectors. Visit www.fourpoints.com/beijinghaidian for further details. the Nam hai – hoi aN, VietNam Vietnam has become a very popular holiday destination, but it was not until the 1980’s that the small port of Hoi An started to draw the attention of overseas visitors. With Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architectural influences this centuries old town respects its traditions, folk festivals, beliefs and very sophisticated culinary art. It also boasts more than 1000 places of interest and has been listed as a World Heritage site. Ideally located on spectacular China Beach in Vietnam and opening its doors on December 1, 2006 is this spectacular addition to the GHM group of hotels and resorts. The Nam Hai offers 60 beautiful and well-appointed villas complete with luxurious indoor and outdoor living areas. There are also 40 Pool Villas, each occupying its own section of landscaped gardens with private pools, both categories boasting views of the South China Sea and nearby Cham Islands. Guests residing in the Pool Villas are entitled to “Club Benefits” which includes private check-in, airport limousine transfers, butler service, complimentary breakfast, laundry and beverages, including mini bar, as well as limousine service to nearby Hoi An or Danang. The hotel also offers a luxuriously appointed spa, featuring eight spa villas positioned on the edge of a lagoon, three beachfront swimming pools, four tennis courts, a badminton and basketball court, two superb restaurants and a bar. For further information or brochures visit www.ghmhotels.com. 60 miceAsia.net