Business tourism has seen exponential growth in recent years, with more people traversing the globe for meetings, conferences, events, conventions, networking, incentives, trade, and more. The MICE industry now plays a significant role in the tourism sector.
Going on a business trip sounds like such a fun perk, but if your travels are constantly associated with only business and no room for leisure, it can fall flat on its face very quickly.
When it comes to business travel, finding the perfect accommodation that offers top-notch infrastructure, service, and staff to support your work needs but also the necessary facilities and amenities to make your stay enjoyable is not easy. An inconvenient location, stale and old-fashioned venues, insufficient assistance, lack of area attractions, and unappetizing dining experiences are all contributing factors to a dissatisfactory hotel experience, which can break a business trip.
This is why some of Asia-Pacific’s luxury hotels are increasingly focused on your work as well as leisure needs.
Besides ensuring their staff are professional and equipped with the necessary skills to assist you, hotels are offering inspiring spaces with purpose-built facilities to guarantee a seamless process from planning to execution.
Most world-renowned hotel brands have also ensured that they have a presence in key business districts across the Asia-Pacific so you will always have a sense of familiarity, regardless where work takes you.
So whether you are sealing the deal with potential investors, presenting at an annual general meeting, or speaking at a conference, these leading MICE hotels are sure to exceed expectations in making your stay comfortable and your experience memorable.
If there is one thing that Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel Indonesia has down pat, it has to be its prime location.
The hotel sits right in the beating heart of the mega-metropolis’ emerging commercial and residential heart hub, the Sudirman commercial and business district. Its proximity to the Indonesia Convention Exhibition Center and the Jakarta Convention Center also means it is in the middle of all the action.
At its doorstep is Jakarta’s shopping destination at Gandaria City Mall, which comes complete with everything you need including banks, ATMs, money changers, entertainment outlets, wellness stores and services, and even an in-building art gallery. So a pinch of leisure while you work is never too far away.
The property houses 293 generously spacious, luxurious rooms kitted out with flat-screen TVs with up to 50 channels of cable entertainment, the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience bed so you can have a restful night, and more importantly, high speed internet access (HSIA) because Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel understands how important it is to stay connected throughout your trip.
And with nine state-of-the-art meeting spaces with capacities from 20 to 1,000 people coupled with brilliant service from its expertly trained team to inspire you, you can be sure Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel has all the makings for a successful event venue.
Impress your guests, be it at an elegant wedding banquet or a smaller business affair with every detail planned to a tee and a specially put together scrumptious bespoke spread that is sure to excite every palate. You would be hard pressed to find another hotel that would go so far above and beyond for you.
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Sydney is known as the economic and business hub of Australia, and for this reason, business travelers are drawn to the vibrant city for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. One hotel that does this right is Hyatt Regency Sydney, located adjacent to the splendid waterside location of Darling Harbour in Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD).
Just 12 kilometers from the Sydney Airport, Hyatt Regency Sydney boasts 892 chic and spacious guest rooms and suites, some with stunning Darling Harbour views. All rooms include a work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and of course, complimentary Wi-Fi is a must.
Aside from its Regency Club Lounge with exclusive access, a Hyatt E-Concierge, and 24-hour fitness center, the property also offers exciting dining experiences for every guest as well as 3,700 square meters of flexible meetings and events spaces.
Featuring two majestic waterfront ballrooms with all the classy trimmings and 21 state-of-the-art meeting or breakout rooms with Darling Harbour as the sweeping backdrop, Hyatt Regency Sydney’s facilities are ideal for your next business or social event.
The hotel’s specialized event planning team will also be on ground to provide exemplary service and ensure your guests are pampered with the most exquisite cuisines on offer with menus tailored to your needs.
While you are here, take in the marvelous views, sure to leave you breathless. And when it’s time to loosen those ties and kick off those work pumps, head out to visit some of Sydney’s best attractions, such as the Pitt Street Mall or the Queen Victoria Building, because Hyatt Regency Sydney indeed is the unparalleled gateway to exploration.
Just a decade ago, South Korea looked very different. These days, the East Asian country is often associated with the Hallyu (Korean pop culture) wave. But it is also a tech-savvy nation that boasts impressive economic growth, with Forbes hailing it as the “Seoul” of the world’s economy.
For this reason, finding the perfect MICE-equipped hotel in Seoul is important. It must stand out from the crowd, go beyond leveraging technology for meetings and events, and cater to your every need. And none is more suited for the job than the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Seoul.
Situated right in the central business district of the South Korean capital city, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul boasts a location that is flanked by rows upon rows of shiny and sleek commercial towers and the majestic and grandiose Gyeongbokgung Palace.
This means a shopping haven is just around the corner and a journey through the Joseon kingdom is a stone’s throw away – it is just a matter of choosing to turn left or right.
The stylish hotel boasts offers over 300 spacious guest rooms, including 43 suites, all with high-tech convenience, spa-like bathrooms and customizable Four Seasons beds. Floor-to-ceiling windows in each room flood the interior with natural light while showcasing the best of Seoul’s city skyline set against the backdrop of rolling mountains.
Business travelers would be pleased to find that Four Seasons Hotel Seoul does not cease to impress when it comes to its MICE facilities.
On top of an experienced and friendly conference team to help you plan and execute every last detail of your event, it also boasts a range of venues that will adapt to you. In addition to a majestic Grand Ballroom and seven additional function rooms, the hotel also boasts a beautiful Garden Terrace event space for a little bit of that outdoor charm.
When the sun goes down, it is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and sip on a cold and refreshing cocktail.
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