Asia has fast become the hub for businesses. Business tycoons from all over the world frequent Asia to conduct business meetings, and the region’s stellar safety record makes it a welcoming place for travelers from all around the world.
When it comes to meeting locations, don’t look out for the same old specialized meeting rooms to hold your conferences, especially if you have limited seats for your meeting. Get creative. Why not liven things up with a rooftop yoga session, a poolside cocktail party, or a coffee-tasting session in a hotel cafe?
Here are some of the hottest hotels to host your next creative meeting when in Asia.
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
01 TOKYO – The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Located in downtown Tokyo, The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo hotel begins on the 45th level of Tokyo’s tallest building, making it stand out from the onset. Perfectly framed windows can be seen, from Tokyo Tower to Mt. Fuji. As guests get cozy settling in, the luxury amenities come together while providing a stunning view. There is even a special VIP treatment available for when you really need to impress your meeting invitees.
02 KUALA LUMPUR – W Kuala Lumpur
W Kuala Lumpur is located at the heart of the city. It is only 350 m away from the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC. The Pavilion and KL Tower are 1.2 miles away. An outdoor swimming pool is included for guests who wish to swim while availing other hotel facilities. Other facilities comprise of an in-house fitness center, a steam room and a Spa. Event spaces for meetings can be found with cozy atmospheres, but you can really take advantage of this hotel’s great location by putting on a walking meeting that takes guests through Kuala Lumpur’s famous shopping and entertainment district of Bintang Walk.
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
03 SINGAPORE – JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach provides a luxurious 5-star experience for guests in this busy Asian business hub. Meetings can be held in the 15 different rooms as well as the elegant Grand Ballroom (mainly for events). Originally a military structure and one of the first buildings to be listed for conservation in Singapore, the two-level heritage building’s Art Deco stylings provide an opportunity for guests to experience Singapore’s unique history and architecture.
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
04 HONG KONG – Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is located at the top of Kowloon’s Gold Mile along Victoria Harbour, which is known as one of the best districts in the city for business and shopping. Let your guests be entranced by magnificent views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour during the day and delighted by some of Hong Kong’s best nightlife in the evening once the meetings have concluded.
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
05 SYDNEY – Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
Located in the bustling center of the city, Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay welcomes guests with general luxury amenities such as fine dining (including a Michelin-star-experienced chef), hot spots for entertainment and other city attractions for those interested in site-seeing.
Your meeting invitees can see breathtaking views of the Sydney harbor, including the famed Sydney Opera House, right from their hotel rooms. And for those who are looking to get even closer to the water, consider hosting any post-meeting celebrations at any of the many great restaurants and bars near the wharves.
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
06 BANGKOK – Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
Located in downtown Bangkok and within walking distance from the BTS Skytrain, MRT Subway and the airport, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park incorporates a comprehensive pack of amenities for guests, including award-winning Japanese, Chinese and Thai dishes.
The internal décor incorporates a touch of classic Thai with modern accents. Corporate heads can hold meetings or events in 70,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space which can hold up to 1,500 attendees. If that’s not enough space for you, this hotel’s experienced event team has been known to create unconventional meetings spaces by turning functional areas like parking garages and underground tunnels into miniature Thai street markets and bazaars!
W Shanghai – The Bund
07 SHANGHAI – W Shanghai – The Bund
Located on the up-and-coming North Bund, W Shanghai – The Bund can definitely offer the “WOW factor” for your meeting. With unparalleled bund views, plenty of relaxing outdoor spaces and vibrant indoor spaces brought to life with natural light, this venue will surely be the talking point of the year. To top it off, try elevating your meeting or event with a Sensory Set of handpicked music & scents to match your style, or keep your creative juices flowing with yoga, stretching, brainteasers and icebreakers to keep your participants on their toes with Recess.
JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
08 MUMBAI – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
Perfectly located along the Arabian Sea, the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu is a 5-star hotel that is the essence of luxury. Enjoy fine amenities, stylish hotel rooms and suites, exclusive décor, marble bathrooms and amazing fine dining options in the heart of India. The flexible event spaces allow for meetings, conferences or other social events. Juhu beach is right nearby for those who wish to get a therapy session on the breezy coast.
09 SEOUL – Jw Marriott Hotel Seoul
Jw Marriott Hotel Seoul is a part of the JW hotel chain and is conveniently located at the multipurpose complex in Gangnam. The largest number of guestrooms in Seoul can be found at this hotel, and its recent renovation means they’re top of the line and state of the art.
If any of your meeting attendees are foodies, then they’re in for a treat. This hotel features 7 in-house restaurants and bars featuring international cuisine of all kinds. For those looking to explore some of Seoul’s unique culinary creations, walking outside the lobby door will put you within a short distance of many of the city’s best Korean restaurants.
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
10 HO CHI MINH – Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
The Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon is an ideal location for business travelers looking to conduct important meetings while discovering this unique Asian city. The hotel is set in the district’s first commercial and financial hub, minutes away from key city attractions. The Hoa Hung Train Station is only 4km away, and the Tan Son Nhat International Airport is only 14km away, making the location ideal for business travelers. Club level rooms and suites offer great spaces for meetings.
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