Floating meditation pods
well-being is central to the concept of Else Retreats, which is opening
its first hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this summer. The 49-room
property will feature a private meeting space called the ‘Business Den’
alongside a communal co-working space, a drawing room and a library.
Those who want to unwind can make use of floating meditation pods or let
off some steam in a state-of-the-art gym.
Take LED to the next level
Host a high-tech event
at the 1,080–room Hilton Singapore Orchard, the largest Hilton hotel in
Asia-Pacific, which opened in January. It features two pillarless
ballroom with moveable LED walls and enhanced lighting and sound
facilities. Technology is central to the guest experience too, with
in-room motion, air-conditioning and light sensors in every room, while
digital access keys and services connected to guests’ smartphones make
the most of contactless technology.
Team-building with a difference
Marriott International announced an agreement with Melco Resorts &
Entertainment to bring the W Hotels Worldwide brand to Macau. Scheduled
to open in December 2022, the 557-room W Macau - Studio City will offer
1,100sqm of event and meeting space, alongside a dedicated private
on-site recording studio, the W Sound Suite, which can be used for
corporate team-building activities.
Fitness on demand
Australia recently reopened its
borders to international visitors, coinciding with the opening of the
172-room Kimpton Margot Sydney, an IHG hotel with original Art Deco
features. It hosts rooftop yoga classes or delegates can opt for a yoga
session in the privacy of their own room, where a yoga mat and on-demand
classes are available at all times of the day. The venue features six
Scale new heights
Set to open in May, The
Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon offers 155 rooms and a range of meeting
spaces, the largest of which can host up to 120 theatre-style. The hotel
will also be home to Sky Beach, the highest rooftop bar in Bangkok,
which will feature live music and food-themed experiences.