As wellness and sustainability initiatives in travel become more than just a passing, fashionable statement, hotels are responding by announcing initiatives that make serious changes to how meetings and events are being held.
From an 'open' room layout and design to amenities and 'superfood' food and beverage offerings, The Westin Singapore, for instance, is finding ways to 'declutter' the meetings experience to improve productivity for attendees. This includes creating a 'clutter-free' brainstorming environment that prioritises staples such as paper, pens and refreshing beverages.
Thoughtful 'green' features such as energy-efficient lightbulbs, double-sided meeting pads and water pitchers in lieu of bottles are also on hand to help reduce waste generated during meetings.
During their stay, delegates can wind down with room facilities such as its Westin Heavenly Bed features lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress and its White Tea Aloe bath amenities.
To get active, delegates can borrow athletic shoes and apparel during the duration of their stay with the New Balance Gear Lending programme or go for a five- or eight-kilometre jog or walk from the hotel with maps as part of its RunWESTIN initiative, or go for a relaxing swim at its an infinity pool with views of Singapore's south coast.
Meeting planners can take advantage of a 10% discount off full-day meeting packages for bookings made by July 31, 2018 for events, valid for events held from now till August 31, 2018 at The Westin Singapore. The offer is subject to other terms and conditions.