Amara Sanctuary Resort at Sentosa has been selected as the permanent base for Big Four accounting firm Deloitte's first training facility in the region, Deloitte University Asia Pacific (DU AP).
The university builds upon the success of its flagship Deloitte University Leadership Center in Westlake, Texas, USA, and will provide enriching learning experiences to Deloitte employees that are tailored to the region's business needs.
To prepare for DU AP, the resort underwent a six-month enhancement that involved improvements to the lobby and guest rooms, which now boast a refreshed modern look albeit retaining its signature colonial vibe, and adaptation of its MICE offerings.
"This is to meet the DU AP requirements to transform the resort into an integrated 'entrenched learning' space where individuals can hone their leadership skills, network and socialise in an inspired, luxurious and relaxing setting…" said Albert Teo, CEO of Amara Holdings.
MICE facility improvements include the addition of social spaces at the extended Tier Bar to encourage networking in an alfresco setting, a new lounge, and a renovated rooftop infinity pool with increased seating capacity to facilitate casual poolside conversations.
Menu enhancements were also made to cater for an international audience and varying dietary requirements such as gluten-free and vegetarian options. The resort's Shutters restaurant also expanded its breakfast buffet spread to include Japanese cuisine, and soon, Korean as well as Indian fare.
The new and improved Tier Bar also features a refreshed tapas menu to facilitate casual conversation over Asian and Spanish delights, as well as an upgraded range of wine and cigars.
Added Teo, "(This) is the perfect opportunity for us to sharpen our value propositions as a choice MICE destination for specialised customers and events, apart from being a leading resort for leisure travellers."