Thailand's first INNSiDE hotel, a design marvel that “challenges convention” with a sky-high transparent infinity pool, integrated co-working spaces and authentic Spanish tapas bar, will be opened in Bangkok in July 2023. INNSiDE by Melia is a collection of unique urban and beach hotels designed for those with curious minds and fluid lives. INNSiDE provides guests with all the everyday essentials and extra-special details to make their stay all the more unique. From in-room comforts to the inspiring Big Idea Space, Open Living Lounges, and fitness studios, we allow guests to feel more-than-at-home.
Meliá Chiang Mai has unveiled a ‘hotel within a hotel’ concept called The Level that sets apart 43 rooms and suites as well as a private lounge and a host of bespoke privileges. Housed on the upper floors of the 22-story urban hotel, ‘The Level Rooms’, ‘The Level Premium Rooms’, ‘The Level Suites’ and ‘The Level Presidential Suite’ are 30sqm, 44sqm, 62sqm and 113sqm respectively and afford some of the city’s most spectacular views.
Ambassador Cruise is heralding the dawn of a new day in cruising Halong Bay, with the launch of a day cruise on a new vessel with restaurants and bars, an outdoor jacuzzi and a striking glass bridge. The five-star line behind the UNESCO World Heritage site’s most sublime cruise experiences launched the day-long ‘Ambassador Day Cruise II’ tours on 10 February 2023.
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has proven it means business through its key supporting role during Cambodia’s term as ASEAN chair. The property, the newest international branded luxury hotel in Phnom Penh, aims to cement its status as the nation's top destination for corporate travelers.
In its role as ASEAN chair, Cambodia has steered the course of intergovernmental cooperation between the ten member states in the region through several events and meetings held during 2022. Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has stepped up to the plate during this period to help ensure the smooth running of proceedings. Proving its credentials as a property that can thrive on the big stage, the hotel hosted some side events and accommodated ministers, delegates, and other political and administrative personnel.
New upscale hotels in Vietnam
A sign of confidence in the recovery of Vietnam's leisure travel and MICE industry post-Covid-19, the Radisson Hotel Group has launched two new upscale hotels in the country in April this year. Both properties are located in scenic beachfront destinations - Danang and Phan Thiet.
Radisso Bhopal opened in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh in September 2021. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel is conveniently located within a 40-minute driving distance from Raja Bhoj International Airport and 10 minutes from Habibganj Railway Station. The hotel spans across 4,500 sqm and provides an ideal stay for both leisure and business travelers visiting the city. Radisson Bhopal also provides easy access to tourist attractions like Sanchi Stupa, Upper Lake, Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhimbeteka Caves.
Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala was launched in the scenic hills of Lonavala, India on 23 August 2021. A drivable getaway with convenient air, rail and road connectivity from Mumbai and Pune, the destination is a travelers’ paradise offering many tourist attractions such as Rajmachi Point, Lonavala Lake, Duke's Nose, Karla Caves etc. The resort is spread over 14,100 sqm, offering sweeping views of the majestic Sahyadri range and one of the largest venues for hosting off-site meetings and large weddings. The resort’s commitment to sustainable design practices and extraordinary local character makes it a perfect getaway for modern travelers seeking a purpose-driven travel experience.
Cruise Ship as MICE Destination and Venue
At the recent Asian MICE Cruise Conference held in-conjunction with IT&CMA 2019, the speakers discussed the viability of organising MICE events on a cruise ship. Some of the key benefits highlighted by the speakers at the conference include:
Praya Palazzo, Bangkok, Thailand
The dinner at Praya Palazzo, Bangkok, on 29 Aug 2019 was themed Redefine Memory. This is an apt theme as it brings back memories of this reviewer's first visit to this venue in 2011. New owner, new chef, new and improved tastes. Memory was indeed redefined.
The Sukhothai, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok has experienced rapid growth over the past decades with new skyscrapers springing up ever so frequently. The thought of Bangkok is that of congestion, pollution and high-rise buildings. You would never have thought it is possible to find a moment of peace and tranquility in the heart of this city, but this is exactly what you will get at The Sukhothai.
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