Just a few years back, holding business meetings in hotels was no different from holding meetings in an office boardroom. The current trend however aims at making business meetings in hotels a little less formal. Thus, other than the usual round tables and high-tech equipments, people desire to have their meetings in places that are able to focus on both work and play.
Going by this need, the top 7 most awesome hotels to have business meetings in include:
1Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok
What makes this hotel perfect for meetings is the fact that it is located at the central business district and is in the same building as the Bangkok Convention Center. Aside from its 505 luxurious rooms, it also offers executive accommodations which come with private meeting rooms. While small meetings can be held at the seventeen Lotus Suites, large meetings can be held at the Convention Center which has a 5,000 sitting capacity. The building in which the hotel is located further has a number of dining spots as well as movie theaters and shopping stores.
2Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, China
Everything about this hotel calls for executive gatherings. It’s located at the Hong Kong’s International Finance Center and offers very business friendly facilities such as the Peak Suite for exclusive executive meetings, the East meets West meeting rooms and a number of ballrooms. In addition, the hotel has a shipping and receiving department to cater for the needs of the guests and most importantly, the management is always ready to offer customized VIP amenities.
3Sheraton Ankara Hotel in Turkey
The hotel adopts a business-like atmosphere that’s highly inviting, mainly because it doesn’t try to over-please. It has up to 20 function spaces, a ballroom that can host 1,650 people and a huge conference area that can be used to host large meetings, product launches or trade fairs. The ‘play’ side of the hotel include a health club, squash courts and an indoor pool. And, it can’t go without mentioning that the guest rooms give magnificent views of the city.
4Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates
To cater for the business needs of the executives, the hotel has over 40 meeting rooms. The Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi hotel further has a 1,100 seat auditorium, a ballroom with occupancy of 2,400, and an outdoor space that can carry 20,000 people. Thus, no matter how large a meeting is, the hotel has big enough space for all. Also, neighbouring the hotel is the luxurious yacht marina and the white sandy beaches
5St. Regis Hotel in Rome, Italy
The hotel provides very eco-friendly amenities and services to meet everyone’s business needs. It has 13 meeting spaces and also a 900 square meters space and events rooms that can accommodate 540 individuals. In terms of accommodation, the hotel has 161 guest rooms all of which are equipped with the latest technology. And by it being located in Rome, there’s a lot to see and experience both within and around the hotel.