STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS IN ASIA PACIFIC ROLLS OUT “REWARDS ON THE DOUBLE” OFFER FOR MICE PLANNERS
From now until 31 March 2013, book an event at over 200 participating hotels in Asia Pacific and receive a trendy tablet* and double Starpoints®
MALAYSIA – Starwood Hotels & Resorts (“Starwood”), the world’s largest luxury and upper-scale hotel operator, launches “Rewards on the Double” MICE promotion in Asia Pacific with over 200 participating Starwood hotels and resorts from Australia, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. Event bookings must be made by 31 March 2013 and held by 30 June 2013 to qualify for this promotion.
Exclusively for members of Starwood Preferred Planner (“SPP”), receive “Rewards on the Double” – a trendy tablet and Double Starpoints®. For an individual group booking whose spend is more than US$18,000, SPP member will receive a mini trendy tablet. For an individual group booking above US$25,000, SPP member will receive a tablet. In addition, for every US$3 spent, SPP members will earn 2 Starpoints® - a double up from the regular ratio of 1 Starpoint® for every US$3 - with no maximum. The offer is valid for all group events and meeting bookings, including those booked through travel agents.
SPP is a loyalty program that enables members to earn and accumulate Starpoints® that can be redeemed for a wide number of rewards including: Free Night Awards (with no blackout dates on standard rooms); room upgrades at more than 1,000 hotels worldwide and, credit on their next event's master bill through Starwood’s Instant Meeting Awards(SM) program. To join, visit: www.starwoodmeetings.com.
Starwood Senior Vice President, Sales – Asia Pacific, Alison Taylor, said: “We are excited to welcome 2013 with the “Rewards on the Double” promotion. As the world’s largest luxury/upper upscale hotel operator, Starwood’s growing footprint across nine brands offers meeting planners with greater value and choices of venues to suit every budget and requirement. This limited time offer is also an excellent way to book meetings at our new hotels such as Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central; W Bangkok; the ITC Grand Chola, A Luxury Collection Hotel; or soon-to-open hotels including Aloft Kuala Lumpur – Sentral and W Guangzhou.
With over 200 participating Starwood hotels across Asia Pacific, SPP members are spoilt for choice. In Malaysia, members can choose from hotels in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, the legendary island of Langkawi or the eco-getaways of Sabah.
§ The strategically located Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, an urban oasis for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel boasts of 23,000 square meters of state-of-the-art meeting space with 12 meeting rooms including the @M meeting space, designed with a novel and modern touch that promotes gathering and socializing. In addition to the existing ‘Rewards on the Double’ offer, Sheraton Imperial is also offering Deluxe Rooms at RM350++ per room per night inclusive of breakfast and internet access. When you book a minimum of 10 persons, meeting packages are at RM190++ per person (2 tea breaks and 1 lunch) and half day meeting package at RM170++ per person (1 tea break and 1 lunch). Enjoy complimentary use of one main meeting room with standard set-up and complimentary wi-fi. For more information or to make a booking, visit www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com or call +60 9 2717 9000.
§ Located in the midst of the City’s golden triangle, The Westin Kuala Lumpur offers a total of 25 meeting rooms and conference facilities with seating capacities ranging from 880 theatre style to 6 in a boardroom setting. Each venue is exquisitely decorated and filled with natural daylight and all meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and broadband facilities. In line with this offer, book a minimum of 20 rooms on peak nights and you will enjoy complimentary high-speed internet access in-room as well as Wi-Fi in the main meeting room for up to 20 users. Additionally, for every paid 25 rooms, enjoy 1 complimentary upgrade to an Executive Club Room and experience Westin’s refreshed Club Lounge facilities. Visit www.thewestinkualalumpur.com or call +60 3 2731 8333 for more information.
§ Amidst Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the 35-storey Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur is easily accessible through integrated rail connections and is only 28 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport via the KLIA Express Rail Link. The hotel’s event spaces recently underwent a transformation, unveiling the METROPOLIS which consists of a pillar-less Clarke Ballroom that seat 400 in a banquet setting and 6 other function rooms. The adjoining spacious pre-function foyer with natural daylights initiates a relaxing and comfortable ambiance, ideal for your next event in Kuala Lumpur. With ‘Rewards on the Double’, get complimentary Wi-Fi access and use of one LCD projector in your meeting room. Discover more at www.discoverlemeridien.com or +60 3 2263 7888.
§ Making a debut this March 22, 2013, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, celebrate your style with this new hotel, where you’ll be steps away from the city’s main railways hub. The hotel will offer premier space for serious business with over 1,600 square meters of space to suit every event. The grand ballroom, 800 square meters in size, will feature an expansive layout that can easily be subdivided into smaller rooms as needed. Find out more at www.alofthotels.com/kualalumpursentral or +60 3 2723 1188.
§ Set in an idyllic natural retreat of Langkawi Island with private beach front location up to 500m, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is strategically located just 20 minutes from the Langkawi International Airport and within 1km from the Jetty Point. The resort’s 6 meeting spaces totaling up to 700 square meters, and outdoor event spaces, will electrify guests with its creative MICE themes and concepts, as well as unique food and beverage offerings. Get in touch at www.westinlangkawi.com or +60 4 960 8888.
§ Cosily tucked away between a 10million year old rainforest in tranquil Datai Bay and an 8,000 year old fringing coral reef, The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi is home to an abundant of rare wildlife and exotic flora. With over 1,100 square meters of meeting and function space, The Andaman infuses every occasion with unmatched style, expertise and grace. When claiming your Rewards on the Double offer at The Andaman, choose from any 2 of these additional perks:
· 15% off laundry services
· 30minutes complimentary pre-dinner cocktail, when confirming 1 group dinner at the resort
· Complimentary usage of 1 LCD projector
· Or complimentary one time return transfer for one VIP guest.
Be guided at www.theandaman.com or +60 4 959 1088.
§ Experience the best of both worlds at Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu - a city hotel strategically located in a resort destination. With its unique charm, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu embraces both the aesthetic and eclectic beauty of the capital of Sabah, offering unsurpassed views of both the city and the South China Sea. The hotel houses a 370-capacity ballroom with state-of-the-art audiovisual support. The five additional meeting rooms enjoy natural daylight and views, one of which offers an outdoor balcony for breakout or cocktail activity. Discover more at www.lemeridien.com/kotakinabalu or call +60 88 322 222.
§ In Sandakan, the second largest city of Sabah, the Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is located amidst the city’s new Central Business District, with many points of interest close to its doorstep. The hotel houses the largest state-of-the-art function space in the city, with 9 modern and spacious conference and banqueting spaces totaling close to 1,600 square meters. Adjacent to the hotel is the Harbour Mall Sandakan, shopping centre which houses the largest convention centre with a capacity to seat 1,500 persons in a banquet setting. When you book for a minimum of 10 persons, enjoy meeting packages at RM105++ per person (2 tea breaks and 1 lunch) and RM85++ per person (1 teak break and 1 lunch). Moreover, get complimentary use of one main meeting room with standard set-up and an LCD projector including complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. Get connected today at www.fourpoints.com/sandakan or +60 89 244 888.
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