Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia Gets Creative with its Team Building Activities
Build, motivate and manage exceptional teams at eight distinct hotels and resorts
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – April, 2016 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia announces a number of creative team building packages at eight of its unique and compelling properties across the country. From helping to save the natural environmental to engaging in culinary challenges, the packages aim to promote corporate cooperation, building stronger relationships, boosting morale, enhancing communications and empowering team members to work together more effectively for the collective benefit of their organisation – all while having fun, learning new things and enjoying the company of their colleagues.
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, strategically located in the Sentral precinct, the business and transportation hub adjacent to the city centre, features the Senses Awakened package. Well aligned with Le Méridien brand’s multi-sensory programming, the activity offers a vibrant journey to discover new food and flavours. There are two teambuilding activities participants can choose from – Coffee Brewing and Éclair Making. The activity will take place in a meeting room between 6-8 hours for 10-30 persons. The Coffee Brewing activity allows participants to express themselves through latte art and etching in an individual teambuilding activity. Especially for those who are coffee enthusiasts or have an interest in learning latte art, will find this activity interactive and fun. Alternatively, participants can choose to mix their own layers of éclair flavours and be creative in a group. The winning group will get to feature their éclair flavour for more than a week in the hotel as part of the menu in Latitude 03 venue. Prices start from RM150++ per person. For more information, call Tan Gee Kee at +603 2263 7762 or e-mail email@example.com
Nestled in the city centre on Jalan Sultan Ismail, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Let’s Cook and Roll’ brings participants an exhilarating 60-minute activity for a minimum of 20 persons that tests their communication, problem solving, decision making and adaptability skills, as well as their creativity. Several cooking stations will be set up in the event hall. Participants, grouped in teams of four (or more), will be given ingredients and the team will have to create a recipe and cook a dish. Similar to a musical chair, the activity will commence when the music is played and teams will have to start cooking. When the music stops, each team will have to move to the next cooking station and continue from the previous team. Teams will rotate cooking stations every 15 minutes until time is up and the teams will then be evaluated on taste, presentation or work co-ordination. Prices start from RM180++ per person. For more information, call +603 2717 9900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi is located in an idyllic setting between a 10 million year old rainforest on the Datai Bay and an 8,000 year old coral reef, with an abundant of rare wildlife and exotic flora. The resort introduces a sustainable team building activity - Coral Conservation Team Building. Taking place at the Jungle Perch, participants will have the opportunity not only to bond but nurse a vital part of the world’s ecology and improving the lives of the local community through sustainable fishing. The activity is grouped from 10 people onwards (or up to 100 participants) and takes about 3 to 4 hours. Each group is given raw materials such as bamboo sticks, ropes, and flat tyres. Activities are instructor-led and this will give the teams more information about the importance of each activity. The activity encompasses Coral Transplanting, Building Mini ARMS (Artificial Reef Modules) and Bamboo Raft Building. The price ranges from MYR 100 to 200 nett per person. For more information, call +604 959 1088 or email email@example.com.
Four Points by Sheraton Penang, occupying a tranquil stretch of white sandy beach overlooking the Straits of Malacca and 12 minutes from the city centre, takes the heat up a notch with a Master Chef Team Cooking collaborative activity that is held in the outdoors. Suitable for 30 to 50 participants between 2 and 4 hours, the activity is priced starting from RM 140+ per person. Participants will be divided into groups of 5 (or more) and each group will be required to recreate a dish from a recipe provided by the hotel chef. The package includes all ingredients and cooking utensils, professional chefs to help facilitate the session, and various breaks, including snacks, fresh coffee and tea, and a power lunch. For more information, email the Sales Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +604-3718833.
Only 20 minutes from the heart of Kuala Lumpur and easy access to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Puchong is the first International chain hotel in the township of Puchong.The hotel offers a 2 Days 1 Night Team Building Package, which includes an overnight stay at the hotel, with breakfast and a complimentary two way shuttle transportation to District 21, IOI City Mall, an apocalypse themed adventure park. The adventure park is located in a 70,000 sqft indoor premise with 10 attractions. Participants can join a variety of challenges, including an interactive wall climbing activity; Roller Glider, which has them zipping along a pipe through closed loops and curves; the Maze, a vertical labyrinth of tunnels, cages and challenges; and Sky Trail, the largest indoor rope challenge course in Asia. Suited for 10 to 400 participants, this 4-hour activity costs RM 265 nett per person for twin sharing basis. For more information, call +6012 266 1106 or email email@example.com
The Westin Kuala Lumpur, located on Jalan Bukit Bintang, the city’s best shopping district, serves as the perfect venue for an exhilarating day out. The 3 to 4 hour tea strengthening exercise that centres on wellness. The activity starts off with the RunWESTIN℠ program in a pre-designed outdoor running route led by a professional trainer. The team will run from the hotel to a nearby park, whilst enjoying the fresh air. At the park, an enriching outdoor Superfood picnic awaits for further bonding moments with team members. Prices start from MYR 300 per person for 30 to 50 participants, inclusive of door gifts and F&B. For more information, email Lenny Tan at Lenny.Tan@westin.com or Esther Tan at Esther.Tan@Westin.com.
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, tucked away on private beachfront property with the jetty just a stone’s throw away, has launched a 45-minute Cocktail Making activity on The Float, an exquisite venue surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the Andaman Sea. At sunset, participants will form a group of three. An instructor will then explain the ingredients, and run through the process of mixing the cocktail with available tools. Each team is to concoct a creative cocktail that is best paired with two types of canapés. The number of participants ranges from 18 to 24; the activity can be organized at MYR 60 per person. For more information, email Laxman Thapa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Regis Langkawi, situated on an exclusive cove in the southern tip of Langkawi, will present Mangrove Kayaking – with a twist! In this scenario, the paddler is blindfolded and guided by their colleagues. Trust is of essence for the paddler’s smooth manoeuvres, safety and ability to stay dry. A meaningful CSR component follows, where the team plants mangroves together in Kilm Geo Forrest, spreading goodwill throughout the teams and to the local community. Lasting 3 to 5 hours, the activity is ideal for 10 to 50 participants at a cost of MYR 300 per person, including a picnic basket. For more information, call Phyllis Loh, Senior Catering and Convention Manager at +604 960 6623 or email Phyllis.email@example.com.
For those looking to boost office morale or enhance cooperation among their staff, an inspiring off-site location and engaging team building programme can make all the difference. When team members are taken out of their usual context and challenged in new ways, they step out of their comfort zone, opening up and learning from blunders. In the end, everyone benefits from a better understanding of one another, an enhanced climate of collaborative problem solving, and higher levels of trust and support.