Red carpet service

THAILAND Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has completed an 800 million baht (approximately US$21 million) renovation programme involving all 565 of its rooms.
It includes five Club floors with dedicated butler service and a Club Lounge, seven restaurants and bars. A new wellness centre has also opened on the lower lobby level, featuring a fitness studio, swimming pool and pool bar, and Spa Cenvaree.

It features 10,000 square metres of newly-renovated events space, including 25 breakout rooms and the Vibhavadee Ballroom, which can seat 1800 people and serve 2000 reception-style. Events of up to 3800 people can make use of the BBC Hall, located in the connecting Central Plaza Shopping Mall, which has more than 300 shops, boutiques, restaurants and a multiplex cinema.

Villa living

INDONESIA Nikko Bali Resort and Spa has introduced a range of luxury bedroom villas ahead of its official launch scheduled in July. 19 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas represent a resort within a resort, offering guests their own private facilities as well as full access to all facilities and amenities within the existing resort, including the renowned Nikko Club Lounge and Mandara Spa. Each villa spans more than 200 square metres, and is equipped with a private pantry, dining area, lounge area, a small swimming pool in an open villa concept and a bespoke butler service.

Guests can also enjoy views of the Indian Ocean and of the hotel’s man-made lagoon surrounded by lush gardens at the villa’s club lounge.
Guests making direct bookings for any stay from May 15, 2013 to end August 2013 will receive a promotional rate of two nights for the price of one.

For more information, contact the resort’s reservation team at +62 361773377 or

Fresh look

THAILAND Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket has re-launched its Dusit Laguna Hall meeting space, following a two-month 10 million baht (US$340,000) renovation programme.
The hall, which can accommodate up to 260 people theatre-style and 180 for seated banquets, now features sophisticated carpeting, antique carvings, textured fabrics and furnishings complemented by state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment including a 55-inch LED TV, ceiling and mobile projectors and a white screen. Free Wi-Fi internet connection is also provided throughout the resort. An extensive foyer provides a view of the Andaman sea.

Re-modelled executive boardroom and or breakout rooms include Suriyan (Sun), Chantra (Moon) and Dara (Star), all located in the main building and offer panoramic views and natural daylight. The resort also offers 2275 square metres of flexible outdoor team-building space at Columbia garden, nestled between a lagoon and a beach.

Hill-top gem

SINGAPORE Nestled within the lush surrounds of a tropical rainforest, and just 10 minutes from the city, The Jewel Box atop Mount Faber is Singapore’s iconic hilltop destination. Boasting panoramic views of Singapore’s harbour, city skyline and Sentosa, private event can be hosted here in style.

Opt for the 240-seater Diamond Palace Ballroom or the loft-like 60-seater Private Dining Room, both featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows for guests to fully appreciate the unobstructed views either has to offer. Alternatively, a selection of versatile restaurants, namely Sapphire, Black Opal and Faber Bistro are also popular picks with event organisers. Each venue comes equipped with an audio-visual system, and a dedicated and experienced team for any event held at The Jewel Box.
Home to the iconic Singapore Cable Car, event organisers can set a unique tone for guests to take a Cable Car ride straight to The Jewel Box at Mount Faber and to the doorsteps of the venue.

Beyond a typical setting, add variety to the programme by hosting delegates on the Bejewelled Tour – a customisable and exclusive tour accompanied by a personal tour steward. Indulge your guests with privileged treatment and priority access into many Sentosa attractions including Universal Studios. For those looking to impress, choose options such as a world-class golf session at Sentosa Golf Course, a leisurely yacht cruise, or board Singapore Cable Car’s Swarovski-encrusted World’s First 7* VIP Jewelled Cabin.