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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2012, 12:00am

GRAND GATHERINGS

Harbour Grand Hong Kong is offering full- and half-day meeting packages valid until the end of the year. The full-day package costs HK$638 per person, including use of a meeting room from 9am to 5pm; coffee/tea service throughout the meeting; coffee breaks with snacks in the morning and afternoon; choice of Western or Chinese lunch in the same meeting room; use of selected audio visual equipment; meeting amenities, bottled water and candies; and personalised butler service for the entire meeting. A minimum of 10 persons is required. A half-day package for HK$530 from 9am to 1pm, or 1 to 5pm is also available.

LUNCHEON CHOICES

Le Meridien Cyberport has launched a full-day meeting package at HK$650 per person per day. This includes use of a function room from 9am to 6pm; buffet lunch at Prompt Restaurant or Chinese set luncheon at Nam Fong Restaurant; two coffee breaks with snacks; and standard meeting equipment. A half-day package for HK$550 is available from 9am to 1pm, or 2 to 6pm, including buffet lunch at Prompt Restaurant or Chinese set lunch at Nam Fong Restaurant; one coffee break with snacks, and standard meeting equipment. Free Wi-fi is available in all meeting venues. A minimum of 10 people are required.

GETTING PERSONAL

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong has converted some guest rooms to One-on-One meeting rooms, offering a comfortable yet personal environment for important get-togethers. Until August 13, with bookings of a minimum of 15 rooms, guests can use the hospitality suite 1225. Located on the 12th floor, 1225 is a suite with a contemporary design, offering views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sofa and leather loungers, en-suite facility, pantry bar, workstation and a private outdoor terrace give organisers and guests greater flexibility. An optional tea and coffee package and butler service are also available.

DEAL FOR RESIDENTS

The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin has introduced a residential meeting plan that is valid until the end of August. With prices from HK$1,680 per person, the package includes one night's accommodation; breakfast buffet; a meeting in one of the hotel's event venues between 9am and 5pm; group lunch; and two coffee/tea breaks with refreshments. Non-residential guests can join the meeting and enjoy lunch, coffee/tea breaks at a daily supplement of HK$550 per person. Team-building activities can be arranged at extra cost in the landscaped garden. They include card puzzles, creative ways of silent communication, laser-shooting war games and simple movie-making. Arrangements can be made for a spa party, Chinese group dinner, drinks party or a poolside barbecue dinner.

EXECUTIVE SERVICE

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui has an executive meeting plan from HK$780 per person. Valid throughout the year, this includes the use of a venue from 8am to 5pm; business lunch with a choice of ?la carte menu or buffet in the cafe; two coffee breaks with a selection of pastries/refreshments; the use of technology and communications equipment; the use of conference amenities including writing pads, pens, candies and bottled water; privileged rental for LCD projectors, video-conference and high-speed internet connection facilities. The hotel offers 530 square metres of meeting space on the lobby level, including a 335-square-metre pillarless ballroom with a five-metre ceiling.

GREEN FOR GO

Regal Airport Hotel has introduced a green meeting package that incorporates eco-friendly practices. Valid until the end of year, the full-day package is priced at HK$620, while a half-day package is HK$520. They include a choice of green luncheons at various restaurants; meeting stationery with whiteboards with non-toxic markers; flip charts, writing pads and pencils; the use of standard audio-visual equipment, including LCD projector, screen and wireless microphone; refillable bottled water and mugs, milk, coffee and sugar; eco-station and recycling bins in all venues; and use of a garden featuring natural sunlight for coffee breaks. A minimum of 10 persons is required.

REFLECT IN MIRA

The Mira Hong Kong is offering a Mira-vellous conference package. From HK$2,050 per room per night, event organisers can get a host of exclusive meeting benefits for booking conference and accommodation for 10 to 30 room nights. These include the use of meeting facilities, with high-speed wired and wireless internet access throughout the conference period; welcome coffee or tea; mid-morning and afternoon coffee breaks; Chinese or Western lunch in ballroom/function rooms, or buffet lunch at Yamm, which for HK$80 per delegate can be upgraded to a Michelin-rated dining experience. The hotel has the largest pillarless ballroom in Hong Kong, together with several multifunction rooms equipped with audio-visual systems, and an outdoor lounge suitable for product launches or parties.

MIX AND MATCH

JW Marriott Hong Kong offers several packages to meet the varying needs of meeting organisers. All deals are valid until the end of September. The full-day meeting starts from HK$1,020 per person, including the use of a meeting or function room from 9am to 5pm; morning and afternoon coffee breaks with snacks; specially crafted business lunch menu; lunch reception in the function room or The Lounge; use of podium set-up and flip chart, stationery and mineral water. The half-day meeting package costs HK$920 for the use of a room from 9am to 1pm, or from 1pm to 5pm.

HAVING A BALL

Grand Hyatt Macau has introduced a full-day meeting package. Priced at HK$660 per person, it includes use of a venue from 9am to 5pm; welcome coffee and tea, morning and afternoon coffee breaks; choice of lunch at the function room or at selected restaurants; meeting amenities, use of audio-visual equipment and Wi-fi access. The entire second level of the hotel is dedicated to event space, including a grand ballroom that can cater for up to 2,000 theatre-style and 1,300 for a banquet; eight salons suitable for gatherings of 40-100, and two residential-style lounges for break-out receptions. The pool deck on Level 3 is an alfresco location and one of the largest venues in Macau for outdoor events.

LET THE MUSIC PLAY

The Venetian Macao has introduced an entertainment and meeting package that is valid until the end of this year. Groups booking a minimum of 20 people and 10 suite nights can enjoy a free 30-minute Streetmosphere performance during their event. The half-day meeting package (from HK$380 per person) includes the use of a meeting room for up to six hours; welcome coffee and tea each day; one morning and one afternoon coffee break; the use of an LCD projector and screen, podium and microphone and meeting amenities. A half-day package with lunch (from HK$480 per person) and a full-day package with lunch (from HK$600 per person) are also available.

BAY OF PLENTY

Sheraton Sanya Haitang Bay Resort has introduced a MICE package that is valid until the end of September. The full-day package is priced at 480 yuan (HK$589), including the use of the main meeting room from 8.30am to 6pm; welcome refreshments in the morning, inclusive of coffee and tea; mid-morning and afternoon coffee breaks; international buffet lunch or Chinese/Western set lunch; the use of audio-visual equipment, including one LCD projector with a multifunction screen or LCD TV; a lectern with a microphone and laser printer; writing materials and pad, mints, bottled water, whiteboard and flip chart with markers; flower decorations on a welcome table, Wi-fi internet and service by dedicated conference staff. A minimum of 20 participants are required.

ISLAND PARADISE

Marriott Sanya Resort & Spa is offering a seamless meeting package for 3,298 yuan (HK$4,047) per person. This includes two nights' accommodation in a deluxe mountain-view room with daily buffet breakfast and free in-room internet connection. Included are full-day use of a meeting room; working lunch with soft drinks; two coffee breaks, use of an LCD projector and screen; free internet access in the meeting room, writing pads, pens, bottled water, whiteboard, flip chart and two microphones. Others include a hospitality desk set up in the lobby, welcome drinks and fruit on arrival. The package is valid on weekdays from May 4 to September 28 and is applicable for groups of 20-50 persons.

BUND MEMORIES

The Westin Bund Centre Shanghai is offering a full-day meeting package priced at 650 yuan (HK$798) per person. This includes the use of the main meeting room for eight hours; free flow of coffee and tea throughout; morning/afternoon coffee breaks; buffet lunch at The Stage or set lunch in EEST, Prego or a function room; and the use of one LCD projector. A half-day package for four hours of main meeting room use is also available for 600 yuan. Both packages are valid for a minimum of 10 persons per day. Rising above the Bund, the hotel offers 1,650 square metres of meeting space and banquet facilities.

FULL-DAY MEETING DEAL

Hilton Shanghai is introducing a full-day meeting package. Valid from 9am to 5pm, it includes the use of the main meeting room, a morning coffee break, choice of set or buffet lunch with one soft drink per person and an afternoon coffee break. Meeting-room services include room refreshing during each meal break, one flip chart, bottled water, mints, pens and pads. Staff will provide assistance. There is also a half-day package from 8am to 1pm or from 1pm to 5pm.

CONTINENTAL CHIC

InterContinental Shanghai Puxi is offering a full-day meeting package for 500 yuan (HK$615) per person per day. Valid for groups of 20 and above, this includes the use of a meeting room from 9am to 5pm; venue decorations, morning and afternoon coffee breaks with refreshments and fruit; Chinese or Western-style buffet lunch with soft drinks or mineral water; whiteboard, podium and microphone; paper and pens, mineral water and mints, and basic meeting amenities. A discount on accommodation is also available. There is also a half-day meeting package for 450 yuan for the use of a meeting room from 8am to noon or from 1pm to 5pm.
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ

The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen offers a half-day (8am to noon or 1.30pm to 5pm) meeting package for 550 yuan (HK$673) per person, and a full-day (8.30am to 5pm) package for 650 yuan until the end of this year. These include the use of a main meeting room; one break for a half-day package, or two for a full-day package with coffee, tea and refreshments, fresh fruit; coffee and tea served throughout the meeting; choice of Chinese or Western set or buffet lunch; meeting amenities including distilled water, sweets and stationery. A dedicated event concierge will offer on-site assistance, including the arrangement of recreation activities and hospitality needs. At least 15 people are required for a meeting package and 50 for a lunch buffet in a function room.

MAY MEETINGS

Sheraton Shenzhen Futian has introduced a special meeting package valid until the end of May. The full-day executive meeting package costs 650 yuan (HK$796) and includes use of meeting room; morning and afternoon coffee breaks with hot and cold snacks; buffet lunch at the cafe; use of a liquid crystal display projector with screen; use of full range of audio-visual and lighting equipment; whiteboard and flip chart; podium with microphone; laser pointer, writing pad and pencil; local mineral water and mints; and event co-ordinator service. A minimum guaranteed attendance of 20 people is required. A half-day package is available for 550 yuan for use of meeting room for four hours up to 6pm.

EASTERN PROMISE

OCT East Theme Hotel Cluster Shenzhen is offering a full-day meeting package for 550 yuan (HK$673) per person. This includes use of a meeting room, two coffee breaks and lunch buffet. A half-day package is available for 450 yuan per person, including use of a meeting room, one coffee break and lunch buffet. At least 30 people are required for both packages.

INTERNATIONAL BUFFET

Venice Hotel Shenzhen has introduced a full-day meeting package at 450 yuan (HK$551) per person per day. This includes use of a meeting room from 9am to 5pm; two coffee/tea breaks with snacks; an international buffet lunch at Cafe Zentro; a podium and a reception table with floral arrangements, flipchart or a whiteboard with markers; the use of a central sound system with wireless microphones; table signage for attendees, writing pads and pencils; and bottled local mineral water and mints. The offer is applicable for bookings with a minimum of 10 persons. There is also a half-day package available for 400 yuan.

EXECUTIVE STATUS

Marco Polo Shenzhen is offering an executive meeting package from 488 yuan (HK$597). This includes the services of a dedicated banquet services team; the use of the hotel's 31 spacious and elegant meeting rooms or large auditorium; buffet lunch and free Wi-fi. The offer is valid for bookings for a minimum of 20 people. The hotel has a main ballroom and 28 function rooms, including one auditorium that can accommodate 3,000 people. All meeting rooms feature state-of-the art audio-visual equipment and wireless broadband internet access.

PICTURE PERFECT

The St Regis Shenzhen, which opened late last year, is offering a full-day meeting package for 750 yuan (HK$918) per person and a half-day meeting for 650 yuan until the end of this year. Available for a minimum of 15 delegates, the packages include a meeting-room rental for four or eight hours; one or two coffee breaks (special or themed coffee-break menus are available); buffet lunch or business set lunch; a set of stationery for the meeting planner; two bottles of premium Italian sparkling water; coffee and a tea station featuring premium coffee and a large selection of teas, including nine loose-leaf tea sachets; selection of five freshly prepared sweet confectioneries; small box of chocolate as complementary departure gift; customised sound system compatible with iPod; and a group photograph session on the 100th floor of the venue.

GO THEATRICAL

Le Meridien Xiamen is introducing a special meeting package for 398 yuan (HK$487) per person per day for bookings of 20 persons or more. The package, valid until June 30, includes a full day's use of the main meeting room; one business buffet lunch, morning and afternoon coffee breaks; a reception table and podium with microphone and directional signage, flip chart with markers and paper, writing materials, mineral water and sweets. The hotel offers 10 meetings rooms and more than 2,000 square metres of space. These include meeting facilities for 20 around a table, or 60 for theatre seating, while the largest space can hold up to 700 guests in theatre seating.

GREAT OUTDOORS

The Landison Longjing Resort has launched a meeting package for 588 yuan (HK$720) per person. Valid for meetings with more than 30 people, this includes a buffet lunch in the CHA restaurant with a soft drink; a day's meeting-room rental; morning/afternoon coffee and tea breaks; the use of basic meeting-room equipment such as a whiteboard, liquid crystal display set and free Wi-fi internet access. The hotel has an outdoor gathering package priced at 388 yuan per person, including barbecue menu, Western buffet decorations, free flower decorations, free lighting decorations, swimming pool decorations, free projector rental, together with discounts for spa, beverages, guest rooms and transport.

WETLAND RETREAT

Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort is offering meeting packages for 450 yuan (HK$551), which includes a working lunch and one coffee break, or for 550 yuan, which includes a working lunch and two coffee breaks. Meeting organisers have a choice of venues and three cuisine options. The hotel is in Xixi National Wetland Park, with easy access to downtown Hangzhou and West Lake. The hotel is geared to product launches, large meetings and social events.

It offers 1,946 square metres of space, including nine multifunctional rooms and a pillarless ballroom, which can be split into three, and a spacious pre-function area. All facilities have natural lighting, wireless high-speed internet and audio-visual equipment.

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