Singapore's most impressive integrated resort, the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) took home three major awards for its success in MICE, Retail and Sustainability at the prestigious Singapore Experience Awards 2015 that is organised by the Singapore Tourism Board. This is the second consecutive win for The Shoppes at MBS and a third for the MICE category (2012 and 2013 previously).
The success of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands have also been noticed and admired overseas - the mall took home Silver in the 2015 Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards ceremey that was held in Taipei last week for its work in “Marketing Excellence, Public Relations & Events”.
The Marina Bay Sands has also long been a forerunner in the MICE industry as it houses Singapore's largest and most versatile meeting spaces. In the year of 2015 alone, the integrated resort has hosted four of the largest flagship conferences in Singapore:
- Jeunesse Global Expo Unite Annual World Conference
- Best World Convention 2015
- Oriflame Diamond Conference 2015
- Forever Living Global Rally 2015 (over 7,000 delegates were in attendance)
The Sands Expo and Convention Centre has also been busy in recent weeks with events like the Sibos 2015 (one of the world's leading financial services event) and ITB Asia 2015 (Asia's leading travel trade show). To end the year off on a high note, Marina Bay Sands will be transformed into the Official Games Village for over 3,300 athletes and officials for the 2015 ASEN Para Games.
Come 2016, the integrated resort will also be hosting the Airline Passenger Experience Association Meeting and Exhibition in 2016 which will see the attendance of delegates from the world's leading airlines, as well as suppliers and related companies in the aerospace industry. Returning to Marina Bay Sands are also numerous key events such as Tax Free World Association Conference and Exhibition 2016, Maison et Object Asia 2016 and World Cities Summit 2016.
The award-winning boutique hotel booking service, Mr & Mrs Smith is collaborating with Tokyobike (a small and independent bicycle company from Yanaka, Tokyo) to bring free city guides and bike hire in the month of April 2017 to the community in Singapore, London, New York, Melbourne and Tokyo.
Wyndham Hotel Group's first Wyndham Garden hotel in South East Asia has just opened on one of the Asia's most-loved island destination - the Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach Bali (previously known as The Kuta Playa Hotel & Villas) has just undergone a refurbishment and has been rebranded under a management agreement between PT Wyndham Hotel Management and PT Global Bali Investama.
W Hotels Worldwide has just officially unveiled India's very first W Hotel, the W Goa which is located along the internationally-renowned Vagator Beach. This highly-anticipated debut is the brand's 50th hotel worldwide and it celebrates the bold brand values with a unique Goan-twist.
The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has once again been voted as the World's Best Airport Hotel by international travellers in the World Airport Awards announced by Skytrax on 14 March 2017 at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Located just five minutes away from the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the ibis Saigon Airport by AccorHotels offers affordable and comfortable accommodation for both short-staying and long-staying guests. The property is also conveniently located just six kilometers away from the city center so getting there is fast and easy if you wish to check out what the city has to offer.
The Love Dining program by American Express offers one of the best dining perks in Singapore. With discounts of up to 50% off at carefully-curated restaurants around Singapore, American Express is bringing a limited edition experience at four distinct locations from 04 March 2017 to 03 May 2017 - Shangri-La Hotel,Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, The St.Regis Singapore and the W Singapore–Sentosa Cove. The American Express Love Dining Celebrity Edition menus have been crafted in collaboration with celebrity influencers Pornsak, Jeanette Aw, Lennard Yeong and Janice Wong respectively.
Kuala Lumpur has just received her first Mercure-branded property in Pudu which is located at the fringe of the famous Bukit Bintang shopping belt. The Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade by AccorHotels features 213 guest rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, a fitness centre as well as a rooftop pool bar to go along.
Regarded as one of the top international resorts of the tropical island of Hainan (sometimes known as the Hawaii of China), the Raffles Hainan who has just celebrated her third anniversary, has just introduced the 'Top 10 Reasons' to visit this property. Located in a picturesque location with a white sandy beach that is dotted with swaying palm trees, the Raffles Hainan offers spacious rooms and suites (starting from 80sqm) for an unforgettable getaway.
Having leftover currency from a trip is a pertinent problem amongst travellers since it generally ends up in an envelope or a drawer somewhere. Passengers who are travelling through Singapore Changi Airport can now exchange their leftover currencies for online credits at selected partners with TravelersBox.
Melt Café at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore will be bringing a mouth-watering buffet of authentic Thai cuisine from 06 March 2017 to 19 March 2017. Savour classic dishes like the Thai glass noodle salad with shrimp and lime chilli dressing (yum woon sen) or try the green papaya salad served with crushed peanuts, dried shrimps, long beans, tomatoes, chilli padi and nam pla (som tam) over at the live station.