The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has recently announced the launch of two new global initiatives for business travellers - IHG Assist and IHG Meeting. The experience is expected to enhance the stay of both business guests and corporate partners worldwide. Read on to find out what these two initiatives are!
Designed to address the growing concern for travellers' safety and security, IHG Assist is the answer to corporate client requests. IHG will feature the following security measures through IHG Assist so that employees who visit locations that are prone to natural disasters or political unrest will benefit:
- IHG Assist Groups & Meetings Service: A 24/7 phone line to answer client concerns regarding traveller safety and security.
- IHG Security Consultations: Security consultations between a corporate client’s security team member or travel manager, and a member of IHG’s Global Security Team to address risk assessment concerns and security queries.
- Guest Location Services: Corporate clients will be offered access to information about their employees’ location during times of crisis and emergencies.
IHG Meeting Point
As part of IHG Small Meetings Solution, IHG Meeting Point is a streamlined approach to small and mid-size meetings which will solve an industry need for higher levels of service. IHG Meeting Point allows IHG hotel employees to develop industry-specific knowledge which is beneficial to the growing client needs in the market (especially when they come from industries with specific requirements and needs).
IHG Meeting Point addresses these specific needs in many ways, which includes the following:
- Pharmaceutical companies are driven by a heavy regulated industry in which exclusivity is key –having two pharmaceutical companies staying or hosting events at the same hotel, during the same time is prohibited. IHG Meeting Point allows IHG hotel staff to manage these confidential bookings in a way that ensures no two pharmaceutical companies are staying in, or meeting at, the same hotel at any given time.
- Energy companies value offerings such as the IHG Green Engage® system, a global standard across the IHG portfolio helping hotels in delivering greater sustainability. IHG Meeting Point helps bring together clients with hotels who meet the advanced criteria for our IHG® Green Engage ‘Level 3’ system.
The Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort has just refreshed the premier beach-front wedding venue, Jewel Box which was first introduced in 2015 to be the center stage for dreamy wedding receptions, dinners, private cocktail parties and sophisticated corporate events. This beautiful event space has just been given a makeover to showcase it in a more beautiful light.
ibis, the internationally celebrated economy brand of AccorHotels, marked its debut in Kochi today with the launch of ibis Kochi City Centre. Kochi, often referred to as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea', is recognised as a leading destination in India with plenty to offer for travellers to the city. ibis Kochi City Centre is also the first AccorHotels’ property to open in the vibrant state of Kerala, ushering in the continued commitment and growth for the Group.
The 1865 Membership by Langham Hotels & Resorts has just been refreshed with some improvements (alongside a name change). The newly-refreshed 1865 Privilege will now allow qualification (and renewal) by eligible room nights instead of just eligible stays. The names of the different tiers are staying the same but travellers are now rewarded for staying longer.
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) introduced Business Rewards back in 2015 which allows users and professionals to be rewarded for booking accommodations as well as meeting spaces for others. The Double Play Double Points promotion which is currently running (between 01 January 2017 and 15 April 2017) allows users to earn up to 6 IHG Rewards Club points (instead of 3) per US$1 for events and stays up to 31 August 2017.
This Valentine's Day, indulge in the spirit of love as you enjoy a carefully-presented spread at the Pan Pacific Singapore's Edge. Begin the dinner with a Champagne toast and a stalk of beautiful red rose (compliments of Pan Pacific Singapore) before indulging in the impressive spread across all seven live food theatres.
One of the most highly-anticipated hotels that are opening in 2017 has finally been unveiled over the last week along Robertson Quay - The Warehouse Hotel (from the folks behind The Lo & Behold Group) has a room inventory of 37 across six different categories. This beautiful hotel is designed by the homegrown agency Asylum and is reminiscent of the building’s original life as a ‘godown’ during the height of Singapore’s spice trade.
Following the announcement of AccorHotels' 600th property and the US$38 Million makeover, The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel is set to excite travellers with a refreshing experience with its unique F&B concepts, state-of-the-art meetings facility and innovative hotel lobby design.
AccorHotels has just unveiled a brand new MGallery by Sofitel property in one of Thailand's most celebrated beaches - Patong Beach. The Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery by Sofitel is the perfect hideaway for families and couples seeking tranquil island adventure. The hotels 150 rooms and suites feature Thai-inspired décor which utilises local woods and natural stones.
Keyaki at the Pan Pacific Singapore will be presenting three kaiseki presentations between 15 January 2017 and 15 February 2017 that is centered around showcasing seasonal delicacies from Hokkaido, Japan. Each one of these masterfully-crafted presentations by Master Chef Hiroshi Ishii (石井博史) is available for lunch and dinner and diners will be able to select from Hokkai, Donan or Hakodate (from S$170++).
Joining the Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur and Japamala Resort in Tioman Island, Samadhi Retreats is set to unveil the group's third property in Singapore - Villa Samadhi Singapore. Slated to open on 05 January 2017 (with impressive opening rates of up to 40% off!), Villa Samadhi Singapore is housed in a heritage 20th century colonial garrison and is set amidst the lush greenery of the Labrador Nature Reserve.