Monthly Archives: October 2017


Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore announces its “Meet Well, Be Well” meeting package to help corporate and MICE guests focus on wellness, even during business trips. Following the complete nature-inspired redesign and renovation of the hotel’s Tower Wing, the innovative holistic wellness meeting experience is designed to engage and energize. For bookings of at least 20 rooms or more in any of the newly-renovated events spaces at the Mezzanine level of the brand new Tower Wing, guests will receive the following privileges:

– Wellness-enhanced coffee breaks
– Option for participants to enjoy a healthy two-course “Super Food” lunch, instead of buffet lunch at The Line
– Option of a room-delivered Breakfast Power Pack or buffet breakfast at The Line
– A complimentary room with Horizon Club access per night for every 20 confirmed and paid guestrooms
– One complimentary meeting package for every 20 confirmed and paying participants
– 20% savings on treatments at CHI, The Spa
– A mindful meditation group session

With an advance notice of seven days, guests who are in the hotel for meetings may also register for any of the following morning activities:

– Morning run to Singapore Botanic Gardens led by a member of the hotel’s management team (45 minutes)
– Private yoga session at Banyan Deck (30 minutes)
– Singapore’s only AquaSpin class in the swimming pool (30 minutes)
– Neighborhood power walk (30 minutes)

The Meet Well, Be Well meetings package is in line with Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s wellness philosophy of taking into consideration guests’ well-being from a holistic perspective – physical, mental and nutritional. Business guests attending meetings and conferences can also look forward to breaks that energize and nourish the body and mind such as healthy food options and group meditation.

The wellness experience is enhanced by Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s Tower Wing nature-inspired renovation, which was unveiled in July 2017. The redesign embraces natural elements like water, wind, wood and stone, which act as a potent de-stressor, as plants can lower anx iety levels and improve well-being. The redesign can be found in all aspects of the wing, from art installations like a moss and stone wall in the lobby, to regionally-sourced sustainable material used in guestroom furniture.

Whether guests are corporate executives who need to sustain their energy for power meetings, or families on staycations, the wellness experience extends beyond meetings and dining. A comprehensive Eat Well at Shangri-La menu for adults and a healthy children’s menu called Junior Bites is offered at The Line, pool-side and in-room, designed to be balanced and contain nutrient-dense, whole foods to promote multiple health benefits. Guest rooms are stocked with healthy snacks in the mini bar, and Shophouse by Shangri-La offers healthy fruit and vegetable juices and other treats.

To integrate the overall wellness experience, the hotel also offers tailored stays, dining, meetings, spa and holistic activities to encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

The wellness experience is enhanced by Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s Tower Wing nature-inspired renovation, which was unveiled in July 2017. The redesign embraces natural elements like water, wind, wood and stone, which act as a potent de-stressor, as plants can lower anxiety levels and improve well-being. The redesign can be found in all aspects of the wing, from art installations like a moss and stone wall in the lobby, to regionally-sourced sustainable material used in guestroom furniture.

The Meet Well, Be Well meetings package is valid for bookings until December 30, 2017. For group bookings and further information, please email the hotel’s meetings specialist, or call +65 6213 4919.

About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit

LBA Hospitality’s Dual-Branded Hotel Now Serving Guests in Clearwater Beach, Florida

LBA Hospitality is proud to announce Residence Inn Clearwater Beach and SpringHill Suites Clearwater Beach are now open. Developed by 3H Group, Inc. who entered a joint venture with Key International upon opening, the Marriott dual-branded hotels will include 140-suite Residence Inn and 115-suite SpringHill Suites in Clearwater Beach. Located at 309 Coronado Drive, the hotels offer access to the Clearwater Beach Marina, downtown Clearwater, Pier 60, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Sand Key Park, the Cleveland Street District and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

Co-located under one roof, the fusion of these two unique and powerful Marriott brands on Clearwater Beach allows guests to take advantage of a variety of room types, amenities and services at one address, while providing common social space for the ultimate experience. For example, the properties share an outdoor swimming pool with an expanded sun deck and marina views, a state-of-the-art fitness center and covered valet parking for the guests’ enjoyment.

To accommodate larger parties, the hotel features three separate meeting rooms including The Coronado Room, The Mandalay Room and The Gulfview Room, a total of over 2,400 square feet of meeting space. Both hotels are pet friendly and offer complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and Marriott’s new MVP Guest Entertainment Technology featuring over 40 HD channels, an interactive guide and streaming capabilities for Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora and Crackle. In addition, the property includes 7,000 square feet of ground floor upscale retail space for shopping and dining and ideal proximity to the marina, all ideal forms of entertainment while on the coast.

“We are pleased to offer two brand-new, centrally located hotels in Clearwater Beach,” said LBA President Beau Benton. “This new property marks LBA’s first time managing in the market and offers us the chance to serve more visitors, business travelers and families looking for an affordable, convenient and enjoyable stay in two outstanding custom-designed hotels.”

The Residence Inn Clearwater Beach is designed for stays of five nights or more and offers a variety of guest room options such as studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites featuring plush mattresses, crisp linens, a well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. In addition, each Residence Inn suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances. Beyond the rooms, road warriors and families alike can enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning services and onsite guest laundry room.

Additionally, the new SpringHill Suites Clearwater Beach offers guests a fresh take on mixing business with pleasure by providing enhancements to help them enjoy their time away. Features include separate living, working and sleeping spaces with a modern, stylish design for flexibility and functionality highlighting an exclusive assortment of furniture and accessories from the hotel’s partnership with West Elm. From the guest rooms to the lobby, every aspect of design – from furniture and lighting to colors and fabrics – has been carefully designed to evoke calm and refreshing spaces that allow guests to relax and recharge. The lobby features a brand new design that adds depth and sophistication to the décor and therefore is a great venue for conducting casual meetings or to socialize.

To support the growth of these two hotels, LBA Hospitality has named Ron Bitz general manager and Kelly Clark director of sales. Bitz, who has over 35 years of hospitality experience, most recently served the southeast region’s Hampton Inn and Suites and Hilton Garden Inns as area general manager. As his complement, Clark brings 15 years of hospitality experience to her position at this new Marriott dual-branded property. In her last role of director of sales at a Hilton hotel in the area, she strategically grew revenue for the property and built long-lasting relationships with prominent members of the community.

For more information, visit LBA’s full list of properties on their website here, including Residence Inn Clearwater Beach and Spring Hill Suites Clearwater Beach.

About LBA Hospitality
Founded in 1973, LBA Hospitality is a full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm. With more than 70 properties in 10 states, LBA Hospitality is the premier hotel developer for the South- east. For more information, visit

Kimpton Aertson Hotel offers special meeting package

Kimpton Aertson Hotel features more than 8,600 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meetings and events space on its 8th and 17th floors. Music City provides a spectacular backdrop to the spaces on both floors with unobstructed views and F&B menus overseen by James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper, creating an unforgettable experience. All spaces are bright with windows and views of downtown Nashville and direct access to an exclusive outdoor terrace.

Special package:
· Save up to 30% when you only need 6 to 25 rooms, based on availability
· Outdoor rooftop pool, seating area, fire pit and cabanas all located on the 8th floor (where most of the meeting space is located)
· Kimpton-style extras to perk-up your stay

o Hosted wine hour every evening with the GM
o Yoga mats in every room
o Pet-friendly – NO FEES for pets
· Central to famed Nashville live music and other attractions
o Located in Nashville’s Midtown neighborhood, just blocks from Music Row and within walking distance of bars and restaurants
· Complimentary WiFi on all devices

Associated Luxury Hotels International Adds Three New Member Hotels to its Southeast U.S. Collection

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its worldwide portfolio and Southeast U.S. options with the recent addition of three new member hotels. This includes: the 450-room The Guest House at Graceland resort, which opened in October 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee; the oceanfront 404-room Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on the Northeast Florida coast; and the grand new Hotel Bennett, opening in early spring 2018 in scenic Charleston, South Carolina. The ALHI Global Sales Organization now represents the hotels to the North American and European meetings, conventions and incentive market, according to ALHI’s Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot.

ALHI features a distinguished portfolio of more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts worldwide, plus 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for meetings and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide. All of ALHI’s member hotels and resorts are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and specialize in serving the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions/Events (M.I.C.E.) marketplace.

“These three new members are very special and unique in their own way, with terrific appeal to both meeting and incentive groups,” said Sergot. “Located on beautifully landscaped property just a few steps from the gates of Elvis’ renowned Graceland, The Guest House at Graceland is a wonderful new option for planners. Featuring a truly picturesque setting overlooking the Atlantic, Omni Amelia Island Plantation provides world-class accommodations, indoor and outdoor event facilities and on-site offerings. While the elegant Hotel Bennett will open this spring in historic and beloved Charleston. We are proud to showcase these fine properties to meeting professionals, incentive specialists and business executives throughout North America and Europe.”

Inspired by the iconic Graceland Mansion, the AAA Four-Diamond The Guest House at Graceland opened this past fall as the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it opened to the public in 1982, and was the largest hotel project in Memphis in over 90 years. In addition to the 450 beautifully appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites, the resort hotel offers more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes the 10,700-square-foot Grand Ballroom and a state-of-the-art 464-seat theater which is perfect for group presentations and live events. Known for its warm Southern hospitality, the resort also features two full-service restaurants with indoor/outdoor seating, a lobby bar, an expansive outdoor pool, and a manicured lawn space that can accommodate a 400-person tent for outdoor events. The resort is just three miles from Memphis International Airport (MEM).

Nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island just off the Northeast Florida coast, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort features 404 oceanfront guest rooms, each featuring a private balcony or patio facing the ocean. The legendary destination resort also offers 80,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, which includes a new 16,825-square-foot ballroom, 13,200 square feet of pre-function space and a new 11,000-square-foot event lawn. In addition, the hotel features 10 restaurants, world-class resort pools, 54 holes of championship golf, a full-service spa, 23 tennis courts, kayaking, paddle boarding, and many other recreational options. The resort is 45 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, and 29 miles from Jacksonville International Airport. Private and corporate aircraft charters also can fly directly to Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, just four miles north of the resort.

Slated to debut this spring, the exceptional new Hotel Bennett features an ideal location on picturesque Marion Square, the most famous green space in the city, which is the site for such events as the Charleston Wine + Food Festival and the popular Charleston Farmer’s Market. Blending unparalleled luxury with a prominent setting, the grand hotel is located on a historic site that formerly housed the Charleston Library and the original west wing of The Citadel. In addition to offering 179 finely-appointed guest rooms and suites with custom furnishings, the hotel will feature 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, which will include a 6,600-square-foot ballroom, a terrace overlooking Marion Square, and event spaces with sweeping city views. Plus, the hotel will have a two-tiered restaurant offering outdoor dining, a rooftop pool, a spa, a retail shop and a lobby bar. Charleston International Airport (CHS) is just 20 minutes away.

The Guest House at Graceland becomes ALHI’s second member hotel in Memphis, joining the world-famous and legendary The Peabody Memphis. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort becomes ALHI’s fourth option in Northeast Florida, joining the dazzling 193-room One Ocean Resort & Spa, the graceful and stylish 66-room The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach and the AAA Five-Diamond, 249-room Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Hotel Bennett is ALHI’s second member in Charleston, joining the sophisticated 434-room Belmond Charleston Place.

For more information about ALHI, any of its member hotels and resorts or Global Luxury Alliance members worldwide, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office. For specific contacts, go to to identify the nearest “ALHI Team” sales professionals in your area. Or, call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free in the U.S. at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit .

About ALHI, with 250 Hotels & Resorts + Alliance Members
ALHI, established in 1986, is the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the meetings and incentive marketplace, providing one-call access for its distinguished membership of more than 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand. Hired and authorized by member properties, ALHI features a distinctive portfolio of exquisite resorts, luxury-level city center business hotels, historic grand landmark hotels, lifestyle hotels, and boutique hotels. ALHI’s portfolio also features a Global Luxury Alliance partnership including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for meetings and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide. ALHI offers 21 Global Sales offices in the U.S., Canada and now London, providing extensive Global Sales services, valuable expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for meetings and incentive programs of any size and scope worldwide, at no cost to accounts.