EXCLUSIVE: 10 hotel venues with natural light

16 Sep 2009

Environment-conscious travellers now have a choice of corporate spaces that offer natural daylight across Asia-Pacific.


Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai

Venue name: Glasshouse

Unique selling point: This circular pavilion on the M Floor of the East Tower has floor-to-ceiling glass walls that let daylight stream in from the outdoor Glasshouse Terrace. The 79sqm indoor space can accommodate a group of 30 in a boardroom setting and 90 people for cocktails. The Glasshouse opens to a 85sqm terrace that can hold 70 people. The room can be set up for business meetings or corporate entertainment.

Contact: Antony Box, director of sales;; 86 21 6393 1234

Pullman Shanghai Skyway

Venue name: Grand Ballroom

Unique selling point: The other half of the 550sqm round-shaped ballroom is a ceiling-to-floor glass wall and, like many Pullman hotels, has a high ceiling that is about seven metres from the ground. A fully flexible seating capacity allows for groups ranging from 134 to 600 people.

Contact: Raymond Ye, banquet sales manager, 86 21 33789 988

The Langham, Yangtze  Boutique, Shanghai

Venue name: Pearl Room

Unique selling point: The 250sqm rooftop ballroom is column free and features interiors that reflect the hotels art deco theme. One side of the rectangular room is lined with wide-framed windows that allow natural light to flood in. The room can hold between 60 and 220 people depending on the preferred  floor layout.

Contact: 86 21 6080 0800


W Hong Kong

Venue name: Strategy Room

Unique Selling Point: The four Strategy Rooms on the 8th floor have all the latest bells and whistles of technology. But to keep ideas flowing, there is a unique sensory set up, laid out with mood music, aromatherapy scents and thought-provoking placecards. And, of course, there is huge inflow of natural light. Room sizes are from 54sqm to 60sqm with capacities to seat between 12 and 50 people depending on configuration. All four rooms share a cosy pre-function area that welcomes a lot of sunlight during the day.

Contact:; 852 3717 2222


The Laguna, Nusa Dua, Bali

Venue name: Summer Garden Boardroom

Unique selling point: The 55sqm boardroom has a picturesque view of the resort’s tropical garden. The room seats up to 12 people and features a 24-hour butler service and a dedicated events coordinator.

Contact: Sandra Abdulrachman, director of sales;


The Peninsula Tokyo

Venue name:
The Ceremony Room

Unique selling point: Situated on level five, the 71sqm venue is the most traditional area of the hotel, offering a unique environment for meetings or special dining events. It seats groups with minimum of 18 and maximum of 50 people.

Contact: Jun Otani, director of catering;; 813 6270 2510

The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo

Venue name: The Colossus

Unique selling point: The hotel is easily accessible from Shinegawa Station, an entry point for Haneda and Narita Airport trains as well as bullet train lines.  The 219sqm The Colossus is a flexible meeting space that can hold from 40 people in a boardroom setting to 100 people in a theatre-style conference. The room can be partitioned into two to accommodate smaller corporate events.

Contact: Colin McCandless, hotel manager;; 81 3 5783 1111


The St Regis Singapore

Venue name: John Jacob Ballroom

Unique selling point: Two skylights allowing natural daylight illuminates by day and creates an exquisite ambience by night. Precision lighting and sophisticated audiovisual facilities ensure a seamless experience during business meetings and corporate functions. With a total area of 709sqm, it can accommodate up to 1,000 people. The ballroom can be subdivided into two sections – an air wall provides soundproofing.

Contact:; 65 6506 6819

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Venue name: Chihuly Room

Unique selling point: Named after famous sculptor Dale Chihuly, the function room is surrounded with modern art. Its interiors are defined by gold-leaf surfaces, light woods, warm honey and pine tones. It measures 216sqm, an area that can hold up to 230 people. The space can be divided into two symmetrical smaller rooms.

Contact:; 65 6434 5282


Grand Hyatt Seoul

Venue name: Namsan Function Room

Unique selling point: Located on the hotel’s second floor, each of the five Namsan Function Rooms offers a panoramic view of the Han River and the city of Seoul. Wired with the latest meetings technology, the solid soundproof walls ensure the privacy of any corporate event. Measuring approximately 358sqm,  Namsan rooms can hold between 170 and 200 people depending on configuration. Each room is fitted with its own toilet and cloakroom.

Contact: Hee-Man Park, director of events;; 822 799 8175

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