Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
WHERE? Hong Kong
GARDEN: Measuring almost 300 sqm and located on the 11th floor, “The Courtyard” features a colourful assortment of plants and trees, including the Emmenopterys henryi – very rare trees that originate from southern China.
OTHER FACILITIES: The hotel has a 50 metre outdoor heated pool, along with five fitness studios, a jogging track, tennis courts, squash courts and a golf driving range.
EVENT POTENTIAL: Functions cannot be held at The Courtyard. Guest wanting an alfresco event can instead choose the poolside venue.
Four Seasons Hotel, Firenze
WHERE? Florence, Italy
GARDEN: Open to Four Seasons guests is the hotel's Giardino della Gherardesca. At 44,500 sqm, it is the largest private botanical garden in the city. It features pathways that wind over hills, around smaller gardens and under centuries-old trees.
OTHER FACILITIES: A 27.8 metre outdoor pool, several fitness facilities such as yoga and even babysitting services.
EVENT POTENTIAL: In order to retain the pristine and tranquil atmosphere, the garden is only open to Four Seasons guests. Therefore, events and functions may not be hosted within the garden itself.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore
GARDEN: An outdoor garden measuring 577 sqm is open to guests dining at the hotel’s all day dining restaurant, MELT ~ The World Café. Lush tropical landscaping encompasses the entire area featuring a wide range of plant species including Osmoxylum lineare, Ixora 'Dwarf Orange' and Heliconia cultivar 'Dark Red' to name a few.
OTHER FACILITIES: The spa and wellness facilities include a twin-lane swimming pool, fitness centre, and tailor made spa programmes.
EVENT POTENTIAL: While the layout of the garden may not be ideal for big events, it can be booked by guests to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.
The Sukhothai Bangkok
WHERE? Bangkok, Thailand
GARDEN: The hotel is located away from the downtown region, and is nestled in about 24,300 sqm of landscaped gardens.
OTHER FACILITIES: In addition to the eight different dining options on offer at the hotel, guests can enjoy spa treatments, a 25 metre infinity-edged outdoor pool along with a fitness centre.
EVENT POTENTIAL: The garden can be booked for a variety of different events such as alfresco dining, as well as intimate weddings.
Kempinski Hotel Xi’an
WHERE? Xian, China
GARDEN: A large landscaped garden surrounds the hotel, which features accommodation with views of either the Bahe River or the surrounding greenery. The river cuts through the garden creating a mini-pond that offers mirror-like reflections of everything around it.
OTHER FACILITIES: The hotel has a 33 metre indoor heated pool, a gym, entertainment area featuring table tennis, shuffle board, billiards and table football game. Tennis courts are also offered with coaches available on request. In addition, the hotel offers a salon providing professional hair dressing and beauty treatments.
EVENTS POTENTIAL: Events can be organised, and catering services are available within the garden.