NUO Hotel Beijing
OPENED June 2015
LOCATION Level 25
INFO Taking advantage of its lofty position on the 25th floor of the hotel, the Executive Lounge of NUO Hotel Beijing offers gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding areas. F&B options include buffet breakfast, all-day refreshments, canapés in the evenings and a trained mixologist standing by to whip up a selection of tasty tipples in the evening. Complimentary two-hour use of the boardroom is afforded to eligible guests, while other amenities include a workstation area, iPad, power sockets with USB and various cable ports, plus conference call equipment.
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
OPENED September 2015
LOCATION Level 28
INFO Created by design gurus LTW Designworks, the club lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul features a gallery-like ambience. Nine key artworks by local artists are showcased on the walls. These include works by Kyung Ja Chun, renowned for her portrayal of womanhood and beauty in nature; Heungsou Kim, affectionately known as the “Picasso of Korea”; and Bong Sang Yoo, whose abstract paintings display a mixture of multiplied grids and translucent layers of colours.
Park Hotel Alexandra (Singapore)
OPENED June 2015
LOCATION Level 19
INFO The Lion City doesn’t suffer from a lack of excellent club lounges, and The Crystal Club Lounge at Park Hotel Alexandra is another excellent choice. High floor-to-ceiling windows offer some of the most stunning views of the city skyline. Open to club guests and those staying in the hotel’s suites, the lounge offers buffet breakfast, all-day refreshments and complimentary business facilities.
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
RENOVATED August 2015
LOCATION Level 33
INFO The newly renovated lounge has employed a cool interactive F&B concept, with an open kitchen and live cooking demonstrations in the evenings. Mood lighting and modern furnishings give the place a contemporary feel, while the floor-to-ceiling windows offer a panoramic view of the Lake Gardens. State-of-the-art facilities in the boardroom can facilitate up to ten guests.
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
RENOVATED September 2015
LOCATION Level 49
INFO Featuring a “residence” concept, the lounge has been redesigned to create a home-away-from-home atmosphere. The space is divided into a reception hall, dining room, library lounge, and garden terrace, and is constantly transforming through different light settings. Much like the rest of the hotel, the lounge embodies elements of Western design combined with the local Roppongi area in Tokyo.
For more information on club lounges in the region, check out the “50 Club Aces” feature in the upcoming September 2015 issue of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.
Clement Huang, Valerian Ho, Joyce Lau