Forget drab, uninspiring conference rooms – Design Hotels™ presents five member hotels with amazing views, lavish gardens and state-of-the-art technology. From the north German port city of Bremen, to an urban resort in Jakarta, there are exciting meeting spaces to be discovered all around the world. In Turkey, Hillside Su can cater to anything from summer BBQs to chic car launches with its vast -Voda Congress Hall' and lush picturesque gardens. The Alila Jakarta is centrally located and yet a sanctuary within the city. The calm ambience and cool design create the perfect environment for presentations or celebrations. For those who want to be inspired by breathtaking vistas, Memmo Baleeira in Portugal has meeting rooms with terraces presenting views of the harbor, ocean and the islands of Martinhal. In Mallorca, Puro Oasis Urbano offers not only three new state-of-the-art meeting spaces ideal for a creative retreat but also Purobeach, a separate event space for up to 200 guests situated in the bay of Palma with a terrace pool. For a stylish meeting in the city, Hotel ÜberFluss in Bremen offers a sixth floor penthouse overlooking the Weser river, as well as two roof terraces and a chic private bar and lounge.
lila Jakarta, Indonesia
Situated in the heart of the city's business district overlooking the Presidential Palace, the 246-room Alila Jakarta fits with its neighbors' business prowess. With a minimal design aesthetic, the hotel offers a refreshing sanctuary from the world outside. Guests are welcome to relax in the light and calming lobby lounge with chill out music, or wander in the garden in the peaceful inner courtyard. With nine conference rooms, accommodating between 10 and 500 people, the hotel is an ideal meeting spot for any occasion, from exclusive business meetings to elegant banquets. There are four meeting packages to choose from, including a one-night residential package for those wishing to stay at the hotel and enjoy its many facilities, including a spa, outdoor pool and contemporary Shanghainese restaurant.
Hillside Su, Turkey
A summer BBQ? Chic car launch? Or perhaps swimming with dolphins? All are possible at this 294-room hotel situated by the sea and just 15 minutes from Antalya airport. The -Voda Congress Hall' has a ceiling height of over seven metres and an extensive balcony, whilst the Amanzi hall offers a large door opening on to lush gardens. Together with an 848 square metre ballroom, the rooms are ideal for large events such as car launches because of their style, size and easy access. Outside, a 1000 square metre al fresco function area with beautiful gardens is the perfect setting for gala dinners and barbeques in the summer. There are also eight smaller breakout meeting rooms for different purposes.
Memmo Baleeira, Portugal
The phrase -a room with a view' is foremost at 144-room Memmo Baleeira where meeting rooms overlook the Baleeira harbour in Sagres Bay, known for its rich history and stunning natural beauty. For a relaxing coffee break a terrace off the rooms is a place to take in the refreshing sea air, whilst indoors on the top floor flexible rooms for 10 to 150 people are ideal for special events or small creative sessions. The hotel also offers a wide variety of menus, ranging from working lunches to exquisite menus created for special events.
Puro Oasis Urbano, Mallorca
This 50-room hotel in the center of Palma has recently unveiled two new meeting rooms and event spaces for 10, 20 or 40 people. For small groups and informal meetings, the new multimedia room with 72" plasma screen, video console and Mac computer is ideal, whilst the new Mandala room is perfect for larger events. It has a capacity for 40 guests, state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, spaciousness and natural light. In January 2011 the hotel will also open The Wing Room, a completely new area which can be hired exclusively for private corporate and social events. It will include a Music Studio which will be the base for Puro´s own releases and remixes from its label -Puro Music'. For those seeking a place to wind down afterwards a poolside break or massage at Purobeach is the ultimate option.
Hotel ÜberFluss, Bremen
Situated on a quiet street on the banks of the river Weser, the 51-room Hotel ÜberFluss is ideal for a variety of small events, from small wedding ceremonies to model castings. On the sixth floor there is a penthouse space for up to 54 people, with large floor-to-ceiling windows offering beautiful vistas of the river and historic city. From this room there is access to a rooftop bar and two rooftop terraces. Outfitted with lounge sofas and sunbeds, the spaces are ideal for relaxed get-togethers and summer barbeques. Downstairs on the first floor an 85 square metre space is light and airy, with a glass front and modern multimedia equipment.
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