4 Winter Meeting Destinations in Asia-Pacific

Invite meeting attendees to a winter wonderland

Take your meeting to a winter wonderland! Here are four destinations in the Asia-Pacific region with colder climates to consider, a welcome respite from the hot or humid climate. 

Seoul-Searching in South Korea

For casual get-togethers, you can either run with a regular boardroom meeting or choose to meet in a relaxed setting in one of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul’s seven event spaces. Choose from the Grand Ballroom, which can hold up to 1,000 theater-style, or the 50-square-meter boardroom for smaller C-suite meetings.

Should the weather outside prove to be too cold or rainy, do not fret, for elements of nature such as trees and potted plants can be easily incorporated into events and are particularly apt for Educate, Decide and Produce meetings, as they improve attention span. Lunches or dinners in between meetings can also be arranged with live chef stations.

Encourage attendees to make use of the convenient location of the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul—adjacent to the bus terminal and above three subway lines—to taste the country’s winter street snacks, like chestnuts and sweet potatoes, or ginseng chicken hot soups.

The Ancient City of Hangzhou

If your meeting requires a gala dinner, why not organize it in JW Marriott Hotel Hangzhou’s 970-square-meter Grand Ballroom, which can hold up to 550 banquet-style? The space also boasts a reception foyer for pre-dinner cocktails—ideal for a Celebrate meeting.

For regular day meetings, the property features 13 other meeting spaces, as well as 305 guest rooms. To keep spirits up and to keep delegates sharp and focused, arrange for the property to provide healthier refreshment items such as fresh fruit, nuts, smoothies and quiches. (No harm in pairing the fruit with a little chocolate, as shown here—let the flavanols it contains fuel your brain for an Ideate meeting.)

Don’t forget to allow delegates time off from the meeting to recharge by giving some time to explore the destination. For instance, in Hangzhou, the JW Marriott Hotel Hangzhou overlooks the lovely West Lake, and is surrounded by various shopping centers.

Living It Up in Osaka

Imagine waking up to the spectacular white, wintry view of the Osaka skyline, or looking down at the sprawling city from any of the seven meeting rooms—six rooms are 32 square meters, while the largest is 230 square meters—in the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel.

The reason for the breathtaking view: The hotel is perched on floors 38 to 57 of the 60-story Abeno Harukas building, Japan’s tallest skyscraper. But views aren’t limited to the meeting spaces and guest rooms. Adjourn to the property’s signature restaurant on the 57th floor offering Western and Japanese dishes—including teppanyaki cuisine, a Japanese preparation using an iron grill—and dine on delicious food while admiring more gorgeous vistas of the city and its surroundings.

Should you need assistance, connect with the Marriott team and they will be able to assist with itineraries, team-building activities such as cocktail-making, and the sourcing of local vendors for a dose of culture—consider a Drum Tao or Kabuki performance. 

Escape into Anji’s Arms

Admire the spectacular scenery and bask in the area’s natural greenery of bamboo forests and tea plantations when meeting at JW Marriott Hotel Zhejiang Anji. 

The 227-room resort is 60 kilometers from Hangzhou and 220 kilometers from Shanghai, and is the first international property in Anji county. Expect LED screens in their six event rooms, the largest of which is the 573-square-meter ballroom, which can hold up to 618 theater-style.

Sticking to the schedule is key at any meeting—and doubly so at this resort, as you want to make sure that attendees have time to play a round of golf at the landscaped course, take a few laps in the indoor pool or get the kinks in their backs massaged out at the spa. Work hard, but don’t forget to play hard, too!

Book your catering events with participating Marriott hotels in Asia-Pacific by March 31, 2018, and earn double Marriott Rewards on eligible catering events such as client meetings, networking gatherings and product launches. There’s also a signing bonus of 500 points.

For more information, please visit: http://marriott-meetings.com/doubleup/