Readers Choice 2019: Best Corporate MICE Venue
Choosing the right venue to host your Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) can make all the difference between an average experience, and a spectacular one. Singapore has a strong reputation for its MICE venues across the region, so this is always a tough category to win in the Readers Choice Awards.
This year’s Gold Award went to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). RWS is home to world-class attractions including Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, the Maritime Experiential Museum, Dolphin Island, and Adventure Cove Waterpark.
Complementing its theme parks and attractions are six unique luxury hotels along with the world-class Resorts World Convention Centre. A spokesman for RWS told attendees at this year’s prestigious awards ceremony how delighted they were to have received the accolade for Best Corporate MICE venue for two consecutive years running.
“Since the beginning, RWS occupies a unique position in the MICE industry like no other. With a strong track record in meetings, incentives, conferences and in particular the attractive segment of ‘Business-Leisure’, RWS has created and hosted many successful and iconic events which have added vibrancy to the MICE scene and put Singapore on the international stage as a compelling MICE destination,’’ he said.
The strengths of RWS lie in its diverse stable of lifestyle offerings, such as its exciting theme parks, celebrity chef dining, and night entertainment. This means it is able to offer guests a wide range of creative after-hours experiences to complement their daytime seminars and meetings. “We have impressed clients with our innovative indoor and outdoor spaces – including many unconventional and experiential venues – that can accommodate thousands of delegates for both large scale events and intimate gatherings,’’ he added.
With a multitude of excellent MICE venues spread across Singapore, RWS has further differentiated itself from the competition, with capabilities to offer one-stop-shop services such as creative programming, entertainment production, tailored banquet menus and thematic designs.
The recently-announced RWS 2.0 expansion and transformation will see a total development investment of S$4.5 billion, and the addition of over 164,000 square metres of new and exciting attractions, entertainment, and lifestyle offerings. As part of the RWS 2.0 development, the integrated resort hopes to continue to host many more flagship events and experiential meetings, including first-in-Asia events.
Looking ahead to 2020, RWS aims to become the ‘next-generation’ venue for bespoke events and festival-style conventions with greater elements of entertainment, networking and audience engagement.
Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Asia’s premium lifestyle destination resort, is located on Singapore’s resort island of Sentosa. Spanning 49 hectares, RWS is home to world-class attractions including Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, the Maritime Experiential Museum, Dolphin Island and Adventure Cove Waterpark. Complementing the adventure and adrenaline of its theme parks and attractions are six unique luxury hotels, the world-class Resorts World Convention Centre, a casino and the Asian flagship of a world-renowned destination spa.