Asia

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur undergoes multi-million dollar renovation

The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel in Malaysia has relaunched with a new look, following an extensive transformation. The venue has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, increasing its capacity to 398 rooms and revamping its Club Lounge on the 38th floor. The Pavilions Lounge & Bar (pictured top) has also been redesigned. The venue’s meeting and banqueting facilities have been fit...

Brunei-owned Dorchester Hotel faces LGBT backlash

The London Evening Standard newspaper is facing pressure to cancel an event planned at the Brunei-owned Dorchester Hotel, following backlash against the country’s anti-LGBT laws. Brunei installed a new penal code on 3 April, which allows for the punishment of gay sex with stoning to death. The newspaper had planned its annual New Homes awards at the Dorchester hotel for 17 May, but the venue has s...

Kuala Lumpur to host World Federation of Hemophilia 2020 World Congress

As well as supporting the 30th World Hemophilia Day (WHD, 17 April) Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) has announced it has been selected to host the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 2020 World Congress. KLCC supported WHD by hosting a blood donation drive and highlighting the importance of the work WFH and national associations, including the Hemophilia Society of Malaysia (HSM), are doing...

Olympic Games event organisers gather for Host City Asia conference

The second Host City Asia conference was recently held in Beijing, bringing together the organisers of the Olympic Games from across the region. The event, on 11 April, kicked off with insights from the hosts of the next three Olympic Games: Tokyo, Beijing and Paris. They all convened to share best practice, under a theme of “faster, stronger growth through event hosting”. The number of Chinese ci...

New Thailand campaign Down Under could bring 4,000 business events travellers

Over 4,000 business event travellers will potentially attend an event in Thailand within the next four years as a result of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) recent roadshow held in Sydney and Melbourne. TCEB made its claim on the back of its new campaign which provides site visit support for meeting and incentive organisers of events with upwards of 80 guests and more flexibility...

MyCEB goes on the road and offers new deal to China

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) embarks, 15 April, on its 9th China Roadshow, which opens in Beijing and will see the bureau and 29 industry partners travelling to four cities, including Shanghai, Chengdu and, for the first time, Shenzhen. In its efforts to woo one of Malaysia’s biggest market, the delegation is armed with a new programme for corporate and incentive groups....

Brunei hotels deactivate social media accounts amid anti-LGBT law backlash

Brunei-owned luxury hotel venues, which include the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles), and 45 Park Lane and The Dorchester in London, have deleted social media accounts amid an ongoing backlash over anti-LGBT laws introduced in Brunei. South East Asian island state introduced strict Islamic Sharia laws this month that make gay sex punishable by flogging or stoning to death. George C...

KL Convention Centre dines in the dark again for Earth Hour 2019

Over 440 Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre team members celebrated Earth Hour, 30 March, with millions of others worldwide by switching off the venue’s lights. It was the Centre’s ninth consecutive Earth Hour participation. Back by popular demand was the Centre’s ‘Dining in the Dark’ experience for participants, as well as a screening of The Jungle Book and environmentally-friendly games. KLCC Genera...

Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong announces 2019/2020 rewards

Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) is promoting new benefits for meeting and event organisers as part of its 2019/2020 Hong Kong Rewards! programme*. The programme enables organisers to enhance MICE events with added-value experiences, such as complimentary drinks receptions, meals and attraction entry, as well as shopping discounts across the city. Running from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 202...

Penang to host inaugural ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Summit in December

Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) is preparing to host the inaugural ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Asia Pacific Chapter Summit 2019, 5–6 December. The Summit will be organised by the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter and co-hosted by PCEB and Anderes Fourdy, a Malaysia-based PCO. It will be held at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre in conjunction with Malaysia’s l...

Marriot & Ritz Macau go dark for worldwide ‘Earth Hour’ movement

JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau will go dark for one hour on 30 March to shine a light on climate action, in support of Earth Hour 2019. Both hotels will join millions around the world in turning off their lights at 8:30pm local time, to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental ...

IEG harnesses Ecomondo’s green knowhow for Chengdu expo

The international green economy business comes to Chengdu, China, for the 15th edition of the Chengdu Environmental Protection Expo (CDEPE) 21-23 March. The event, the largest environmental protection expo in Western China, is organised by Europe China Environmental Exhibitions (ECEE), a company founded by organiser Xin Zhong Lian Exhibitions and EAGLE – Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions, ...