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Mice Net : August 2008
venue update thailand’s ultiMate – PiMalai When you have a very special group of individuals who are seeking to get away from it all in Thailand then it is hard to go past the impressive Pimalai Resort & Spa located on Lanta Island, Krabi. This stunning resort property is built on 100 acres of lush tropical rainforest with direct access to a pristine beach. In December 2005 the property opened 39 stunning pool villas offering spectacular views of the Andaman Sea. Today the resort’s facilities consist of a combined 121 deluxe rooms, pavilion suites, beach villas and pool villas, all with a contemporary Thai-style design, two superb infinity-edge freshwater swimming pools, a PADI dive centre, a large fitness room with high-quality fitness equipment, a sports ground that includes two floodlit tennis courts, library lounges offering free high speed internet access, shops and meeting facilities for up to 80 people. Pimalai Resort & Spa is just over two hours from Krabi International Airport and is reached by the resort’s private minibus and cruising boat. It offers five dining alternatives for guests to choose from complimented by an award-winning wine cellar. For the ultimate incentive or corporate meeting visit www. pimalai.com for further details. Marina Mandarin launches new rooMs The Marina Mandarin Singapore has launched its brand new executive deluxe rooms and suites to bridge the gap between its “economy-class” deluxe rooms and “business-class” premier rooms, in recognition of the varying expectations of travellers. Fitted with brand new upholstery and fixtures, the enhanced rooms and suites promise business travellers greater luxury and comfort that include a large flat screen television for heightened visual entertainment, a larger work desk and an ergonomic chair designed for ease of movement for the working traveller, as well as six hours of complimentary broadband internet access to keep in touch with work and loved ones. Coupled with 24-hour access to the fitness centre and mineral water pool, the only member of the Leading Hotels of the World in Singapore promises travellers a limitless experience every time they meet, dine or stay. For enquiries, call (65) 6845 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org cable beach club resort wins best resort in australia Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome has won the Best Hotel / Resort Australian Property Award at the 2008 Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) National Travel Industry Awards for Excellence over renowned eastern states finalists. The resort already holds a list of 2007 national and state award titles including, Best Resort Style Accommodation, Luxury Accommodation, Deluxe Accommodation and Best Resort Accommodation. In 2008 Cable Beach Club Resort continued this success by winning the Kimberley Development Commission Accommodation Award and the Perth Convention Bureau Business Tourism Development Award at Australia’s North West Tourism Awards. The resort is honoured to be able to add its newest title of Best Hotel / Resort Australian Property to its credentials. AFTA is the representative body for Australia’s Travel Agents. The AFTA awards ceremony, held in Sydney recently, recognises and promotes excellence in tourism and is voted by travel agents Australia wide. General manager of Cable Beach Club Resort, Ron Sedon, was thrilled the resort was recognised by travel agents for the unique and luxurious range of services and facilities on offer. mice.net 129