Quirky meeting concept takes root at Shangri-La’s Boracay resort

SHANGRI-LA’S Boracay Resort & Spa has unveiled Sunglasses at Work Meet by Design, a destination meeting concept combining corporate meetings with social event experiences.

It is a set of customised ideas and set ups that transforms the usual boardroom sessions, team bonding activities, special events and other corporate requirements into a fun and memorable affair, explained director of events Melissa Santiago.

Examples of this include holding corporate meetings in a Treehouse Villa rather than in a meeting room, coffee breaks paired with a quick massage, arcade games at the Entertainment Centre, or beach golf, etc. Attendees can take up greener causes through coral reef planting or beach clean-ups.

General manager Amit Oberoi said Sunglasses at Work Meet by Design does not necessarily entail additional cost to corporate clients as the 12.5ha resort already has the activities, facilities and space for bleasure.

The resort is mainly a leisure destination with little MICE business but the new meeting concept would encourage more corporations to come to the island destination, as the experience cannot be replicated in a city setting.

Aris Delos Santos-Ote, director of sales and marketing, said the concept introduces corporate clients to try out a different take on meetings. “More is the new business. Why be traditional when you can mix and mingle,” she explained.

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