Grand Hyatt Singapore has unveiled its Level 2 events space, confident it will be as game-changing as its Mezza9 restaurant that gave the industry the show kitchen concept when it opened years ago.
Gone are the standard break-out rooms and the typical boxy, pillarless banquet hall. Instead, Level 2 of the hotel now features 1,000m2 of flexible space that morphs into intimate dining or conference rooms which feel more like meeting in a private Peranakan home than in a nondescript hotel space. These salons can accommodate 33 pax for boardroom meetings, 75 pax for receptions, 120 pax for private dinners or 200 pax for seminars in a theatre setting.
In addition, at the push of a button, a show kitchen and a customised stage are revealed at the 515m2 Grand Salon, showcasing live cooking and food preparation right before delegatesâ€™ eyes. The Grand Salonâ€™s capacity is 340 pax for banquets and 700 pax for receptions.
The hotel employed Super Potato, which designed its F&B outlets, to work on the S$38 million (US$30 million) refurbishment of its Level 2 and Level 3 into cutting-edge meeting space.
â€śWait till you see our Level 3,â€ť enthused Willi Martin, area vice president of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in South-east Asia.
The renovation of the third floor will be finalised in 3Q2014. It will incorporate high ceilings, natural daylight, integrated kitchens and loft kitchens in pre-function areas. As well, the hotel is creating a halal-certified banquet kitchen by the end of this year.
Martin said clients are now aware of the new event venues and a â€śhighâ€ť number of events has been secured for this year, ranging from weddings to small and medium-sized social gatherings and product launches. â€“ Raini Hamdi and Paige Lee Pei Qi