Penang’s Shangri-La properties bring fun into meetings

Sister properties Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa and Golden Sands Resort in Penang have come up with unconventional destination meeting ideas to satisfy a growing demand among corporate clients for meetings with play elements.

Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman, spokesperson for both resorts, said: “We brainstormed ideas on how we can meet and fulfil the meeting dreams of our corporate clients, which cannot be done within a city set up. We are taking advantage of our prime location at Batu Ferringhi to set up a meeting mixing business and pleasure amid nature.”

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Sunglasses@Work was the result, where one-of-a-kind meeting ideas and unique set ups transform the usual boardroom sessions, teambuilding activities, and special business meeting events into a fun and memorable experience.

The Sunglasses@Work themes include “Live, Love and Laugh”, with individual activities themed under each word. “Live” is about group activities that promote wellness and physical activity; “Love” is about engaging in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities that bring love to children and individuals with less fortunate backgrounds; “Laugh” is about fun activities.

Activities for Sunglasses@Work include a yoga breakfast at CHI, The Spa’s pavilion, challenges on the slides at the Adventure Zone, an Iron Chef Challenge, a Dine In The Dark dining experience, and an eco treasure hunt.

Suleiman explained that the eco treasure hunt incorporates the latest gadgetry designed by in-house events specialists for a unique teambuilding activity. “It blends CSR initiatives around the resort and the challenge of completing tasks in highly competitive situations,” he said.

He revealed that green meetings are in demand these days, and the resorts offer environmentally-friendly meeting options that incorporate recycled crates and boxes for signages, food stands and snack tables.

“An eco menu incorporating a Rooted in Nature concept is available for such meetings, using organic herbs and spices picked from the resorts’ spice garden and incorporating sustainably-sourced seafood and poultry,” he added.

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