As the world returns to in-person meetings, corporate groups and business travellers are now eager to experience more of the destinations they visit. For event professionals, this means finding more versatile meeting venues, more impressive accommodations, and more tailored itineraries.
In Singapore, Far East Hospitality’s enclave of four hotels on Sentosa – The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, Oasia Resort Sentosa, The Outpost Hotel Sentosa and Village Hotel Sentosa – come together to offer a one-of-a-kind venue designed for groups of all sizes and types.
Together, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, Oasia Resort Sentosa, The Outpost Hotel Sentosa and Village Hotel Sentosa form a one-of-a-kind venue for meetings and incentives on Singapore’s Sentosa island.
A place where meetings come alive
When it comes to event spaces, size and flexibility is important, but so is style for each of these four uniquely designed hotels on Sentosa.
The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, with its restored colonial settings, exudes bespoke luxury at every turn; Oasia Resort Sentosa, with its emphasis on holistic wellness, imparts tranquility and relaxation for groups on corporate retreats. The adults-exclusive The Outpost Hotel Sentosa sets the stage for creative lifestyle brands, while Village Hotel Sentosa adds family-friendly fun to incentive trips.
The Events Centre, a conserved heritage building dedicated to meetings and events.
Regardless of the hotel chosen, delegates will be able to enjoy shared facilities such as the four unique pools on the Pool Deck at Village Hotel Sentosa or the award-winning Oasia Spa at Oasia Resort Sentosa, while planners can leverage a mix of casual communal spaces, sleek meeting rooms, regal colonial halls, and more.
For instance, delegates can be welcomed to a classy outdoor reception on the Barracks Lawn: a beautifully manicured outdoor space against the backdrop of two magnificent colonial buildings. Event planners have the option to host corporate dinners of up to 320 pax or product launches with the Barracks Marquee, an exceptional transparent tentage that offers a weather-proof space for guests to enjoy their event in comfort while still giving a splendid view of the grounds.
The Barracks Marquee transforms the Barracks Lawn into a weather-proof space with magical views of the lush surrounds.
Formal banquets shine at The Aloes, a high-ceilinged ballroom at Oasia Resort Sentosa with floor-to-ceiling glass windows on one side and a capacity of up to 140 persons. The hotel also houses three smaller meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 60 pax for presentations and workshops.
Housed in a conserved colonial building where the details of its architectural past have been beautifully restored, The Events Centre consists of four versatile meeting rooms accommodating up to 100 pax, while the Revelry Hall on the second level seats up to 160 guests for banquets, or 280 pax theatre-style. The after-party continues at The Outpost Hotel Sentosa, where delegates can also unwind and take in the view at 1-Altitude Coast, its rooftop bar famed for breathtaking sunset views.
The Aloes ballroom, with its contemporary design, illuminates corporate banquets, launches, and award ceremonies with an abundance of natural light.
Alternatively, for a flexible space with an indoor-outdoor option, event planners should not miss out Village Square, The Commune and Heritage Courtyard over at Village Hotel Sentosa.
An unbeatable location to meet and play
What makes Sentosa uniquely positioned for meetings and events? Its island setting gives a sense of retreat from Singapore’s bustling downtown, while the destination is also a paradise for outdoor team-building adventures, whether it’s basking on the beach, racing along a jungle luge, or riding down zip-lines.
Yet, Sentosa is only a 12-minute drive from the city-state’s downtown, making it a breeze for groups to access other convention and exhibition venues. These four hotels are conveniently located right next to the Sentosa Express monorail Imbiah Station, which zips islanders to Resorts World Sentosa and VivoCity mall in a matter of minutes.
Enhancing the delegate experience
Event personalisation is one of the biggest contributors to delegate satisfaction, which is why these four properties are designed to appeal to a wide variety of groups and individuals. Apart from including tours and team-building activities that align with event goals, planners can engage delegates right on site with the many activities and workshops offered by each hotel.
For instance, Oasia Resort Sentosa offers fitness classes such as yoga, aqua-Zumba, and sunrise qi gong, while the award-winning Oasia Spa offers wellness workshops such as body balm, scrub, or bath bomb making. Planners can even arrange for quick massages for delegates during coffee breaks.
Delegates can join in a variety of activities held within the hotels’ grounds; event planners can also arrange for a bespoke session just for their group.
For adventures beyond the hotel grounds, planners can benefit from special activities developed in partnership with the hotels. Explore Sentosa’s historical tapestry with heritage tours, delight thrill-seekers with a high-speed boat tour of the Southern Islands, go on a tandem bungy jump, or simply enjoy a scenic ride while dining on the Sentosa Cable Car.
Experience a one-hour sightseeing boat tour of the Southern Islands with a professional guide, trained captains, and photo opportunities.
When it comes to wining and dining, a plethora of food and beverage options give planners and delegates ample variety throughout their stay. Hawker-style Singaporean fare, classic steakhouse dining, convivial Latin-Mediterranean, and Japanese Omakase are just a few of the restaurants within the precinct available for memorable meals.
In their own time, delegates can also explore Sentosa’s many attractions and dining hotspots — like Madam Tussauds Singapore, Mega Adventure Park, Ola Beach Club, Tipsy Unicorn, and the Wings of Time night show — at special discounted rates for guests of any of the four hotels.
Delegates staying in the four hotels have access to the variety of attractions and activities across Sentosa island for work and play.
Support at every step of the way
With a client-centric philosophy and flexible partnership approach, the hotels’ teams of professional event specialists make the perfect partner for any business event through every aspect of the planning process, including working with partner attractions and dining venues around Sentosa.
Take for example the success of a 3-day regional meeting and team-bonding event held previously for a multinational firm: the large group of 1,200 delegates was housed across two of the four hotels in the precinct, with a hospitality lounge and dedicated check-in space at Revelry Hall creating a smooth arrival experience.
Over the course of the event, planners held a buffet breakfast reception at the Barracks Lawn, a main meeting on Siloso Beach complete with refreshments catered by Village Hotel Sentosa, breakout meetings at various spaces in the Events Centre and Village Hotel Sentosa, and another closing carnival on Siloso Beach with food stalls, drinks bar, picnic ground, and concert stage.
The four hotels offer a client-centric philosophy and flexible partnership approach to support business events, including arranging for multiple activities across Sentosa, such as hosting events on the beach.
More support also comes in the form of Far East Hospitality FAR MORE Rewards programme, which allows meeting planners or corporate travel bookers to earn reward points on corporate stays and meetings booked on behalf of clients.
From now through 30 September 2023, planners will earn double (2x) rewards for corporate residential groups at these four Sentosa hotels. And with four times the versatility in this unique precinct, every event is sure to be outstanding. Click here to learn more.
This article is brought to you by The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, Oasia Resort Sentosa, The Outpost Hotel Sentosa and Village Hotel Sentosa.
Learn more about each of the four hotels here.