5 inspiring venues in Singapore for your business meetings
Business meetings or events don’t always have to be confined within the four walls of an office or hotel ballroom. In fact, going off-site can often do wonders for your team’s camaraderie and creativity. Here’s a look at five venues around Singapore that can turn your meetings or events from stuffy to stunning.
Have a swingin’ good time at HUONE Singapore
Seeking to get your team to think outside the box? At the Swing Room at HUONE Singapore, new ideas can flow in a fun environment that’s sure to help your team relax, unlock inhibitions and get their creative juices flowing.
Best suited for brainstorming or team building sessions, the room can host groups of up to 25 and comes with amenities such as an ultra high-definition projector, high-speed Wi-Fi and free-flow beverages. Cushy sofas and cushions also help to provide a cosy setting for an enriching experience.
HUONE Singapore has 10 other themed meeting spaces that can fulfil your creative requirements. There’s an igloo room that comes with aurora borealis special lighting if you want to be visually stimulated, or a forest-themed one if you like to be inspired by nature.
Location: 3D River Valley Road (a six-minute walk from Clarke Quay MRT station)
Go back to nature at the Open Farm Community
Surrounded by lush greenery, Open Farm Community offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Besides amenities such as Wi-Fi, projectors and microphones, the 35,000 sq ft space at lifestyle enclave Dempsey Hill also comes equipped with facilities for recreational activities like table tennis and lawn bowls – so your team can have fun after the serious work is done.
An outdoor deck and terrace will also give you the opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air of the leafy surroundings, while the indoor restaurant lets you sit in comfort and enjoy the culinary delights served up by the in-house chefs.
Location: 130E Minden Road (a 10-minute bus ride from Orchard Road MRT station)
Take your meetings to new heights at Faber Peak Singapore
Atop Singapore’s second highest hill lies Faber Peak Singapore, distinguished by hiba wooden arc frames and glass walls that offer unobstructed views of Singapore’s city skyline and harbour.
The private room at this hilltop venue can fit up to 60 people, while a sheltered outdoor veranda provides your team with the opportunity to take a breath of fresh air when needed.
Getting to Faber Peak Singapore is an experience in itself. Courtesy of the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network, visitors can easily travel between Faber Peak and famed island resort Sentosa on the most scenic ride in Singapore.
Your journey starts when you hop on a cable car via the Mount Faber Line to take you from HarbourFront Centre to Mount Faber. When you’re done with your meeting, continue on to Sentosa, where you can utilise the new intra-island Sentosa Line to explore various attractions there.
Location: 109 Mount Faber Road (a 17-minute walk uphill from Harbourfront MRT station; alternatively, take a short cable car ride up)
Assemble your best team at The Chamber at the Arts House
Take a step back in time when you hold your next meeting at The Arts House, also known as Old Parliament House.
Constructed between 1826 and 1827, this was the centre of Singapore’s politics until 1999, when the new Parliament House was built about a five-minute walk away.
The Chamber is the most historically significant space in The Arts House, where members of Singapore’s Parliament gathered to debate and make key policy decisions. Much of the Chamber’s furniture has been in place since the 1950s, but has since been given a facelift. (Insider tip: Look out for the seat that was previously occupied by Singapore’s late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew right in the centre of the front row.)
You’ll be able to fit up to 200 people in this room, which has been fitted with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, specialised lighting and audio equipment, and even a smoke machine for an extra touch.
Location: 1 Old Parliament Lane (a six-minute walk from City Hall MRT station)