Marina Bay Sands Singapore Voted Best MICE Hotel by CEI Asia

Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore has been
voted Asia’s Best MICE Hotel by the region’s leading MICE magazine CEI Asia. In
addition to this major achievement Marina Bay Sands came second in the category
for the of Asia’s Best Convention and Exhibition Center.  Marina Bay Sands Singapore Sister Hotel the
Venetian Macau also came third in the category best MICE Hotel Asia.


This is an amazing feat considering Marina Bay
Sands has been open for barely a year and the award being decided by the magazine’s


The full media release from Marina Bay Sands Singapore
can be read below:


Marina Bay Sands voted Asia’s Best MICE Hotel

Double honor from CEI Asia Industry Awards 2011


(January 26, 2011)
Marina Bay Sands has started the New Year on a high note, as it receives a
double honor from CEI Asia Industrial Awards for its MICE and hotel facilities.


Marina Bay Sands has been named as “Asia’s Best MICE Hotel” by
CEI Asia, the leading MICE magazine,
in an award voted directly by its
regional readers. Readership is made up of leading planners and buyers of
conferences, exhibitions and incentives across Asia. This heavily contested
category also places our sister property Venetian Macau in third place. 
In addition, Marina Bay Sands has nabbed the second spot for “Asia’s Best Convention and Exhibition
under the CEI annual awards. This is a significant accolade for an
operation that will only cross its first year mark in April.


“Marina Bay Sands is thrilled with this
award. This prestigious win from the region’s leading MICE magazine based on
votes cast by its regional readers is especially encouraging in our first year.
From the beginning of our bid, we pledged to elevate Singapore’s MICE industry
to the next level with our extensive industry knowledge and depth of experience.
This regional award bears testament to the work we’re doing so far, and the
promise that we represent,”
said Marina
Bay Sands President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas Arasi.


“We are encouraged by this win to
continue to improve and to give our delegates once in a lifetime experiences
everyday when they choose to do business at Marina Bay Sands. We thank all our
customers for placing their trust in us, and we look forward to their continued

said Mr Arasi.


Over 1,000 deals have been sealed so far, bringing over
600,000 participants to Sands Expo and Convention Center, the biggest meetings,
incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) facility in Singapore.


Offering the
most flexible and unique venues in the region, Sands Expo and Convention Center
is an ideal venue for many corporate planners. October and November 2010 are
two record months for Marina Bay Sands, where the conference space on Level 4
and Level 5 was sold out for several weeks in a row. Its performance continued
to be strong through this month, with large conference groups taking up space
in the meeting rooms and extending their business conversations over cocktail
receptions at the Sands SkyPark.


Bay Sands has also demonstrated its ability to host new and prestigious shows.
Recent examples include Art Stage Singapore, which has been described as
having an exceptional start with its stellar cast of several top artists and
art collectors. One of the most dazzling entertainment events of the year – the
Zee Cine Awards 2011 – also brought the best and brightest stars from
Bollywood to converge here for a star-studded celebration on 14 January.


shows include UFI, the Global Association of Exhibition Industry that promotes
the trade fair industry worldwide, returned to Singapore after 16 years aboard.
77th UFI Congress, which was held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center
from 10-13 November 2010, drew a record breaking attendance. 


To meet the
needs of our business clients, Marina Bay Sands has recently introduced new
services such as concierge desks at Sands Expo and Convention Center. The first
one has been launched at Level 4, and three more will be added this year. The
concierge desk allows MICE delegates to purchase parking tickets that allow
them to enjoy the lowest parking rate for a MICE facility in Singapore (i.e.
flat rate of $6 from 7am – 7pm, weekdays). More of such value-added services
will be rolled out for MICE delegates in the coming months as Marina Bay Sands
continues to build on the accolades that it has won this year.


upcoming exciting events to be held at Marina Bay Sands include: 


Asia 2011 (29 – 31 March 2011)


For the very
first time, Offshore Asia, Asia’s premier conference for offshore technology,
will be holding its 6th conference in Singapore. Offshore Asia 2011 will be
held at Marina Bay Sands on 29 – 31 March 2011. The comprehensive exhibition
covers all aspects of offshore technology and subsea applications,
demonstrating the latest technology and foremost business ideas shaping the
future of the industry.


Architecture + Design Expo (31 May – 2 June 2011)


Hospitality Architecture + Design Expo (HA+D Expo) is comprised of a quality
trade show, exhibition and conference that focus specifically on the needs of
hospitality project designers and developers in Asia-Pacific.


(21 June – 24 June 2011)


Asia’s top business event for the global Infocomm and digital media industries
will return to Singapore at Marina Bay Sands from 21 to 24 June this
year.  A focal venue for business leaders, government officials and trade
professionals from around the world to congregate for networking, exchange
ideas and grow their business, CommunicAsia2011 will showcase a wide range of
prevalent and emerging products and technologies, and impart the latest
industry insights and updates through interactive, in-depth sessions with
industry luminaries. 


Other trade
shows that Marina Bay Sands brought or is bringing to Singapore for the first
time include:


  • Art Stage
    Singapore 2011
  • IFAI Expo
    Asia 2011
  • Cruise
    Shipping Asia 2011
  • PAIA 2011
  • Art Stage
    Singapore 2012


shows at Marina Bay Sands include:

  • Hospital
    Build 2011
  • Franchising
    and Licensing Asia 2011
  • Singapore
    International Jewellery Show 2011
  • Singapore
    International Jewellery Show 2012
  • Singapore
    Gift & Stationery Show 2011
  • Singapore
    Gift & Stationery Show 2012 
  • Aesthetics
    Asia 2011
    International Expo March 2011; International Expo October 2011
  • Dye+Chem
    Asia 2012 International Expo


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