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If there is one thing you can learn from the new Netflix series, Emily in Paris, is that great ideas come from the places you’ve been to! (cue Atelier des Lumières – Van Gogh exhibit). As we enter the last quarter of 2020 and the Phase 3 Singapore is starting on December 28, we are increasingly hopeful about the return of Face-to-Face business meetings in Singapore (obviously sick of talking to the webcam every day). With that in mind, we have curated this list of 6 Cool and Affordable Venues listed on Venuerific that features unconventional meeting rooms that you can rent, so you and your team can come up with ideas as brilliant as Emily’s! Happy choosing.
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As a hub for thriving businesses and growing start-ups, KLOUD Keppel Bay Tower has everything you need to host important meetings of various scales.
For smaller-scale meetings such as team discussions or brainstorming, opt for The Library Meeting Room that can hold up to five people for the meeting. The room comes with a TV screen, whiteboard and wifi connection to accommodate your needs. Be assured that you can have a smooth meeting as the booking will also come with Technical support. Simply reach out to the team if you are facing any issue. If you’re hosting a board meeting, The Boardroom will be perfect for you as this room has a capacity of up to 12 pax and comes with state-of-the-art facilities, such as an interactive projector screen and smart lighting controls that KLOUD Keppel Bay Tower. Its design is also kept minimalistic, yet modern, so you’re sure to make impressions with the participants!
Address: 1 Harbourfront Ave, Singapore 098632
Capacity: 1 – 80
Photo credit by Jewel Changi Airport
Photo credit by Jewel Changi Airport
Did you know? Jewel Changi Airport is not only home to the tallest indoor waterfall. This architecture marvel is also home to a few large MICE venues in Singapore such as the Cloud9 Piazza or the Changi Experience Studio event space with up to 400 pax capacity.
Although we may have to put on hold any plans for hosting larger-scale private events in these magnificent venues for now, you can still host work-related meetings such as seminars or board meetings. Simply head to the Changi Lounge in Level 1 of Jewel Changi Airport. Not only does the lounge provide a temporary coworking space option for people to work in from just $12, there are also meeting rooms within the Lounge, which you can rent to host important meetings in. With prices starting from just $40 per hour, you can have access to their selection of tea, coffee, large TV screens to make your video-conferencing even more interactive, and even Tech Support to help you should you face any technical issues. Definitely a cool space to do your business meeting in. Find out more.
Address: 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666
Capacity: 8 – 400
KOMYUNITI is a bar located within YOTEL, an outstanding four-star hotel in Singapore that was launched in 2018. One of the hottest restaurants in town, KOMYUNITI Bar & Restaurant serves an extensive list of the menu from local favourites such as Satay to classic western dishes such as Pasta Carbonara. In 2019, KOMYUNITI Bar & Restaurant is also selected as Hotel Bar of The Year by Drink Magazine. You will be sure to enjoy their unique, fun and quirky cocktail concoction by their creative bartenders after a whole day of meetings.
The hotel currently offers an attractive Workation package in their suite at only $180 and entitles you with breakfast, snack bars, free flow tea and coffee, and $50 F&B credits to be used within the hotel. With all your needs catered, you are definitely going to have a productive day at work. It is also very easy to host a business meeting during your workation. There is a Private Meeting Room Studio just within the restaurant that you can book here. The meeting room fits up to 5 pax and it’s coming with projectors, wifi, and sound system. There are also other event spaces available for other events. Find out more.
Address: 366 Orchard Road Level 10, YOTEL, Singapore 238904
Capacity: 10 – 100
Credit by The Westin Singapore
This luxurious and elegant 5-star hotel in central Singapore needs no introduction. It has a total of 8 meeting rooms available for booking with various room capacities to accommodate any types of work meetings from team meetings to seminars. The rooms are available for booking for half-day or full-day meetings with prices starting from $110 per pax (minimum 10 pax) for the half-day package. There are also various types of meeting rooms available, one of which, where you can enjoy a fantastic city skyline. These rooms coming with meeting staples such as notepads, pens, water pitchers and furnished with “green” features such as energy-efficient light bulbs. Of course, this comes at no surprise, but the hotel is also SG Clean Certified, so you can be assured that you will have a pleasant, unique and safe experience when hosting your meetings in The Westin Singapore. Find out more.
Address: 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Capacity: 10 – 600
Singapore will enter phase 3 on December 28 and many business activities will resume soon as vaccines start to be distributed in the country. If you are tired of online calls, maybe a face-to-face meeting will refresh your mind, allowing the process of brainstorming to be more effective.
Alliance Francaise de Singapour is located in the Newton area with several meeting rooms suitable for full-day meetings. Most of their meeting rooms have a room divider, so you can adjust the size of the room based on your event needs. They have a minimalistic concept and goes back to the basic of black and white colour combo for their meeting room. Alliance Francaise de Singapour also have a red-white blend within their board meeting room that is more impressionable. The arrangement of the room also allows more light to enter so that the room looks bright and feels comfy. Find out more.
Address: 1 Sarkies Rd, Singapore 258130
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MOX, Katong Point is the place for creative-doers. Located in the East Region Singapore, this coworking space is designed to encourage ideation and creativity through their place that you can rent for your creative meetings and brainstorming sessions. MOX, Katong Point has various event rooms with different vibes. From minimalistic to rooms decorated with bold colour and neon lights to make your discussions more ‘fun’.
For instance, the General Workshop Training Room features a long discussion table in a large open space with bar stools, creating a cosy and laid back atmosphere for people to share their ideas with each other. If you are conducting training that requires hands-on demonstration, then the room would also be perfect for it. There are also a few meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 10 pax, which you can book for any corporate discussions or breakout sessions during seminars. The meeting room rental in MOX, Katong Point starts from only $20 per hour! Don’t miss out! Find out more.
Address: 451 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427664
Capacity: 3 – 100
Now, we hope you are as excited as us about meeting your colleagues, clients and business partners in real life. As you’ve seen from the list above, there are some spaces where you can do hourly meeting room rentals. Also, there are also some venues that are available for half-day or full-day booking only. To browse for more venues, you can head here and simply send in your inquiries directly to the space operators should you have any burning questions.
Always remember to abide by the existing regulations by the Government and stick to the safety and health protocols implemented.
Au revoir for now!