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Tom Hall takes a look at new and refurbished hotels and event spaces from Boston to Japan, and finds out what the Aloft London Excel has to offer event planners.
1. Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Norway
This class A energy-rated building, which opens at the end of the month, features a gold-coloured copper star on the roof. The 400-room hotel, which has a large terrace on the ninth floor (Skybar), is located next to the Pirbadet water park and the Rockheim pop and rock museum. It includes a restaurant, a 1,400m2 multifunction arena and a 1,030m2 foyer and exhibition area. Elsewhere, 20 meeting rooms, a living room and a ballroom are available to hire, making the total event space 31,500m2.
2. Sofitel So Bangkok, Thailand
Situated close to the business district and Lumpini Park, Sofitel So Bangkok offers 238 rooms and suites. With decor designed by Christian Lacroix, its facilities include the So Spa and a …