Be Expo 2020 ready with Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection

As meeting planners across the globe head to Expo 2020 Dubai with heightened ambitions, Al Habtoor City prepares an Expo-Ready Checklist to tackle increasingly challenging logistics and all the uncertainty of planning meetings in the post-Covid era.

Since the start of 2021, Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection has hosted the EMI Gala live broadcast, international boxing events as well as the more intimate concerts of Grammy Award-winner Flo Rida or MTV Music Award winner Maitre Gims and the like.

Al Habtoor City is an upscale hospitality, residential and leisure complex consisting of three five-star hotels, three luxury residential towers located on Sheikh Zayed Road and on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal with unparalleled amenities, and spectacular leisure and entertainment venues.

Al Habtoor City’s mastery of best-in-class conferences and events is exemplified by La Perle – the region’s first permanent show, created by the legendary artistic director Franco Dragone. This aqua-theatrical performance is a clockwork-precision choreography of AV, technology and immersive artistic performances, including acrobatic stunts, diving and motorcycle tricks.

Naturally set to become a favourite for meeting planners, the hotel destination has just released its Expo-Ready Checklist:

Location, Location, Location – Location is very important to the corporate meeting planner. At Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection, location is expressed in three dimensions:

• With its unique and central situation – nestled between the fast-tracks – and adjacent metro line – of Sheikh Zayed Road and the tranquil flow of the Dubai Water Canal, guests’ access can be facilitated by land, water or even by air, thanks to its own helipad. It takes minutes to connect to all major hotspots: airport, downtown shopping, Jumeirah Beach-time, and the Expo site.

• With three exceptional hotels, Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection offers as many distinctive locations when it comes to hosting events. Regardless of venue, each hotel guarantees a private and fully personalised arrival experience, whether it is an extravagant red-carpet entrance to Habtoor Ballroom, an elevated access with dedicated lifts to the Amazing Room on the fourth floor of V Hotel Dubai, or a separate valet access and group check-in to Al Joud Ballroom at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City. And for an even more so spectacular venue, why not consider La Perle theatre itself?

• Finally, Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection is known as a destination within the destination – offering more than 20 entertainment venues including extraordinary nightlife with La Perle resident show, two spas, three rooftop pools, a separate Kids’ Club, café lounges and bars, or gastronomic dining, including Gon Pachi Japanese restaurant and its Instagramable décor – a replica of Quentin Tarantino’s most epic fighting scene from cinema blockbuster Kill Bill.

Guestrooms Aplenty – No company likes to split up at a meeting, chancing the loss of attendees during the walk or taxi ride to the meeting site. Two or more hotels can combine sales presentations to large groups but the first choice for corporate meeting planners is invariably a single destination housing all attendees. With three hotels as exceptional as they are distinctive, Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection boasts 1,600 accommodations all sharing the same grounds and offering guaranteed interconnecting rooms and suites. A dream of versatility and flexibility when it comes to planning large groups with multiple sub-divisions and internal debriefs.

Service – Many planners mention good service first when asked what they look for in a meeting site. Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection is a luxury hospitality destination that offers both immaculate and distinctive service with its classic, lifestyle and upscale brands: Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, V Hotel Dubai – Curio Collection by Hilton, and Habtoor Palace Dubai – LXR Hotels & Resorts.

Don’t Forget Your Expo Tickets! Once all your planning and logistics are set for a most successful Expo 2020, it all comes down to the basics: making sure you have entrance tickets handy. With so many networking opportunities around the city, your clients may surprise you with last-minute requests for Expo tickets. Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection is now an official Expo 2020 reseller, so that means your clients can reserve extra tickets and have them delivered directly to their accommodation.