Westin’s MICE facilities at sea
THE Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, scheduled to open next month, is set to offer team building activities using its recently acquired Archambault 35 racing yacht.
The hotel will offer corporate groups the chance to take to the open sea in the sailing vessel, winner of the Maktoum Sailing Trophy in 2007.
“This fabulous new addition to our hotel facilities will enable us to offer a unique array of incentive programmes for event organisers,” explained Michael Scully, complex general manager, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina and The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina.
“The Archambault 35 complements our existing fleet of racing yachts at sister property Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina and means that the two hotels now offer a totally unique option for corporate groups looking for a team building exercise,” he said.
Group options include organised sailing regattas, where teams also get to experience all aspects of crewing and helmsmanship as colleagues learn to work together.
The Westin will offer full and half day delegate options, including safety briefings, team races, buffet lunch, team t-shirts and caps, prize giving ceremony, personalised awards and branded gifts.
“This is a wonderful way for groups to share a brand new experience, and can be enjoyed by all. Active team members will rise to the challenge, while others may prefer to cheer their colleagues on from the sidelines, soaking up the sun and enjoying refreshments on board our support boat,” Scully said.
“What’s more, with The Palm, Jumeirah just off shore, and the magnificent coastal backdrop of Dubai, groups are promised a sailing extravaganza that cannot be replicated anywhere in the world,” he added.
The new sailing adventures will complement The Westin’s meetings and conference facilities which will include an 8,999 square feet ballroom, an Italian designed conference centre with seven meeting rooms, an outdoor beachside amphitheatre, and a variety of lawn locations accommodating up to 5,000 guests.