Four Points by Sheraton Tower Dhaka soft opens its doors
Ace hospitality professional Trevor MacDonald is at the helm
A Monitor Report
16 Feb, 2017  |
: The Four Points by Sheraton Tower soft opened its doors to guests on January 29, while the Four Points by Shera-ton Suites have been named as Four Point by Sheraton Resi-dence.
Trevor Mac-Donald, who is well-known among the country's hospitality sector professionals, is looking after the two nearby properties and handling the two sets of personnel at the Tower and the Residences.
We have two receptions, two F&B teams, but we are selling the property as one. Together we have 118 guestrooms and one Four Points Suite, said MacDonald.
He said, the new property (Tower) has a lounge_ Oasis Lounge and a signature restaurant, The Beast. This is more up-market than other Four Points, but without the price tag.
Four Points by Sheraton properties elsewhere does not usually have lounges, the General Manager, said adding, it's a corporate hotel.
The Tower rooms are now available from US$160 to US$170 while suites from US$ 175 to US$ 225, he said.
Natural light illuminates the contemporary décor of the guestrooms, lounge and the restaurants of the Tower.
Located on the Tower Building's 26th floor, The Beast allows city views from floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious balcony. Te opulent signature restaurant serves the finest contemporary cuisine. A ten-person private dining room is available. Steak and Seafood is available here from 6:30 pm_ 11:00 pm. Both the atmosphere and the dress code here is formal.
On the Tower building's second floor, the Oasis Lounge is a sophisticated retreat for relaxing over tea, coffee and light snacks. Two private meeting rooms are well equipped for the guests' conferencing needs. Snacks are served here from 7:00 am - 2:00 am. The dress code here "Smart Casual."
Wrapped, on the Tower building's ground floor, is a modern, eclectic coffee lounge. A deli, open 24 hours, it offers gourmet sandwiches, tasty wraps, Danish pastries, chocolates, great coffee, and a large selection of international teas.
The Eatery_ Tower Building, on the 24th floor, provides beautiful panoramic view of the city serves high-quality Asian and international dishes_ À-La-Carte/Buffet - throughout the day. Offering a casual atmosphere, three private rooms can host 12 to 20 guests each.
Panash, on the Residence building's rooftop, offers city panorama from its Japanese garden-style environment. Skilled chefs artfully prepare Japanese traditional selections like sushi, yakitori, teppanyaki, and tempura, at the poolside. It is open from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Eatery_ Residence provides a calm, quiet environment just off the Residence's lobby. The all-day dining restaurant offers a variety of international cuisines.
Both the Tower and the Residence were doing well, said MacDonald, adding, the Residence rooms are super luxury, with loyal, long-stayers residing there.
The Tower's ballroom is suitable small and medium functions, including small weddings. Two smaller meeting rooms are also are equipped with advanced audiovisual technology.
Fast and free WiFi access is available to guests at their rooms at Four Points Tower as well as Residence.
Happy to be back
Trevor MacDonald, who earlier served Sheraton Hotel as its General Manager for over 6 years, said he is happy to be back. "It has been an easy transition. People have welcomed me with open arms. They have not forgotten me," he said.
"Traffic is a bit of shocker. And the digging (of roads) never stops," he observed.
"I'd not like to see too many more hotels. I think it is enough for now," the hospitality professional concluded.