THE newly opened Four Points at Sheraton Sandakan is an oasis of comfort, with nearly all of its 300 rooms overlooking the Sulu Sea from its Harbour Centre location.
Only 20 minutes’ drive from the airport, the hotel is an ideal location for solo and family tourism — a doorstep to Sandakan’s natural beauty and heritage trail — as well as delegates attending meetings and conventions on its premises.
With its modern and well-equipped style, its rooms are an ideal retreat after a day exploring Sandakan’s rainforests and wildlife, or collecting business cards at an industry meeting. Its rooms come with all the key essentials to ensure your comfort. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and cable Internet in your room, to stay in touch with the office and loved ones. Also an ironing board and iron, essential for when you only have 20 minutes to shower, iron and change before your next impromptu meeting.
The very comfortable large bed and pillows are guaranteed to quickly lull you into a deep sleep. And if you’re jet-lagged or just looking for a tasty midnight feast, the 24-hour room service is a blessing.
On the food front you have The Eatery for all-day international dining, with freshly squeezed juice at breakfast time.
Meanwhile, at ground level is Wrapped, the in-house deli with snacks, tea and coffee for a pick-me-up.
Begin your evening with a cocktail watching the sunset in the Lobby Lounge. And continue in the Best Brew bar with a barbecue of assorted meat and seafood, European beers, rounding off your long day with live music and dancing.
Or close the deal with a luxury smoke in the cigar room and a tumbler or two of single malt, as you sink into its plush armchairs.
But the next morning is a new day. So start with a dozen laps in the infinity swimming pool that spills over into the Sulu Sea. If you’re still trying for that six-pack, the gym has the latest weights and cardio-vascular machines to help get you buff.
Asia’s hospitality business is full of good food, accommodation and service. But excellent hospitality is only attainable with the right people and a consistent high-quality service. I hope that Sandakan’s latest hotel continues to set the standard, right on nature’s doorstep, overlooking the sea.
For details of guest rooms, convention and meeting facilities and hotel features, call 089-244 888 or visit www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints.