Hidden Boutique Hotels & Resorts

Sourcing accommodation for your event or a vacation takes a lot of time to get it right. More than often it’s quicker, and less frustrating to get yourself on skyscanner.com, set a few filters and book the first one with the averagely pretty profile picture. We have a travelling rule; to try and seek out those boutique businesses and local treasures, with charm that’s yet to be discovered. Here’s our current curation of 2017 hidden places to stay across EMEA & Asia.

The Upper House, Hong Kong

The Upper House Hong Kong Island is located at prestigious Pacific Place on Hong Kong Island, occupying the top twelve floors of a fifty story skyscraper. A new style of hotel – luxurious, chic, contemporary and minimalist, with the emphasis on space, light, and individual service.

Bawah Private Island, Indonesia

Bawah Private Island is regarded as one of the hottest places for a private retreat to a wedding to incentive trip for your team. Located just 150 nautical miles north east of Singapore, and easily accessible via private seaplane, this untouched beauty of 6 islands will open a whole new destination for discerning travellers.

Villa Samadhi, Singapore

Converted from a colonial-era garrison, Villa Samadhi Singapore features an excellent mix of cozy creature comforts and an escape from civilisation. Situated at Labrador Nature Reserve, the hotel allows guests a luxurious stay amidst verdant greenery.

Masseria Le Carrube, Ostuni, Italy

The tiny Pugliese town of Ostuni is home to a romantic former farmhouse, complete with whitewashed exposed brick, antique furnishings, lovely garden with a wide, arched pergola—and an authentic olive mill.

Pulitzer Amsterdam, Netherlands

A stay at the Pulitzer is a historical discovery with a long and illustrious heritage dating back to the Golden Age. The hotel is set within twenty-five restored 17th and 18th century houses that once set the scene for prosperous business deals between trade merchants and played home to the decadent and flamboyant lives of Dutch aristocrats.

Il Sereno Lake Como, Italy

il Sereno Lago di Como will bring the cutting-edge look of top Milan designer Patricia Urquiola to the lakeside. From its 37 suites and villas to a waterfront restaurant and custom Riva water limousine, the Spanish-born designer’s creation will look unlike any of the neighbouring properties.

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Imagine crystal blue waters and star–filled skies. Amazing views and wondrous experiences. Obonjan Island is all the things you love in one place. It’s a place for arts, ecology, and natural beauty. Its music and workshops. Its food, sports, talks, wellbeing and super comfy beds.

Situated off the Croatian coast, in the crystal clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, the Island of Obonjan is approximately 3 hours from major European capital cities and 16 hours from Asia by air. Obonjan can be your brands very own Private Island for a Conference or Travel Incentives or Rewards Program with every experience on offer being expertly curated for your group’s wellbeing.

More and more people are seeking authentic experiences that allow themselves to return to a state of peace and tranquillity. LAH-CAL brings the very best of experiences from around Europe creating a once in life time unique incentive in this incredibly unique location.

Imagine a private island branded with your incentive and company identity becoming your very own island retreat, to a wellness incentive for your sales team recharging for the new sales year. What’s your next incentive? Let LAH-CAL Incentives create a unique incentive experiences that Inspires.


We are experts in creating unique, brand infused travel incentives, reward programs, expedition-led adventure and prize experiences in EMEA and APAC, tailored precisely to your audience and specific needs. We travel far and wide in search of the most imaginative incentive travel experiences and prizes out there and, through our strong relationships and many years of practice we offer significant insight, value and ROI to every client on each incredible trip.


An Integrated Tradeshow Booth

Every action that we now undertake is or can be integrated with a larger campaign. The only limiting factors being our own imagination, and if it is realisable computationally. Below we share our insights into how you can look at your exhibition space differently when designing your next booth.

Realise that integration provides economies of scale, excitement in your space and transparency of your message

In a trade show display design when we go six meters high with inset back-lit marquee picture cube performing as way finders, consolidated presentation areas as enthralling engaging elements, towering messaging collaborating with brand performance we can proudly attest to the fact that we have achieved efficiency in economics, engineering in scale and artistry in form.

Design experts view in utilising space for a better showcase

In a small island setting, always design for the core — 6m x 6m — however, look at ways to expand to 6m x 9m or 6m x 9m.

What are the benefits for you, you ask? Use the additional space to invite your product advocates to use it for broadcasting live to their channels. This way, your brand gains the ‘name and fame’ and your space will be perceived as the ‘happening place’.

High-order intelligent booth design in a low order pecking arrangement

What does this mean?

Simply put; if you are exhibiting in a venue for the first time, you will be given a space, back in the show hall, against a wall or surrounded by few inline exhibitors. You will not get any prime location. They are usually taken up by the brand exhibitors who have been exhibiting for a while.

What should you do? How do you design for this space?

Apply computational ways of thinking to design, experimentation and expression

Go against the grain. Instead of accepting, that what it is — think of it this way — you have been given the opportunity to highlight the whole area in the back (or wherever). You can now rock this space. Form an alliance with your neighbouring inline exhibitors. Encourage them to come use your space. You are an ‘island’ in the midst of the inline exhibitors. So, act like one.

Get into the act of hiring some speakers or better yet, shine the light on your booth staffers. Integrate their knowledge and inspire them to do some public speaking for your brand, in your space. They will love it because they get to explore their intelligence and integrate it with the over-arching brand presentation.

Use integration as a stylistic expression to problem solving.

Change your paradigm of thinking, not because new tools are available. Because you are exploring computational ideas.

What does this mean?

Products always gains meaning when used in context. Today, you have more computing power in your hand held device than the rocket that was sent to moon. Yet, do you use it? The short answer is NO. Perhaps, you do not know the various ways that this device can be integrated into your daily life. The key word is INTEGRATION.

Monetise your island space and show them the art of using your product.

They do not need to know the science of the product. They need to know the context in that which it can be used. Your exhibit design is ONLY the stage for the performance of your art.

LAH-CAL is pleased to announce our new production facilities in Myanmar. From exhibition stands to congresses please contact mice@lah-cal.com for your next event in Myanmar.