Brunei's Empire Hotel & Country Club, the accommodation of choice of world leaders and dignitaries who visit Brunei, is celebrating its 12th anniversary. Offering unsurpassed luxury, the Empire Hotel & Country Club is located on the north eastern tip of Borneo in Brunei, just on the doorstep of one of Asia's oldest rainforests. Made of spectacular marble, this hotel offers 12 storeys of grandeur, with a gold lobby and 180-hectares of manicured gardens with an 18-hole floodlit signature golf course on the side.

The Empire Hotel & Country Club is the perfect choice of accomodation when visiting the prosperous sultanate of Brunei. Just a short 3-hour daily flight from Hong Kong, the Sultanate of Brunei is famed for its grandeur of Islamic architecture and rich royal tradition dating back over 600 years to 1405; the breathtaking Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is just one stunning tribute to the nation’s deep-rooted faith. Another glittering example of Brunei’s majestic royal heritage is the Sultan’s lavish home Istana Nurul Iman which is the largest residential palace in the world, an  enigmatic symbol of Brunei’s enduring monarchy and the seat of the nation's government. The capital also houses a number of royal museums highlighting the nation’s century-old history; best known is the Royal Regalia Museum, displaying the Sultan’s full royal regalia, including the crown and royal chariot, along with a vast collection of opulent treasures.

The Empire Hotel & Country Club encompasses 518 oppulently decorated guest rooms, and suites; in addition to private villas which have ocean, lagoon, garden or golf course views. All rooms hold the standard across the hotel, with imperial king-sized bed made with the finest linens, marble bathrooms, deep soaking tubs with gold taps and other luxury amenities.

Some of the recent high-profile visitors to the hotel include Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, both of whom stayed in the Empire’s impressive Emperor Suite; which provides VIP guests with a private elevator, private swimming pool, and self-contained cinema as well as a meeting room for presidential visitors.

The Empire Hotel & Country Club, which has won numerous prestigious international awards, also houses an impressive range of international restaurants, spa, sporting activities, and more; which makes it an ideal resort for family, romance and business all at once.

If you ever visit the rich sultanate of Brunei, the Empire Hotel & Country Club is a must!

For more information about the Empire Hotel & Country Club, check out their website.

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