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Mice Asia Net : July 2009
malaysia LEFT: The Imperial Ballroom - One World Hotel. BELOW: Keris Executive Boardroom at Cyberview Lodge Resort & Spa. Lumpur city centre and 25 minutes from KLIA sits another new venue – the five-star Putrajaya Marriott Hotel & Spa. Visitors en route to Cyberjaya, Putrajaya and neighbouring surroundings will be surprised at the massive castle-like structure of the hotel. The hotel concept is a combination of Mediterranean – Moorish architecture and its interior and motive is palm leaf inspired. With 488 elegant and spacious guestrooms that range from 380 Deluxe, 73 Executive Deluxe and 35 exclusive Suites – all regulated by international standards and the Revive ® Bedding Collection, the hotel is reputed as one of the finest hotel establishments in the area. The pillarless Putrajaya Grand Ballroom is known to be the largest in the vicinity and is able to cater for a seating capacity of 2300 or 1500 banquet-style. Visit www.marriott.com for further details. About 30 minutes from Putrajaya and just 45 minutes from the airport is one of Malaysia’s best hotels and meetings venues, The Royale Chulan. In Malaysia’s so-called “Golden Triangle” and minutes from the Petronas Twin Towers, The Royale Chulan is part of the Royal Bintang Group of Hotels, and represents the best of the Malaysian experience – quality and impeccable service standards. The property offers 300 accommodation rooms and 102 serviced apartments (with guestrooms ranging in size from 70 square metres to 330 square metres). On top of superb accommodation it offers an abundance of meetings and events space ranging from the Tamingsari Grand Ballroom to 10 superbly-appointed conference rooms, all equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The stunning KL skyline can be enjoyed at the Chulan View Bar while the Heritage Bar provides a touch of the high life and live bands. And, if you want something a little bit different for your group the venue specialises in poolside barbecues for up to 400 people. Visit www.theroyalechulan.com.my for further details. 44 miceAsia.net Innovation within venues in KL appears almost unending with quality product at every turn. The Hilton Kuala Lumpur, for example, recently unveiled its new cutting-edge multifunction event facility – Level Six. General manager William Costley said, “Every aspect of the design has been driven by what the MICE industry and business travellers have told us they need. Level Six provides a seamless multi-functional business facility with a new ballroom, a classy preevent area for guests to mingle, a living-room styled business lounge and two brand-new meeting rooms, all set to give our guests the ultimate MICE experience.” Visit www.hilton.com for further details. Another KL property that is well worth a site inspection is One World Hotel located in the Petaling Jaya business and commercial district. One World Hotel adjoins the 1 Utama Shopping Centre and is about 35 minutes from the KLIA and 15 minutes from the city centre. The 20-storey property has 438 accommodation rooms and exceptional meetings and events facilities, with a total of 4000 square metres of space. The largest facility, The Imperial Ballroom can accommodate 3500 delegates theatre-style. Visit www.oneworldhotel.com.my for further details. Another Malaysian hot spot is the Cyberview Lodge Resort & Spa, a five-star boutique resort set on 28.8 acres of landscaped gardens and featuring world-class service and unparalleled Malaysian hospitality. Surrounded by towering palm trees, lush foliage, tropical gardens, and meandering paths, the resort blends rustic charm with its state-of-the-art comforts in all its seventy-four chalets, suites and bungalows. In terms of meetings, the property can accommodate up to 750 delegates theatre-style. Visit www.cyberview-lodge.com for further details.