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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
malaysia OPPOSITE: Awana Langkawi BBQ on the boardwalk LEFT: Hotel Imperial Kuala Lumpur BELOW: Crowne Plaza Mutiara MEET, EAT And SLEEP Kuala Lumpur is home to a range of high-quality accommodation suitable for business travellers. The Golden Triangle is located to the northeast of the city centre and is Kuala Lumpur’s main shopping and nightlife district. This area has more than 15 hotels that range from budget to five-star, and most are in close walking distance to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, making this area ideal for conference delegates. This precinct is also home to the Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC shopping centre and the KLCC Park. Hotel imperial Kuala Lumpur This hotel is centrally located in the heart of the business district of Kuala Lumpur and with a range of meeting and function facilities offers the perfect meeting point for the business traveller. The Hotel Imperial is home to more than 14,000 square metres of event space which is made up of 11 event rooms, ballrooms, and boardrooms which can be transformed into unique venues for every occasion. The rooms at this hotel can cater for a range of events including corporate meetings and gala dinners. The spaces can be divided or combined to suit the size of a delegate group and feature full length glass windows which allow natural light to fill the rooms. The biggest room, the Nusantara Ballroom can cater for 1000 guests theatre-style, and the smallest, the boardroom, can seat 24. For more information about holding your next event here go to www.luxurycollection.com/kualalumpur. The Feast Village Located at the Starhill Gallery, The Feast Village is comprised of 12 restaurants which offer a range of cuisine from Malay to Indian as well as contemporary western-influenced menus. In addition to restaurants that showcase Malaysian cuisine visitors can also be tempted by menus from Jake’s Charbroil which is a steakhouse that features ‘wild west’ décor that has been serving high-quality steaks and seafood for more than 20 years. This restaurant is perfect for lunch or dinner and with its laid-back atmosphere is great for informal delegate dinners or for entertaining clients. The Starhill Gallery is located in Jalan Bukit Bintang and is more an exclusive five-star emporium than just a shopping centre. The centre boasts a gallery rich in experiences where visitors can feast, indulge, adore, explore, pamper and relish in its offerings. Even the building oozes style and sophistication and was designed by renowned architects and designers from across Asia, Europe and America including famed mall designer David Rockwell of New York. For a full list of restaurants available go to www.starhillgallery.com. Crowne Plaza Mutiara This 36-storey hotel is located in the Golden Triangle and even though it is situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s bustling business, entertainment and shopping district is nestled in five acres of landscaped gardens, making it the perfect escape for conference delegates. The Crowne Plaza Mutiara is conveniently located within walking distance of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, shopping district and nightspots. The hotel’s rooms and suites were completely refurbished around five years ago and include broadband internet access, ergonomic working areas and open plan bathrooms which feature Red Earth products. The Crowne Plaza Club rooms and lounge are located on the higher floors of the hotel and offer guests added services and benefits such as complimentary internet access, butler service as well as evening cocktails and all-day refreshments at the Club Lounge. For more information about the Crowne Plaza Mutiara go to www.crowneplaza.com. miceAsia.net 47