I was trying to book a hotel in Hong Kong yesterday and the prices were crazily high. Well, fortunately for visitors to Malaysia, they have good hotel choices and it’s more affordable too even when compared against most of our neighbours. This week, another international branded hotel has just opened its door in Malaysia. Le Méridien, Putrajaya. This is part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Ic. This is one hotel chain that I have been a few times, the one in KL Sentral. If you do have friends coming here for a meeting either in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya, I think this should be a very good choice for consideration. This would be the third Le Méridien, after the one in KL Sentral and Kota Kinabalu.
According to Charlie Dang, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, “Malaysia continues to be a bright spot for our growth and development. With the country’s growing influx of visitors, the opening of Le Méridien Putrajaya is set to be an inspired alternative to a traditional urban hotel stay in the Federal administrative Centre of Malaysia, for business and leisure travellers alike.”
Meanwhile, Lee Yeow Seng, Chief Executive Officer of IOI Properties Group Bhd said, “We are pleased to unveil the spectacular Le Méridien Putrajaya, a highly anticipated addition to our properties investment. With its culturally-refined design and atmosphere combined with stunning views of IOI Resort City, the hotel is sure to impress and attract travellers.”
Le Méridien Putrajaya features 353 contemporary guestrooms and suites, boasting expansive city or garden views. Every space showcases a timeless European style through an artful Malaysian perspective with locally inspired motifs and craftsmanship. Upon arrival at the hotel, guests encounter a complete sensory experience in the signature Le Méridien Hub, which reinterprets the traditional hotel lobby into a social gathering place and builds on the brand’s award-winning arrival experience and coffee culture. Le Méridien Hub comprises signature elements from the Paris-born brand such as a 24-hour soundtrack curated by French Bossa Nova band Nouvelle Vague, a variety of delectable éclairs, and exclusive illy coffee prepared by Master Baristas.
The hotel also offers 15 versatile venues for business meetings, conferences or oneof-a kind social gatherings. Creative touch points through visually appealing art and welcoming pre-function spaces help keep guests and delegates engaged and productive throughout any event. A grand ballroom comprises nearly 2,500 square metres of contemporary function space, supported by a dedicated event planning team and the most technologically advanced audio-visual equipment. Recreational facilities include an inviting swimming pool and a special kids’ pool, providing a welcome respite from a day of business and ensuring a fun element to any family stay.
As part of the Le Méridien Family programme, the hotel offers Le Méridien Family Kids Club facility that encourages children to learn and play through its cultural and educational activities. The hotel also presents compelling culinary experiences with two distinctive in-house eateries. Signature restaurant Latest Recipe serves à la carte and comprehensive buffet selections along with interactive live-cooking stations, featuring innovative global flavours and locally inspired cuisine, while specialty restaurant Le Mei creates new interpretations of fine Chinese cuisine.
“The mission of Le Méridien is to expose the creative minded traveller to the most unexpected and engaging experiences, inside and outside the hotel. We are confident that we will be able to offer this distinctively memorable experience at Le Méridien Putrajaya,” said Kumar Renoo, General Manager of Le Méridien Putrajaya. Just 15 minutes from downtown Kuala Lumpur by high-speed rail link, and 30 minutes by car from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Le Méridien Putrajaya is ideally situated within close proximity to Putrajaya’s key commercial and retail districts. With wide boulevards and expansive greenery, the area incorporates cultured design that transcends the old and new.
Also, guests are just steps away from a host of leisure facilities such as an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, an entertainment park in the largest shopping mall in Southern Klang Valley, the Botanic Gardens and the distinctive pink-domed Putra Mosque. Other recreational activities include golf, nature walks and an open air cruise on the 650-hectare man-made Putrajaya Lake. Opening Offer To celebrate the opening, Le Méridien Putrajaya is offering a special ‘opening package’. Rates start from MYR360++ per night for single occupancy in a ‘Signature Room’, including breakfast for 1 person and high-speed Internet access. SPG Members will enjoy double Starpoints® upon booking this package for stays from 1 September to 31 December 2016. For more information or to make a booking, please visit www.lemeridien.com/putrajaya.
written on 19 Aug 2016
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