The new Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur will feature a sprawling all-day dining outlet, not only showcasing Malaysia’s diverse cuisines but also offering a variety of business entertaining venues under one roof.
The 540-room property is expected to open in late August 2010 with Makan Kitchen – “makan” in Malay means to eat – a restaurant unique to this Doubletree.
The usual live kitchen stations are present but the rest of the space is taken up by dining settings, following Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan, Malaysia’s dominant cultures. There is even a section resembling communal hall of a Sarawak longhouse where guests are seated on the floor as they would in the village.
Said Leo Frankel, Doubletree director of business development: “You could dine in different corners of Makan Kitchen, and think you were in a new restaurant.” The outlet is so designed that various areas appear secluded, which is ideal for meeting and incentive groups.”
Projecting a relaxed but efficient environment for corporates is Doubletree Kuala Lumpur’s main aim, from wine tasting sessions in the Axis and Cellar Door lounges to the Sweet dreams by Doubletree bed with jumbo pillows and plush-top mattress and HDMI technology, allowing laptops to connect to the 32-inch TV monitor.
A location at the intersection of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak in the city’s high-profile Golden Triangle precinct, host to a flock of oil and gas companies and financing firms, makes Doubletree Kuala Lumpur a fresh choice for corporate events and networking. It has a Grand Ballroom accommodating 1,000 theatre style, plus two junior ballrooms for 530 and 470 respectively theatre style and eight breakout rooms.
A covered walkway connects the hotel to the Jalan Ampang LRT station, which then links to other parts of the city and even the KL International Airport.
For individual travellers, there is a “2 for the Price of 1” promotion, based on a two-night stay, from MYR380 (US$117) with breakfast.
For the meetings sector, they are offering “two-day delegate rates for the price of ” for meetings of 10 to 50 people.
Both offers are bookable until September 30 with individual traveller stays until February 15, 2011 and delegate stays until December 31.
Doubletree Kuala Lumpur is the brand’s first foray into Southeast Asia. It is already operating in China, including Beijing and Kunshan, and will also arrive in New Delhi shortly.
For more details, visit www.kl.doubletreebyhilton.com
Margie T Logarta