Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur to Open in December 2008

The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, currently under construction, has scheduled December 2008 for its opening.

The hotel is a mid-scale development with two towers rising five and 13 storeys above the street. Most rooms have panoramic views of the Petronas Twin Towers, one of the world’s most identifiable landmarks. The u-shaped building reflects the local architecture to provide guests with a truly Malaysian experience. Handcrafted wooden design elements are discretely located throughout the hotel’s public areas and guestrooms.

Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, General Manager, Mr Leo Kuscher said, “The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur has set out to offer its guests gracious Malaysian hospitality as one of the hallmark features of the luxurious five-star hotel centrally located in Kuala Lumpur’s downtown business district.”

“The hotel has been designed to reflect local Malaysian heritage architecture. While it incorporates contemporary services and facilities, the hotel features elements of Malaysia’s unique architecture. Guests will have the opportunity to relax in one of 305 deluxe hotel rooms and suites or for longer staying guests, in one of the 98 well-appointed serviced apartments or studios,” Mr Kuscher added.

MICE business will be integral component of the hospitality offered at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur. In all, up to 2,000 people will be able meet in one of ten meeting rooms, the Taman Sari Ballroom and a courtyard conservatory at the one time for various functions ranging from formal dinners to casual cocktails. There will be separate vehicular access to the grand ballroom and two secure VIP holding rooms will be located immediately adjacent to the entrance. The pillarless ballroom will have high ceilings and can be partitioned into three smaller meeting rooms according to customer requirements. All meeting rooms will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology and dedicated professional service staff will ensure seamless backup support. Some 900 covered car spaces will be available on three levels of on-site parking.

The hotel will feature the latest telecommunications and business support services while all guestrooms are to be wired for broadband internet and all public areas will have wi-fi connectivity.

For a city hotel, location is everything and the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur site is central to most inner city attractions, services, restaurants and bars. Bukit Bintang, KLCC (including Petronas Twin Towers) , the Convention Centre, Aquaria KLCC, Star Hill Gallery, the Pavilion and Lot 10 are between five and fifteen minutes walk or a short taxi drive from the hotel. While centrally located, the hotel is situated in a leafy oasis and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Immediately adjacent to the hotel are Badan Warisan (Malaysia’s National Trust) and Kompleks Kraf (Craft Complex). Travelling time to or from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to the hotel via limousine takes less than one hour.

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