Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur – Windows on the World
“Can you recommend me a decent and affordable hotel in Kuala Lumpur with a good location?” – we get this question a lot from visiting friends when they are in town. Well, now we can. Kuala Lumpur is beaming with marvellous hotels scattered around the city, but when it comes to location, Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur is hard to beat. The hotel is charmingly set amidst gleaming high-rise office towers and old shophouses with peeling paint.
The lobby of the Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur is the 25th floor of the Mara Tower, so immediately upon arrival, guests will be greeted with the incredible view of the entire downtown KL laid with the the KLCC Twin Tower and the KL Tower as centrepieces, of course. The high ceiling and plenty of natural light from the sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows set a bright mood to the hotel’s spacious reception, where the team of staff awaits with genuine smile and open arms.
Managed by the Impiana Hotels & Resorts Management Sdn Bhd, Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur is set to become a leading name in the hospitality industry with a strong Malaysian identity with internationally recognised standards. When we sat down with the hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Kamarudin Kassim, he explained that the ethos behind the hotel is “developing local talents”, which justifies why most of their administration and operation titles are held by locals. Besides, since more and more guests start to share their experiences on social network, Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur intends to leverage on user-generated content as part of guest engagement and reference material for marketing.
The hotel’s spacious 90 accommodation units decorated in rich brown tone occupy the top five floors of Mara Tower, offering ravishing views of the Kuala Lumpur cityscape that will keep guests pinned onto the windows of their rooms. Mind you, not all rooms will share the same view. However, they all have equally glorious vistas. If available, guests should request for the 2701 Deluxe Room because its impressive dual aspect views of the city will definitely take your breath away. Each room is equipped with a complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, coffee & tea making facilities, electronic safe, hair dryer, International Direct Dialling facility, iron & ironing board, mini bar and flat screen TV.
Located on the fifth floor of the building, the hotel’s Coffee House invites guests for a culinary escape from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. serving Asian and Continental breakfast, international buffet lunch, high-tea menus and a la carte dinner meals. Its semi-open kitchen concept allows adventurous diners to get an up close view as chefs prepare delightful dishes right before their eyes. Coffee House offers mouth-watering lunch and dinner options such as its signature Premiera Fried Rice, Hot Sizzling Yee Mee and Nestum Butter Prawn.
Chef Abdul Rashid (Executive Chef), who has more than 20 years of experience under his belt, believes that good buffet courses shouldn’t consist of mutually exclusive standalone dishes but instead must comprise carefully planned dishes that complement each other gastronomically. That is why the menus here change every three months in order to keep things fresh and exciting. In conjunction with its recent opening, Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur is currently having an international Buffet Lunch promotion for RM65nett per adult and a Weekend Hi-Tea Buffet promotion at RM50nett per adult.
Wedding packages, on the other hand, features menu options that are distinctive, delicious and completely customisable to fit clients’ style and budget. Packages start at RM65 per person with the minimum booking for 500 people. We also learn that the hotel already receives large bookings during Ramadhan (Muslim fasting month) for its Ramadhan Buffet Promotion, which will feature over 180 dishes set in bazaar-like atmosphere.
The hotel offers seminar and meeting rooms on the 7th and 8th floors, in which each can fit up to 40 people. They feature quality service combined with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to ensure that clients’ meetings and functions runs smoothly and professionally. Parties who are interested in holding functions at Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur can choose between the ‘Corporate Residential Meeting’ or ‘Corporate Meeting’ packages – the former package includes a stay in a Superior Room with complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner besides the customary morning and afternoon tea breaks.
Being a Muslim-friendly hotel, each room in Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur is provided with a kiblat signage and a prayer mat. Quran and telekung (praying attire for women) are also available upon request. The food served here is all halal and alcohol is absolutely banned within the property. A private on-call doctor is reachable for guests 24 hours a day for any medical emergencies faced during their stay.
Those who choose to stay at Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur will obtain unequalled access to the strategic Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) that is home to many attractions such as Sogo shopping centre, Maju Junction, Jalan Masjid India and the iconic Merdeka Square. Shopaholics and foodies alike may also head straight to the open-air market at the back of the hotel where they can find clothes, fashion accessories and local snacks without breaking the bank. Additionally, the hotel is just a short walk away from the Medan Tunku monorail station and Bumiraya/Kompleks Pertama Jalan Raja Laut bus station, making it easy to get around and visit other tourist attractions in this bustling city.
The room rates at the Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur start at RM245+ per night.
Premiera Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Menara MARA, 232
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
50100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2615 1000
This article was first published at Gaya Travel Magazine website by Shahida Sakeri at http://www.gayatravel.com.my/windows-on-the-world/