IHG launches Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur

Travel News Asia 6 December 2004

InterContinental Hotels Group today launched the new Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur.

InterContinental Hotels Groups Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Mr A. Patrick Imbardelli, said, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur is a significant addition to our portfolio as it places our brand in the heart of one of Asias most exciting and dynamic urban centres. This hotel not only reinforces our presence in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia but also underlines our commitment to extend the Crowne Plaza brand in gateway cities and meetings destinations from 34 to more than 40 Crowne Plazas next year. With its specialised business services and amenities, we believe that Crowne Plaza has a strong proposition to capture the burgeoning growth of the meetings and conventions market in Asia Pacific. Through the partnership with the hotel owner Arena Target for Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur, we are indeed fortunate to combine a quality hotel in an excellent location, with the Crowne Plaza offering to deliver the Crowne Plaza brand promise to our customers.

We are pleased to have InterContinental Hotels Group manage this landmark hotel in Malaysia. The strength of the world-recognised Crowne Plaza brand will help drive asset value for us by raising the profile of our hotel amongst international travellers and enabling our hotel to compete even more effectively on the international stage. Guests can look forward to the high standards of service and facilities that they have come to expect from the Crowne Plaza brand, said En Amir Abdul  Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of owner Arena Target Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tradewinds Corporation Berhad (formerly known as Pernas International Holdings Berhad).

The Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala is situated within Kuala Lumpurs financial and commercial hub, the hotel is easily accessible from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport by taxi and train. The hotel is also adjacent to the soon-to-be-completed Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and within walking distance from the citys main shopping and entertainment attractions.

Fresh from a RM93 million refurbishment, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpurs 565 guest rooms and suites feature international-standard amenities, complete with luxurious furnishings. The exclusive Crowne Club rooms, spread over four floors, offer tailor-made services to meet every need and Crowne Club guests can also take advantage of the priority Executive  Check-in service at the 24-hour Club Lounge on the 21st floor. The hotel also has a ballroom, as well as 11 meeting suites and a fully equipped Executive Business Centre, to cater to all function requirements, both corporate and social.

In terms of food and beverage options, the hotels five outlets have something to tantalize every palate. Planters Inn, with its thematic buffets, serves international and local favourites and offers all-day dining. FICs innovative menu serves up French cuisine with a nouveau twist and the traditional gentlemens Club Bar offers pub-style food in a casual setting. The Glass Lounge is a discreet meeting place with a soothing ambience and a magnificent view of the Petronas Twin Towers. And finally, Tiffins offers an array of light snacks and pastries.

Guests can unwind at the hotels tennis and squash courts, spa and fitness centre. There is also an inviting swimming pool that offers a view of the Petronas Twin Towers.

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