Corporate Partner News
A Jewel in the Heart of Malaysia InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is set to debut a new lobby and guest experience in May 2012. Upon entering the lobby, guests will experience a spectacular illusion of floating jewels. The dazzling chandelier, comprised of thousands of crystals cascading down from the ceiling, is an example of modern yet elegant design. The signature element to the new lobby design will be the Concierge Lounge. The first of its kind in Malaysia, this lounge will feature cozy sofas in an interactive seating design with the latest technology availablefor guest use, including iPad and iPod docking stations.
The new Concierge Lounge showcases the brand position “In The Know” where InterContinental Hotels & Resorts are dedicated to providing local, authentic and enriching travel experiences to guests around the world. At the Concierge Lounge the knowledgeable concierge team will supply guests with tips on how to truly explore the city as a local.
For more information, please contact Michelle Gregory; michelle.gregory@ intercontinental-kl.com.my
New arrival at The Prince Hotel Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur has a new Director of Rooms, Mr. George Kenton. He has been with the hotel since November 2011 and has settled into the role, assuming smooth operation of guest services in an attentive and courteous manner while also maximizing room revenue and productivity. Coming to the Prince Hotel & Residence from Emerald Hotel & Conference Centre - a boutique hotel in New Zealand - as their General Manager and Mr. Kenton has also previously worked with Hilton, Marriott, Accor and Radisson Brands in various roles including Purchasing Manager, Front Office Manager, Director of Rooms, Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Assistant Manager. With over 25 years experience in the industry across Europe, Australia and New Zealand as well as a core background in rooms operations he developed a passion
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for food while at Hilton Adelaide as Director of Operation where he worked with Cheong Liew, a native of Kuala Lumpur who has been honored as one of the ten hottest chefs alive. “I started as a pot washer and server at a local Italian restaurant and soon found that making people happy made me feel good so I started studying, got a full time job at an international hotel and the rest is history,” Mr. Kenton added that making people feel welcome and doing things for people makes hospitality employees feel good which the basic essence of the industry is. Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur, a member of WORLDHOTELS, is an international 5-star hotel which is located in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. Recently, Prince Hotel & Residence Hotel Kuala Lumpur was awarded as one of the Top 25 Luxury and Bargain Hotels in
Malaysia 2012 as acknowledged by Tripadvisor.com and was also awarded Outstanding Hotel Partner 2011 by Booking.com. For enquiries, please contact 03- 2170 8888 or email: email@example.com
Coverage of the EUMCCI Quarterly Financial Panel Discussion and a main feature from IFBIM.