KUALA LUMPUR – Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur general manager, Mr. Leo Kuscher announced today that the hotel currently under construction will make a valuable contribution to Malaysian MICE hospitality when the property opens in December 2008.

Mr Kuscher commented, “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.” He added, “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.”

The hotel is a mid-scale development with two towers rising5 and 13 storys 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.

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 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.

Staying connected to the world of business is important for conference and meeting delegates and the hotel will assist its guests with the best telecommunications and business support services possible. The hotel’s Business Center will be staffed by dedicated professionals to ensure seamless connections and follow up. In addition, 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 Center, Aquaria KLCC, Star Hill Gallery, the Pavilion and Lot 10 are between a five- and fifteen-minute 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.

The 402-room, five-star Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur is destined to become the city’s hotel of choice when it opens in December 2008. From its conceptual stage it has been designed as a great hotel, one that will capture the imagination of both the city’s residents and its guests. A glassed-in courtyard conservatory will be a dominant feature of this low-rise development of just 403 guestrooms.

It will be an oasis of tranquility; a soothing escape from the pressures of business and the rapid development of a city on the move. Guests will be able to step back in time and reflect upon the days when travel to the tropics was an adventure. Relaxation, comfort and personalized service are qualities for which the hotel will be known.

Tropical detail will feature to give residents a sense of being in Malaysia and these will blend with contemporary elements. The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur is designed for it to become one of the city’s finest landmark buildings – the place to stay while in Kuala Lumpur.