Friday, November 19, 2010

A Perfect Stay at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

A Perfect Stay at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur 
= A combination of Luxury 5 Star hotel, best cuts of Waygu beef; authentic and delicious Italian food   with Romantic Ambience

"Le Meridien is the best place for you to propose to your love one or celebrates anniversary."


Every year on 15th of September, my boyfriend and I would celebrate our anniversary since we met each other in last 7 years. This year, we are celebrating our 7th year's anniversary and we decided to go for luxury celebration by staying in Le Royal Club Suite for 2 days 1 night. Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur is always my first choice as it is conveniently located and offers good standards of lodging and quality services.

Transitional Portal - Hotel Entrance
On anniversary day, we reached Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur Hotel earlier as we are really looking forward to it. Upon arrival at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, we are welcomed with striking colours displayed at the hotel entrance and ceiling along a narrow walkway - ‘Transitional portal’.
This transition portal seems resetting our mind when entering the hotel. This pieces of unique artwork was created by LM100 artist, An Xiaotong entitled ‘Everywhere’.

Symphony of Light - Main Lobby
Next, upon entering the Main Lobby, we were fascinating by Lobby Fountain featuring the "Symphony of Light" by talented designer Keiko Miura; which it took a year to assemble.

Main Lobby
Check in: 
Our arrival experience was amazing with the Le Méridien’s Unlock Art programme where we receive a room key at check-in that not only unlocks our room, but provides us with special privileges at cultural centres. This is a special programme by Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur partners with Gallerie Taksu.

Hotel check in was a breeze, organized and efficient. Thumb up to the staffs as they are friendly and helpful; and check in was very efficient with my room being available even though I was there well ahead of check in time.

Le Royal Club Suite - Our Room
Once receive room key, we move our way up to our room located on level 33. - Le Royal Club suite room.
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur reflects a European charm with Malaysia influence. All 420 guest rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the city or Lake Gardens.
Le Meridien hotel offers four types of room and each of them have their own unique place:

  1) Deluxe room
  2) Premier Room
  3) Royal Club Room
  4) Royal Club Suite

Upon entering the room, we were impressed with the elegant master bedroom that complete with a king size bed fitted in goose down duvets, combination of non-allergenic and duck feather pillows. The bed was so soft, comfortable smelled amazing.

The bedside reading lights extends to a magnificent cream marble bathroom boasting a spacious vanity area.
Besides, we were welcomed with fresh fruit bowl and advantage of having WIFI throughout the room.
Before we check in, we were informed by the staff that comprehensive continental breakfast buffet and evening drinks with canapés are served daily at Le Royal Club Lounge.

FAVOLA - Lunch
It's time for lunch -. We were hungry when checked in our room hence we move our steps to taste authentic Italian food. Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur is famous with its newly open Italian restaurant - FAVOLA. Upon stepping in the restaurant, we were again impressed by the decor in Favola which has a touch of whimsy and fantasy, with classic stark black and white tiles contrasted with wall to wall murals and playful carnival masks.


 The restaurant has a very cheerful mood with its spacious tables, comfortable chairs, and light music.
We were pointed to our table by Favola staff and given a scroll menu.

We choose to go for 3 courses meal and here we enjoyed the authentic Italian food. Like most proper Italian restaurants, we started off with some lovely bread and the best thing is it's free!! The bread is served with the standard olive oil with balsamic vinegar; there were guacamole and the very flavorful potato truffle dips
One must try is Antipasti Buffet from the Crudo Bar,
•caprese – buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil, anchovies, garlic confit and oregano
•bresaola – shaved dried beef with rocket salad, figs, lemon and olive oil
•bruschetta – cured salmon, portobello mushrooms
•seafood salad – garlic, chili-olive oil, lemon juice and Italian parsley

For main course, we both decided to go for Risotto pasta with scallop and thin; crusted Italian famous pizza..!!
I'm really satisfied with the lunch and we dragged ourselves out, waving goodbye to the wonderful team that made our lunch. Of course, we left a little ‘love note’ in the guestbook while going to next stop.

Pool
The swimming pool is just next to Favola restaurant. The pool is just nice for us to get some rest after having fulfilled lunch. We spent our afternoon here for swimming and of course a nap.

Prime - Dinner
When the time we get back our room, it was almost dinner time. We headed over to Prime Restaurant which describe by the press as
"Prime Grill, Prime Wine, Prime Time” sums up and effectively captures the mood of a stimulating dining experience"
Like Favola restaurant, we started with freshly baked breads filled with walnuts, softer texture and a lovely cheese crust to serve with three different types of butter: Basil butter, salted butter, mustard butter.
Next we have Clam Chowder (RM30++) as appetizer which tastes wise and not too creamy.
Prime is famous with their steak and they have good selections of steak to choose from. My favourite order is Wagyu Prime Rib hence we decided to go for 2 pax.

Desserts: Chilled mango cheesecake, crackers crumble, coconut cream jelly and chocolate and rich hot chocolate cake, chocolate sauce, stracciatella ice cream
Dinner for the night at Prime was amazing and fabulous. I'm looking forward to come again next time.

The service was good and efficient as well. The dinner is perfect with the great ambience the Red Wine Banfi Col di Sasso Cabernet Sangiovese

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur swimming pool night view was the most beautiful views I have ever seen.
Night activity was spent at swimming pool with a glass of wine under the moonlight while our body is in total relaxation in the Jacuzzi and Spa.

"The ambience is suitable for those who want to get away from the fuss of the big cities and spend time with the ones they love."

Le Royal Club Lounge - Breakfast
Our two days one night trip will never completed without morning breakfast at Le Royal Club Lounge.

This trip was a memorable anniversary we had so far. Definitely we will come again....

PS: Tips:
Previously I have subscribed to Starwood Privilege Card, with this card I have saved 33% off the total food bill during our visit to Favola and Prime restaurant. This is a very great deal, for those who interest can view Starwood Privilege Website. Member not only privy to unlimited complimentary dining and guaranteed special discounts on room rates, will also enjoy exclusive invitations to special events.


Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur:
Website:
http://www.lemeridien.com/kualalumpur
http://www.lemeridienkualalumpur.com/
http://www.lemeridiendining.com.my/
http://www.discoverlemeridien.com/

Address:
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral · Kuala Lumpur Sentral · Kuala Lumpur 50470 · Malaysia · Phone:
Contact: 60 3 2263 7888  Fax: 60 3 2263 7222

How to get there:
The Le Meridien, KL is located at the Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station, with convenient transportation from the airport and into town.

1. Take City train such as PUTRA, KTM, MonoRail to KL Sentral main station - a major transport
    interchange . Follow the sign board and will reach the hotel.
2. From airport, 28 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport by the KLIA Express train

Thursday, November 11, 2010

AMBP's "Discovering Neverland" with Peter Pan

"PETER PAN" - A name that always heard during my childhood time, so what's so special with this name? What I can remember was this name always related to A mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to Grow UP and spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland. He's the leader his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside.

I always dream of to be like him, release myself from working, exam and study; fly to any place and do what I want to do. But in reality, it's just a story which makes me feel great whenever I'm upset. The character I liked the most are Captain Hook, he is the archenemy of Peter Pan whose hand he cut off in a duel.  The funniest scene I remembered was Captain Hook running from the crocodile at all costs.


                    

The last Peter Pan movie was in year 2003 where the story was about the Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. That was the last time I watched Peter Pan movie and missed it so much.

Coming on November 26, Sunway Lagoon partnered with AllMalaysia.info blogger community are going to treat blogger to Grand Premiere of "Peter Pan The Musical Show" at Amphitheatre @Sunway Lagoon by Nov 26 and 27 8:00pm onward.

As an added incentive, for those who are invited will be allowed to experience Sunway Lagoon's Nite Park(I remembered Scream Park (",) after the show. Bloggers are given chances to mingle with the cast( OMG, Captain Hook and Peter Pan - my favourite character) to take some pictures to cap a memorable evening.

Sunway Lagoon is playing host to Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and Wendy, as well as Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, and the whole production is being dubbed as ‘Malaysia’s first prestigious London West End Theatre musical production’

This musical show is only limited to 50 blogger for Grand Premiere and 15 bloggers for second screening. This is a very special moment show where I can see character such pirates, mermaids and little lost boys, and their tale is set in a magical land where boys and girls never grow up!

But, how to get the invite to this musical show?
It's rather simple; we are requiring doing the following:

1. Be AMBP member and ensure our contact details is accurate so they can contact us if we are
    selected.

2. Register our interest at Registration Page

3. Blog about Sunway Lagoon Peter Pan the Musical show prior the show and Agree to blog or
    tweet ‘live’ during the show.

4. And that's ALL.. it's simple and easy right?

Tips!!
Another way to strengthen the bid for an invitation is to do a ‘behind-the-scenes’ coverage of the show. AMBP and Sunway Lagoon are opening the stage to 20 bloggers on Nov 20 between 3 and 6pm, to meet and greet, and interview the cast and production team.

If we’re selected and if we’re interested to Tweet or blog prior to, and during the show, there will be wi-fi access. Bloggers are strongly encouraged to do a ‘live’ coverage. 
 
For more information of this offer by AMBP and Sunway Lagoon on "Peter Pan The Musical", please visit AMBP site.