Towards the end of February the city of Kuala Lumpur saw another new landmark mark the skyline. Located very close to the Golden Triangle and a stone’s throw from the major shopping area of Bukit Bintang, a new hotel made its debut.
Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade, part of the well-known international Mercure brand, its first in KL, had its official grand opening. The midscale hotel on the fringe between Bukit Bintang and Pudu, features 213 contemporary guest rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, Chorak, a Lobby Lounge, roof top pool bar, a fitness centre and three meeting rooms.
This hotel stayed true to its brand distinction of integrating unique elements of the rich local charm and surrounding heritage of the area the properties are located in. A unique feature is the use of colourful eye-catching oil paintings done by local painters throughout the hotel and in the rooms.
There are also Peranakan cultural elements depicted on parts of the décor at Chorak Restaurant from the floor tiles, display pieces at the restaurant to the food menu which includes Nyonya Curry Laksa, Nasi Lemak, Nasi Goreng and Tom Yam. The Chinese cultural elements are also reflected on the hotel’s mandarin-collared uniforms.
The Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade, is a 4-star hotel owned by Shaw Plaza Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw Brothers (M) Sdn Bhd, which in turn is jointly owned by Sime Darby Property Berhad, PPB Group Berhad and The Shaw Organisation Pte Ltd,
The integrated project comprising the extended shopping podium and the hotel is built at a cost of RM122mil. The hotel is located on the ground floor and from the 8th floor to the 20th floor of the extended shopping podium.