Malaysia in Brief
Millennium Hotel Debuts in Malaysia
The five-star Regent Kuala Lumpur has become the Millennium Kuala Lumpur, making it the first Millennium hotel in Malaysia. The property features 468 stylish, contemporary guest rooms and suites, a grand lobby and reception areas. It is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur’s shopping and entertainment districts. Visit www.millenniumhotels.com.
Package Combines Hong Kong & Malaysia
Malaysia and Hong Kong are paired in a new package from Asian operator Ritz Tours. Prices start at $1,827 for eight days and six nights, including luxury accommodations, airfare, airline fuel surcharge and taxes. The company offers weekday departures on Cathay Pacific out of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The trip begins in Hong Kong with a half-day city tour that goes to such places as Stanley Market, Aberdeen’s Floating Community and Repulse Bay and takes a cable car ride up to Victoria Peak. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, travelers can visit the Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin structures), King’s Palace, Sri Perdana, Independence Square and Batu Caves.
For more package details, visit www.ritztours.com/onlinespecial/special_hkma.html
Agoda Releases List of Green Hotels
Agoda.com, an independent online travel company that specializes in discount hotel bookings, has released a list of “Top 10 Green Hotels in Asia.”
The eco-friendly hotels cited are Tanjung Sanctuary Hotel, Langkawi, Malaysia; Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand (www.banyantree.phuket.com); La Residence d’Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia (www.residencedangkor.com); Evason Hua Hin Resort & Six Senses Spa, Thailand (www.sixsenses.com); Nihiwatu, Sumba Island, Indonesia (www.nihiwatu.com); Anantara Resort & Spa Golden Triangle, Thailand (www.goldentriangle.anantara.com); Amar Vilas Agra, India (http://www.oberoiamarvilas.com); Popa Mountain Resort, Bagan, Myanmar (www.myanmartourex.com/myanmar_hotels/popa_mountain_resort_hotel.html); Suneva Fushi Resort & Six Senses Spa, Maldives (www.six-senses.com/soneva-fushi/); (www.tanjung-sanctuary-langkawi.com); and Alila Ubud and Manggis Resorts, Bali, Indonesia (www.alilahotels.com/manggis).
Based in Singapore with operations in Bangkok and the Philippines, Agoda’s network comprises 7,000 hotels in Asia and more than 27,000 worldwide. For further information, visit www.agoda.com.