Yours truly was over at the Shaw Parade and the new Mercure property, which is the first of it’s brand in Kuala Lumpur.
The hotel is situated in the heart of the major shopping district of Pudu, Kuala Lumpur and just a short walk away to the city’s Golden Triangle, and yes, I can attest to that.. it took me less then 5 minutes to reach Berjaya Times Square – through the side lane right next to the Public Bank opposite the road from the hotel…and once you reach Berjaya Times Square, you can just board the monorail to other places, such as the KL Sentral, Bukit Bintang, Hard Rock Cafe and many other places..
The lovely Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade features 213 contemporary guest rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, Chorak, a Lobby Lounge, roof top pool bar and a fitness centre. And yes, they can also cater events, meetings and weddings with the hotel’s three meeting rooms offering floor to ceiling with natural lighting that can accommodate up to 60 guests.
Mercure Hotels makes themselves unique as they are the only international hotel brand that integrates unique elements of the area’s rich local charm and surrounding heritage. They also feature a modern contemporary design coupled with high service standards.
I was pretty impressed to see the Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade showcasing the colourful life of the city dwellers with modern art pieces that can be found around the hotel while the Peranakan cultural elements are 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.
And if you ask me if the food is any good, yes, I have to say the food is pretty good here… I was lucky to be able to try the food here and they were all pretty yummy…
Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade, 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, held its grand opening with a positive outlook in capturing the SME business community and holiday makers alike with its distinctive property.
The Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade is located on the ground floor and from the 8th floor to the 20th floor of the extended shopping podium.
I actually love the stylishly designed hotel, which is in line with Accor Hotels’ strategy to attract the lifestyle travellers who prefer modern midscale boutique hotels as opposed to the conventional type of hotels.
Mercure has over 730 hotels in 56 countries. Each hotel is locally rooted to its design and decor which creates authentic and inspiring settings in a classic style with a modern twist or contemporary design. They are ideally located in city centers, by the sea or in the mountains.
As part of its grand opening, travellers staying at Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade can enjoy a special rate starting from RM218nett inclusive of breakfast for two from now until April 30, 2017.
For reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+60) 3922 43030. Visit www.accorhotels.com/9279 for more information.
Address – 152, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Pudu, 55100 KL