Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, one of Kuala Lumpur’s pioneer Hotels, launched its ‘Durian365@Corus’ promotion…
The launch was officiated by Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Yang Berhormat Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar Bin Wan Chik….
Durian365@Corus will be feature dining of some of the choicest durians in a specially-segregated and enclosed dining room all year round, believed to be the first-ever in hotels here, as well as promoting a range of uniquely-created durian desserts…
Yang Berhormat Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar Bin Wan Chik said: “This is an exemplary private sector-led initiative, which not only promotes the premium varieties of durian from Malaysia’s very own plantations, it also supports the Government’s plans to go big on durian tourism.”
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Malayan United Industries Berhad (MUI), Andrew Khoo said, “The durian is very much loved by Malaysians and tourists, particularly those from China. While its pungent aroma and creamy custard flesh have proven divisive for the palates of some of our discerning consumers, the fact remains that the durian has long cemented its reputation as the king of fruits in this country. In fact, Malaysia’s durian is touted as the best in the world hence we should market it that way.”
“So, not only will you not find the “no durian allowed” signs at the Hotel, I am excited to share that we have invested approximately RM100,000.00 to create a first-ever “one-of- a-kind” urban dining place, aptly called “The Durian Room”, within the premises of the Hotel.”
The Durian Room draws inspiration from the more common cigar and wine-tasting rooms and will serve three of the country’s most popular varietals such as Musang King, D24 and XO. This dedicated durian room is part of the hotel’s transformation plan to introduce more lifestyle elements into its services.
Durian365@Corus also features a distinctive Durian Dessert Platter which consists of eight specially-created desserts such as the Durian Crepe, Durian Tiramisu, San Sebastian Durian Burnt Cheese Cake and durian-flavoured soft serve ice cream, in its Dondang Sayang Coffee House.
Available daily from 12noon to 9pm, the platter is priced at RM78 nett for two, ideal for afternoon or evening tete-a-tete.
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