Luxury and learning long weekends in Asia’s ‘Best Kept Secret’ City
June 27, 2013. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Families that play together, stay together at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur next month and beyond, as the hotel introduces unique family ‘Play-cation’ long weekends that combine a luxury mini-break in one of the Asia’s most undiscovered cities with fun and educational family learning and bonding experiences.
With school holidays looming, InterContinental ‘Play-cation’ long weekends are perfect for families in Malaysia, Singapore, Jakarta and other nearby centres, offering special deals on long weekends in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, with room upgrades, dining and pampering perks, and a choice of compelling activities and experiences.
These include birdwatching in Kuala Selangor Nature Park, one of Asia’s leading birdwatching destinations, Malaysian cuisine immersion plus a market visit with the chef, beginners’ rock climbing in spectacular Batu Caves or a rainforest canopy walk and park picnic at FRIM, Kepong.
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur General Manager Phil Riley said Kuala Lumpur was one of Asia’s best kept secrets; a vibrant city with a rich history, contemporary outlook, stunning parks and gardens, colonial charm rubbing up against cutting edge architecture, and a culinary heritage to dine for.
“This is the perfect opportunity for mum and dad to unplug the Playstation for a few days, round up the troops and escape to InterContinental’s world of luxury,” Mr Riley said. “We have teamed the luxury break with some great family activities that will open children’s eyes and stimulate their minds, while making sure the parents have ample time to put their feet up and relax.”
There are three family Play-cation activities specially designed by InterContinental Kuala Lumpur for families to enjoy together as day trips during their stay. Full information on them is available at the concierge where guests can receive unique local knowledge and guidance on transportation, costs, best times to visit and other information so families can make the most of the experiences during their stay.
The experiences are:
- Walk in the Park, Walking on Air: a picnic lunch in Lake Gardens, a botanical gardens modelled after London’s Kew Gardens, followed by a thrilling forest canopy walk 30m above ground level. This is located in FRIM, Kepong.
- Batu-man and Robin: An introduction to the fast-growing past time of birdwatching, with a guided trip through Kuala Selangor Nature Park, where mangroves, wetlands, paddy fields and secondary forest are home to species including the Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, Common Flameback, Coppersmith Barbet, Blue-tailed Bee Eater, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Mangrove Whistler, Ashy Drongo, Great Tit and many more. Colouring Book and birdwatchers journal for kids. Followed by a visit to the spectacular Batu Caves, with their stunning Hindu art and chance for the daring to try rock climbing.
- Sambal and Spa: A delicious day to savour is this introduction to the staples of Malaysian cuisine, a market visit with Chef, cooking class and prepare your own family dinner at Serena Brasserie (with Chef’s supervision), and a family pampering session, or Father & Son and Mother & Daughter spa experience.
‘FAMILY INSIDER PLAY-CATION’ LUXURY & LEARNING LONG WEEKEND from just MYR 388++, daily breakfast and complimentary internet, 15% off dinner at Serena Brasserie, 10% discount on laundry, 1 glass of house beer (or root beer) at Bentley’s pub per person. Check in 2pm, Check out noon, check in Fridays and Saturdays. Valid until 31 Aug 2013, 2 nights’ minimum stay.
‘FAMILY MATTERS PLAY-CATION’ LUXURY & LEARNING LONG WEEKEND from just MYR 380++, daily breakfast and complimentary internet. Check in 2pm, Check out noon, check in Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Valid until 31 Dec 2013, 1 nights’ minimum stay, 4 nights’ maximum.
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
A jewel in the heart of Malaysia, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur offers one of the most sought after locations in the city, making it an ideal urban retreat for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is just steps away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and within walking distance to countless other shopping and entertainment activities. Choose to work in comfort or luxury in the 473 spaciously designed rooms, including 110 newly renovated Grand Premier Rooms that feature modern, earth tone furnishings and the latest electronic enhancements. Wine and dine in style with a selection of restaurants including the award-wining Tatsu Japanese Restaurant, Tao Chinese Restaurant, Serena Brasserie, Bentley’s Pub and OneSixFive. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur also boasts eight meeting rooms and two ballrooms to host memorable events from an intimate group of 20 or a large conference of 600 people. Experience travel that is authentically Malaysian as the knowledgeable concierge team will share their secrets on how to navigate the city as a local. For additional information, visit the hotel online at www.intercontinental-kl.com.my, on facebook or send a tweet to @InterConKL.