Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Z for The Zenith Hotel

The Zenith Hotel is the tallest building in Kuantan, Malaysia and stands as a 5-star hotel in the town centre. I have a special bond with The Zenith Hotel. I started documenting its progress from the laying of foundations on wasteland to the magnificent structure it is today.

We were among the very first people inside the completed The Zenith Hotel and had a tour with the General Manager who discovered my following of the hotel's progress on my blog. We've stayed there a number of times and loved each visit.

I used to walk across the wasteland to a shopping mall. To have a marvellous 5-star hotel now standing there is a great feat for Kuantan.

That concludes the A-Z of hotels. Hope you enjoyed this series!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

M for Majestic Hotel KL

The Majestic Hotel is hands down the best hotel I've ever been in, and also my favourite. I still remember the first time we set foot inside the newly-restored gem and being carried away with a grand sense of awe. It's name is truly fitting!

Here are some of my favourite parts of the Majestic Hotel KL:

What is your favourite hotel?

Monday, 14 April 2014

L for Lighting

Lighting at hotels can be dramatic, subdued or produce a very soft and warm, inviting glow. Lighting can set the tone and conduct the mood that we feel at a certain hotel. Here is some of the lighting we have admired at various hotels in Malaysia:

Love the warm lighting in the lobby at Swiss Garden Resort & Spa, Kuantan

Following is a collection of photos showing the lighting at Majestic Hotel KL:

I love light! I've always dreamed of having a chandelier or a collection of ornate lamps. At hotels, this becomes a reality.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

K for Key Card

Another little feature of hotels is the key card. The key card enables you to open your room door, provides electricity to your room when placed in the wall slot, and also allows your passage up elevators to your accommodation. 

Here is The Zenith Hotel, Kuantan key card:

Friday, 11 April 2014

J for J. W. Marriott

J. W. Marriott is one of the most famous names when it comes to the hotel industry. Bill Marriott Jr, son of the aforementioned businessman, is carrying on the work initiated by his father.

Bill Marriott has numerous successful hotels all over the world and is known for his hands-on management style, having his hotel managers know each member of staff's name, basically being visible to those who work for him. His book, "The Spirit to Serve" outlines his steps to success and is a great read for all entrepreneurs working hard in their own businesses.

What do you admire about Marriott and why?