With the pandemic still in full force, it looks like any plans for big holidays are pushed even further. No one can be sure when exactly international travel will be allowed again and we Malaysians need to stay put for now.
Don’t let that thought get you down though. There are still plenty of amazing destinations around our beautiful country that will satisfy your wanderlust, as soon as the government opens up borders for interstate travel that is.
In fact, once the travel restrictions are lifted you might want to make Putrajaya your next holiday destination. Aside from breath-taking sights, wonderful architecture and lush botanical gardens to visit, you can also have a family staycation by the beautiful Putrajaya Lake.
In fact, Hilton is opening a brand new resort hotel right by the lake if you’re looking for a relaxing retreat!
The new DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside is a resort-style hotel that just opened its doors to patrons this month. Here are the best things about staying here and what you can expect:
1. All the amenities of a hotel, and more
Boasting an impressive 290 rooms, the hotel has ten accommodation types to cater to different needs which guests can choose from:
- Guest room
- Deluxe room
- Family room
- Executive room
- Executive Lakeview room
- King Deluxe Suite
- King Lakeview Suite
- King 2 Bedroom Suite
- Presidential Villa
All the rooms are non-smoking, has complimentary Wi-Fi for Hilton Honors members, a flat-screen TV with HD channels, 24-hour room service as well as ergonomic chairs for guests who need to catch up on work.
If you’re there with family, there’s plenty to do in the hotel itself where there is something for everyone to enjoy. Children can enjoy themselves at the Splash Pool while parents can relax at the Lakeside Pool or work up a sweat at the fully-equipped fitness centre.
2. Indulge in authentic local & international dining
The hotel offers a rich and scrumptious array of local and international cuisines at its restaurants. Guests can have their meals at Makan Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton which cooks up authentic Malaysian fares and speciality dishes ranging from Malay, Chinese, Indian to Iban and Peranakan cuisines.
Another option would be THE KOFFEE where a selection of aromatic coffee beverages is offered with choices of delectable pastries and other light bites. Yum!
For guests planning to venture out for food, there are many eateries dotted around Putrajaya ranging from hipster cafes to seafood restaurants which would make any foodie feel right at home.
3. A great place for functions and events
Whether it’s for a corporate or intimate event, the hotel has event spaces spanning over 3,000 square meters with the largest room being 926 square meters. There are also 22 meeting rooms, each outfitted with:
- LCD projectors
- Wi-Fi and wired internet
- Video and teleconferencing facilities
- Digital sound system
- An event manager to provide any technical support required
For those planning to have a wedding here, couples have a choice of hosting their reception in an outdoor or indoor setting. The pillarless Grand Ballroom can fit up to 400 guests, which can be partitioned into two smaller rooms for more intimate ceremonies. Another option for this would be Temenggor, an open space that offers an amazing view of the southern end of Putrajaya lake.
4. There are tons of things to see and do around Putrajaya
If you’re looking to have a family outing or go on a date outside the hotel with your partner, there are a ton of places to visit in the area. In case you didn’t know, Putrajaya is well known for its infrastructure, architecture and picturesque attractions such as:
- Putrajaya Lake
- Putrajaya Bridge
- The Pink Mosque
- The Iron Mosque
- Moroccan Pavilion
- Putrajaya Botanical Garden
There are even activities you can try out when you’re done sight-seeing:
- Take to the skies with flyboarding or a water jetpack
- Go on a segway tour
- Climb around in District 21 adventure park
- Go on a cruise on the Putrajaya lake
- Go paddleboarding at the lake
- Go horseback riding at the equestrian park
- Rock climb at Putrajaya Challenge Park
As you can tell from the list above, there’s no shortage of things to do in Putrajaya!
5. Hilton Honors members get a special offer this month
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will receive 1,000 bonus points with a maximum stay of five nights when you book a stay from 1st June until 30th November 2021. The booking has to be made directly with Hilton and not with any other third party booking sites.
Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels also gain instant access to benefits such as exclusive member discounts, free Wi-Fi, and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay.
6. Top-notch cleaning program to ensure guests’ safety
In addition to the above and as a response to the pandemic, DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside is participating in the Hilton CleanStay Program to help guests enjoy a clean and safe experience during their stay.
Here is a closer look at the program:
- Disinfection of high-touch areas in the guest rooms and a Hilton CleanStay Program Seal to show the room has not been accessed since its last thorough cleansing
- Tailored housekeeping services that you can schedule to cater to your comfort level
- Disinfecting stations and frequent maintenance of high-touch areas in public areas of the hotel
- Changes to room service, breakfast and dining options for contactless food delivery
At this time, only Putrajaya residents may enjoy a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside since the movement control order has been re-imposed and interstate travel is still not allowed. However, once the national borders are open again, you might want to book a stay here for a relaxing lakeside getaway after all this time being cooped up at home!
The price of a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside starts from just RM231 so head over to their official website to make a booking for your next holiday!
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