Kuala Lumpur, 12 August 2022 – Accor today officially launched Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie. The stylish four-star, 229 room contemporary business hotel was officially opened by Y.A.B Dato’ Seri Amirudin bin Shari, Chief Minister of Selangor, with Y.B. Maria Chin binti Abdullah, Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya and Y.B. Halimey bin Abu Bakar also in attendance.
Strategically located in the integrated development of Utropolis Glenmarie (by Paramount Corporation Berhad), the hotel is part of a 21.7-acre university metropolis, comprising the 10-acre UOW Malaysia KDU University College, the 120,000 sq. ft. Utropolis Marketplace and several blocks of apartments. Surrounded by commercial retail outlets, including an extensive food and beverage scene, the hotel is a short drive to Sunway Lagoon, Sunway Pyramid shopping complex and Shah Alam Stadium. It is also just a 40-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport via Elite Highway and 15 minutes away from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Subang via Federal Highway.
Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea said, “We are thrilled to introduce Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, a significant addition to our mercure brand portfolio in Malaysia, joining the global Mercure network with more than 810 hotels in over 60 countries. This property is a perfect setting for residents and visitors to explore the local scene and enjoy business, leisure, and gourmet activities thanks to the authentic experiences that the property will contribute to the city.”
This hotel is the first internationally branded business hotel located in Glenmarie. As a locally inspired flagship Mercure, this hotel is the first to feature a new brand identity in Malaysia that offers a more relaxed, warm and elegant casual feel. The hotel does not only showcase Malaysian hospitality but also Malaysian art talent. In addition to the public areas, each of the 209 rooms and 10 executive suites are adorned with Malaysian cartoonist Reggie Lee’s artwork featuring different aspects of ordinary Malaysian lives and culture.
Ramesh Singh Sappel, General Manager of Mercure Kuala Lumpur said “We’ve had our doors open since November 2021 and have been hard at work offering locally inspired experiences to both business and leisure travellers. Highlights of the hotel include our brightly coloured décor especially in our lobby which is equipped with board games and books to keep our guests entertained and Urban@13, our rooftop pool lounge which is ideal for relaxing while on holiday or after a long day at work. An intimate space that caters for up to thirty guests comfortably at any given time, Urban@13 is perfect for private events and parties. Guests can also enjoy fresh and locally sourced produce at Warna, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant which serves both Malaysian and international menus.”
Aside from stylishly designed rooms and dining outlets, the hotel is equipped with a rooftop salt water pool boasting a stunning view, a premium fitness centre, five pillarless and well-equipped function rooms with natural lighting, high-speed wifi and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment which can host up to 140 persons for meetings, weddings and various events. “We are confident that the Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie will be able to meet both personal and professional needs and are enthusiastic about inspiring our guests to discover and embrace Malaysia through local food and culture,” said Ramesh.
The Mercure brand is known for its locally inspired hotels combining detailed interior design, relaxing ambience and staff knowledgeable of the local area with an aim to ensure that guests are immersed in their destination through a discovery of local culture, places, stories and experiences.
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To celebrate the opening of the hotel, guests can enjoy special opening rates from RM 240+ per night inclusive of daily breakfast for two and complimentary car park.