Hotels offering ‘too good to be true’ deals

Marriott International and the Four Seasons Hotels are offering exciting packages from staycation deals to savings on spa treatments and F&B

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IN LINE with the easing of restrictions, hotels are beginning to reopen and welcome guests with special offers and deals especially for those who had to put travel plans on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Marriott International Inc and the Four Seasons Hotels Ltd opened its doors recently offering exciting packages for holidaymakers.

Marriott launched its “Save Now, Stay Later” campaign across its portfolio of hotels and resorts in Malaysia.

In a statement released, the group said the 14-day campaign that started on June 8 will end on Sunday.

“This campaign is offering up to 40% savings on suites and up to 30% on bookings for standard rooms in all participating hotels. The stay period will be from June 8, 2020, till May 31, 2021,” it said.

The campaign will focus on three main themed packages — romantic getaways for couples, family packages for quality time together, and food and beverage (F&B) for those who would like to indulge in culinary experiences.

The group also said all participating hotels have a renewed commitment towards cleanliness and hygiene for the safety of guests.

Those wanting to remain in KL can opt to explore the city with Four Points by Sheraton KL, Chinatown –

Closer to Home with Marriott

Travellers who had to cancel plans are now opting for staycations and discovering destinations that are closer to home.

Some of the highlights include special deals at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur (KL), which is offering stays that combine a five-star wine and dine experience at its steakhouse, Prime, as well as a family getaway package at The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Johor Baru (JB), with complimentary tickets to Adventure Waterpark for the family.

“For those wanting to have a romantic getaway, a stay at the Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu with rooms overlooking the South China Sea is available, but those wanting to remain in KL can opt to explore the city’s Chinatown with Four Points by Sheraton KL, Chinatown, which will include a specially-curated walking tour with an insider’s perspective of the hidden gems in the locale,” the group said.

Participating hotels include Aloft KL Sentral, Sheraton Imperial KL, Element KL, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Renaissance JB and many others.

The group said for a full list of participating hotels, one can head over to its website for further info.

Indulge in decadent dinners at contemporary Cantonese restaurant YEN at The Ritz Carlton KL –

Indulgent Experiences Await with Marriott

Some of deals under this theme are decadent dinners at contemporary Cantonese restaurant YEN at The Ritz Carlton KL, scrumptious breakfast spreads at Flock in W KL and lounging with The St Regis KL’s renowned signature “Butler Service” and its iconic “Bloody Mary” cocktail.

“Under the Luxury Collection Resort, The Andaman in Langkawi, Kedah, will feature walks under the canopies of centuries-old rainforest. The Ritz Carlton Langkawi will also offer a special ‘Ritz Kids’ programme which includes welcome gifts upon arrival and a Ritz Kids menu with healthy and local options,” the group said.

Meanwhile, The Ritz Carlton KL said it is offering a limited time offer for room rates starting from RM455 per night, with a complimentary breakfast served to the room.

“We want to extend a warm welcome back to all our guests as we redefine our health and safety standards, while providing a holistic approach designed to look after our guests and associates.

Staycation Deals with Four Seasons

With a renewed strategy for safety, all Four Seasons Hotels globally are implementing “Lead With Care”, a full-scale health and safety enhancement designed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International LLC.

Four Seasons KL assured guests the entire team is committed to ensuring the highest standards of health and hygiene without compromising the quality of a guest’s experience.

The hotel also said its “Restart 2020 Package” will offer 20% savings on room rates, 15% savings on F&B dining, as well as daily breakfast for two persons.

“With floor-to-ceiling views of the city, pool or park, the hotel’s airy, beautifully appointed rooms offer a refreshing getaway whether you are working, relaxing, or doing both. The Pool Garden-View rooms feature views of the tropical pool terrace, while the Premier Park-View rooms overlook the lush greenery of KLCC Park, ideal for some socially-distanced nature therapy,” the hotel said in a statement.

For larger families looking for a holiday, the stylish light-filled suites are available, with separate sleeping, living and dining area in a spacious accommodation that gives thought to privacy.

“For dining, our all-day restaurant Curate is now fully opened, presenting an array of international specialities in a safe and hygienic environment, from authentic pasta and crafted burgers to gourmet dim sum and festive Malaysian delights. We’re taking our guests on an exciting culinary adventure, right here in the heart of KL,” Four Seasons executive chef Junious Dickerson said.

Time for Pampering

The halt of certain businesses has most definitely taken a toll on people’s lives, especially in the personal wellbeing department.

To that end, Four Seasons KL is offering to kick-start the journey of going back to being healthy and beautiful with deals for its spa and gym.

Guests will be able to purchase pre-buy savings vouchers for spa treatments and personal training sessions at the gym, which can be redeemed according to health and safety guidelines by the local authorities.

“There are three packages for the spa treatments which are facials, massages and customised massages. The three fitness packages to choose from will have one-on-one training with certified trainers, and it can also be arranged at an outdoor venue at no extra cost if preferred,” the hotel said.

Both packages are priced with a 20% savings on F&B, all-day access to the pool and other facilities, including steam, sauna and shower rooms.

“The fitness packages are valid for six months, while the spa packages will be valid for a year from the date of purchase,” the hotel noted.

Meanwhile, Four Seasons Langkawi Resort will officially reopen its doors on July 3, 2020, focusing on tailored experiences for families, nature and local culture.

The resort said its packages will be available until September 2020 and includes a 40% savings on its bed and breakfast rate, with breakfast.

There will also be a 50% savings on all water sports and spa services.

Discovering Nature

In line with its location, Four Seasons Langkawi Resort is offering specialised activities with its Adventure Team for all ages.

This will include the Mangroves and Eagles Safari, where guests can explore the jungles of Kilim Karst Geoforest Park on a private boat while spotting majestic eagles, naughty monkeys, and fish that “walk”.

“Our other activities available are the Ruman Ikan Fish House, where one can experience the old-school methods of fishing at the traditional fish house on stilts. The next is Rock Climbing and Archery, an interactive cooking class called Malaysian Cooking and lastly, water sports, where the hotel will provide complimentary use of kayaks, windsurfs or catamarans and get out on the water for a splashy adventure,” it said.

The resort said kids will have plenty of activities to keep them entertained at the Lutong Kids Club with an array of fun and educational activities such as kite flying, batik painting, scavenger hunts and conservation lessons.