Buka Puasa Buffet at JW Marriott KL

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Buka Puasa Buffet at JW Marriott KL

The JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is proud to bring back its long-standing tradition of serving 108 of nenek’s traditional recipes and more for its buka puasa buffet this holy month of Ramadhan. Geared towards preserving the convivial heritage of a Malay kampong celebration, the buffet will revisit the nostalgia of breaking fast in a vibrant village. The 108 recipes are handed down from the grandmothers of the chefs at the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, while recipes for some 30-odd modern interpretations are by the chefs themselves.

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JW Marriott Buka Puasa Buffet 2013

The feast will feature a colourful collection of gerai –rustic wooded stalls serving specialities such as Satay Kampong and Ikan Panggang, as well as heartier dishes at the Gerai Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kandar and Nasi Ayam. The whole succulent lamb on a spit grilled over charcoal fires is bound to excite young ones and adults alike, and still others will be satiated at the tandoori meats and seafood, barbecue and noodle stalls.

The extensive spread will also feature some harder to find dishes such as Rendang Kerang, Daging Salai Masak Lemak dengan Bachang, Sambal Udang dengan Petai and Tongkeng  Ayam Goreng Cili -these made from authentic recipes learnt at nenek’s hearth. Sweet endings come in the form of the Gerai Bubur-serving a selection of sweet fruit and legume porridges, and the ever popular shaved ice and rose syrup creation, Ais Kacang, both providing perfect options to ending the meal.

In keeping with the spirit of “silatul rahim” or building sincere ties at Ramadhan and giving thanks for what we have, the JW Marriott Ramadhan buffet is priced at a reasonable MYR75++ at the Poolside and MYR65++ at the 4th floor Starhill Conference Centre; children ages 6 to 12 dining at either venue may enjoy the buffet at half price.

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RAMADHAN WITH NENEK MENU 2013

Ulam-Ulaman

  • Ulam Raja, Ulam Pegaga, Daun Selon, Timun, Jering, Jantung Pisang, Kacang Botol, Petai

Sambal-Sambal Melayu

  • Sambal Belacan
  • Sambal Tempoyak
  • Sambal Mangga
  • Sambal Nenas
  • Sambal Cencaluk
  • Budu

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Pembuka Selera Melayu

  • Gado-Gado dengan Kuah Kacang
  • Kerabu Pucuk Paku
  • Kerabu Mangga dengan Ikan Bilis
  • Acar Buah
  • Telur Masin/Ikan Masin (Sepat, Gelama dan Pari)

Keropok

  • Keropok Ikan
  • Keropok Udang
  • Keropok Belinja
  • Keropok Sayur
  • Papadom

Pembuka Selera Antarabangsa

  • Assorted Garden Greens, Lettuces with Dressings
  • Condiments -Carrot, Onion, Cucumber, Tomato
  • German Potato Salad
  • Coleslaw

Gerai Rojak Buah
Mangga Muda, Betik Muda, Jambu Air, Jambu Batu, Sengkuang, Timun bersama Kuah Rojak, Kacang Tumbuk dan Biji-Bijan

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Beef Satat or Sate at the JW Marriott

Gerai Sate

  • Sate Ayam
  • Sate Daging
  • Kuah Kacang
  • (Timun, Bawang dan Nasi Impit)
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Ikan Bakar at JW Marriott Buka Puasa Buffet

Gerai Ikan Bakar

  • Ikan Pari
  • Ikan Cencaru
  • Ikan Kembong
  • (Sambal Belacan, Sambal Kicap dan Air Asam)

Gerai Nasi Ayam

  • Ayam Panggang
  • Ayam Kukus
  • Nasi Ayam
  • Sup Ayam
  • (Cili, Kicap, Halia dan Timun)

Gerai Mi

  • Laksa
  • Mi Kari
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ABC or Ais Kachang condiments

Gerai Ais Kacang

  • Ais Kacang
  • Cendol

Gerai Sup

  • Sup Tom Yam
  • Sup Ekor Berempah
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Various Malay dishes for Buka Puasa

Selera Utama

  • Rendang Daging
  • Daging Salai Masak Lemak dengan Pucuk Ubi
  • Pucuk Manis dengan Labu Masak Lemak Putih
  • Ikan Tenggiri Masak Asam Pedas
  • Ayam Masak Merah
  • Kari Kambing dengan Kentang
  • Ayam Masak Halia dan Daun Bawang ala Cina
  • Daging Lada Hitam ala Cina
  • Sayur Campur ala Cina
  • Nasi Tomato
  • Nasi Putih

“Istimewa Di Bulan Ramadan”

  • Bubur Lambuk

Gerai Pencuci Mulut (Dessert Counter)

  • Assorted Malay Kuih
  • Assorted Malay Biscuits (Bahulu, Kuih Karas and Wajik)
  • Agar-agar and Pudding
  • (Santan Pandan, Gula Melaka with Cincau, Crème Caramel Butterscotch with Ros Merah)
  • Assorted Butter Cakes (Vanilla, Chocolate and Banana)
  • Sago Gula Melaka
  • Bread and Butter Pudding
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • French Pastries
  • Buah Kurma

Gerai Buah-Buahan
Tembikai, Nenas, Tembikai Susu, Rambutan, Pisang Emas, Mata Kucing

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The rack of lamb after the buka puasa session at JW Marriott KL

Encouraging families, friends and colleagues to gather together for the mouthwatering buka puasa meals that have long become a part of the Malaysian custom, Ramadhan buffet will be served from 7.00pm – 10.30pm daily. This buffet will run from Wednesday, 10th July till the eve of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. For reservations, please call +603-2719 8666 or email bukapuasa@ytlhotels.com.my.

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Accor’s new Android App provides Passport to 570+ hotels in Asia Pacific

Accor Android App

Accor’s new Android App provides Passport to 570+ hotels in Asia Pacific

With tablet penetration and mobile bookings soaring across Asia Pacific, Accor has launched a new Android version of its Hotel Directory that allows users to carry detailed information on more than 570 Accor hotels, their event and leisure facilities, full screen images, brand and loyalty information and much more at the touch of a button.

As the largest hotel operator in Asia Pacific, Accor offers users the ability to easily research and book the perfect hotel to suit their needs, whether for business or pleasure, with hotels in all key destinations across 16 countries.

“No other international hotel group offers more hotel rooms in Asia Pacific and this new app puts the whole network at the fingertips of users, no matter where they are, on the road or at home,” said Michael Parsons, Director of Marketing Support Asia Pacific. “”This really is the best way to always have the most up-to-date details on Accor hotels in the region, because the information is automatically updated as our network continues to grow.”

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Accor’s Android Application

Mr. Gerard Guillouet, Senior Vice President of Accor Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore added “The new app is not only a further commitment to the group’s sustainability promises via its Planet 21 commitments, by providing copious information in a paperless form, but the app allows users to download content so they can browse even when they are offline.”

Having proven extremely successful in its iPad incarnation, the Android version will suit many Asian nations, where Android operating systems are sometimes more popular. The new app really allows users to learn more about Accor’s full spectrum of brands including Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis and Formule 1. The app is free of charge and is available to download now at bit.ly/accorapp-android for Android users or bit.ly/accorapp for iPad users.

Tune Hotel opens in Ahmedabad, India

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Tune Hotel opens in Ahmedabad, India

Award-winning international hotel chain, Tune Hotels, is all set to welcome its first guests in India with the opening of the 100-room Tune Hotel Ahmedabad this month. “We look forward to offering travellers to Ahmedabad an unbeatable proposition that combines great savings with a great comfortable stay and in a location that is annexed to the newest Shopping Mall in Ahmedabad. Our business model is designed to take care of the needs of travellers in India looking for great comfort without paying exorbitant rates,” said Mark Lankester, Group CEO of Tune Hotels.

“Ahmedabad is an amazingly vibrant city in the fast growing state of Gujarat and we are looking to welcome both business and leisure travellers. We are very excited about this hotel as it marks our brand’s very first entry into India’s very exciting hospitality market. The Tune Hotel Ahmedabad aims to serve both domestic travellers and visitors from abroad, especially members of the large non-resident Indian (NRI) community from Gujarat settled in places like the US, Britain and the Gulf, who may already have had prior knowledge of the brand in the five countries we are already present in” he said.

To celebrate the opening of Tune Hotel Ahmedabad, online bookings are now accepted with attractive all-inclusive room charges that start from as low as 599 Indian rupees (US$11 / RM34 / Bt330 / Rp108,000). Guests have the option to choose and pay only for amenities that they require.

The promotion is offered exclusively online at http://www.tunehotels.com and bookings can be made from 3 May 2013 until 10 May 2013, subject to availability of rooms. The rate is available on a first come, first served basis, for stay period starting 15 May 2013 until 30 September 2013. The arrival of Tune Hotels in India will also introduce new green ideas to hotel stay.

“We at Tune Hotels pursue a conscious policy of being environmental-friendly by optimising use of available resources, reduction of waste and by introducing processes that save on energy consumption. And our guests have endorsed our operations that encourage lifestyles that protect the environment,” Lankester said.

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“As part of our business philosophy, we strive to remain locally-relevant in each and every community that we’re in, and this includes being responsible towards the local environment. We invite our guests in India to celebrate with us the introduction of new green concepts.” The 100-room Tune Hotel Ahmedabad, annexed to the newly developed 4D Square Mall in the city’s Motera area, is well positioned on the main thoroughfare to the state capital of Gandhinagar and a stone’s throw away from Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel cricket stadium.

Providing world-standard, high quality accommodation by focusing on key essentials but minus the generally underutilised facilities commonly found in other hotels such as swimming pools, business centres and gymnasiums, Tune Hotels keeps its operating costs low and savings are passed on to guests in the form of super low rates.

Aside from its standard single and double rooms, Tune Hotels will be introducing family rooms that can accommodate between four to six people in order to meet the needs of the Indian guests, especially in the wedding market.

“In addition to larger room varieties, we have also made other adjustments in our offerings to serve our Indian guests better including more expansive food and beverage availability within the hotel. With a view to the huge wedding market in India, the hotel is able to cater to the needs for major banquet facilities for that total wedding experience. In fact, we’ve taken bookings for our very first wedding entourage already!” said Lankester.

Apart from properties in major cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai –Tune Hotels is focusing on Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities along with hotels in the tourist triangle destinations of Agra, Jaipur and Delhi. Tune Hotels will have five to six hotels in Gujarat as part of our 20 planned hotels across India in the next three years.

Commenting on the prospects for Tune Hotels in India, Lankester said: “India’s domestic hospitality market in total is huge and the major international brands all have a focus on the country. We see strong growth in both business and tourist segments as the domestic economy remains resilient. India’s middle class is expanding and rising disposable incomes have boosted travel. We are in a good position to offer quality affordable accommodation to these travel groups.”

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Mark Lankester, CEO of Tune Hotels

Tune Hotels has received over four million guests since the opening of its first hotel in Downtown Kuala Lumpur in 2007. With the opening of Tune Hotel Ahmedabad, there will be 29 Tune Hotels in operation globally. The rest are 11 in Malaysia, five in the UK, four in the Philippines, four in Thailand and four in Indonesia.

By the end of 2013, Tune Hotels will have operating hotels in eight countries. Apart from India the company is set to open properties in Japan and Australia this year. Future projects are also coming up in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Tune Hotels’ Indian expansion signifies growing economic relations between India and Malaysia, which has emerged as India’s key partner in Southeast Asia. Companies and business people are increasingly benefitting from these expanded business links and two-way flow of investment and people continues to rise. India-Malaysia trade hit a record high of $13.5 billion in 2012, a 7.3 per cent growth over 2011, while tourist traffic also continues to remain strong between the two countries.

Tourist arrivals between the two countries have been on the rise with Malaysia being among India’s top 10 sources of tourism, while India was Malaysia’s sixth biggest source of tourists in 2012. The opening of Tune Hotel Ahmedabad comes as Asia’s largest low-cost carrier AirAsia plans to launch its domestic airline services in India in a new venture.

“We see this as a great boost for not only travel between Malaysia and India, but adding further attraction to increasing travel within India. Like AirAsia, we pride ourselves on being a customer-focussed brand,” Lankester said.