The Pan Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur International Airport has been awarded the Best Business Airport Hotel In Asia 2000, by Business Asia magazine and leading financial news network Bloomberg Television, Sydney. The award presentation ceremony was held in Singapore recently.
The awards were established to recognize excellence in the hotel industry and encourage better standards in crucial business travel sector. The judging panel for the 2000 Awards met in Sydney in February and selected a shortlist of 85 hotels from 14 countries. The judges were Ken Cowley, a News Corporation Director, Peter Charlton, publisher of Business Asia Bloomberg Television`s James Ross, Robert Stiles, Managing Director Asia-Pacific of Sonnenblick Goldman, and Cameron Cooper, Editor of Business Asia. Votes were then sought from Business Asia readers and Bloomberg Television viewers. Votes were counted and tallied by Gould Ralph & Company Chartered Accountants in Sydney.
“It is a new category of award under the Best Business Hotels Asia Awards 2000 and we are very honored to be the first to win it, says Hotel Manager, Mohamad Halim Merican. He adds, “It is also the first international award won by a two-year-old hotel.” He attributed the success to the high standard of service and quality of the hotel. “Everything adds up to value for money. Besides catering to the needs of transit passengers, our location is very convenient for business travelers arriving here to attend meetings or conferences. They save on time and transfer cost to the city hotels,” he claims.
The Pan Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the first International hotel to open at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The property opened on June 23, 1998 and is now in its third year of operation. The Pan Pacific has developed a reputation for outstanding service to business travelers, culminating in this year`s recognition in the Best Business Hotel Awards.
The Pan Pacific is leading a trend towards first class airports offering immediate access to airports for business executives and conference participants. Time is increasingly important to such travelers and The Pan Pacific appears to be leading this trend towards the ultimate convenience. The Pan Pacific KLIA is located adjacent to the airport terminal and control tower and linked to the main terminal by a skybridge…only a five-minute walk. The hotel has 403 luxury guestrooms and 38 exclusive suites to satisfy the needs of leisure and business travelers. All rooms are furnished with data/facsimile port and voice mail, in room safe and other modern facilities. The property also offers five sumptuous food and beverage outlets serving an extensive variety of Asian and Western cuisine. Each outlet provides a distinctly different dining experience, from elegant fine dining to casual meals in a fun atmosphere.
The hotel`s recreational facilities include a superbly landscaped outdoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis court and a 24-hour health and fitness center, with fully equipped gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi - the perfect escape for travel-weary guests.
The Pan Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur International Airport is also positioned as a convenient and strategic venue for seminars, meeting, conventions and other social gathering. The hotel`s wide range of conference and banquet facilities includes a ballroom that can accommodate up to 1700 for receptions or 800 for dinner. Other features include a 200 fixed seating auditorium, eight separate breakout rooms, two business center meeting rooms and two exclusive Pacific Floor meeting rooms. The hotel`s state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment includes video conferencing capabilities, simultaneous translation booths and fully equipped auditorium.