Hotel Maya GM confident about hospitality sector recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned out to be a challenging period for the local hospitality sector.

Hotel Maya general manager Sharmini Moganasundram (pic), however, believes that a recovery would gradually take place, and has embarked on an ambitious upgrading programme to make the hotel a “beacon of pride for Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia”.

“We are investing substantially to further upgrade the hotel,” Shamini told Business Today, adding that “the hotel is fully committed to continue being one of Kuala Lumpur’s premium boutique hotels, in line with our ‘resort within the city’ concept.”

Located near the Petronas Twin Towers within Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Hotel Maya had been a popular destination with tourists from Europe, China and Southeast Asia pre-MCO, explained Shamini.

“While other establishments in Kuala Lumpur are shutting down and cutting costs, we are taking a contrarian approach with our continued investments in the renovation and beautification of the hotel,” she added.

Renovations, scheduled to be completed by mid-August 2020, include creating “Heritage Rooms” to provide guests with the experience of “a taste of Malaysia, truly Asia”.

On the hotel’s F&B initiatives, Shamini explained that the hotel is currently offering a “Malaysian Heritage” package for takeaways until 23 May 2020.

The four sets of this package are priced between RM18 and RM20 each, while the hotel’s chefs are also on standby for the ala carte menu which features a selection of Malay, Cantonese, Japanese and Western cuisines.

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