THE RM30 million (US$7.2 million) total overhaul of Dorsett Kuala Lumpur, scheduled for completion this July, is likely to stand the hotel in good stead to welcome more business and incentive travellers.
The first phase of renovation works, focused on revamping all 320 guestrooms, was recently completed and the second phase, which involves the refurbishment of meeting spaces and public areas, will commence this month.
Christina Toh, area general manager at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur, told TTGmice e-Weekly that the property would more aggressively court business travellers from the Asia-Pacific region once the renovation works are done.
Arokia Das, senior manager at Luxury Tours Malaysia, opined that the overhaul is likely to make Dorsett more attractive to the Indian incentive segment, in addition to Indian holidaymakers who have traditionally favoured the property.
“Upon completion of the renovations, Dorsett should position itself as a premier business hotel and make full use of its strategic location and tie up with nearby malls on joint promotions,” advised Adam Kamal, deputy president ll of the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association.