For every business trip, it is important to remember that where you stay will impact how successful your trip may be. From the time you arrive, to when you leave the accommodation every morning, and when you head back there every night, it pays to make sure that the place where you’re staying at empowers you to achieve more. If Kuala Lumpur is next on your agenda, these 5 steps may help you find the perfect place:
Step 1: Stay near public transport systems for efficient travelling
Kuala Lumpur, like many Southeast Asian cities, is prone to having massive traffic jams. To avoid precious time being wasted, stay somewhere with easy access to public transport systems. If you’re staying within the heart of modern Kuala Lumpur, the Golden Triangle, opt for an accommodation within walking distance to light rail transits (LRT) and monorail stations. Highly efficient and convenient, these public transport systems will save you from a frustrating road jam.
Step 2: Choose a place close to Mother Nature to unwind after a long day
Enhance the satisfaction of your business trip by giving yourself some rejuvenating, wholesome time. After a day of busy meetings, reward your body and mind by unwinding in a park or nature reserve near your lodging. Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve – Kuala Lumpur’s only surviving primary tropical rainforest, and Taman KLCC, are two parks in Kuala Lumpur that you can dedicate 20-30 minutes of your day to. Scientific studies have shown that even just that amount of time will help you relax and boost your emotional resilience, thereby strengthening you to achieve greater performance the following day.
Step 3: Find lodging with reliable hospitality to have your needs well taken care of
In Kuala Lumpur, although English is largely the language of communication in service industries, it is not the official business language. The lingua franca of the locals is Bahasa Melayu (Malay), and if you do not speak the language, your best bet of ensuring that your needs during your stay are well addressed is to pick a property managed by a reliable hospitality company with local or regional portfolio.
Step 4: Have dining options available in your accommodation to fuel your day
When it comes to savouring local street food, head on down to the pasar malams (night markets) like Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Alor. But if you’re rushing off in the morning for an important meeting, choose a more accessible and convenient dining option like your hotel’s restaurant, or whip up your all-time-favourite quick bite in a serviced apartment’s kitchenette. Having these easily accessible dining options in your accommodation will help you avoid disruptions to your travel plans, save you some costs and provide you a flexible choice of food for your dietary preferences. Most importantly, this will ensure you do not neglect breakfast, which is essential in energising you for the rest of the day.
Step 5: Look out for hotel deals to get more out of your Ringgit
While planning for your stay, it will be useful to source carefully for accommodation deals to save some extra Ringgit. Besides visiting hotel booking sites, always remember to also check with the hotel property’s website to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Hotels do sometimes provide different/better deals in their own websites.
With these 5 steps to help you make the most out of your business trip in Kuala Lumpur, there are several hotels and apartments worth considering. For example, located in the Golden Triangle is Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur (opening in April 2016), a hotel with apartment suites within walking distance to Bukit Nanas monorail station; and set on a beautiful hillside in the exclusive neighbourhood of Taman Seputeh and close to Mid Valley is Sri Tiara Residences. Check out Far East Hospitality at http://www.stayfareast.com for more information. For further details on Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur, visit http://www.stayfareast.com/oasia.
Special thanks to Brand Incorporated (http://www.brand-incorporated.com) for their insights. Brand Incorporated is one of the leading boutique consumer lifestyle public relations agencies in Singapore and Malaysia.