Since its May 3 opening, corporate business for Element Kuala Lumpur, located from levels 39 to 53 within the Ilham Tower in Malaysia’s capital, has been healthy.
Denise Mah, the hotel’s director of sales, revealed that the ratio of corporate business to leisure guests is 60:40. This can be attributed to the property’s strategic location in the CBD, where it is surrounded by high-rise office towers.
One of the four meeting rooms on the property
The property can cater to meeting groups up to 120 people theatre-style across its four meeting rooms; three of which can be combined to form a larger space.
In addition, out of the hotel’s 252 rooms, 120 of which are suites that come with kitchenettes. Its two bedroom suites, of which there are 34, are popular with small meeting groups with less than 10 people.
“If the client requests, we can offer live cooking sessions to spice up the coffee breaks in the two-bedroom suite. We also have an exercise room where yoga based teambuilding activities can be held,” Mah pointed out.
Moreover, the building is Green Building Index-certified, and Mah said that this has placed the hotel at an advantage for corporate business. She added: “Many new clients are keen to know more about our eco-friendly practices, and I believe it also influences their booking (decisions) with us.”
Aside from sporting an eco-friendly design, Element Kuala Lumpur also has a rainwater harvesting system, indoor air quality CO2 monitor, and energy-efficient LED lighting.