Pavilion and Banyan Tree hotels to work in tandem to pull in more MICE events

Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur's ballroom

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, which opened on July 1, and Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree, soon to open in 4Q2018, will be working in tandem to capture a larger share of the business events segment in Malaysia.

Shereen Chow, director of sales & marketing of both properties, said the opening of Pavilion Hotel with its larger meetings facilities will be an added advantage, as the former will only be able to accommodate bigger group sizes as Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur only has three boardrooms and 55 guestrooms and suites.

Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s ballroom

This is in comparison to the upcoming Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree which will boast 325 rooms, including 26 suites. The hotel will be located on the upper floors of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Mall from Levels 7 to 18, and just across the road from Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur.

Pavilion Hotel’s meeting facilities, all located on level 7, will comprise a ballroom which can seat 800 people in a theatre seating or 400 people in banquet seating. It will also boast five meeting rooms with natural sunlight, as well as a crescent-shaped function area that also serves as a foyer area for the ballroom.

Chow added that the available facilities in the two properties complement one another and will provide greater choice offerings to delegates. Moreover, both properties will be managed by a centralised events team that will see through an event from conceptualisation to materialisation.

She cited an example: “VIPs can be housed at the luxury, five-star Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur while other delegates stay at the upscale, and also five-star Pavilion Hotel. In total, the two properties have seven dining venues with cross-signing facilities, which will provide organisers with options for dine around events.

Chow added that Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur has the distinction of having the highest hotel rooftop bar in the capital – Vertigo on Level 59, which is “ideal for holding welcome cocktail receptions and product launches for up to 160 people”. Vertigo can also be used for teambuilding events such as cocktail-making and cooking.

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