Approximately 30 minutes’ drive away from bustling Kuala Lumpur lies a property surrounded by lush greenery called Palm Garden Hotel, situated within the 330-acre IOI Resort City, Putrajaya. As visitors approach the hotel, the first thing they might realise is the hotel’s architecture, which is designed in modest tropical vernacular and in human scale. Gaya Travel finds such simple yet efficient architecture as inviting and quickly put guests at ease.
Being a 4-star business hotel, it strives for efficiency by providing facilities that are expected by its business clientele. However, what makes the property different is the hotel’s green surroundings, which is suitable for guests to unwind and relax with their family and friends.
Palm Garden Hotel’s lobby, being simple and not that large, maintains an understated and straightforward style. As guests stepped further in, they are bound to see the hotels’ Courtyard, an inner open air space that is home to three giant trees, shrubs and a fountain including a man-made stream that cools down the air, making it the right place for guests to relax with family and friends. There is also a bar available here where guests can order fruit juices and light refreshments for tea or supper.
All of the hotel’s well appointed 152 rooms and luxurious suites enjoy wondrous vistas of the IOI Resort City. All rooms come with plasma television that offers carious programmes, from cartoons to movies to CNN and even local stations.
Palm Café is the main food and beverage outlet offering local to international fares. One of its signature dishes, asam pedas ekor lembu (ox tail cooked in sour and spicy stew) constantly attracts diners from near and far. The other outlet that is no less impressive in its menu offerings is Aroi Dee Thai Restaurant, which serves various kinds of authentic Thai cuisines, prepared by chefs specially flown in from Thailand. For a more casual atmosphere, Mulligans Bistro is the place that guests love to hang out with their buddies while enjoying drinks and music. Last but not least, Golfer’s Terrace is an outlet dedicated to the golfers who are seek for a pit stop to quench their thirst and hunger before continuing to conquer the holes on the golf course.
For business guests that require spaces for discussions and meetings, this hotel provides meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 150 people at one time. Other than that, there are also packages offered to corporations and organisations to hold conferences and training programmes here. The conference rooms are equipped with LCD projectors, banquet chairs, meeting tables and audio visual system. Apart from that, Palm Garden Hotel also caters to clients who want to hold wedding receptions or networking functions here due to the various types of spaces on offer. For example, the hotel’s Perdana Ballroom is able to cater up to 700 guests using cocktail arrangement. For clients who have chosen a place outside the property yet crave for Palm Garden Hotel’s special flavours, the hotel also offers external catering service.
To encourage its guests to not just work but also relax when being here, Palm Garden Hotel also offers a spa facility aptly named the Palm Spa and comes with male and female therapists. There are various types of rejuvenating treatments made available for guests from such as the Swedish Massage, Golf Recovery Aromatherapy, Balinese, Aromatherapy Massage, and the Healing Stone treatment. Guests may also obtain facials, foot reflexology, manicure and pedicure before going for business meetings or attempting to conquer more holes on the golf course. Guests are also welcome to utilise the swimming pool that is located right in front of the spa, as well as the jacuzzi and sauna facilities.
In conclusion, Palm Garden Hotel is a business hotel that is equipped with the facilities of a resort to help guests mix business with pleasure. Who says that you cannot have your cake and eat it too? Apparently at Palm Garden Hotel, you really can…
More about Palm Garden Hotel
~10 minutes from Putrajaya and 20 minutes from KLIA
~There is an in-house therapist and swimming instructor that offer swimming classes
~A qualified team-building instructor is ready to cater corporate team-building programmes here
~The new 18-hole golf course designed by renowned Australian architect, Ted Parslow, will be ready by 2012
~There is a nursery for guests to leave their children should they need time of their own
~All kitchens at Palm Garden Hotel are certified halal by JAKIM