On 29 November 2018, Travelodge Hotels (Asia) Pte. Ltd., announced the opening of Travelodge Central Market, its second property in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The launch of the refreshed 198-room hotel is a testament to the brand’s rapid expansion plans in Malaysia and the wider Asian region.
Ideally located in the cultural hub of Kuala Lumpur city centre, Travelodge Central Market is a stone’s throw away from major attractions, including the eponymous Central Market – a haven for local arts and craft goods and the bustling Petaling Street – the city’s popular bargain shopping mecca in the cultural centre of Chinatown. With major transportation links like the Pasar Seni Station and Masjid Jamek Station within walking distance of the hotel, guests can easily access the Kelana Jaya, Ampang and MRT Lines which makes for a pocket-friendly way to travel about the city. Those coming from out of KL will also be able to locate the hotel as it is just a 5-minute walk from the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Commuter.
With famous local eateries, traditional street flea markets and destination cocktail bars placed in close proximity, the hotel’s unrivalled location allows leisure travellers to experience the sights, sounds and splendour of the city like a true local. Business travellers will also find convenience in the hotel’s proximity to commercial business buildings such as Plaza Sentral, Sentral Tower and Menara CIMB.
Inspired by cultural hotspots that surrounds the property, each of the hotel’s 198 rooms feature local artwork which ties together the city’s cosmopolitan lifestyle with an added flair of local heritage. Designed to provide comfort and a fuss-free stay for travellers, the stylishly designed guests rooms at Travelodge Central Market balances comfort with smart and practical features. The rooms range between 16m2 to 24m2 , meeting the needs of every guest from the solo explorer on a business trip, to accommodating large groups of up to four per room. To ensure that each guest is energised for the next day, the rooms are soundproofed for an uninterrupted rest. Whether it is for work or play, contemporary living spaces are available to provide uncompromising comfort.
The hotel also features amenities that cater modern and lifestyle-conscious travellers, with plans to partner with local fitness studios to curate unique programmes that focus on different types of workouts. Guests will also find The Lodge, a multi-functional, multi-occasion space nestled in the lobby that enable guests to work or unwind over the course of the day, with the bar list readily available for those looking to relax and socialise over a drink or two.
In early January 2019, Travelodge Central Market will also be opening Antipodean Central Market, one of Malaysia’s reputable establishments for coffee culture which will serve buffet breakfast and a curated menu exclusive to the hotel. It will also double up as an all-day Grab-and-go breakfast station that provides guests with local delights to jumpstart their day.
“We see immense growth potential for the hospitality sector in Kuala Lumpur next year as the Government continues to support tourism market growth, with plans to attract 36 million tourists to Malaysia and generate RM168 billion for the country by the year 2020. Our new hotels are plugging a specific gap in the market here with an upper-midscale offering targeting discerning travellers seeking to get out and about exploring the city but with the assurance of a quality night’s hotel stay on their return. The launch of Travelodge Central Market also marks an exciting milestone in our regional expansion, which will see us expand into new markets such as Korea and Japan very soon,” says Mr Marcus Aw, Executive Director, Travelodge Hotels Asia.
Travelodge Central Market will also run a monthly promotion, offering 40% off room rates on the 4th of every month. Those under the TravelodgeR recognition programme. can enjoy a further 12% off, as well as early check-ins and late check-out. With affordable rates, convenience and attentive service, Travelodge Central Market promises a pleasant and memorable stay.
To drum up more excitement for the hotel openings, Travelodge Hotels Asia will host an ongoing social media contest, selecting one lucky winner every month to win free hotel stays. Instagram users will simply need to tag their posts with #TravelTrailblazers and the post with most number of likes that month will walk away with the prize of the month For more information or reservations, please visit www.travelodgehotels.asia or email email@example.com.