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currymee
22-06-2010, 02:09 PM
I just read that the Matsu-sh-it-a (KW's auto censor detected sh*t in the name hahahaha :D ) PJ factory site will be dveloped into a commercial development with a HOTEL. Then a few pages later, I read again that part of the Pudu jail will also be undergoing a similar kind of commercial development with a HOTEL. It seems every single "integrated commercial venture" must have a mall, shoplots, and HOTELS .... Empire Gallery also got Empire Hotel ... :p

Are there so many visitors to warrant so many hotels being built ? or is this another "me-too" - tomyam and goreng pisang stalls kind of developement .... :confused: :confused:

cml
22-06-2010, 02:28 PM
The problem with the hotel industry in our country is that it always starts with a big bang and ends with a whimper. New owners are very gung ho about building monuments but the upkeep is always not commensurate with the requirements after a number of years and the place is left to be run down. Even new hotels do not command very good rates. If we use the regional hotels as a comparison, one has to pay like 200us for a decent room in a 5 star hotel. A similar room in KL would probably only sell for max 450ringgit and here I am talking about a similar product. the investment cost is probably lower in the other countries like vietnam, cambodia and the returns are higher. Labour cost is lower in those countries as compared with ours. So investments in hotels in our country are not really a good move unless one goes for the 3 star hotel where investments are lower and rates are not that much lower than that of a 4 star.

gtl
22-06-2010, 02:36 PM
who wants to stay on the pudu jail grounds - i thought they hv alot of angry ghost?

bslee
22-06-2010, 03:10 PM
who wants to stay on the pudu jail grounds - i thought they hv alot of angry ghost?
You bet! Its a hell hole for many including POW's who suffered inhumane treatment. Even for a local inmate, its a hell hole, unless one feels an inmate is nonhuman. Many stories of atrocities in the 100 years, probably worse than Changi jail. Pudu Jail was never modernized throughout and the price an inmate pay the penalty for crime here. I've heard enough stories from a relative who's still a warden (based somewhere else now) todate.

tupai
22-06-2010, 03:44 PM
the more 5 & 6 stars hotels in Klang valley THE BETTER lah.
think about it: RM500per nite for a hotel with all the glitz. All the spas, restaurants, facilities, resort style pool etecetcetc...

How many times yr loved ones always wanna stay in 5star hotel while holidaying overseas? Of wife/ves and kids, wanting to spend time around the pool while in say, Gold Coast or Bali or Saltzburg or London or LA?
HEll! Its cheaper to spend the Rm500 in Klang valley or putra jaya or saujana or penang lah! Saved so much on airfare sumore!

Me? i'd rather b living it up like a siamese lord in 5start resort hotels ....bliss! my man! Pure shiokalingam in every sense, i tell ya!

Yang Berholiday B&B latotupai :(

p/s any1 notice the mushrooming of hourly rated zero* hotels in bolehland correspond proportionately to the increase in female tourist arrivals from china, los, pilipines, indochina, and some say even russian republics, venezuela and iran :eek: WHy ah??? :confused:

isarahim
22-06-2010, 08:29 PM
One of the problems I think is that Malaysian hotels seem to claim whatever number of stars they want to claim, often in complete disregard for the standards set by International Hotel Association (IHA) and similar.

This leads to a lot of hotels claiming 1-3 stars more than they deserve, which in turn gives the illusion that Malaysian hotels are cheaper than many other countries, i.e. the room rate relative to claimed star rate is low.

Many hotels would lose those 1-3 stars if their ratings were regulated to be in accordance with IHA and similar associations.

Moreover, there are no such things as 6 or 7 star hotels. That's entirely fake. The Palace of Golden Horses used to claim 6 stars, but I think if IHA could have their say, it will be rated 3 - 3 1/2 stars.

latukkong
22-06-2010, 08:37 PM
when the apanama guy stole the slogan from MILO ..the rakyats head grew bigger and bigger ...every thing must biggest ,longest ..what ever you have .

P/S. Saw a sticker of a local college now Uni with a car sticker dipicting :

"XXXX college the biggest and the best !" what ???

Sentinel
22-06-2010, 08:51 PM
One of the problems I think is that Malaysian hotels seem to claim whatever number of stars they want to claim, often in complete disregard for the standards set by International Hotel Association (IHA) and similar.

This leads to a lot of hotels claiming 1-3 stars more than they deserve, which in turn gives the illusion that Malaysian hotels are cheaper than many other countries, i.e. the room rate relative to claimed star rate is low.

Many hotels would lose those 1-3 stars if their ratings were regulated to be in accordance with IHA and similar associations.

Moreover, there are no such things as 6 or 7 star hotels. That's entirely fake. The Palace of Golden Horses used to claim 6 stars, but I think if IHA could have their say, it will be rated 3 - 3 1/2 stars.
I stay at The Eastin PJ nowadays whenever I come down for business. They claim they are best value, best location as a business hotel and since the rate is affordable to me thru online booking, OK lah, doesn't matter how many stars they have. As long as the food is good, the place is clean, service above average, thats all I need.

Used to stay in The Summit USJ because of old neighbors staying nearby dropping in for teh tarek but since the continuos jam in front of the hotel, the taxi refusing to use the meters and the food at the hotel is horrible, moved to Crystal Crown but couldn't sleep peacefully at night... something is always switching off or on the lights or turning on the tap.... most of the rooms too... so had to find another one.

I have been staying at The Eastin for the last 3 months for like almost every week and happy with it. I really don't know how many stars there are...

latukkong
22-06-2010, 10:30 PM
I stay at The Eastin PJ nowadays whenever I come down for business. They claim they are best value, best location as a business hotel and since the rate is affordable to me thru online booking, OK lah, doesn't matter how many stars they have. As long as the food is good, the place is clean, service above average, thats all I need.

Used to stay in The Summit USJ because of old neighbors staying nearby dropping in for teh tarek but since the continuos jam in front of the hotel, the taxi refusing to use the meters and the food at the hotel is horrible, moved to Crystal Crown but couldn't sleep peacefully at night... something is always switching off or on the lights or turning on the tap.... most of the rooms too... so had to find another one.

I have been staying at The Eastin for the last 3 months for like almost every week and happy with it. I really don't know how many stars there are...
ada hantu ?

Sentinel
22-06-2010, 11:57 PM
Dunno... never saw them so I cannot tell but it disturbed my sleep coz need to get up and turn off the tap. I don't give two hoot about the lights being switched on and off by itself, could be the wiring.

Hiliary
23-06-2010, 08:52 AM
I don't give two hoot about the lights being switched on and off by itself, could be the wiring.

Loose connection causes lights to turn on and off.
Loose connection generates heat.
Heat generates fire and smoke.
Smoke kills you while asleep.
Fire burns down hotel.
Need more hotel.

AllUrban
23-06-2010, 11:25 AM
We are going to see a lot of re-use of industrial lands and infill development in PJ over the next decade or so - all the space between Seri Setia and Asia Jaya, for example - as well as the industrial areas along the Federal Highway east of the LDP have a great deal of potential.

MBPJ is looking at mixed development which is also a good thing for them as it will bring commercial revenues - so expect to see more combinations of hotels, soho, office towers, restaurants, service apartments etc. like Empire Subang, developed in PJ.

As for Subang Jaya, our turn will come again - the east side of Kewajipan in SS13 and USJ7 are ripe for the picking.

Cheers, m

currymee
23-06-2010, 05:29 PM
Another hotel coming up .... :D :D

http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BTIMES/articles/MULTI22/Article/index_html