TUNE HOTELS CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW DESIGN
Kuala Lumpur, 19 November 2012 –Tune Hotels, the fast growing global value hotel chain, has achieved further milestones in having over 4 million guests staying at its chain of hotels since its opening in 2007.
From its humble beginnings of the brand’s first landmark hotel located in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Tune Hotels now has a total of 26 hotels operating across 5 countries in the Asia and the UK. In line with its fifth anniversary, the company is embarking on a new design and brand, starting with the very first Tune Hotel, the downtown Kuala Lumpur Tune Hotel.
Mark Lankester, Tune Hotels Group CEO, said, “We started our journey with the establishment of the first Tune branded hotel with our downtown Kuala Lumpur hotel back in May 2007.It’s fitting that with the new design and brand, which we’ve been working on for a number of months now, Tune Hotel Downtown Kuala Lumpur, is the first of the current portfolio to have itself refreshed and “made-over”. Kuala Lumpur is our base, is renowned throughout the world as a fun and funky city and recently was found to be the second best shopping city in Asia Pacific, according to Global Shopper Index. The new look of the designs take on an urban contemporary flair, with a clean décor, emphasizing on the colour elements of red, white and black, which represent the corporate identity colours of not only Tune Hotels, but the Tune Group overall. Moving forward over time all the current Tune Hotels will slip on the new look and all new hotels in development will likewise have the new design and brand.”
To further celebrate its fifth anniversary, Tune Hotels has tied up with another Malaysian champion celebrating its own fifth year. Gua, Malaysia’s premiere lifestyle and entertainment portal launched 5 years ago has also grown its fan base of loyal followers providing compelling online engagement to consumers from current entertainment news to lifestyle features. Collaboratively, Tune Hotels and Gua celebrated their 5th Anniversary in a star-studded entertainment event.
Top Asian celebrity, Nicholas Saputra, actor, model and VJ primarily known with his breakthrough movie role in “Ada Apa Dengan Cinta”, flew in from Indonesia especially to support the event which was held at the newly refurbished Tune Hotel Downtown Kuala Lumpur. Being a savvy world traveler, Nicholas Saputra looks for great locations in accommodation and a comfortable sleep, synonymous with what Tune Hotels provides.
Other popular Malaysian artistes such as Imran Ajmain, Awan band, Amanda Imani, Iqa Mentor, Mira and The Vella entertained the media and 15 lucky winners of the Tune Hotels/Gua’s 5th Anniversary Contest. The winners along with their friends not only had the lucky opportunity to meet and greet with the celebrities but also got to experience a free two nights stay at Tune Hotel Downtown Kuala Lumpur.
“We’re delighted to be able to mark this joyous occasion together with our friend and partner Tune Hotels, who is also celebrating their 5th anniversary. This afternoon is for our fans, loyal supporters who have stuck by us through thick and thin,” said Lam Swee Kim, Group General Manager Media Prima Berhad.
Tune Hotels has also been consistently recognized in the travel industry with various travel award achievements, including TripAdvisor’s (the World’s Largest Travel site) 2012 Certificate of Excellence Awards. This year Tune Hotel Westminster and Liverpool Street, along with Tune Hotel Kota Bharu were recognized for its exceptional accomplishments in achieving consistent outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Tune Hotel Westminster has won the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for the second year running. In addition Tune Hotel Downtown Penang bagged a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award earlier in 2012.
Tune Hotels now has 25 hotels available for bookings located in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, KLIA-LCCT Airport, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Damansara, Bintulu, Kota Bharu and Kulim in Malaysia; Kuta and Legian in Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia; Westminister, Liverpool Street, Paddington and Kings Cross in London in the United Kingdom; Angeles City, Cebu City, Ermita and Makati in Manila in the Philippines; Hatyai, Pattaya and Asoke, Bangkok in Thailand.
Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Deputy Group CEO respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier AirAsia.
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For booking and further information, visit www.tunehotels.com.