Hilton (NYSE: HLT) held the grand launch for DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City to an attending crowd of approximately 400 guests. The new 300-room state-of-the-art hotel provides access to the city’s vibrant business centre and nearby recreational destinations. This latest addition to Hilton’s expanding portfolio in Malaysia marks the sixth DoubleTree by Hilton in the country.
We are thrilled to bring DoubleTree by Hilton’s distinct brand of upscale comfort to Shah Alam’s i-City. Being centrally located at the heart of Shah Alam, the latest landmark hotel in Hilton’s Malaysia portfolio caters to discerning professionals, families and casual travellers with a vibrant balance of business and leisure that this area – and our intuitive service and inspiring experiences – has to offer ~ Jamie Mead, Hilton’s Senior Director of Operations, South East Asia
A highly-anticipated mixed development in i-City Golden Triangle, DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City welcomed special guests and members of the media to experience the hotel’s upscale comforts, from its well-appointed room and exceptional dining offerings to the spacious venues for weddings, business meetings, and more.
In attendance, the Sultan of Selangor, His Royal Highness, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj, together with Her Royal Highness, Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, officiated the ceremony in the presence of Tengku Panglima Raja Selangor, Tengku Ahmad Shah Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Dato’ Menteri besar of Selangor, Dato’ Seri Amirudin Bin Shari, as well as Dato’ Zamani Ahmad Mansor, the mayor of Shah Alam. The event was commemorated with His Royal Highness signing the hotel’s plaque.
The grand launch showcased a cultural performance, a masterful Gelang Sari, by the dancers from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), along with a musical performance by a Malaysian violinist, and lecturer of music at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Joanne Yeoh.
Among notable attendees were the Chairman of I-Berhad, the owning company of the hotel, Tan Sri Lim Kim Hong, accompanied by I-Berhad’s CEO, Puan Sri Tey Siew Thuan. The event also saw Mr Jamie Mead, Hilton’s Senior Director of Operations, South East Asia, who delivered a speech in celebration of the grand launch along with Mr Gagan Talwar, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City.
THE PULSE OF i-CITY
Standing posed amidst i-City Golden Triangle, an RM10 billion development, the DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City is an idyllic location for business travellers, families and leisure travellers alike. Guests will enjoy luxurious amenities, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, a spa, on-site restaurants, and an outdoor infinity pool.
Conveniently located in the bustling business precinct of i-City, the hotel has easy access to the prime manufacturing hubs of Shah Alam with connections to major highways, such as the Federal Highway, New Klang Valley Expressway, and West Coast Expressway. The hotel is 40 minutes away by car from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and 25 minutes from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB).
ROOMS AND FACILITIES
The DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City boasts 300 digital key-enabled guest rooms which will be the first property in Malaysia to offer bulk bath amenities in line with Hilton’s sustainability efforts to reduce single-use plastics. The rooms also include motion sensor blinds, a dedicated workspace, a mini-fridge, high-definition TV and high-speed internet access. In addition to the hotel’s guestrooms and suites, guests can enjoy an Eforea spa, a 24-hour fitness centre outfitted with the latest Precor® equipment, and a lounge with an outdoor pool and a swim-up bar.
DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City offers exceptional dining experiences, featuring inspired settings and diverse menus, through its restaurants and lobby lounge. Savour an exquisitely curated fusion of flavours from traditional Malaysian cuisines and regional specialities at Makan Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant. Or Tosca, the hotel’s Italian Trattoria offers irresistible cuisine, and a bespoke bar just steps away from an outdoor pool.
Conveniently located at the lobby level of the hotel, Axis Lounge is the perfect place to unwind. Revitalise with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a pot of tea, or a selection of light sandwiches. In addition to that, as a casual deli and lounge, The Koffee serves fresh pastries and cakes daily.
MEETINGS, WEDDINGS AND EVENTS
Featuring a total of 1,594 square meters of meeting space, the DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City is an ideal venue for weddings, business meetings, and other social gatherings. The stunning pillar-less Grand Ballroom measures 1,170 square meters and can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. In addition to that, 10 flexible meeting rooms are equipped with advanced audio-visual and technical facilities, high-speed internet, bespoke coffee stations, quality catering services and direct access from the car park.
The hotel fuses a vibrant balance of business and leisure with the i-City Convention Center, the main meetings hub in Shah Alam, Central-i-City mall, a theme park consisting of SnoWalk, and WetWorld @i-City just 10 minutes away. Furthermore, those seeking to soak up some art and culture can visit the Blue Mosque & Garden of Islamic Arts and The Sultan Alam Shah Museum which are minutes away from the hotel by car.
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will receive 1,000 bonus Points with a maximum stay of five nights booked from now till 31 October 2022, when booking directly with Hilton.
DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City is located at i-City Finance Avenue, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. For further information, or to make a reservation, please contact the hotel at www.doubletreeshahalamicity.com or call +603 5521 8808.
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