by S. S. Yoga | September 11, 2018
Sho Hwee, Marriott International, Area Director of Sales & Distribution - Singapore, Malaysia & The Maldives.
Event and meeting planners struggling to come up with something new for their clients and groups can breathe a bit easier. MY Meetings by Marriott International was launched on Sept 7, 2018 - 17 hotel properties throughout Malaysia will be given a Malaysian-centric makeover with authentic Malaysian cultural facets incorporated into enriching themed meeting packages.

They will be available at these participating hotels and resorts from Sept 7- Dec 31, 2018. Visit the website and book by Dec 15 to receive a host of enticing benefits.

A garden picnic set-up with local snacks and drinks.
"The 'MY Marriott Meetings by Marriott International' concept aims to showcase authentic, experiential options that elevates Malaysia's colourful culture, food and heritage with a more enriching experience for business meetings in our Malaysia hotels and resorts. At the same time, international guests will find the many unique cultural facets and contrasts, make Malaysia an ideal destination for meetings," said Sho Hwee, Marriott International, Area Director of Sales & Distribution - Singapore, Malaysia & The Maldives.

She added that with the localisation of packages, it would give more creativity and flexibility in proving solutions to planners. Sho noted that Malaysia had also unique locations ranging from KL's urban vibrancy to the lush scenery of Langkawi or Sabah.

She said that while for international participants it would be a window into the country's rich culture and heritage for locals it would invoke a nostalgic flavor while perhaps surprising them with some new twists.

The are 11 properties participating in KL and the greater Klang Valley, four in Langkawi, one in Johor Bahru and one in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Each of them will have their unique take on the Malaysian cultural and food experience.

At the launch in Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel guests were given a sampling of the rich culinary offerings the country has to offer in a food bazaar concept amidst a backdrop of colourful decorative handicraft and textiles while also being entertained by cultural performances. The service staff who were attired in various ethnic costumes added to the experience.