Tune Hotel klia2 hosted its guests for the first time yesterday as it started operations yesterday at the new premises, which is in tandem with the move of the low-cost terminal to klia2. Initial feedback from guests have been mainly positive and encouraging.
Tony Head from Perth, Australia who was en route to Padang, Sumatera with his friends for their surfing vacation said, “We have stayed at the old LCCT hotel before but getting into the new Tune Hotel klia2 gives us a totally different kind of impression. The hotel looks sleek and we are sure to have a good rest tonight before catching our flight to Padang tomorrow.”
Another guest from Perth, Irene Tiong commended the hotel for its convenience and accessibility to the klia2 terminal. Tune Hotel klia manager Hairul Maharis was at hand to welcome the guests.
Group chief executive officer of Tune Hotels Mark Lankester said, “We have transformed the guestroom experience into a modern-style accommodation featuring the all-new room design with a sleek writing table, luggage platform and a 32-inch flat screen LED TV, bringing about an improved, sophisticated but cool ambience throughout the property.”
With 400 rooms, the hotel is directly connected to the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) terminal via a covered walkway and link bridge, allowing easy and convenient access to check-in counters as well as the Gateway@klia2 shopping mall. For guests with further transportation needs, the hotel includes a transport counter for overland transport needs and for flights, two AirAsia self check-in kiosks within the lobby for added convenience to hotel guests. For airline passengers the lobby area features flight information displays for up-to-date information on arrivals and departures.
Apart from overnight stays, guests on short transits can also opt for ‘refresher package’ at the hotel that is available between 9.00am to 6.00pm daily and subject to availability of rooms. This option is only available for walk-in guests. Tune Hotel klia2 also offers 167 parking bays, not far from the airport terminal.
Meanwhile, Tune Hotels has launched a social media campaign to commemorate the opening of Tune Hotel klia2. Called ‘Roomer Has It’, the campaign is run via Tune Hotels Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tunehotels. Participants will need to claim the entire hotel by inviting their friends and families to claim a room in the hotel. The Top 10 participants with the most number of hotel rooms claimed are entitles for 10 complimentary rooms, which they can share with their respective friends and join in Tune Hotels’ slumber party at Tune Hotel klia2 on May 31, 2014.
With an annual capacity of 45 million passengers, the klia2 is the world's largest purpose-built terminal dedicated for low cost carriers (LCCs). The new airport has commenced commercial operations since May 2 2014, while the AirAsia Group moved its entire operations at LCCT to the klia2 effective yesterday.
Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group chief executive officer and executive chairman respectively of Asia’s largest low-cost carrier AirAsia.
There are currently 44 Tune Hotels available for booking across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, England, Scotland, Australia, India and Japan. – May 10, 2014