Planning a meeting at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre won’t just excite your attendees—your budget will be pretty happy, too.
Populated with gleaming skyscrapers and colonial architecture, Kuala Lumpur blends old and new in such dynamic ways that it’s easy to assume this is an expensive city to visit. However, Malaysia’s capital is surprisingly affordable. The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) established the Business Events Alliance to ensure that this value gets passed onto meeting planners, offering a one-stop service for preferred hotel rates and food and beverage options.
Getting There: Easy and Economical
Kuala Lumpur may feel like it’s a world away, but it’s increasingly accessible. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) offers flights from 60 international airlines, with many low-cost options available. There are so many cost-effective flights available to the area that KLIA actually has an entire terminal designated to low-cost carriers. Once they’ve made it to the city, your attendees can get around easily on several public transportation options, including Light Rail Transit, Mass Rapid Transit, Monorail and GOKL Free Bus Service.
Lodging: Your Choice of Deals
There are 25,000 rooms available within walking distance of the KLCC, at properties ranging from budget-friendly to five-star. Because KLCC is part of the Business Events Alliance, meeting planners can take advantage of highly affordable rates, easy access and connectivity, as well as value-added upgrades and complimentary add-ons that are part of exclusive packages designed for planners. How does all of this translate to your bottom line? The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB) says you can expect to pay up to $96/night less in Kuala Lumpur than you would in other major cities in Asia.
Dining: Multicultural Value Meals
Foodies flock to Kuala Lumpur because, in addition to savoring Malaysia’s own multicultural cuisine, you can find food from nearly every corner of Asia here. The KLCC has a reputation for culinary distinction thanks to its award-winning chefs who are passionate about working with meeting planners to develop personalized, experiential menus that give attendees an authentic taste of this unique and multicultural food capital. You can expect the same variety when dining outside the Centre as well, with fantastic food courts, local food stalls, and sky bars with amazing views all within walking distance. And, like much of Kuala Lumpur, this all comes at an incredible value. Planners can count on special group rates and the MYCEB reports that dinner for two in Kuala Lumpur costs an average of $74, which is up to $50 less than you would expect to pay in other major cities in Asia.