|The food was delicious|
Here were some of the desserts on offer:
|Snapped this mystical picture of Lauren rubbing the condensation as the Lounge Bar lights glow behind|
|We stepped outside for a roti murtabak. This is a smoking section. However, it got pretty wet in the rain|
...as were face masks...
We stayed the long-haul all the way through to 12 midnight and the countdown, as people went crazy over the beginning of a new year - I've never really understood that! Anyhow, my wife and I had a toast, and a kiss, and soon after we departed for home as tiredness set in. The only thing I would say is to lose the whistles from the party bags. The sound of constant whistling was absolutely awful and a real turn-off, even if it was a once-in-a-year, New Years Eve party.
On Saturday 1st January, 2011, we attended the Zenith Hotel Soft Launch Event. And I was pleasantly surprised to see that it not only began on time, but ahead of time, a great accomplishment! We arrived right on 11am and had already missed the Malay segment of the Cultural Performance. Here's how the rest of the Event went:
|We saw the lion dance in the lobby|
Next, our very able tour guide, Muhamad Fazil, the Food & Beverage Manager, took us around the Zenith Hotel 5th, 4th and 3rd floors. An Arsenal fan showing me, a Man.Utd fan around! (We didn't fight! Not once!) We started with room 505:
|We were then escorted to the 4th floor gymnasium|
|East Coast Mall hovers in the background, as do a few dark clouds. Thankfully, the weather remained sunny for the Soft Launch Event today.|
|Looking up the Zenith Hotel from the pool|
|Okay, this isn't the best picture I've ever taken, but I want to alert you to the wall to the right. Here in a meeting room, we will not be using blackboards, not even whiteboards - it's glassboards all around!|
|A corridor around the many business meeting rooms on the 3rd floor of Zenith Hotel|
When we arrived home we opened our gift bags we received after our tour with Mr. Fazil. Here's what we found:
|A nice 20% discount on food from the Dining Room|
The Zenith Hotel is now firmly on the map of Kuantan. There is still much work to be done, but by mid-2011 it should be completely finished. It's quality as a 5-star residence should give it an equal degree of attractiveness to the Hyatt, which is on Teluk Chempedak beach. The Hyatt may have the beach, but the Zenith has a shuttle bus there, plus a whole lot more of services and facilities, great staff who are very able to be of service, and the adjoining Convention Centre, offering wedding banquets, exhibitions and much more.
(All pictures were shot with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2.)