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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

YTL Hotels INSPIRED Package at Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur in Support of Save Wild Tigers and Inspire Cause

The Crystal Tigress, handmade sculpture by Lauren Baker using over 50,000 Swarovski Crystals
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YTL Hotels is pleased to announce its full support of INSPIRE, a stunning and unique collection of tiger-inspired events, in collaboration with a global charity initiative Save Wild Tigers, from August to October this year, including the fabulous Majestic Tiger Reception and Gala Dinner taking place on 3 October, 2014 at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

As part of this exciting schedule of events, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is proud to offer THE INSPIRED STAY package. Presenting a truly unique experience for two, the package includes an exclusive suite and spa experience at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, VIP tickets to The Majestic Tiger Reception and Gala Dinner, and the onward journey from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok on-board the Eastern & Oriental Tiger Express for two nights, including a stay at the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok. This opulent once-in-lifetime experience is priced at AUD$10,219 (RM26,000++)*.

Organised by Save Wild Tigers, INSPIRE is a collection of once-in-a-lifetime events including an exclusive train journey on board the Eastern and Oriental Tiger Express from Singapore to Bangkok, starting with the launch of the spectacular Crystal Tigress Tour in Singapore. Created by the highly accomplished London artist Lauren Baker, the Crystal Tigress is a handmade sculpture using over 50,000 Swarovski crystals and will be showcased in the exclusive luxury mall Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur from 11 to 30 September, 2014. The stunning creation will then make its way to The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur to be auctioned for Save Wild Tigers at The Majestic Tiger Reception and Gala Dinner on 3 October, 2014. Prior to its highly anticipated arrival in Kuala Lumpur, the Crystal Tigress will be displayed at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore from 19 August to 9 September, 2014.

The black-tie Majestic Tiger Reception and Gala Dinner is set to be a sensational combination of elegance and inspiration with guests including royalty, international celebrities and ambassadors. Arriving on the Eastern & Oriental Tiger Express train journey from Singapore, guests will include world famous TV fashion personality Gok Wan from the UK, Professor Dato' (Dr) Jimmy Choo, OBE and UK actress Jaime Winstone. The train will arrive in Kuala Lumpur early evening on 3 October 2014, where all passengers will join the Majestic Tiger Reception and Gala Dinner. Profits from this unique train journey will also be donated exclusively to Save Wild Tigers.

The Royal Patron for the evening will be Her Royal Highness the Sultanah of Pahang. A fashion show, created by the esteemed Malaysian designer Dato' Tom Abang Saufi, will support a series of exquisite pieces of entertainment which will run throughout the evening with Professor Dato' (Dr) Jimmy Choo, OBE as Fashion Patron. A host of tiger-inspired art pieces and photography created by local and international artists and sculptors will also be auctioned off – of which all proceeds will go directly to Save Wild Tigers for Malaysian targeted tiger conservation programs in conjunction with Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia.

Save Wild Tigers founder Simon Clinton is very pleased to be bringing his global campaign to the home of the wild tiger in Malaysia.

“Having grown up in Malaysia, I'm only too aware of the decline in wild tiger numbers both here and in the other 12 tiger range countries. In 1900, there were 100,000 wild tigers roaming the world, today there are just 3,000. Raising awareness of their plight by working international companies such as YTL is an ideal platform for us and we are grateful for their support. Time is running out – we need to save the wild tiger before it is too late,” said Mr Clinton.

Ralph Dixon, director of environmental investments at YTL Corporation and CEO of YTL-SV Carbon said, “Since 2006, the YTL Group has been looking at threats to ecosystems and wildlife species both on land and in the sea through continuous collaboration with NGOs including Reef Check Malaysia, TreeS and RARE Conservation. Some of these have been specifically to monitor the biodiversity and in particular the Malayan Tiger.

“We have supported Save Wild Tigers for three consecutive years in their fund raising events and awareness initiatives, culminating as their main partner this year. The focus of YTL's sustainability strategy remains both the balance of stakeholder interests and Making a Good Future Happen. At the core of these partnerships are conservation, mitigation and adaptation,” said Mr Dixon.

THE INSPIRED STAY PACKAGE

• A one-night stay in a Governor Suite at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 2 October, 2014

• 60-minute spa treatment for two persons at The Majestic Spa

• In-room butler served Continental Breakfast

• VIP tickets to INSPIRE - The Majestic Tiger Reception and Gala Dinner on 3 October, 2014

• Two-night onward journey from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand on the Eastern & Oriental Tiger Express

• Stopover at Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang for a private tiger-themed art exhibition on 4 October, 2014

• Tiger Jungle Habitat Tour

• One-night stay in Mandarin Oriental Bangkok on 5 October, 2014

For more information and to make a reservation, please call +60 3 2785 8000 or visit www.majestickl.com. For more information on Save Wild Tigers, please visit www.savewildtigers.org.

*AUD$1 = MYR 2.95

About The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur opened its doors in December 2012 and includes the meticulously restored iconic Hotel Majestic building. Built in 1932, the original hotel became one of the great landmarks of Kuala Lumpur in its time. Located minutes away from KL Sentral, the Hotel features 300 luxurious rooms and suites. The Majestic Wing houses the Suites with Butler Service, The Colonial Café, The Bar and The Tea Lounge while a new 15-storey Tower Wing houses the Deluxe Rooms and Suites, Contango Restaurant, 16 meeting rooms, a pillar less ballroom seating 1,200 people, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. Other facilities include The Majestic Spa and The Smoke House. The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is Kuala Lumpur's only member of The Leading Hotels of The World's family of iconic and legendary hotels. For more information and reservations, visit www.majestickl.com.

About YTL Hotels

YTL Hotels owns and manages a prestigious collection of award-winning resorts, hotels, boutique experiences and Spa Villages in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, France and the UK, including Pangkor Laut Resort, voted the world's best resort in 2003 by Condé Nast Traveller UK. The group also co-owns the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. In 2012, the company added Gaya Island Resort - a luxury resort on the exotic tropical island of Borneo, and The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur - the second heritage jewel in the group's Classic Hotels collection to the fold. In February 2014, the group revealed its fully refreshed Vistana Hotels. In July 2014, the group announced KASARA, its new brand of luxury accommodations offering bespoke, one-of-a-kind experiences in exotic locations. With each new experience that it presents, the company strives to embrace and highlight the natural essence of culture, character and tradition of its surroundings. YTL Hotels is the hospitality arm of YTL Corporation Berhad. Visit www.ytlhotels.com for more information.
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