Amal by Malaysia Airlines and Tabung Haji’s Movenpick Hotel and Convention Centre Offer Transit Accommodation for pilgrims
KLIA, 29 March 2019: Amal by Malaysia Airlines, a pilgrim-centric service dedicated for Hajj and Umrah, yesterday entered into an agreement with Tabung Haji’s Movenpick Hotel and Convention Centre, KLIA to provide transit accommodation for Umrah pilgrims.
The agreement was signed between Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin, Chief Executive Officer of Amal, and Hairul Maharis, General Manager of Movenpick Hotel and Convention Centre at the Movenpick Hotel, KLIA. The signing was witnessed by Nazlina Mohd Isa, Director of Sales Movenpick Hotel, KLIA and Yazid Mohamad, Head of Commercial, Amal.
This collaboration will allow pilgrims originating from different points in the country and region, to enjoy comfort and convenient resting facilities during their stopover in Kuala Lumpur before continuing their journey to Jeddah or Madinah on Malaysia Airlines’ flights.
This service will be applicable for those continuing their journey on Amal to Jeddah or Madinah from KLIA and can be arranged through their Umrah travel agents.
Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin, CEO of Amal, said “We are delighted to collaborate with Movenpick Hotel, KLIA to offer seamless packages to the pilgrims. This partnership is underpinned by our shared values in serving duyufurrahman, to enrich the experience of pilgrims via Malaysian Hospitality, especially those on extended transit due to lack of connectivity options. This is one of the many initiatives which we have done to better serve the pilgrims.”
The transit accommodation would also provide an option for Indonesian pilgrims interested in a ziarah package, which includes hotel accommodation at Movenpick Hotel, KLIA. The collaboration aims to further promote Malaysia as a tourism destination.
Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA is owned by Lembaga Tabung Haji. This newly-built upscale hotel stands next to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 7 minutes away from Sepang International Circuit and 5 minutes from Mitsui Premium Outlet. The hotel comprises of a complete convention centre within its grounds, allowing guests to land, check-in and connect or relax within minutes.
The hotel features a total of 333 rooms, including luxurious suites, plus an executive lounge and five dining outlets. Separate leisure facilities are offered for male and female guests, including swimming pools, gymnasium and coming soon the spa facilities. The hotel also offers children's pool, playground, tennis court and soon Kids Club.
Guests are able to access the Convention Centre directly from the hotel, providing a seamless experience for conference delegates and hajj pilgrims. Housing a vast 1,500-guest banqueting hall, pre-function area, exhibition hall, ten seminar rooms, VIP lounges and other facilities, the conference centre serves as the departure hall for Malaysia's hajj operations and as a major host venue for international exhibitions and conferences.