After five years providing high quality yet affordable accommodation to guests at KLIA’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) here, the Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT will close down effective 9 May 2014, giving way to the brand new, 400-room Tune Hotel klia2 that will open on the same day.
Tune Hotel klia2 is directly connected to the new klia2 terminal via a covered walkway and link bridge. A short 10 minute walk is all that it takes to get to the terminal, allowing easy and convenient access to check-in counters as well as the Gateway@klia2 shopping mall.
With an annual capacity of 45 million passengers, the klia2 is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal dedicated for LCCs that replaces the current LCCT. The new airport commences commercial operations on 2 May 2014, while the AirAsia Group will move its entire operations at LCCT to the klia2 on 9 May 2014.
Group CEO of Tune Hotels, Mark Lankester said: “We are extremely excited with this new hotel. To us and all our guests, the new Tune Hotel klia2 is as highly anticipated as the klia2 airport itself. It is set to be the largest in the Tune Hotels platform and will be our flagship property.”
He said guests with a booking at the Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT will automatically be transferred to the Tune Hotel klia2 on 9 May 2014.
“Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT will operate until 8 May and for all bookings with dates of stay made up to 8 May, guests will remain at the current Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT. To facilitate guest relocation, all in-house guests will be provided complimentary transfer to the klia2 terminal building and Tune Hotel klia2 on 9 May. For guests with bookings for 9 May and after, check-in will be at the Tune Hotel klia2,” Mark explained.
All affected guests will be notified by email. They can also get in touch with the Customer Care Team by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1300 88 8863 (within Malaysia) or +603 7962 5888 (from overseas).
To celebrate the opening of Tune Hotel klia2, guests will be enjoying an all-in rate from only RM98 nett per room per night. Booking can be made from 2 May up to 4 May 2014 for stays at Tune Hotel klia2 from 9 May 2014 up to 31 January 2015. The offer is exclusively for online booking at www.tunehotels.com and is on a first come, first served basis.
“We’ve really listened to our guests over the last few years and have taken into account collaborative comments made to us in terms of how we can improve what we do. As a result, we have innovatively 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. Business and leisure guests as well as airline passengers on extended waits will enjoy a totally improved experience and most importantly a very comfortable and refreshing stay,” said Mark.
The new Tune Hotel at KLIA2
Meanwhile, guests on short transits can opt for short stay ‘Refresher Package’ that is available between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm daily, subject to availability of rooms. This option is however only available for walk-in guests.
To add to the guest experience and comfort, he said, the hotel’s spacious lobby is designed to feature a cool casual seating lounge with free wifi, and an expansive open-air courtyard lounge, overlooked on the ground floor by a 24-hour restaurant and beverage centre. 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.
In terms of transport connectivity, the klia2 terminal boasts not only bus and taxi services but also the Express Rail Link KLIA Express train service that connects to and from Kuala Lumpur Sentral. For guests arriving at or departing from the KLIA Main Terminal, they can make use of the scheduled shuttle service via the Express Rail link that charges just RM2 one way and stroll over to the hotel via its covered link bridge and walkway.
For those who drive in, Tune Hotel klia2 has 167 parking bays which are conveniently located just a few steps away from the airport terminal.
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 CEO 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.