Saturday, February 24, 2007

Puteri Bayu Beach Resort won "garden resort by the sea"

Puteri Bayu Beach Resort of Pangkor Island came out tops with a strong 'garden resort by the sea' theme that won over the judges.

The hotel went ‘wild' with a wealth of orchids, roses, carnations, hibiscus, helliconia and island ferns indigenous to Pangkor Island, said its general manager Kamarull Zaman Abd Rahim.

“Our team of 15 staff members also added replicas of butterflies and fish, an aquarium and fountains to go with the seaside garden resort theme.

“We wanted to use flora and even fauna which you might find in the natural surrounds of Pangkor,” he said after receiving RM5,000, plaque and certificate in Ipoh recently.

It was the first time hotels had taken part in such a contest held in conjunction with the Floral Fest 2007.

Best decorated lobby:The entrance to the Puteri Bayu Beach Resort decorated with various kinds of plants and flowers.
The second prize went to Impiana Casuarina Hotel in Ipoh for the use of birds of paradise, fresh yellow helliconia, monstera leaves, red ginger and orchids gracing tabletops, reception counters and the lounge.

“We also offered flower-based cocktails and teas such as hibiscus, roselle, jasmine and chrysanthemum,” said hotel public relations officer Mai Basariah Abdul Rahman.

The Pangkor Island Beach Resort took third place with the lobby sporting a profusion of pandanas leaves, ferns, orchids and replicas of the famous hornbills for which it is known.

During the prize presentation ceremony at Greentown Mall in Ipoh, Tourism Malaysia Perak director Rohaiza Haris said the Flora Fest 2007 was one of the 50 main events of Visit Malaysia 2007.

“The different types of our colourful blooms represent multi-racial Malaysia. The flowers clustered together on the logo denote the closeness of Malaysians living in perfect harmony,” he added.

Source : STAR
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