Lavish renovation of the Grand Ballroom and event spaces at Sunway Resort and Spa

The four-month closure of the Grand Ballroom and meeting spaces at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa near Kuala Lumpur gave way to a spectacular facility mixing grandeur, sophistication and a contemporary touch

The Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa recently nished a €11.7 million refurbishment programme of its Grand Ballroom as well as meeting and function rooms. Technology upgrades, enhanced facilities and grandeur now characterize the grand Ballroom after the four-month closure.

“We are very excited to now offer a completely refreshed venue to our guests, which includes a very chic event space with advanced technology and upgraded amenities,” said Roger Marcz, Cluster General Manager of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. “For the past 22 years, we have hosted numerous local and international corporate events, meetings and social celebrations, and we are delighted to be adding a new chapter to our story, especially with our iconic Grand Ballroom, a timeless space like no other.”

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is well known with travellers on their way from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to the city centre of the Malaysian capital. The flagship 5-star complex offers close to 1,500 rooms within an 324 hectare theme park and jungle which forms Sunway City Kuala Lumpur. The hotel complex features a collection of Premier and Club rooms, suites, pool villas and serviced residences and facilities like a free-form landscaped swimming pool, meeting and event venues, a convention centre; a theme park, a shopping and entertainment mall, a medical centre and several globally recognised institutions of higher learning – all within a single integrated destination.

The concept and inspiration to develop “function spaces of the future to create masterpiece moments” were the result of months of customer focus group feedback, data insights and design simulations.The 210 sq m Ballroom overlooks the lagoon and Sunway City was renovated with a new luxurious palette of colours in shades of gold, bronze, platinum and royal blue. Contemporary textures and bold geometric patterns were used on walls, carpeting and ceiling. Grand crystal dome lights with smart lighting system runs through the ballroom, including the vast ballroom foyer – in addition to the natural light from windows, giving it a completely different scene during the day and night.

The pillarless Grand Ballroom features a dramatic 30ft high ceiling and a grand built-in elevated stage equipped with high de nition LED screen backdrop, alongside four additional LED screens located on the front and side walls off the ballroom for guests to enjoy an unobstructed view from every angle.

The Ballroom can seat 2,000 guests in a banquet setting, 2,700 guests in a theatre setting and 1,400 guests in a classroom setting. It also has divisible partitioning features that can split the ballroom into three separate rooms to cater for smaller event needs.

To complement the Ballroom and cater to business events, smaller functions and social gatherings, thirty-two column-free meeting rooms measuring 30 to 344 sq m spread across three levels of the hotel has also been transformed with new carpeting, wall coverings, lightings and furniture, including its pre-function spaces and common coffee break areas. The use of wood and fabric, including wall coverings made from Jute gives a warm environmental-friendly cosiness. High-end technology has been tted in to give small meetings, and brainstorms an extra edge. These includes built-in LED projection screens or an 86” interactive touchscreen TV with screen sharing and built-in whiteboard function which supports multiple devices, as well as the possibility to save the whiteboard content into a USB device.

New names for all event rooms reflect the new identity. The combined three and four rooms are now named “Grand Forum” and “Grand Congress”. Under the Arena are a range of rooms, including Arena 4, a popular choice due to its panoramic windows overlooking the city skyline.


Photo: Overview of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia