WFH 2.0: Work From Hotels At These Malaysian Establishments

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As Klang Valley folks lose their chance for domestic holiday getaways under the extended Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), hotels nationwide are feeling the pinch once again. However, like any good tale, from adversity rises creativity, and hotels are now promoting the concept of working from a hotel rather than working from home. 

Many properties have taken to promoting their establishments as workspaces, and for those tired of working from home, it may be time to check-in in a totally different way. By working from a hotel, you get high-speed internet, free-flow snacks, swanky locations, and the goodwill of supporting local economies hit hard by the pandemic. What’s not to love? Scroll through to explore your options:

The Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur (KL), The Chow Kit’s work from hotel package is priced at RM30 per day. The package will allow visitors to pick a seat at The Chow Kit Kitchen and Bar, as well as enjoy free-flow barista coffee, plus three per cent off their menu.

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The Royale Chulan


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The Royale Chulan’s branches across Malaysia will be transforming their dining foyers and lounges into co-working spaces with their new initiative. According to their IG page, their hotels in KL, Damansara, Seremban, and even Kuantan will be converted to workspaces for a fee of RM49. This gives you free rein of their facilities for 13 hours, free-flow drinks, complimentary parking, and even a meal at their in-house restaurant. 

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The RuMa Hotel & Residences, KL

For those looking for a more luxe escape from the usual work from home experience, The RuMa Hotel and Residences offers guests high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices, complimentary minibar, casting and HDMI connectivity on in-room TV for video conferencing or virtual meetings, free parking, and secretarial services. Feel more than at home at RM248 for four hours.

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Shangri-La Hotel, KL

Also on the luxe side of the work from hotel experience is Shangri-La Hotel KL, where they offer the Work from Hotel in the Heart of KL package. The luxury experience starts from RM190 and allows access to the Executive Room, Horizon Club Room, or Executive Suite from 8am to 8pm. Visitors will also be allowed access to the health club and spa, complimentary parking, and 20 per cent off food and beverages.

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Pulse Grande Hotel, Putrajaya

A little further out from greater KL is the Pulse Grand Hotel in Putrajaya. Nestled in lush greenery, the 5-star hotel surrounded by several different public parks such as Taman Putra Perdana and Taman Botani Putrajaya is now offering two different work from hotel packages — RM35 for four hours of productivity at their impressive lobby, or RM105 to snuggle in the bed in one of their rooms. Both packages offer free-flow coffee, Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, and 25 per cent off their restaurant’s menu.

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G Hotel Gurney, Penang

Up north, the iconic G Hotel along Gurney Drive on beautiful Penang island has also begun offering co-working and personal working space packages as part of their reinvention during these trying times. The packages allow locals to buy the RM50 daily pass that comes with food credit of RM20, or a five-day pass of RM250 with RM100 food credit, and gym and pool access.

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Hatten Hotel, Melaka


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Over in Melaka, Hatten Hotel is serving productivity to guests at RM68 per day for Premier Lounge usage. The initiative includes a free set lunch or dinner, free-flow drinks, including coffee, tea, and soft drinks, from 9am to 8pm.

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With all these options available, which hotel will you be working from? Browse through the available promotions through the hotels’ websites. Finally, whether you’re working from home or hotel, be sure to sanitise, keep to the standard operating procedures set out by authorities, and stay safe!

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Sue May
Whiskey drinker. Whimsy finder. Word writer. Sue May is a fan of big words and arcane definitions. Fascinated with stories, this honorary Geordie enjoys stumbling down well-trodden paths, roads less travelled by, and meeting new people. (Sometimes she writes about them.)