KUALA LUMPUR: International value hotel brand Tune Hotels is working together with the national rail company Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) in a strategic marketing tie-up to offer special room rates at Tune Hotel Downtown Kuala Lumpur and Tune Hotel Ipoh specially targeted at passengers using KTM’s highly popular Electric Train Service (ETS) between the two cities.
Group CEO of Tune Hotels Mark Lankester says: “There is a rich history of travel between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur going back to the days of the Tin Mining boom and that historical and cultural link remains today. KTM are providing a great service between these two cities via an eco-friendly Electric Train Service, which in spirit, is close to the eco-ethos of Tune Hotels. The ETS service is hugely popular and Tune Hotels looks forward to providing international-standard, high-quality accommodation to ETS passengers in both cities.”
Tune Hotel Ipoh is conveniently located along Jalan Horley in the city centre and about 20 minutes’ walk from the train station.
Guests need only key in special promo codes ‘KTMIPOH’ and ‘KTMKL’ to enjoy special all-inclusive room rates of only RM78 nett per night at Tune Hotel Ipoh and RM90 nett at Tune Hotel Downtown KL during weekdays when booking online at www.tunehotels.com. Weekend stays are available at RM100 nett for Ipoh and RM110 nett for Kuala Lumpur by keying the codes ‘KTMIPOH2’ and ‘KTMKL2’ respectively. All rates are inclusive of a Comfort Package that comprises air-conditioning, towels and toiletries.
Alternatively guests may walk-in and quote the promo codes to enjoy the special rates. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability of rooms. Promotion ends 30 August 2013.
The Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh ETS service that commenced in August 2010 provides nine daily trips and these are increased to 11 trips over the weekend from Friday to Sunday. Each trip takes two hours and 20 minutes.
KTM’s Intercity General Manager Mohd Zain Mat Taha says: “We are very pleased to have this joint promotion with Tune Hotels especially for KL and Ipoh. At ETS, we always work to ensure passengers are comfortable during the journey and arrive at their destinations safely. Train rides are always fun as you can enjoy the green scenery along the way that allows you to have a good rest and peace of mind. And for those who require hotel stays in Ipoh or KL, Tune Hotels provides such a compelling accommodation option with international standard, high quality facilities.”
Tune Hotels has successfully pioneered a branded value hotel brand with the concept of pay-as-you-use that has become hugely popular amongst travellers from across the world.
Tune Hotels has received almost five million guests since the opening of its first hotel in Downtown Kuala Lumpur in 2007. Apart from Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, other Tune Hotels in Malaysia are located at KLIA-LCCT, Kota Damansara, Penang, Kulim, Johor Bahru, Kota Bahru, Kuching, Bintulu and Kota Kinabalu. Elsewhere, there are five Tune Hotels each in the Philippines and the UK, four each in Thailand and Indonesia, and one in India.
Upon successful opening of Tune Hotel Ahmedabad in May, Tune Hotels is set to enter Japan with a hotel in Okinawa opening in September and Melbourne, Australia in November. The company also has plans for future projects in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Deputy Group CEO respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier AirAsia.
For booking and further information, visit www.tunehotels.com.