and also our last night at Empire Hotel, Subang. although i miss home and big fat Javen a lot, this is a pretty great place to stay in.
LEGO man will miss the comfy bedsheets.
spanking new hotel. all clean lines and modish stuff.
for their lobby, think white orchids, granny smiths, and subtly changing lights behind marble walls.
(@#$% i just realized that i deleted all of Day 2's photos. lemme die already. Pulau Ketam!! Kampung Sungai Lima!!)
where else would you find a hotel that acknowledges the power of the keycard? hahaone the bottom left is a beautiful handmade notebook from the TS team! more on that later. and i'm very proud of my new Stitch case from Krabi!
nice rainforest shower in place of bathtub.
LEGO man doesn't want to leave.
I usually have no high expectations towards hotels, being used to the weird brand of Malaysian hospitality, but Empire Hotel's team has gone out of their way to help me out on many times!
aaaand i could sleep really well without getting shitty sinus problems in the morning. how rare is that??
here's how the room is laid out: huge desk, wardrobe, safe, tea & coffee-making facilities, big ironing board.
once you enter the room, it's an office space, then the washroom, then the beds, so your roommate gets some peaceful sleep while you work.
tadaah. ignore my messy luggage.
the contents of the tiny notebook: another version of the website stuff, like who our mentors are, profiles of the participants, etc.
spot me spot me!
huge thanks to Empire Hotel for sponsoring us participants of #TSBreakAway! Originally i had been rather apprehensive about doing posts with an advertorial-ish tone to it, and decided not to do anything against my "ad-free blog" principles.
like, are we supposed to write about them in exchange for a free stay? what if they turn out to be a horrible hotel and i don't want to write about them?
i'm not exactly a blogger so this is some serious unknown territory :(
sponsoring is one matter, but going out of their way to become an excellent example of hospitality is another matter.
that is one thing that many Malaysian hoteliers sadly don't seem to realize. Empire seems to have a creative and wonderful team that's proud to be there.
keep up the good job, and thanks again!
this is going to be one thankful last night's sleep in the hectic five-day-schedule! nights :)