Makati, Philippines (PressExposure) November 04, 2009 -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia â MeliÃ¡ Kuala Lumpur, a four-star hotel located in Kuala Lumpurâs Golden Triangle, invites guests to experience the eagerly anticipated Chinese New Year on 14 February 2010.
One of the most awaited events in Malaysia, the Chinese New Year is celebrated over a 15-day period, the main celebration happening during the first three days. In 2010, the Year of the Tiger commences on 14 February, marking the start of the New Year. Homes will be decorated with red items such as red lanterns and the Chinese will wear red traditional costumes. Firecrackers will also be set off at midnight on the eve of the Chinese New Year, stemming from myth that it drives away bad spirits. Another belief is that according to Chinese folklore, fireworks were used to awaken a sleeping dragon that brought about rain for the abundance of crops in this agriculture-based society.
Travelers walking the streets of Malaysia will be dazzled by the festive decorations that adorn establishments and residential homes, and on the 15th day of the New Year, the Lantern Festival marks the end of the celebration. During the evening, there is a parade of people carrying lanterns, accompanied by young men performing the dragon dance. The dragon is made of silk paper, bamboo, and it spans longer than 100 feet in length. The impressive sight of the dragon in motion will make for a memorable vacation, and travelers may want to take photos of the event.
MeliÃ¡ Kuala Lumpur offers quality accommodations for business and leisure travelers. Its rooms come with an en suite bathroom and are furnished with amenities such as air-conditioning, mini-bar, IDD phone, hair dryer, and satellite TV with pay-per-view movies.
Guests are also treated to complimentary breakfast and welcome drinks. Hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, and a souvenir shop for guests who want to purchase items to commemorate their fun-filled vacation in Malaysia. The hotel also has venues such as Alhambra Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 320 guests, and four meeting rooms for hosting events. Wi-Fi access and audiovisual equipment are both available as well.
The hotel offers services such as daycare, laundry/dry cleaning, travel/tour desk, and 24-hour security.
For more information on this hotel and to book reservations, visit http://www.solmelia.com.