Monday 13 October 2014

LUXURIOUSLY KOBE available from 13 – 26 OCTOBER

While waiting for another great food review session at Le Meridien, I have tried the illy Coffee for the first time. Suggested by the lovely waitress, Cappuccino is one of the best on the menu. Look how cute! The coffee taste is strong and the most important is that the coffee texture is smooth. It is unique and delicious.

There is a taste, a feel, an aroma that is all illy’s own. Velvety, immediately sweet, delicately balancing floral and fruity notes with caramel, toast and chocolate, naturally fragrant with aromas of almond and honey.  You just might hold the sugar, for the very first time.

Now, let us back to the main character for tonight.

The Master Kobe Beef is Flames Steak Restaurant’s current special. 

So this is how it looks like when its raw. Photo courtesy of the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Kobe beef is certainly one of the must try for anyone visiting Japan, along with the Matsusaka and the Ohmi beef. These three are indeed the best in the world. But now, grab this chance to try out the Master Kobe Beef here at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu before it’s too late! Last day of offers is 26th October 2014. 

We started our food review by having a light starter. Bread with butter, tuna, and balsamic vinegar. The bread is so soft and it goes well with the tuna. This trio is a sinful spread! 

Also, we have tried the Flames Steak Restaurant's Wild Mushroom Soup. The first sip was delightful. Well, I am a soup person and not everywhere in KK that you can find mouth watering soup. It was smooth and there's no chucks; my plate was squeaky clean!

Le Meridien also offers the Pink Mocktail till 31 October
In conjunction with the Breast Cancer month, enjoy the delicious Pinktober Pleasures, a vibrant concoction of pink guava, key lime and raspberry at Sante Hour or as a refreshing drink throughout this month of October!

Now, here comes the real deal.

Lava Stone Grilled Kobe Sirloin Beef 
with Classic Yorkshire Pudding, Oven Roasted Vege and Light Herb Jus 

Oh yes. I am still thinking about that huge piece of Kobe Beef. Remembering from the moment that I gently cut it into pieces and put it into my mouth. As you chew, the Kobe beef melts within 5 bites. Priced at MYR 300++ per serving of 200grams with a marble score of 6, and meat quality score of 5. Available daily from 13 October – 26 October for lunch and dinner at Flames Steak Restaurant, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.

Care to try?

SPG members get a complimentary glass of wine, beer or juice with every serving of this steak.

Flames Steak Restaurant is located at the Lobby Level of Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Opens daily from 12PM - 2.30PM for lunch, and 6PM - 10PM for dinner. Expect quality food from the grill as well as creatively-crafted desserts and mocktails.

Thursday 11 September 2014

Fossil watches outfit styles for women

Other than jewellery, watches are seen to be another form of accessories for women to style up their outfits. Same as I, I do own quite a number of watches. Recently, I bought this huge men watch for myself. Yes, a man watch and I love it so much because it is huge and classic. Plus, it has a stop watch!

Fossil, a brand which offers a wide range of amazing watch designs are catered to fit each individual taste and personality. Women should never neglect the power of what watches can do to a person’s outfit as well as personality. As watches can definitely play a role in impressing others, select any watch from Fossil various designs to create your own personal character.

There are 3 different Fossil watches looks which women can give a try to attract the attention of others while boosting up confidence. The first look is suitable for the ladies who want to attempt a sweet innocent look to their outfit by wearing a thin golden wrist Fossil watch with a dress and jacket.

The next look of Fossil watches portrays more elegance and maturity while still maintaining a fun vibe. The wrist watch from Fossil looks stunning and beautiful when paired with a nice long maxi dress which is suitable to be worn to parties, family occasions as well as work. To add more sophistication to the whole look, layer the dress with a cropped jacket and killer high heels. Show a little skin some sleeveless blouse or dresses to enhance your Fossil watch completely.

Lastly, the third look which can be pulled off by women is the simple casual style of wardrobe choice. However, opt for the patterned wrist watch from Fossil to wear with your plain jeans and tee while adding some finishing touches of multi-stacked bangles alongside your watch. Choose colourful bangles to add some cheerfulness in your outfit while looking gorgeous in your own casual way. If you have been longing to get a new watch, why not check out ZALORA website for a wide range of Fossil watches selections online.

Friday 29 August 2014

3 Starwood Malaysia Recognized in Smart Travel Asia’s Best in Travel Poll 2014

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Malaysia were honoured to have three of its hotels recognized, which made it once again to the recent Smart Travel Asia’s Best in Travel Poll 2014 voted by its readers.

·         Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur – Top 25 Business Hotel in Asia
·         The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa – Top 25 Conference Hotel in Asia and Top 25 Leisure Hotel in Asia
·         The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi – Top 25 Leisure Hotel in Asia

Smart Travel Asia’s Research & Marketing Manager, Tenzing Y Thondub was at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur to present the certificate of excellence. Representing the properties were Stephan Sieberg – General Manager of Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Sherrilyn Charles – Director of Sales & Marketing of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, and Cindy Yoong – Director of Marketing Communications, Malaysia (representing The Andaman, A Luxury Collection, Langkawi).

Smart Travel Asia is one of the region’s dedicated online travel magazine with over one million readers worldwide. Best in Travel Poll 2014 ran from May to July and readers from around the world contributed to the results of the three-month poll. This prestigious award includes Asia's best business hotels, spa hotels & resorts, conference hotel, holiday destinations, cities for business and the world's best airlines and airports.

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel is an urban oasis for both business and leisure travelers seeking the true Malaysian experience and impeccable service. Inspired by the finest elements in Asian heritage, the hotel takes its place among the city's grandest landmarks such as Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC shopping centre and is located within short walks to the light rail transit (LRT) and monorail service. Magnificently laid with elegant marble - the centerpiece is most certainly the sweeping staircase from the lobby to the mezzanine. The hotel’s 385 guest rooms reflect designs inspired by Malaysia’s colourful landscape, culture and people. The hotel offers exquisite food and beverage products in 5 venues and other 5-star facilities such as - 13 meeting options including the magnificent Nusantara Ballroom and @M event level, Link@Sheraton, a Business Centre, splendid massage treatments by renowned Mandara Spa and a free-form swimming pool.

The Westin Langkawi Beach Resort & Spa
Nestled amongst 104 acres of lush tropical gardens, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa features 202 spacious rooms and suites as well as 20 ultra luxury Ocean View Pool Villas. All the guestrooms, suites and villas feature luxurious amenities such as the iconic Heavenly Bed®, 42” plasma TV with satellite channels, DVD player and surround sound system, amongst others. The resort offers excellent food and beverage, including SuperFoodsRx™ in 3 venues along with a pool bar and other 5-star facilities such as its 4 unique pools, the Westin WORKOUT®, and Heavenly Spa by Westin. Set in an idyllic natural retreat of the island, adorned with an exclusive beach front location up to 500 metres, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is strategically located just 20 minutes from the Langkawi International Airport by car and within 1 km of the Jetty Point. The main shopping area of Langkawi, Kuah Town, which is only 3 km away from the Resort, acts as a further attraction to the Resort guests.

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort located in an idyllic tropical setting on Malaysia's Langkawi Island, is cosily tucked away between a 10 million year old rainforest in the tranquil Datai Bay and an 8,000 year old fringing coral reef. The resort’s 178 exquisite rooms and magnificently appointed suites reflect a contemporary Malaysian style, with sweeping views over the beckoning Andaman Sea and the ancient rainforest. The resort also houses 14 units of Direct Pool Access Rooms, the first of their kind in Langkawi. Catering to all food aficionados, the distinctive yet equally alluring 3 restaurants at The Andaman, namely The Restaurant, The Japanese Restaurant and Jala, along with the Jentayu Lounge and Beach Bar, offer a variety of local specialities and International favourites. V Botanical Spa, perched on a verdant hillside is a perfect sanctuary for a pampered bliss. As part of the resort's Coral Conservation project, guests are presented with the opportunity to give back to nature through its unique Coral Nursery and Coral Reef Activities.