To coincide with the year-end festive season, the Sunway Putra Hotel embarked on a mission to offer deserving individuals the opportunity to spend the evening of December 30th at the hotel enjoying a gourmet dinner and gift giving followed by an overnight stay in one of the newly-refurbished Deluxe rooms at the hotel with their loved ones. Aptly named the Time To Give Campaign, people were encouraged to submit the names and the reasons why their nominees deserved the VIP treatment the Sunway Putra Hotel was offering through this festive giveaway.
|Sunway Putra Hotel’s Time to Give Campaign - Honouring The Selfless Among Us|
The beauty of this campaign was that anyone could be nominated; be it someone who had dedicated their life to caring for their family or someone who had made it their mission in life to bring comfort to those less fortunate. “We at Sunway Putra Hotel wanted to take this opportunity to honour those among us who selflessly do things for others – a mother caring for her family, a sister encouraging a sibling, a child wanting to surprise a self-sacrificing parent, the volunteer who cares so much about society. These are the unsung heroes of everyday life who take it upon themselves to improve the lives of others,” said Mr. T.S. Cheah, Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing.
|Mr. TS Cheah – Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing for Sunway Putra Hotel – with Dr. Seth, one of the deserving nominees|
After an overwhelming response and careful consideration, the winners were chosen as follows and in no particular order:
Ms. Wong Ee Lynn nominated by Mr. Aravind Vasudevan
With regards to volunteerism, there can be no doubt that Ms. Wong is one of the most dedicated, selfless people around. She enthusiastically champions several different causes including environmental awareness, green living, animal welfare, teaching impoverished children, running mentor programs for underprivileged teens and helping NGOs involved with providing meals and basic necessities to the homeless.
Mdm. Tea Ah Ching nominated by Ms. See Kah Hiok
Madam Tea has spent her life being a caring, responsible mother and raising her family. Having hurt her leg recently, she is now in a wheelchair and cannot be as active as she would like and was nominated by her loved ones to show their appreciation for all her sacrifices and to cheer her up in preparation for her 73rd birthday!
|Ms. Praveena Muniandy - Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for Sunway Putra Hotel - with Mdm. Tea Ah Ching and family|
Ashley and Zoe Tan nominated by Kuen Tan
Since suffering a traumatic brain injury three years ago, 17-year-old Ashley has strived to regain the ability to do all the basic things we take for granted. Confined to a wheelchair, she has undergone incredible challenges and does so with her little sister, 9-year-old Zoe, mature beyond her years and constantly by her side, supporting and encouraging her. Ashley and Zoe were both nominated to spend the their VIP evening with their parents and grandparents.
|Ms. Siti Hajar – Guest Relations Manager for Sunway Putra Hotel – with Ashley and Zoe Tan and their family|
Chua Wen Shyan nominated by Amber Lim
Mr. Chua is currently pursuing his postgraduate degree in engineering and also tutors undergraduate students. In addition to his own scholastic responsibilities, he voluntarily manages an association, which looks after the general welfare of students. Mr. Chua was nominated so that he could have some time off to indulge himself and prepare for the busy year ahead.
|Fine dining setting for dinner that night|
Khong Kaw Yin and Lim Yin Kwong nominated by Amber Lim
Parents spend their life ensuring their children want for nothing and have the best they can offer. Sacrifices like giving up flourishing careers are made to stay home to look after young children, and it is always a wonderful surprise when children truly appreciate their parents, as was the case with this couple. Their daughter nominated them for the giveaway after a rough start to the year with her father undergoing major heart surgery, in the hope that a night of good food and 5-star service would end the year well.
|It was a night of VIP treatment and fine dining for the deserving (photo courtesy of sunshinekelly.com)|
Mdm. See Kah Hiok nominated by KT Lim
There can never be enough said about what mothers do for their families; not only looking after their own children but also aging parents. Mdm. See was nominated by her husband for the simple reason that she deserved a break to be pampered, unwind and to just get away from her normal routine.
Dr. Seth nominated by Ms. Kiran Seth
Dr. Seth has spent his life working hard and making donations to various charitable organisations. When someone spends his life giving to others, it is only fitting that sometimes he can get something back. Nominated by his daughter, her main aim was to surprise him and to show how much he was appreciated by everyone.
|Beautiful swimming pool at the very nice Sunway Putra Hotel|
The event began with Sunway Putra Hotel butlers picking up the winners from their homes, which was an unexpected and pleasant surprise for them. These butlers accompanied them for the evening in true VIP style. They were greeted by staff upon arrival at the hotel, and dinner and drinks were held at the Sunway Putra Hotel’s Club Floor where a specially prepared 5-course dinner was served to the accompaniment of an acoustic duo and an amazing view of the city.
|Marinated salmon, butterfish and Unagi Teriyaki|
Dinner comprised of an appetizer of a trio of marinated salmon, butterfish and Unagi Teriyaki, followed by a creamy mushroom soup with Portobello dumplings. The main dish was a combination of pan-seared codfish and chicken and to end, a decadent chocolate dessert. During dinner senior hotel staff including the Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, Mr. T.S. Cheah, Executive Chef, Mr. Rossham Rusli, and Director of Food & Beverage, Mr. Bernard Krishnan, were on hand to ensure everyone was well looked after.
|Main dish was a combination of pan-seared codfish and chicken (photo: sunshinekelly.com)|
|Sweet dessert for the winners|
After dinner, the winners were led down to the lobby where carefully chosen personalised gifts chosen and bought by the Sunway Putra Hotel concierge team based on individual personalities were given much to the delight of the winners.
|At the end of the evening, the happy winners with key staff of the Sunway Putra Hotel|
“I was very happy that my two wonderful nieces – Ashley and Zoe – got this opportunity to have an awesome break with their parents and grandparents,” said Ms. Kuen Tan who nominated Ashley and Zoe. Amber Lim nominated her deserving parents and had this to say, “My father had a rough start to the year and had to undergo heart surgery. Fortunately the surgery went well and I wanted to bring some holiday cheer to him after all he’s been through, which is why I think he deserved the best accommodation, food and service in town this festive season.”
The event ended with everyone going back to their luxurious rooms with the promise of a day of VIP treatment and pampering to look forward to.
|Sunway Putra Hotel’s Time to Give Campaign - Honouring The Selfless Among Us|
ABOUT SUNWAY PUTRA HOTEL
Sunway Group’s first hotel in central Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Putra Hotel boasts 650 newly refurbished guestrooms, 14 function rooms and two (2) restaurants. The Hotel is situated within the recently redeveloped mixed-use development of Sunway Putra, featuring Sunway Putra Mall and an office tower. Acquired in 2012 by Sunway REIT, Sunway Putra is within easy reach of the city’s commercial and ﬁnancial centers and shopping districts, for an unforgettable experience.
It is connected to the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) via a pedestrian link bridge, along with several transportation hubs; making Sunway Putra Hotel the ideal oasis of calm in the city. For more information, please visit http://putra.sunwayhotels.com