The Formation of Kuala Tourism Bureau a Milestone in the Development of Kuala Lumpur Tourism Industry
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Press Room > 2015
Built in 1903, Lot 11 is one of the finest old buildings in the city. It was originally a series of shop lots, and was an extension to the Lot 10 mansion of Mr Lok Chow Kit, a wealthy tin miner and municipal councillor of Kuala Lumpur. Designed by an Anglo-Indian architect, A.K. Musdeen, the properties were then sold to a European investor in 1908. Renovation started the same year, and the buildings were converted into the Empire Hotel, which lasted for almost three decades. It was renamed Peninsular Hotel right after World War II until around the 1950s. The building, was then, occupied by the Malaysian Institute of Architects, and in 2012, Lot 10 was gazetted by the National Heritage of Malaysia. Meanwhile Lot 11, most part of it, was badly burnt and in ruins after a masive fire, was refurbished while retaining the original facade. Today it houses the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau.
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall has revamped its Tourism Unit to form the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau (KLTB) – a much stronger and capable organisation that will, focus on sustainable development of tourism in the city. KLTB is headed by Noraza Yusof, the general manager with a dedicated marketing and promotion team. While the bureau, will be guided by an advisory board of 15 members appointed by the mayor, who are industry experts from several key sectors of the city.
Julia Douglas, Managing Editor of MICE in Asia with Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Founder and Group CEO of AirAsia Bhd.
A three-course meal was prepared by the outdoor catering of Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.