Stay and work at the Caroline Astor Suite, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

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It has been over a year since our entire team came together physically. Pandemic aside, our neglected (and dusty) office has become less and less favorable as a meeting place, let alone work.

So when we had the opportunity to organize a job in the Caroline Astor Suite of The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, we also wanted to take full advantage of the bright, comfortable and high-quality space.

Incidentally, the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur was also the top rated place for our next job from our previous article.

Disclaimer: The accommodation was not sponsored by the hotel as we wanted this to be our little way of supporting the local hotel industry, but the suite upgrade was kindly offered to us at no additional cost. We were always fully masked as we worked together and our entire team was vaccinated twice and it was 14 days after the 2nd dose.

The time has come for a job

we took the duduk diam-diam at home ordering really seriously, and for most of us who don’t have floor to ceiling windows, enjoying the view and sunlight in the suite was also a luxury.

But if sunlight isn’t your thing, there are motorized shutters or blinds at every window.

The suite itself features a large living room (furnished with a desk, plush sofas, a dining table and a St. Regis signature Mini Bar trunk), a walk-in closet, and an en suite massage room where you can order an experience. spa in the room.

You probably wouldn’t expect it, but the bed was one of the highlights of this job because we slept so soundly, it’s one of our best beds in a long time. We were even curious enough to investigate the mattress brand and model.

It turns out, however, that the mattresses were made specifically for the St Regis brand and therefore cannot be purchased from any store. Yes, we also hear your sighs of disappointment.

While preparing for our corporate meeting, we ran into a quick hitch as we couldn’t get the living room TV to project onto our laptop screen.

This was easily solved, thanks to the services of our butler who was at our complete disposal, whether it was technical problems, personal deliveries (except for food, which you had to go down to retrieve it personally), room service, or request a pillow different from the pillow menu.

It turned out that this was a bad connection, so we had to plug our cable into a different port

With images from our meeting set, we were able to proceed with our discussions without further hindrance.

As for space, the living room itself was large enough to comfortably accommodate all nine of us working with adequate social distance. One of us even set up the walk-in closet as a private space for some business calls.

Post-meeting faces after finally seeing everyone together for the first time in over a year

Be productive, restful and well fed

Our time in the suite didn’t end with the town hall meeting, two of us extended our stay to complete some urgent managerial tasks together.

For a few days, the effort of asking ourselves which food to cook or order through GrabFood didn’t cross our mind, because at St Regis we were spoiled for choice.

Indeed the struggle turned into making sure we could finish eating all the food.

For our daily breakfast, the hotel’s usual buffet option has been slightly changed to a more COVID-safe method. So just place your order directly with the friendly waiters and they will bring the food to your table.

On the last day before checkout, lunch was ordered in the room so that work could have priority for those last few hours. No regrets as the lunch setup for lunch was cozy and private.

There were many more facilities available in St Regis, but we chose to spend our time mainly in our suite as we had some pressing matters to take care of.

As an extra-special reward, we indulged in high tea at The Drawing Room. It was also for a good cause as Marriott Bonvoy was raising money for its breast cancer awareness campaign with Estée Lauder Malaysia.

St Regis was one of three hotels participating in this significant campaign, with 20% of the proceeds from every afternoon tea set purchase going to the National Cancer Society Malaysia.

The set also included some Estée Lauder products, a nice touch from the St Regis partner for this collaboration.

Before the crowds arrived during tea time, we also used the tranquil setting of The Drawing Room for a video interview. The WiFi connection was pleasantly stable, there were no hitches during our call.

The hotel also abides by strict COVID health and safety SOPs, so we were asked to vacate the room while housekeeping served our suite, which made The Drawing Room the best alternative place to work.

A night swim after working hard all day (Baking Impossible fans here!)

We had a very fruitful company meeting, which was the main purpose of the workcation. Having this memorable meeting place was the icing on the cake of this significant milestone in our work calendar.

It’s definitely not an everyday luxury for most people, but we have personally enjoyed the opportunity to get together and work safely in a new place for a change. And of course it didn’t hurt that the “somewhere new” was a 5-star hotel.

Now you can say again where we should go next:

  • Find out more about staying at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur here.
  • Learn more about our other job positions here.

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