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2015

Let's just say that I'm way, way behind with my blogging and leave it at that....... I'll get to a few of the other trips some day soon, but I have a little time here in KL to tap the keys.

 

I've been in country for eight days. The first two were spent fighting the jet lag of 12 time zones. The last six have been work all day...lay low all night. I started this trip in Putrajaya. The Marriott is my home for 19 days. The goal is to use some weekend time to experience Kuala Lumpur.

 

The Marriott in Putrajaya has a shuttle once per day to KL and twice per day to the train station. I was dead center on missing these shuttles so I rode a $12 taxi to the train station, 10 minutes. From the train station it's a straight 20 minute shoot to KL Sentral station. Impressive and modern is the best way to describe both the rail line and the station. The monorail from KL Sentral is five stops from Bukit Bintang....a two minute walk from the JW Marriott.

 

There are three properties in the city...one each, Rennaissance, JW, and Ritz. I popped a $135 rate for the JW and was just escorted to my upgraded jr. suite on the 27th floor..woohoo! Since I'm here, I'll add pics from the JW on this first blog posting.

 

The check in experience was quite different for me. I was asked at the front desk if I would like to go to the lounge, I said sure, why not....lol. The front desk associate had to clarify this was to allow me to check in IN THE LOUNGE.  I've read about other folks on here using the lounge as a check in base, but this was a first for me..and I've been a PP for the last four years. I was ushered in during high tea. Ooo la la. The two young men on duty upgraded me quickly and here I sit.

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