Hotel dining has changed drastically in the last couple decades — whereas we used to think of hotels as the place to go to get a mediocre all-you-can-eat buffet or an uninspired continental breakfast, they’re now known as dining destinations in their own right, as evidenced in our city by the myriad Michelin-star restaurants and internationally acclaimed chefs working in some of Kuala Lumpur’s top hotels. Given this, it’s no wonder that hospitality brands are launching curated food and drink experiences to give loyal customers a chance to delve deeper into the inner gastronomic workings of their favourite hotel kitchens — the latest being The Table from Golden Circle by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
An extension of Shangri-La’s existing loyalty programme, Golden Circle, The Table lets food and drink enthusiasts unlock hundreds of curated gourmet experiences across all of Shangri-La’s properties, including sister brands such as Hotel Jen, Kerry Hotels and Traders Hotels. With 98 properties and over 500 restaurants and bars worldwide, there’s a food adventure to be had no matter where you’re travelling to next, whether it’s Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, or staying right here in Kuala Lumpur.
To avoid the hassle of multiple cards and membership programmes, The Table has been fully integrated into Shangri-La’s Golden Circle rewards programme, so existing members can immediately start earning points and utilising their Instant Dining Rewards on signature food experiences, exclusive events, surprises and special offers — no pre-planning or additional vouchers required.
To get started, simply jump on the The Table’s user-friendly mobile platform to explore hundreds of Shangri-La’s renowned restaurants and bars, find special events near you from creative cocktail workshops to tapas happy hours, and browse curated food and drink experiences for your next trip abroad — which you can filter based on location, cuisine, price and mood (options include “intimate”, “adventurous” and “upbeat”).
Use your Golden Circle Award Points for everything from shaving dollars off your total bill to booking a five-star caviar tasting experience. With Shangri-La properties scattered throughout every major travel destination, your points can unlock experiences around the world, but if you’re sticking close to home, The Table’s also got you covered.
From sampling fine French cuisine at Lafite to dining in a zen setting at Zipangu and enjoying drinks with a view of KL’s skyline at SkyBar in Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, some of the best food and beverage experiences are right at our doorstep. For the holidays, Zipangu is offering a Saturday Sushi Buffet with plenty of fresh sashimi and Japanese specialties while Lafite has prepared special three- or six-course degustation menus for the adventurous. No matter what you choose, The Table will ensure you’re in the inner circle of the some of the city’s most exclusive epicurean experiences.
Read our review on Arthur’s Bar & Grill at the Shangri-la Kuala Lumpur to get you started.