Tower Regency Hotel Ipoh is Ipoh’s newest hotel. It launched in February, 2009, after intensive construction work since January, 2007. It was a shelved project and was an eyesore for years, so long that I don’t even remember when this project started. It’s now completed at a cost of MYR70 million. This 4-star hotel has a total of 260 rooms, service apartments and penthouses.
I went to take some photos of it after seeing that there’s not much information on the web. Am sure there would be people interested in this new tallest building in Ipoh. I am not sure if it’s the tallest BUILDING in Ipoh or the tallest HOTEL in Ipoh. Somebody, please enlighten me.
This photo above was shot on Thaipusam night. I remember specifically as I went to take photos of the chariots BUT they did not turn out well as I forgot to check the flash of my camera. It was on auto mode and the camera thought that the light was sufficient but it wasn’t. A friend offered to help me photoshop the set of photos since I do not have the software but after waiting for a week, I told him he could keep them. I was pissed off because for event photos, they have to be published as soon as possible. After one week, who would be interested anymore? Who would want to read about Thaipusam in Ipoh anymore?
This photo was taken on Valentine’s night. I went to Ipoh Parade to video the dance performances, remember? I was nearby, my memory card was still not full yet and I was dissatisfied with the photos I took on Thaipusam. This time, I made sure that the flash was on so the photo is a little better but still not as good as it could be. After all, I use AUTO mode only because I STILL don’t have time to explore the camera yet. LOL
I understand that the Sultan of Perak was supposed to host a gala here in Tower Regency Hotel on the night of Valentine’s Day, 14th February, 2009, to celebrate his Silver Jubilee anniversary (25 years) as the Sultan of Perak. From this photo you could see that I was able to go near it as there weren’t any guards outside as one would expect if the Sultan and other VVIPs were inside partying. Maybe the gala was cancelled seeing how Perak was handed over to the BN government just like that.
By the way, Elizabeth Wong, who is currently embroiled in a nude photo scandal, is Ipoh mali too! If you have talked to me recently, you’d know I don’t see those Elizabeth Wong nude pictures as such a big deal. Who cares when both are single, right? Granted, there may be more Elizabeth Wong nude photos and perhaps even a homemade sex video, as I read that it has already been sold to a website, but so far, those supposedly nude and semi-nude photos of Eli Wong that have been released are just of her sleeping and an up-sarong shot. These, even if the nude photos are worse, are no cause for her to resign from all posts but I digress ……
I told a friend from Kuala Lumpur about this new hotel and he wanted to know if the rooms have windows. But of course, just look at all the windows! The bad thing is that one side of the building (or maybe two) overlooks the Ipoh General Hospital. Who wants that? With this post, I have also enclosed the location map of Tower Regency Hotel Ipoh which I found on the web.
Tower Regency Hotel & Apartments room rates (including breakfast)*:
Superior – RM160++
Deluxe Room – RM170++
Grand Deluxe – RM180++
Junior Suite – RM378++
Executive Room – RM210++
Executive Suite – RM278++
Ambassador Suite – RM398++
Presidential Suite – RM698++
Studio Apartment – RM150++
Studio Suite – RM180++
Regency Studio Apartment – RM200++
Regency Apartment – Rm240++
Regency Terrace Apartment – RM270++
Penthouse – RM2000++
*Add surcharge RM30 for Friday & Saturday
*Add surcharge RM50 for eve Public Holiday, Public Holiday and School Holidays
Note: Rates may change. Contact Tower Regency Hotel & Apartments directly for latest rates.
Tower Regency Hotel & Apartments
Address: 6 – 8, Jalan Dato’ Seri Ahmad Said, Greentown, 30450 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
Tel: +605-208 6888 [Hunting Line] / +605-208 6988 [Reservation]
Fax: +605-253 6888
GPS Coordinates: N 04 36.012′ E 101 5.273′
Note: View larger images by clicking on an image once this page has completely loaded. Then navigate by clicking on the right or left side of image.