Selangor is home to Port Klang which is Malaysias largest port and the countries largest airport in KLIA and when combined with the comprehensive road and rail infrastucture that effortlessly services not just Selangor but Kuala Lumpur and the whole of peninsula Malaysia it is easy to understand the transient nature of the nations most populous state.
Consequently Selangor hotels have to service a lot of guests to satisfy this transient nature that has been created as a by product of this rapid and measured expansion.
Happily Selangor hotels are more than capable of meeting the high demands put onto them, even during the popular Formula One weekend when many Selangor hotels are full it is still possible to get a last minute room.
The Selangor tourism board are going on a major marketing campaign under the name 'Selangor Shines' in an effort to boost tourist numbers to the states many attractions and the Selangor hotel industry needs to be up to the mark to cater for any increase in tourist numbers in the coming years.
Currently Selangor hotels are not only capable of catering for their 5 star clientele but there is a plentiful supply of mid and lower range hotels to accommodate all budgets.
One appealing aspect is the quality of the 5 star resorts with fantastic golfing facilities available in a variety of diverse locations throughout Selangor, but if you then discover that there are nearly 40 golf courses of the highest quality you realise that the Selangor golf tourism industry has so much to offer the golfing tourist.
One example of a fantastic golfing break can be enjoyed at the Saujana Hotel with the Palm Course and the Bunga Raya Course being part of the complex that is known as the Saujana Golf and Country Club.
Set in 160 acres of lush tropical gardens nestled besides both 18 hole championship courses the hotels contemporary Asian architecture sets an ambient tone of tranquility to prepare you mentally for a good drive off the first tee.
The Mines Wellness Hotel in Selangor has been bestowed the honour of being the first Selangor hotel to hold an internationally acclaimed green status award.
The Asean Green Hotel Award 2010 was deservedly earned for the Mines Wellness Hotel because of their increased use of green products, provision of training programmes for operation on environmental management and use of waste management techniques such as recycling.
It is claimed the Asean Green Hotel Standard is an essential tool to support Asean as a world-class quality destination.
Gaining accolades is nothing new to the Mines hotel that is part of the Mines Resort City because as another example of a world class golf course the Mines Resort Golf Club (playing 7,280 yards) was home to the 1999 world cup golf championship.
Yes, the Mines resort and Hotel is a perfect example of the 5 star excellence available at Selangor resorts.
Maybe Selangors next contender for the Asean Green Hotel Award could be The Golden Palm Tree Hotel that stretches out almost 1 kilometer into the calm waters of the sheltered Straits Of Malacca and is believed to be the first eco friendly sea hotel in the world.
The award winning 5 star sea villas are a haven of peace and tranquility that offer a fusion of traditional design with modern facilities in a spacious and luxurious environment.
A boutique resort highly sought by government delegates and corporate executives is the Cyberview Lodge in the heart of the multi media super corridor that is the town of Cyberjaya.
This 5 star resort set in 28.8 acres of award-winning landscaped gardens blends rustic charm with state of the art comforts in all of its chalets, suites and bungalows.
Every room in the Cyberview Lodge has a personal computer available for guests to use while the complimentary resort wide service of wireless Internet keeps guests connected to the world wide web.
Another interesting facet of accommodation is the Selangor homestay programme whereby the visitor gets to stay with a Malaysian family following the traditional lifestyle of the local family.
I believe this program, although not industrial in size is popular and growing as it offers a unique insight into the lives of the locals.
The villages of Banghuris, Dorani and Sungai Sireh are among the more popular destinations for Selangor homestay experiences.
To be an officially approved Selangor Homestay you must have all of the following:
- • A letter of approval from the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia allowing you to legally conduct Homestay activities, marketing & promotions.
- • An official emblem of the Homestay program on the front door.
- • Cultural activities installed for the visitors that can include Fishing, Jungle Trekking, Cultural Performances....etc