MALAYSIA’S FIRST AIRCRAFT DINING EXPERIENCE
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 March 2018 – Imagine if taking a flight does not mean sitting in a tight space for a few hours and eating a pre-packed meal anymore? What if you could actually enjoy freshly-prepared meals in an aircraft and be given a private tour of the cockpit right after? TwoSpicy Entertainment Live, the company behind the immensely popular Dinner In the Sky Malaysia, is set to launch Plane In The City this April, touted to be the next top attraction in Kuala Lumpur. The first of its kind in Malaysia, Plane In The City will be a 90-minutes experience revolving around an actual Boeing 737 aircraft, during when its ‘passengers’ will get a chance-of-a-lifetime to do things such as taking a ‘selfie’ while sticking their heads out of the Pilot’s cockpit, walking on the wings of the aircraft, enjoying a fine-dining meal serenaded by today’s hit music and many more. Located at SKYLAND at Jalan Bukit Bintang, one cannot miss the aircraft driving past, as it stands out against the city’s skyscrapers!
Chef Antoine Rodriguez, Executive Chef of Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Ms. Chrisleen Lee, Assistant Director of Sales, Catering of Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Mr. Arvin Randahwa, CEO of TwoSpicy Entertainment, Mr. Indra Laban, General Manager of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Malaysia, Mr.Zain Azrai, Director of Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC), Mr. Tommy Lee, COO of TwoSpicy Entertainment Live, Mr. Joshua Chang, Sales Manager of AkzoNobel Specialty Coatings, Aerospace South East Asia.
“We live in an era of experience. Consumers are now demanding newer and more interactive models of products and services. They want to experience different realities and Plane In The City allows them to do just that”, said Arvin Randahwa, CEO of TwoSpicy Entertainment Live who conceived the idea. “This is a great way and place for locals and tourists to treat their loved ones, friends or clients and have an unforgettable outing,” he added.
Sitting only 20 people per session to maintain exclusivity, food aboard the aircraft will be served in 3 or 4 courses (depending on the type of package) by Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, a well-known five-star hotel, chosen based on their exciting menu and great-tasting cuisine. “Food, in our tradition, is something sacred, it’s not about the nutrients or calories. It’s about sharing, honesty and identity. Hence the philosophy of cooking has to be an intimate experience thus the idea behind the menu for dining in the plane is all about – creating an honest and intimate experience for the diners through the food” said Chef Antoine Rodriquez, Executive Chef of Le’ Meridien Kuala Lumpur.
The process to transport and transform the decommissioned aircraft used for Plane In The City was not an easy one. From police escorts to multiple cranes, it was a technical and lengthy journey, which was supported by sponsors such as Dulux and AkzoNobel, the official paint. Around 350 liters of actual premium aerospace coatings were imported into the country by Dulux for the project.
“Our partnership with Plane in the City presents a great opportunity for AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company, to share our colour expertise and product innovations in aerospace coatings to all Malaysians. Both durable and sustainable, our coatings personify our passion for creating innovative, reliable and efficient solutions which we are proud to showcase through this exciting collaboration,” said Ted Rhee, Regional Sales Manager, AkzoNobel Specialty Coatings Aero Commercial, Asia Pacific.
Not only that, the runway lights used around the aircraft will also be actual runway lights used on airport runways around the world, courtesy of ADB Safegate, airport technology specialists. With all the above and many more to come, Plane in The City will definitely elevate your dining experience to a whole new level and satisfy the cravings of all your five senses. This is one experience that you DO NOT want to miss out on.
Ticket sales will begin on 26th of March 2018 and will be priced at ONLY RM199 per pax for the Economy Class, RM399 per pax for the Business Class and RM999 per pax for the First Class. On top of these standard packages, Plane In The City plans to launch celebratory packages such as for birthdays and anniversaries. Event companies and the public may also book the aircraft as a venue for private/ corporate events fitting up to 60 pax at one time. For further inquiries, one may visit: www.planeinthecity.com
TwoSpicy Entertainment Live
TwoSpicy Entertainment Live, or more popularly known as 2Spicy, is an event management company that has ran some of the biggest events in Malaysia handling crowds up to 28,000 at one time, such as the We Love Asia music festivals, The Maze Challenge Asia and Dinner In The Sky Malaysia. Its vision is to be the market leader in creating unique experiences and events in Asia.
A leading global paints and coatings company, is the official paint partner of Plane in The City and coated the aircraft with its premium aerospace coatings. As well as aerospace coatings that are used by airlines and on aircraft around the world, AkzoNobel is the manufacturer of the household paint brand Dulux.
SKYLAND is Kuala Lumpur’s latest tourist attraction that currently hosts two unique dining experiences, Dinner In The Sky Malaysia and Plane in The City. Located at Jalan Bukit Bintang, SKYLAND also houses a large marquee lounge, which can be rented for private events and celebrations. Its strategic location and exciting products has given it massive Social Media buzz and there are plans to host more attractions there in the near future.
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With more than 100 Hotels & Resorts worldwide and the strongest, most globally diverse portfolio in its history, the Paris-born Le Méridien brand connects the curious and creative-minded traveller to unexpected and engaging experiences within their destination. With its brand promise of “Destination Unlocked,” Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points through global partnerships with creative minds such as illy, Johnny Iuzzini, Gray Malin, and Nouvelle Vague. Plans call for dynamic portfolio expansion within the next five years in some of the world’s most exciting destinations, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
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