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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PUTRAJAYA LAKESIDE RESORT UNVEILS STUDIO RESIDENCY TO EMPOWER MALAYSIAN ARTISTS

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside officially unveiled its DoubleTree Studio Residency, a program that will be taking place for a year-long in collaboration with Segaris Art Center.

Left to Right: Jamie Mead, Senior Director of Operations - South East Asia; Dato’ Kamil Khalid Ariff, Chairman of Putrajaya Holdings; Datuk Md Shah Mahmood, Group CEO of KLCC Holdings; Zena Khan, Art Curator/Researcher; Aisyah Ahmad, General Manager of Segaris; Ian Barrow, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside; DoubleTree Studio Residency Artists - Syahimi Jamaluddin, Haziq Syawal and Fadzril Fakaruddin; & Daniel Alcaraz, Area General Manager
Left to Right: Jamie Mead, Senior Director of Operations – South East Asia; Dato’ Kamil Khalid Ariff, Chairman of Putrajaya Holdings; Datuk Md Shah Mahmood, Group CEO of KLCC Holdings; Zena Khan, Art Curator/Researcher; Aisyah Ahmad, General Manager of Segaris; Ian Barrow, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside; DoubleTree Studio Residency Artists – Syahimi Jamaluddin, Haziq Syawal and Fadzril Fakaruddin; & Daniel Alcaraz, Area General Manager

The program invites three promising local artists to reside at DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside, which recently celebrated its Grand Launch of its completion of refurbishment on 28th July 2023, for four months each, providing them with dedicated studio space to work on their art. The artists’ creations will be prominently featured during the monthly Seni Weekends, held at the hotel, and there will also be interactive workshops for guests to participate in, giving them an opportunity to get to know the artists better.

The DoubleTree Studio Residency is geared towards establishing a sustainable ecosystem that fosters stronger cultural connections between DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside and emerging mid-career artists. It serves as a valuable platform for the chosen local talents, offering them first hand exposure to showcase their artwork and receive valuable feedback from seasoned professionals in the art industry, paving the way for their future growth and success.

Culture is one of the key pillars that DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside is built on and the DoubleTree Studio Residency is one of the key programs that the hotel has come up with to do its part to honor and promote Malaysia’s cultural heritage among the younger generation. The residency is also part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose program, a global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy that is aimed at creating positive environmental and social impact among communities across the globe.

“Nestled in the vibrant heart of Putrajaya, DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside is on a mission to embrace the essence of Malaysian culture. The DoubleTree Studio Residency, a thrilling collaboration, promises to leave an indelible mark on the local art scene. Here, talented artists will weave the tapestry of the country’s heritage through their art, offering a captivating glimpse into Malaysia’s soul. Not only will it enrich our hotel’s allure for international travelers, but it will also beckon them to savor an authentic Malaysian experience, where creativity and culture intertwine in perfect harmony,” said Jamie Mead, Senior Director of Operations – South East Asia.

DoubleTree Studio Residency Artist - Fadzril Fakaruddin
DoubleTree Studio Residency Artist – Fadzril Fakaruddin

Led by Segaris Art Center, a contemporary gallery for UiTM art graduates, the DoubleTree Studio Residency program welcomes three talented artists: Fadzril Fakaruddin, Haziq Syawal, and Syahmi Jamaluddin. During their stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside, they’ll enjoy exclusive access to the hotel’s grounds, archives, materials, and receive invaluable guidance from local art experts, nurturing the growth of their artistic endeavors.

Seni Weekend will officially kick-start on 12th August 2023 and each weekend will revolve around vibrant acts of Seeing, Listening, and Doing through workshops and interactive sessions that guests can participate in and unleash their creative persona. At the same time, this will also be a chance for guests to connect with the selected artists on a personal level.

To find out more about the DoubleTree Studio Residency or to book your slot to Seni Weekend, please visit our EatDrinkHilton.com

About DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya

Perched on the southern end of Putrajaya Lake, DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya offers fourteen accommodation types. All rooms are non-smoking with complimentary Wi-Fi for Hilton Honors members, a flat-screen TV, and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy the Splash Pool for children or visit the fully equipped fitness center for a workout.

The hotel’s dining options include Makan Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant serving authentic Malaysian and specialty dishes, and THE KOFFEE, offering aromatic coffee and pastries.

With 22 meeting rooms spanning a total of 3,773 square meters, DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya is an ideal venue for various functions and events. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests and can be divided into smaller rooms. The Temenggor meeting room offers a stunning view of Putrajaya Lake.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 660 hotels with more than 150,000 rooms across 51 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at doubletree.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/doubletree, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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