We were picked up from the Gardens in a Mercedes. We warned the driver that we had a lot of stuff, but once he saw how much we had he had to kick his wife out of the front seat so he could get more stuff in the car. We didn't realize we had that much stuff, but since we weren't packing to go home I was just throwing stuff in bags, which always makes for more luggage. We felt bad, but the they were both really nice about it. As we were driving he kept calling somebody and telling them "We're _____ minutes away." Then when we pulled up to the Sheraton we were instantly greeted by about 30 or 40 Sheraton employees! This one man introduced himself and said he would be showing us to our room. We didn't worry about our luggage we just followed him. A lady stopped me as we walked in and gave me a bouquet of flowers, bowed, and said, "Welcome to the Sheraton Mrs. Washer." We felt like celebrities, royalty, and awkward all at the same time. I had chosen not to take a shower that morning and just threw on some jogging pants and a t-shirt. As soon as we got there I whispered to Gary that I wish I had chosen a better outfit to wear because I felt underdressed for this welcome. We went to our suite on the 35th floor and were amazed! It was gorgeous and spacious!! The man that was our guide told us the amenities and then offered to take us on a tour of the hotel. I'm not sure why I didn't take pictures of that, but we will be there for a while so hopefully I'll remember to. We got to see the executive lounge where we can have breakfast in the morning and appetizer type food and drinks in the evening. Since we don't drink alcohol we use that time to get a free coke or two since the ones that are in our fridge cost about 20 ringgit. He then showed us the spa, gym, and pool! Whew weeeee were they nice!! Once we got back to the lobby where we started our tour guide told us if we needed absolutely anything to contact him and gave us a business card. We went back to our room and then the rest of our luggage was delivered. Jonathan came up and checked out our new place because he is not in a suite, but just one room. He was extremely impressed.
I don't know about you, but when I was growing up we were never able to stay in places like this and I know that Gary and I would never be able to afford this ourselves so I just want to give a BIG THANK YOU to Umi for hooking us up and being a great negotiator so that Service Source would let us stay here!!! Thanks Umi you're the best!!
Here's the tour:
Here are some pics too:
The Lobby. Sorry it's a little blurry
A closer shot so you can see it's painted rice.
My beautiful bouquet of flowers. We can pretend they are from my husband if you want : ).
I decided to take a flower bath the first night we were there. It felt really fancy!!
Our TV gave us a little welcome message!
Even with my name!!
There were fireworks beside the KL Tower our first night there. We like to think that the Sheraton did that for us because they were so excited we were there. There were also fireworks last night! They just can't get enough of us : ).
Gary already taking a nap on the couch.
We went to dinner last night with some people from church and when we got back our curtains in the bedroom were closed, there was this mat with slippers sitting beside the bed, and...
we had pillow mints!!! I have never had pillow mints before!!
We love our new home and we are so thankful that we were given this opportunity. Sometimes it feels a little weird that we have such a nice place to stay in especially when we think about some of the places that people in India live in.
I am consistently working on the updates about India, but I am doing each day as a seperate post and I want to make sure everyday is posted together. So, please check back!
Peace, Love, and Pillow Mints,