SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 07, 2011 12:12 ET

Kuala Lumpur Hotels Have a Passion for Fashion

Renaissance Hotels for Impressive Tribute to Keith Kee Couture

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - It was a grand soiree of fashion that attracted the most notable of Malaysia's beauty and fashion to the magnificent Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel in celebration of Keith Kee's 10 year anniversary in elegant couture.

Before more than 600 "invitation only" guests, a breathtaking display of glamorous evening wear and wedding dresses ignited the catwalk within this elegant hotel's impressive Kuala Lumpur event space as tribute to Kee and his remarkable passion and unending dedication to fashion design.

An impeccable standout among 5-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur, the Renaissance was graced by models, beauty queens and celebrities attending the gala event, including Belinda Chee and Chris Tong, joint emcees. More than 40 models took to the 70-foot long runway, to showcase over 100 different new designs including cocktail dresses, cheongsams, Kee's "Recycle" Collection, chiffon and lace pieces, the "Transformation" Collection, fashion gowns, earth tone pieces, the Batik Collection, avant-garde designs and a men's suit collection. A special highlight was the appearance by the evening's youngest model, 10-month-old Ashton Wong, who accompanied his mother, super model Amber Chia in her arms.

This spectacular evening included an extravagant cocktail party and celebrity entertainment, where the Renaissance team of event managers and culinary staff delighted attendees with tantalizing food and refreshments. As home to award-winning restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel presented exceptional culinary flavours that made this event grand.

With unique ballroom features and seating for up to 2,000 persons, there was ample space for the luxurious party and the hotel's state-of-the-art services and lavish amenities helped transform the event into a magical tribute that included performances by singers Soo Wincci and Lee An.

Dazzling guests in the finale at the end of the evening was Benjamin Toong who stormed the runway in nine-inch heels and an elaborate black suit featuring a 10-foot long tail.

Kee, 35, has become an established name in the Malaysian bridal and couture fashion industry and will be introducing his new batik cheongsam collection at the Miss Chinese Cosmos International 2011 finals in Hong Kong in October and will make a debut appearance at the Islamic Fashion Festival 2011 at the end of the year.

About the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Standing majestically in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel boasts elegant accommodation, luxurious amenities and unsurpassed Renaissance service. A huge selection of impressive guest rooms and hotel suites are available including the trendy LifeStyle choices and the magnificent two-bedroom Royal Suite. In addition to the hotel's gracious and relaxing atmosphere, guests have access to the Mandara Spa, a luxury urban retreat among Kuala Lumpur spas offering an ideal destination for inspirational relaxation.

RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 140 properties in 28 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection - the ultra-modern Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel, the chic Renaissance New York Hotel 57 in Manhattan and the beautifully restored historic Eden Roc, a Renaissance Beach Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel in Chicago, the Shelbourne Dublin Renaissance and the Renaissance Hotel Beijing. To make reservations and for more information about Renaissance Hotels, visit Follow Renaissance on Twitter at

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