Venue of the Conference

The 11th ICSR Conference will be held in Putrajaya at The DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside.

PUTRAJAYA: A CONFERENCE OASIS

Welcome to the vibrant and strategic destination of Putrajaya, where your conference experience extends beyond the meeting rooms. Nestled in the heart of Malaysia, Putrajaya offers a unique blend of modernity and natural beauty, providing an inspiring backdrop for your professional endeavours. Putrajaya stands out with its stunning lakeside setting, lush greenery, and contemporary urban planning. Known as the administrative capital of Malaysia, this city boasts iconic architecture, picturesque landscapes, and a tranquil ambience that fosters focus and productivity.

Putrajaya Highlights:

Architectural Marvels: As the administrative capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya showcases remarkable contemporary architecture. The cityscape is embellished with notable structures, such as the rose-coloured granite Putra Mosque, featuring a distinctive pink dome. The Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, also known as the Iron Mosque, incorporates architectural wire mesh imported from Germany and China, mirroring its construction at prestigious locations like the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. The 3-tiered Putra Bridge, inspired by Iranian architecture, boasts four minaret-type piers that overlook the artificial Putrajaya Lake. Additionally, the Perdana Putra complements this architectural marvel, offering conference attendees a unique fusion of business and beauty.

Lakeside Serenity: The picturesque lakeside setting of Putrajaya adds a touch of tranquillity to your conference experience. Delegates can enjoy the calming views and refreshing ambience, creating an environment conducive to focus and productivity.

Gardens and Parks: Putrajaya is renowned for its beautifully landscaped gardens and parks. A visit to the Taman Botani Putrajaya or the Millennium Monument Park provides conference participants with opportunities for leisurely strolls and networking in a relaxed setting.

Accessibility: Putrajaya’s strategic location ensures easy access for conference attendees. The well-connected transportation infrastructure makes travelling to and from the venue a seamless experience.

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Putrajaya:

  • KLIA Express Train: This high-speed bullet train whisks participants from KLIA to Putrajaya Sentral in 28 minutes, making it the fastest and most convenient choice. Trains depart every 20 minutes, ensuring quick and consistent connections.
  • MRT Putrajaya Line & KLIA Transit: This two-train combo offers a budget-friendly alternative. Take the MRT Putrajaya Line from KLIA Transit to Putrajaya & Cyberjaya station, then switch to the KLIA Transit for a direct ride to Putrajaya. While slightly longer than the KLIA Express (around 45 minutes), it’s still comfortable and efficient.
  • Taxi: Taxis are readily available at KLIA, offering a comfortable and personalized option. Expect a journey time of not more than 30 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Grab & Other Ride-hailing Apps: Download popular apps like Grab to book convenient on-demand e-hailing services. This option offers flexibility and can be cost-effective depending on the number of passengers and traffic conditions.

For more information on Putrajaya, visit https://www.ppj.gov.my/en/second-menu/pelancongan-putrajaya, and for more information about Malaysia, visit https://www.malaysia.travel/

KUALA LUMPUR: WHERE AMBITION TOUCHES THE CLOUDS

As part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive and enriching conference, we invite participants to join us for a half-day tour of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s dynamic capital city. The tour includes visiting the iconic Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), where you’ll be captivated by the majestic PETRONAS Twin Towers.

The PETRONAS Twin Towers are a testament to architectural brilliance and modern ingenuity. These twin spires, soaring to a height of 451.9 meters, held the title of the world’s tallest tower until 2004 and remain a global architectural marvel. Designed by the renowned Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, the towers boast a postmodern architectural style that seamlessly blends Islamic motifs with contemporary design elements. The gleaming steel and glass façade and the towers’ Islamic geometric patterns create a stunning visual spectacle reflecting Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage and forward-looking aspirations. The towers are connected by a sky-bridge at levels 41 and 42, providing structural support and an awe-inspiring view of the city. The innovative design incorporates a tube-in-tube structure, enhancing the towers’ stability and flexibility.

This tour will also embark on a journey to the sky by ascending to the observation deck on the 86th floor. The panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur from this vantage point are truly magnificent, offering a unique perspective of the city’s vibrant energy and architectural diversity. Marvel at the stunning architecture and enjoy city skyline views from the observation deck. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of KLCC, a hub of business, shopping, and entertainment. Whether admired from afar or experienced up close, the PETRONAS Twin Towers are a must-see destination for anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur. By combining the serene charm of Putrajaya with the dynamic allure of Kuala Lumpur, your conference experience transcends the venue’s boundaries, offering a holistic blend of business, culture, and leisure.

For more information on PETRONAS Twin Tower, visit https://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PUTRAJAYA LAKESIDE

The DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside is situated on the banks of Putrajaya Lake. The hotel boasts breathtaking views and easy access to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, just a 30-minute drive away, making it convenient for international delegates. The hotel’s landscaped gardens and proximity to the lake provide conference attendees with a refreshing and rejuvenating environment.

ICSR attendees can choose from various spacious and well-designed guest rooms and suites, many with balconies overlooking the lake. After engaging in discussions and networking, ICSR attendees can unwind and relax at the hotel’s numerous leisure facilities. Take a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the lake, indulge in a pampering treatment at the spa, or explore the surrounding area by bike or boat. The hotel also offers a variety of restaurants serving delicious local and international cuisine, providing ample opportunities to socialize and network with fellow attendees.

We believe the DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside is the ideal venue for ICSR 2024. Its comfortable accommodations, state-of-the-art facilities, commitment to sustainability, and convenient location will provide a comfortable and productive environment for participants to engage in meaningful discussions and collaborate on finding local solutions to global challenges.

Whether arriving from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Putrajaya Sentral station, or just across town, reaching DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside is a breeze with various convenient and safe transportation
options. Here’s a rundown to help you plan your smooth arrival:

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA):

  • KLIA Express Train: This high-speed train whisks you to Putrajaya Sentral in just 28 minutes. It is the fastest and most hassle-free option. Trains depart every 20 minutes, ensuring consistent connections.
  • Taxi: Taxis are readily available at KLIA, offering a comfortable and personalized journey to the hotel. Depending on traffic, expect a travel time of not more than 30 minutes.
  • Grab & Other Ride-hailing Apps: Consider popular apps like Grab form on-demand taxi services. This option offers flexibility and can be cost-effective depending on the number of passengers and traffic conditions.

From Putrajaya Sentral:

  • Nadiputra Bus System: Public buses with designated stops at the DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside are a budget-friendly alternative. Look for routes serving Precinct 5.
  • Taxi: Taxi are readily available outside the station for a convenient ride to the hotel.
  • Grab & Other Ride-hailing Apps: Apps like Grab offer quick and easy on-demand taxi services directly to your doorstep.

Additional Options:

  • Rental Car: Renting a car offers flexibility and independence, especially if you plan on exploring surrounding areas.
  • Limousine Service: For a touch of luxury, pre-book a limousine service for a smooth and comfortable arrival.

Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable Arrival:

  • Download your preferred ride-hailing app and ensure you have an internet connection before
    arriving.
  • Familiarize yourself with local currency (Ringgit Malaysia) and have some for taxis or smaller purchases.
  • Book airport transfers or limousines in advance, especially during peak seasons.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and belongings, especially in crowded areas.
  • If unsure about anything, don’t hesitate to ask hotel staff or local authorities for assistance.

To learn more about the DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside, please
visit the hotel’s website:
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/kulprdi-doubletree-putrajaya-lakeside/. For booking inquiries, please contact the hotel directly. We are
confident that your stay at the hotel will be both enjoyable and productive.

OTHER ACCOMMODATION SURROUNDING THE CONFERENCE VENUE

While DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside offers state-of-the-art comfort, finding the perfect accommodation in Putrajaya is like choosing your travel adventure! So, if you’re seeking variety or a budget-friendly stay, explore these exciting options near the conference venue:

Upscale Elegance:

  • Dorsett Putrajaya (Distance: 2.7 km): Sleek rooms, rooftop infinity pool with city views, and direct access to Putrajaya Sentral for seamless travel.
  • Le Méridien Putrajaya (Distance: 2.2 km): Modern French elegance with stunning Putrajaya views, a rooftop pool, and spa, offering a touch of luxury near the conference venue.

Boutique Charm:

  • MOHO Suites (Distance: 1.2 km): Contemporary design meets personalized service in studio apartments and one-bedroom suites, ideal for independent travellers or longer stays.
  • Citadines DPulze Cyberjaya (Distance: 5.7 km): Serviced apartments with well-equipped kitchens, a gym, and a pool, offering comfort and flexibility for groups or families.

Modern Comfort:

  • Everly Putrajaya (Distance: 2.6 km): Laid-back atmosphere, relaxed rooms, restaurant, and outdoor pool, providing a welcoming oasis after conference sessions.
  • Pulse Grande Hotel (Distance: 2.1 km): Stylish and spacious rooms, a rooftop pool, and excellent city views, offering a vibrant ambience in a central location.
  • Zenith Hotel Putrajaya (Distance: 1.6 km): Upmarket hotel with a rooftop pool and bar, spa, and two restaurants, ideal for those seeking a touch of sophistication.

Budget-Friendly Options:

  • Dash Box Hotel Cyberjaya (Distance: 5.7 km): This trendy capsule hotel has affordable pods and shared lounge spaces perfect for young travellers or budget-conscious participants.
  • Park Inn by Radisson Putrajaya Hotel (Distance: 3.5 km): Comfortable rooms, a rooftop pool, and a restaurant, offering value for money near the city centre.
  • Palm Garden Hotel, Putrajaya, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel (Distance: 1.3 km): A blend of modern style and local heritage, featuring vibrant rooms, a pool, and easy access to IOI City Mall for shopping and dining.

Experience Local Living:

  • Airbnb: Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle with diverse apartment, homestay, and even houseboat options at competitive prices. Choose from convenient locations near the conference venue or charming waterfront retreats.

Beyond Putrajaya:

  • Cyberview Resort & Spa (Distance: 8.5 km): Escape the city bustle with this serene resort amidst greenery, offering spacious rooms, spa treatments, and outdoor activities.
  • Putrajaya Marriott Hotel (Distance: 5.8 km): This sophisticated hotel with spacious rooms, a pool, and an executive lounge is ideal for business travellers seeking comfort and convenience.
  • Mercure Living Putrajaya (Distance: 6.6 km): Serviced apartments with well-equipped kitchens and a pool, perfect for families or longer stays requiring extra space.

Travelling Tips:

  • Distance: The distances mentioned are approximate from the DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside. Consider transportation options and travel time when choosing your accommodation.
  • Book in advance: Popular stays fill up quickly, especially during peak season and conferences. Secure your room early for peace of mind.
  • Research amenities: Each hotel caters to different needs. Prioritize essential amenities like Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, or breakfast based on your requirements.
  • Explore public transportation: Putrajaya boasts a convenient public transport system connecting hotels and the conference venue. Consider it for a budget-friendly travel option.

With such diverse accommodation options in Putrajaya, finding the perfect home away from home is part of the exciting adventure. Whether you seek luxury, convenience, or local charm, the city caters to every preference and budget. So, explore your options, choose your haven, and prepare for a memorable conference experience in Putrajaya!