Carcosa Seri Negara

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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A historical heritage mansion, the Carcosa Seri Negara claims a hilltop setting among more than 16 hectares of garden and lawns in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia. The history of Carcosa Seri Negara is integral to the development and history of Malaysia. In 1895, four Malay states were governed by hereditary Sultans, with the help of British advisors. Sir Frank Swettenham, then the British advisor to the Sultan of Perak, suggested that the four states form a single Federation. His suggestion was accepted by the Sultans and the British Foreign Office. Sir Frank himself was appointed the first Resident-General of the Federated Malay States. Kuala Lumpur then was a simple village inhabited mainly by Chinese tin miners. But Sir Frank had loved the site ever since 1888, when he visited a jungle area on the western outskirts. Feeling that the town needed a public area, he supervised the damming of a stream on that jungle site. The stream became a lake and the jungle became what is today the Lake Gardens. In 1896, Sir Frank started constructing his official residence above the Lake Gardens. This was Carcosa, probably a stylization of the Italian cara cosa or dear place. In 1904, Sir Frank moved to Carcosa, at the same time finishing a building called Kings House on an adjacent hillside. Kings House, today Seri Negara which means beautiful country, was to house the Governor of the Straits Settlements as well as other illustrious guests of the Malay Federation. From 1904 until the 1941 Japanese invasion of Malaysia, Carcosa was the official residence of the highest British representative to the Malay States. The titles have varied over the years Resident General became Chief Secretary, which became British Resident, Selangor State, but Carcosa always remained the house on the hill. Receptions, formal balls and holidays were always celebrated here. When guests arrived, they were housed at the Kings House.

Free Parking, Outdoor Parking, Wheel Chair Access, Family Plan, Babysitting/Child Services, Concierge Desk, Wedding Services, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Coffee Maker in Room, Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, 24 Hour Front Desk, 220 AC, Air Conditioned, Hairdryers Available, Ironing Board, No Smoking Rooms/Facilities, Private Bathroom, Security, Toilet, Coffee Shop, Restaurant, 24 Hour Security, Doctor on Call, Maid Service, Laundry/Valet Services, Multilingual, Internet Access Complimentary, High speed internet access, Wireless Internet Access, Bath Tub, Internet Access, Iron, Jacuzzi, King Bed, Mini Bar, Safe, Shower, DVD Player, Satellite TV, Terrace, Queen Bed, FAX, Telephone, On the Lake, Smoke Detectors.

  • Grand Suite Makmur Makmur is prosperity, part of Pahang States name. The largest Seri Negara suite with two panoramic views. Direct access to Jerai dining suite and veranda. Separate living room and dining table for four persons, large bedroom with adjoining lounge area.
  • Seri Iman Iman means faith, describing the conservative east coast state of Terengganu. The suite features king-size bed, lounge area, dressing area leading to the bathroom and small veranda. Every suite comes with complimentary breakfast
  • Seri Kinabalu Kinabalu is the highest mountain of Borneo. The suite is furnished with two queen-size beds, separate living room and spacious wrap-around veranda. Every suite comes with complimentary breakfast, personalized butler service, complimentary coffee and tea
  • Seri Naim Named as the beautiful blessing of Kelantan State. The suite offers king-size bed, lounge area, dressing area leading to the bathroom and small veranda. Every suite comes with complimentary breakfast, personalized butler service, complimentary coffee
  • Seri Sarawak Named after the largest state in Malaysia which located at Borneo island next to Sabah. Every suite comes with complimentary breakfast, personalized butler service, complimentary coffee and tea in the suite, daily fresh fruits and home made bakery
  • Seri Takzim
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