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Celebrating the Year of the Water Rabbit at The RuMa Hotel and Residences

This Lunar New Year, usher in auspicious beginnings for the Year of the Water Rabbit at The RuMa Hotel and Residences. Steeped in the vibrant cultural heritage of Malaysia, The RuMa Hotel and Residences reimagines classics for a novel take on age-old traditions this spring festival: from a one-of-a-kind afternoon tea experience with ice-cream pairings by their in-house ice-cream master, a craft gin battle, specially crafted cookies, and an enticing room offer to ensure you start the year on the right foot.



Spring Afternoon Tea at The LIBRARI

13 January – 31 March 2023


This Lunar New Year, reunite with family and friends while ensconced in The LIBRARI’s beautifully appointed environs, where elements of our city's colours and flavours are thoughtfully incorporated into both its menu and design—the perfect place to reflect on the traditions and sentiments of the season. Unlike other hotel libraries, The LIBRARI does not only contain books about architecture, design, fashion and Malaysia, but also an array of vintage magazines and books sourced from flea markets and antique stores in the city, providing a small vignette of the history and tastes of the region.


In celebration of the Lunar New Year, The LIBRARI’s Spring Afternoon Tea takes traditional fare to new heights with a heavenly ice-cream pairing specially devised by their very own in-house icecream master. This never-before-seen concept is the perfect way to indulge the palate while beating the heat. The Spring Afternoon Tea is served tapas style, with each dish creatively paired with artfully prepared ice-creams served from an elegant trolley. Sample both savoury and sweet ice-cream flavours such as Truffle and Béarnaise Ice-Cream or Rhubarb and Mascarpone Ice-Cream matched beautifully with accompanying treats.


The Spring Afternoon Tea at The LIBRARI also comes with a complimentary bottle of Kronenbourg 1664 ROSÉ beer. This unique culinary experience will be available daily from 2:00PM to 5:00PM and is priced at MYR 158 nett per person or MYR 298 nett for two people. For reservations and inquiries, please contact +603 2778 0751 or email librari@theruma.com.


Shanghainese Peddlers Gin

10 January – 28 February 2023


In conjunction with the Lunar New Year, The RuMa introduces Peddlers Gin Company—an awardwinning craft gin maker from Shanghai. Peddlers is inspired by the Shanghai underground, and is China's first craft gin. It boasts diversity in its ingredients, infused with notes of Sichuan pepper, Buddha's hand, lotus flower, Xinjiang almonds, Guangdong liquorice, Chinese cassia and coriander seeds. Each of these organic botanicals has been foraged from unique locations across China to bring to life a hand-crafted spirit, telling a sensorial story of the diversity of flora and fauna found in the East—an homage to China's rich culinary history.


Three varieties of Peddlers will be offered at SEVEN Lobby Bar: Craft Gin, Salted Plum Gin & Barrel Aged Gin. To celebrate its launch, there will be a battle between two house favourites: their best-selling Malaysian-made Ginfused Asam Boi versus Peddlers Salted Plum—a Chinese take on sloe gin infused with salted plum, mulberry, orange peel and osmanthus, aged in Oloroso sherry barrels. The battle package of both gins will leave guests to determine the ultimate winner between these two unique spirits. This gin flight is priced at MYR100 nett. For reservations and inquiries, please contact +603 2778 0751 or email seven@theruma.com.


Lunar Takeaway Cookies

Cookies are an important element of Lunar New Year celebrations and here at The RuMa Hotel and Residences, we uphold these traditions with a delectable array of favourites, from Pineapple tarts 旺 to symbolise wealth; Peanut Butter Cookies 升 which symbolises elevation to new heights; Sable 糖 symbolising sweet and loving relationships; and Linzer Raspberry 红 which signifies luck, joy and happiness. These auspicious cookies are priced at MYR128 per box. For orders and inquiries, please contact their In-Room Dining team via +60327780745 or email IRD@theruma.com.


The Golden Red

Book Dates from January 6 – February 4, 2023

Stay Dates from January 20 – February 5, 2023



Spend quality time with your loved ones this Lunar New Year in the comfort and luxury of The RuMa Hotel and Residences. For a limited time, book your stay from MYR 820+ per night from 20th January to 5th February 2023 and enjoy generous benefits such as daily breakfast at ATAS, exclusive F&B credits worth MYR 200, and complimentary access to a fully-stocked minibar with The RuMa Hotel and Residences 7 Jalan Kia Peng 50450 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia free replenishments, only applicable for a minimum of a two-night stay. For reservations, please call +60 3 2778 0888 or email reservations@theruma.com Terms and conditions apply.



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