Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, for those who were unaware, was a hotel that closed down two years ago. But that is set to change on July 15, when the Ministry of Federal Territories and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) will collaborate to convert the 40-story building into a welfare hotel that will also serve as a transit home for people in need.
The hotel closed its doors in 2019 owing to problems with its facilities, as well as other issues such as costs and operational factors. It is expected that the new initiative would bring fresh life to the hotel.
By offering up 300 hotel rooms to people, it will be set up and renamed Rumah Prihatin @ Grand Seasons Kuala Lumpur. This will assist to alleviate the suffering of those who have been severely impacted by the pandemic, and it will be handled by a group of non-governmental organisations (NGO).
People in need would be able to have a roof over their heads, pay a minimal amount of whatever they can afford, and be provided food as a result of this new initiative. Rumah Prihatin @ Grand Seasons will supply 1,000 meal packets each day as part of the Dapur Prihatin component.
Aside from the Dapur Prihatin, there are five other components: Bilik Penginapan Prihatin, Pusat Gerakkan, Khidmat Kesihatan Mental Prihatin, and Khidmat Vaksinasi Prihatin. These five primary components are consistent with the Wilayah Cakna and Wilayah Prihatin concepts, which strive to be more proactive in terms of assisting the rakyat.
Tan Sri Annuar Musa, Minister of Federal Territories, stated that they are also evaluating whether any of the 300 rooms may be utilised as quarantine centres for low-risk COVID-19 cases.
Furthermore, Rumah Prihatin @ Grand Seasons Kuala Lumpur will offer mental health services as well as vaccinations through the MyMedic @ Wilayah Mobile Vaccination Truck.
“It is a platform to bring together, coordinate and treat those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic implemented jointly with the support of volunteers, associations, corporate organizations and NGOs,” he told a press conference here today.
To recap the five main components are:
– Provides 1000 free food packs a day.
– The poor, homeless and front line workers, travelers and the indigent.
Bilik Penginapan Prihatin
– The concept of making minimum payment that is affordable (BSM).
– Travelers, students, nomads and individuals who are required to undergo quarantine and are incapable.
Khidmat Kesihatan Mental Prihatin
– Counseling services to individuals who need personal emotional support and maintaining personal confidentiality.
Pusat Gerakan Jejak Prihatan — One Stop Centre
– Resolution of people’s complaints.
– Volunteer community services by PriVo, MPP and NGOs.
Khidmat Vaksinasi Prihatin
– The disabled, homeless who need special assistance, traders, hawkers and homeless.