The vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur is one of the most decadent cities in the whole of Asia and boasts shopping malls packed with designer goods, award winning restaurants and a whole host of other impressive attractions. The capital of Malaysia also features a large number of luxury hotels that are ideal places to stay for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Here is a selection of the leading luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur that have the TLE seal of approval.
Shangri La KL
Set in the very heart of the city, the Shangri La Kuala Lumpur provides guests with a luxurious retreat. The hotels’ décor boasts tones of gold, black and silver and every surface is polished so that it gleams. The main lobby is extremely impressive as it is set with a wide staircase and plenty of nooks where guests can unwind. There are 662 rooms in the hotel that fall into ten different types of rooms and suites for guests to choose from, ranging from the deluxe to the extremely spacious royal suite that offers stunning panoramic city views. The hotel is especially celebrated for its huge outdoor swimming pool, which boasts views of the Menara Tower, while guests are also treated to a modern spa. Lovers of fine dining are sure to be in their element as there are eight different excellent restaurants to choose from on the site including the Lemon Garden, which features a huge buffet including an impressive seafood section.
Comprising of 65 storeys and providing guests with views of the Petronas Towers, the Four Seasons perfectly combines style with convenience. The crisp white furnishings of each of the 209 guest rooms are teamed with light blue walls and textured wallpaper to provide a very light and airy look that creates the illusion of extra space. Guests can take in views of the city from the infinity pool that is set on the seventh floor, while this floor also boasts a large and fully loaded gym and spa. Lovers of authentic Cantonese cuisine will want to make sure that they reserve a table at the hotel’s celebrated Yun House restaurant, while a blend of Chinese, Malay and Indian dishes are served in the Curate restaurant.
W Kuala Lumpur
Offering guests easy access to KLCC Park and Suria KLCC shopping mall, w Kuala Lumpur boasts a fun and friendly use of colours and style to make guests from all walks of life feel right at home. From bamboo chandeliers to warm LED lighting, the hotel has plenty of character while also offering pure luxury in terms of the spacious guest rooms and sumptuous furnishings. Each room features a well stocked mini bar and a LED lighted cabinet containing tea and coffee-making facilities and wine glasses, while the en suite bathrooms come with large bathtubs and powerful showers. Whether guests are travelling for business or pleasure they are sure to love unwinding in the on site spa, which comes complete with a sauna, while the swimming pool boasts uninterrupted views of the iconic Petronas Towers and sipping a cocktail beside the pool is the perfect way to get the evening started before indulging in a meal in one of the on site restaurants.
Set at on the top seven floors of a towering skyscraper, the Banyan Tree is a sleek and modern space that can be found in the very centre of the Malaysian capital. Clean lines and bright surfaces are enlivened with plenty of splashes of colour to appeal to those who are young at heart. There are just 55 rooms for guests to choose from, which helps to add to the feeling of opulence, and being attached to Pavilion mall you are two minutes from shopping heaven!
Fully embracing the luxury and style of the Colonial era, the Mandarin Oriental is set in the shadow of the Petronas Towers and is sure to dazzle with its stunning marble floored lobby. Guests should make sure they secure one of the spacious rooms that overlook the Petronas Towers so that they can recline in their goose down bed and gaze out at the city. The rooftop swimming pool is lined with palm trees to create a real city oasis, while those who want to get back into the swing of things will love the indoor golf centre.
St Regis KL
Conveniently located right next to KL Central train station, St Regis KL reflects the luxury and style of the 20th-century New York Art Deco theme. This includes wide spaces set with gleaming marble, lavish chandeliers and subtle yet evocative murals. Guests are treated to a personal 24 hour butler service and impressive picture windows that provide plenty of light as well as unblocked views of the city centre’s iconic attractions. Guests who book one of the couple’s suites will also be treated to their very own hot tub and sauna for optimum luxury.