Hey, it’s almost the weekend and you have this dire need to get away from all the madness – even if it’s just for two precious days. You know what? You can!
Just waltz into one of these plush properties in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, and indulge in an unforgettably luxurious experience that will have you feeling like a million bucks!
TOP 5 LUXE STAYS IN KUALA LUMPUR
The St Regis Kuala Lumpur
The dazzling St Regis Kuala Lumpur, located opposite Sentral Station (within walking distance of the Lake Gardens and the wonderfully colourful ‘Little India’ aka Brickfields) attracts a cosmopolitan crowd comprising business travellers, holidaymakers and well-heeled locals.
All 208 rooms feature a palette of beige, teal and grey, with full-length windows. The marble bathrooms come fitted with concealed TVs and rainforest showers.
Attentive, eager-to-please staff, excellent restaurants and bars (five of it), a 24-hour fitness centre, a pretty rooftop pool and a spa offering a range of treatments, from Malaysian-inspired massage to reflexology and customised ESPA facials. What more does one need?
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The Majestic is Kuala Lumpur’s only heritage hotel, originally built in 1932; it underwent a seven-year renovation, subsequently re-opening in 2012. The hotel, which is right opposite the Old KL Railway Station, is charming as it is romantic with its old-colonial architecture and interiors reminiscent of a bygone era, whilst embracing the nuances of modern design.
Accommodation is housed in the Majestic Wing (47 luxurious suites with 24-hour butler service) and the Tower Wing (253 guestrooms and suites), separate buildings linked by a glass enclosed air-conditioned walkway.
Contango serves international buffets, while the charming Colonial Café serves traditional British dishes as well as local flavours.
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Situated right beside the Petronas Twin Towers – in the vicinity of malls, lush parks and historic buildings – the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur’s interiors ooze classic elegance, its lobby inviting with shiny marble flooring, grand columns and dazzling chandeliers.
Its ‘traditional-in-design’ rooms are decked out in warm amber tones and equipped with all the luxury trappings, including iPod docks.
Restaurants onsite include The Mandarin Grill and Lai Po Heen (offering a Cantonese menu), while those wanting to unwind with a tipple or two can swing by the Sultan Lounge.
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur is nestled between the Petronas Towers and the KL Tower. Boasting an ostentatious lobby complemented by high ceilings, grand staircases, shiny marble flooring and sparkling crystal chandeliers, the 662-room hotel appeals to both business travellers and eager tourists from all over the world.
The rooms, all with great city views, feature a traditionalist décor and fitted with high-end luxuries along with free Wi-Fi.
Lemon Garden Café offers international buffets and brunches, while Shang Palace serves first-class Cantonese cuisine. Lafite, meanwhile, entices with French cuisine with an evolutionary twist, matched with excellent wines and impeccable service.
If a tranquil, more personalised boutique-resort experience is what you seek, then Villa Samadhi is it. A perfect setting for romances, this small hotel with just 21 suites oozes charm and character with dark woods commanding the interiors, whilst exuding a wonderfully Balinese feel thanks to the thatched roof and lanterns surrounded by a pleasing foliage. It also has a lagoon-shaped swimming pool, restaurant and chic rooftop bar for guests.
The rooms feature vaulted wooden ceilings, large beds and private terraces with whirlpool tubs, and come with free Wi-Fi.
The hotel’s sole restaurant Mandi-Mandi, where breakfast is served, offers a tantalising menu and is open for lunch and dinner.