It is always a pleasant surprise to be invited to experience a relaxing weekend at one of the grandest, luxurious hotels in town. My recent stay at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur was a great escapade from my 24/7 hectic life.
Honestly, you don't have to travel far in order to enjoy a great holiday. Just book a nice room in one of the most prestigious hotels in town, spend your weekend there doing things that you really love -- be it reading books, swimming or pampering at the spa.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is conveniently located in the heart of Golden Triangle, where KLCC, Pavilion KL and Bukit Bintang are all within walking distance. There are just plenty of activities for city explorers around this area. And you can always travel further to visit the historical sites and discover local cultures in KL. Well, being a city girl myself, I have not really explored the entire KL, but am pretty sure there are tonnes of amazing stuff awaiting you out there.
Over the weekend in Grand Hyatt KL, all I did was spending most of my time inside the hotel, truly putting my mind at rest and doing "nothing" for the whole day. From the moment I step into the hotel, I realise there is complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in all guestrooms, social and events space, so don't worry about getting disconnected here.
Conference rooms, ballroom and lounge are located on the ground level, and interestingly we had to head up to the Sky Lobby at Level 38 to check-in. With KLCC at the backdrop of the hotel sky lobby, a sense of modernity and grandeur fill the space immediately.
I stayed in the Standard Room (lowest rate room among all the guestrooms and suites) but the overall experience is beyond "standard". I have not expected the room to be so huge!
The door opens to a spacious walkway leading into the main bedroom area, fully equipped with large LCD screen TV, glass workstation, sofa, and twin beds surrounded by the floor-to-ceiling window for us to enjoy the panoramic city view and maximized natural daylight.
The remaining of this spacious, 47 square meters of space is also contemporarily designed and very well-organized. It is sub-divided into several sections-- changing room / walk-in wardrobe, washroom, bathroom with shower and bathtub, mini bar with coffee-making facilities, and even a corner with makeup table and LED mirror.
I am totally in love with the bright LED magnifying mirror and wall mirror,
now my makeup is so on point!
Another exciting part is that the luxurious bathroom is LCG enclosed cube fitted with rain shower and marble bathtub. LCG (liquid crystal glass) technology simply means that you can turn the glass opaque (for greater privacy) in just a touch on the button.
The mini bar counter is also well-equipped with coffee-making facilities, mini fridge and a wide variety of beverages and snacks. The variety here is pretty good, and I can enjoy my afternoon tea break right in the room!
Plus, in-room dining is just a phone call away. I had a great time savouring the heavenly good cheesecake and refreshing berries from Thirty8 restaurant....on the bed! I mean, who doesn't love this perfectly comfortable moment when you get to have the entire room to yourself!
I forgot to take any picture at the pool, but it was an amazing free-form swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery, overlooking the skyscrapers in town. Whether you prefer dipping yourself in the cool water or lying on the lounge while enjoying some cocktails, I am sure it is a pretty good way to relax the mind and soul.
*Just chilling at the Sky Lobby Lounge*
Approaching evening, the sky lobby is probably the best place to chill here. Looking through the clear glass walls, it feels as if the appreciate the spectacular sight where the iconic skyscrapers light up the city.
Despite of getting used to sleep deprivation since entering the corporate world, I start to cherish every moment I get to rest and wake up to a splendid breakfast buffet spread at Thirty8. Yes, because having breakfast on the 38th floor is not something I do everyday :P
Honestly, the buffet spread totally blows my mind! Almost every corner is a live cooking station where the chef serves your food ala minute. And you can even place order using the card on your table, and have it delivered to your table in awhile (You don't need to queue in front of the counter!).
Western, Chinese, Arabian, Japanese varieties are aplenty here. On top of that, I am glad that they have gluten-free fresh bakes and a wholesome spread of fruits for the health conscious. It is really a filling breakfast and if you feel guilty, the fitness centre is open 24/7 for you!
1. Ultra spacious and well-maintained room amidst the grand, contemporary ambiance
2. Warm and charming Malaysian hospitality with full-fledged modern facilities in the hotel
3. Dynamic location where shopping malls and popular landmarks are within walking distance
4. Amazing food served at Thirty8, be it breakfast or dinner (Brownie point is given to the magnificent KLCC backdrop)
5. Outdoor free-form swimming pool with lush tropical greenery, spa and 24-hour fitness center to complete the rejuvenating stay