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Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia. The city’s modern skyline is dominated by the 451 metres tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The city has colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions which attracts thousands of visitors every year. Almost all the major hospitality brands have a presence in Kuala Lumpur and almost all of them are located near the famous Petronas Towers. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 5 star Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
10. Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur is situated in the city centre, just a 5-minute walk to KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers. The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Stylishly decorated, the luxurious 662 guest rooms and suites at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur have large windows with beautiful city views. The hotel’s 6 on-site restaurants serve a variety of Japanese, French, Cantonese, Western, local and international cuisines. Drinks are available at the Poolside Terrace and Arthur’s Bar and Grill. Afternoon tea is served at Lobby Lounge. Guests can relax by the outdoor swimming pool or work out in the hotel’s fitness centre. Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel’s full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy and reflexology.
Website: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
9. Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
Located in a vibrant district, Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur is directly linked to Bangsar LRT Station. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 71.2 km from Alila Bangsar. The hotel consists of 143 beautiful guest rooms and suites that feature interiors by Neri&Hu. Guests enjoy access to the Alila Living Room on every floor for complimentary refreshments. Botanica+Co serves up an all-day menu of international and Asian dishes, while Entier offers French cuisine helmed by a Japanese one-star Michelin chef. Refreshments and beverages can be enjoyed at the rooftop bar. Facilities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.
Website: Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
8. The St. Regis, Kuala Lumpur
The St. Regis, Kuala Lumpur has a convenient location of KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur. Kula Lumpur International Airport is a 57 kilometre drive from the hotel. The 208 guest rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering exceptional views of the Lake Gardens and the KL skyline. Inspired by the Astors, all rooms are thoughtfully detailed with subtle tributes such as saddle stitching, stirrup buckles and multi-faceted crystal cabinet knobs. Relax under the intimate setting of a 300-year-old Hinoki wood 16-seater counter and enjoy sushi using the best seasonal ingredients flown in from Japan at Taka. Experience USHI, the first and only restaurant that serves Ozaki Beef in Malaysia. The Brasserie is a restaurant reminiscent of a refined French café, serving fresh, seasonal ingredients with Mediterranean culinary traditions. A preferred KL Sentral meeting spot for lunch and cocktails, Astor Bar and Decanter offers more than 650 wines from around the world and features tastings in the private wine cellar. Crystal is a dual-level rooftop bar and lounge where you sip on memorable cocktails and Champagne in Kuala Lumpur. The Drawing Room, dominated by Botero’s horse sculpture, is a choice setting for our elegant St. Regis Afternoon Tea rituals. A swimming pool, a sauna and a fitness centre are present at the hotel. Iridium Spa has 11 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and facials.
Website: The St. Regis, Kuala Lumpur
7. Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is located between the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the lush gardens of Kuala Lumpur City Park. The hotel is approximately 45 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The hotel features 632 guest rooms and suites that offer city, park and Petronas Tower views. Guests can enjoy a range of cuisines from 10 award-winning restaurants. Local and international fare are served at Mosaic Restaurant, while authentic Cantonese food is offered at Lai Po Heen Chinese Restaurant. Classic international dishes, fine selection of meats and premium wines are available at Mandarin Grill. Facilities at the hotel include an infinity swimming pool, an indoor golf area, tennis courts and a fitness centre for guests to work out. The on-site spa has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.
Website: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
6. W Kuala Lumpur
Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, W Kuala Lumpur is 350 m to Dinosaurs Alive KL, Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC, while Aquaria KLCC is 900 m away. KL Tower and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur are 2 km from W Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 68 km from the property. The hotel offers 150 rooms and suites featuring vibrant decor and views of Petronas Twin Towers. The in-house restaurant, Yen specialises in authentic Cantonese cuisine, while Flock serves up a menu of Asian and international cuisine. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, FIT and a steam room. AWAY Spa has 5 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.
Website: W Kuala Lumpur
5. EQ Kuala Lumpur
EQ Kuala Lumpur is less than 1 kilometre away from Suria KLCC. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and Starhill Gallery. The nearest airport is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, 18 kilometres from EQ Kuala Lumpur. The hotel consists of 440 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites offering city or Tower view. Nipah offers the best of local, pan-Asian and Western cuisine, Kampachi is a Japanese restaurant and Bottega serves Mediterranean-inspired bites with an impressive wine list. Étoile Bistro serves grab-and-go selections, freshly baked pastries and breads, as well as homemade meals with a wide selection of ice-cold craft beer while Sabayon is located on the highest floor with stunning views of the Petronas Twin Towers and serves European food. Blue is a outdoor rooftop bar providing panoramic views of the city, spanning from the KL Tower to the Petronas Twin Towers. Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a shared lounge as well as a garden. Spa and wellness facilities including a hot tub and a sauna are at guests’ disposal during their stay at EQ Kuala Lumpur.
Website: EQ Kuala Lumpur
4. Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is located just next to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). It is a 10-minute drive from the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 68.6 kilometres away. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, views of the park and city can be enjoyed from the hotel’s 411 guest rooms and suites. Dine at the hotel’s signature restaurant, THIRTY8, which offers a selection of Chinese, Japanese and Western cuisines. JP teres features a cosy indoor dining area and a large outdoor terrace with an island bar surrounded by lush green landscape. A glasshouse by the swimming pool and features al fresco setting, Poolhouse offers all-day dining with serves local and international favourites. An outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, a business centre and fully equipped meeting rooms are available at the hotel. ESSA Spa has 11 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and detox wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.
Website: Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur
3. The RuMa Hotels and Residences, Kuala Lumpur
The RuMa Hotel and Residences is located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, a neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur, and is in the city centre and near a metro station. It is 700 m to Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC. The vibrant shopping district of Bukit Bintang is 1 km away, while Starhill Gallery is 1.4 km from the property. KL Tower and KL Upside Down House are within 2.2 km from The RuMa Hotel and Residences. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 66.7 km away. The hotel offers 253 rooms with deep soaking bathtubs and seating area and some of them offer stunning city views. The in-house restaurant, ATAS, serves up an authentic array of local Malaysian dishes as well as international fare. Breakfast is served every morning at the property. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.
2. Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Located just 280 m from KLCC Park, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations within Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. It is 280 m to Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC, while Avenue K is 500 m from the property. Lot 10 and Sungai Wang Plaza are 2 km away. The nearest airport is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, 30 km from Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The hotel offers 236 rooms and suites and some of them open up to views of the park. Traditional regional Chinese cuisine is served at Yun House, while guests are treated to live cooking of international dishes featured at Curate’s show kitchen. Decadent At Four Seasons Place and The Lounge At Four Seasons both offer light refreshments. Cocktails made with sustainable ingredients can be enjoyed at Bar Trigona. An outdoor pool and a children’s pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre. Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 8 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and facials.
Website: Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
1. Banyan Tree, Kuala Lumpur
Located just a 3-minute walk from Pavilion Shopping Mall, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations within the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur. It is 400 m from Aquaria KLCC, a 5-minute walk from Fahrenheit 88 and 800 m from The Weld. The property is close to popular attractions like Petronas Twin Towers, Berjaya Times Square and Suria KLCC. Suria KLCC is 1 km from Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, while Dinner in the Sky KL is a 15-minute walk away. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 55 km from the property. The hotel offers 55 rooms and suites with deep soaking bathtubs and certain rooms provide guests with Petronas Twin Towers view. Bake by Banyan Tree is a Artisanal homemade patisserie, Ebisu and Altitude offers fine wines, Afternoon Tea and Japanese delights and Vertigo is a bar serving a wide range of handcrafted drinks paired with snacks. Horizon Grill is the place where guests can enjoy cuts of meat and premium seafood in a Gatsby-esque venue, 58 floors above the city. The property has an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Banyan Tree Spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include body scrubs and body treatments.
Website: Banyan Tree, Kuala Lumpur
Featured image by Banyan Tree, Kuala Lumpur
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