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Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, W Kuala Lumpur & RuMa

In Malaysia’s capital, you can have it all

There is a new trend in Malaysia’s capital to take everything to the extreme––views, pampering, sophistication and even the idea of home. With so many openings around town, we’ve got you covered with the latest jaw-droppers as well as up-and-comers you’ll want to book now for year-end openings.

Privilege meets pinnacle living in Kuala Lumpur at the crossroads where haute cuisine and haute couture meet old world charm and urban sophistication.

Yes, you can have it all at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur by indulging in five-star dining, with stunning views of the skyline’s architectural wonders.

Bar Trigona Mixologist in action edited

A 65-floor elegant tower stretches to the sky with ceiling-to-floor windows framing breathtaking views of KLCC park and fountains from the Club Premier Parkview Room. Indulge in stylish Chinese cuisine at Yun House and begin the evening with locally-sourced ingredients by enjoying cocktails at Bar Trigona served up with stunning city vistas. fourseasons.com/kualalumpur

Discover another view of the city at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur which overlooks the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Menara in the heart of the Golden Triangle. This luxurious sanctuary, named after the sacred tree, just opened with 55 gloriously sophisticated suites and rooms giving guests stunning views of the city. Enjoy the sights at Vertigo, the rooftop bar, and Horizon Grill. After a day of touring, indulge in a bit of Malaysian bliss at the Banyan Tree Spa. banyantree.com/en/malaysia/kuala-lumpur

Yun House Chinese Restaurant edited

Yun House Chinese Restaurant edited

Slated to open in late summer or early fall, W Kuala Lumpur is looking to boost your lust for life with a disruptive slice of heaven ready to blow up Instagram feeds. The renegade vibe of this iconic brand’s first foray into Malaysia focuses on playing hard. 150 trendy guest rooms will reflect modern interiors with state-of-the-art entertainment systems.

Be your own mixologist at the Wet® Deck with tempting concoctions travelling companions will love. 18 opulent WOW suites won’t just wow your friends but might be what you deserve, complete with sleep essentials and bath amenities. End the day at YEN Chinese Restaurant featuring modern twists on traditional favourites or enjoy FLOCK, an energetic hub of all-day dining, featuring impressive kitchen performances.

Banyan Tree KL Sanctuary Suite

Banyan Tree KL Sanctuary Suite

When it’s time to take it down a notch and seek refuge from the city, retreat to RuMa’s sleek, distinctly Malaysian contemporary interiors; so elegant in their simplicity and design that you can’t help but leave your cares behind. Opening late 2018 in the heart of the KLCC, the Pavillion and the Suria KLCC are both a mere ten-minute stroll away.

RuMa reflects a colonial feel with a twist offering bedrooms that open into the bathrooms, flooding spaces with natural light while creating spacious, intimate environments. Hand-picked one-of-a-kind design elements add to the contemporary take on the culture of Malaysia. The forty-storey hotel will house 199 serviced residences and 253 hotel suites. ◼

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© This article was first published in Aug-Sept 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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