We're well into the middle of the year and as previously reported, 2018 is the year Malaysia welcomes several new luxury hotels, with most of them due to open between Q2 and Q3. The next one to make its debut is none other than Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur on July 1.
Its location is everything. Strategically set in the heart of the city's Golden Triangle, it ticks a lot of boxes for all travellers (and locals) with different needs. With a pedestrian bridge linking it to Pavilion KL (the entrance to the bridge is next to Spao on Level 3), there's a whole lot of shopping to be done within the Bukit Bintang area. Head up to the reception area on the 53rd floor and you'll find yourself in an urban retreat amidst the busy city but that's not all. Whichever corner of the hotel you're standing at, the view is unparalleled.
Occupying the top seven floors of the Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion Kuala Lumpur building, the hotel only houses 55 exquisite rooms and suites. Most of them feature a bathtub next to the window with breathtaking views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower. The suites, on the other hand, come with a private relaxation pool.
Every room pulses with the refreshing scent of lemongrass but guests are welcomed to play around with Banyan Tree's signature aromatherapy essential oils, available as part of the in-room facilities, in all room categories. There's also a chromotherapy shower with seven colour options, each with its individual purpose.
We doubt anyone would want to leave the room during their stay but perhaps they would for the Banyan Tree Spa. Using a 'high-touch, low-tech' approach in their massage treatments, guests are guaranteed a truly unwinding experience. All four of the couples' spa suites boast a stunning view, be it from the treatment bed, the bathtub or the private relaxation lounge. Alternatively, there's also a 24-hour gym and an open-air pool (with a mini jacuzzi).
As for the F&B options, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur has the highest rooftop bar in the city. Aptly called Vertigo and located on the 59th floor, we'd say the bar will have the best front row seats to the fireworks show on New Year's Eve at KLCC Park. Just a floor below is their main restaurant, Horizon Grill, a seafood and grill restaurant with a New York-esque interior that's gleaming with marble and gold accents—and a real fire grill. It is also here where guests will have their breakfast (which we hear would be served ala carte-style accompanied by a cold buffet). For those looking for a quieter evening/afternoon, Altitude on the 53rd floor is their wine lounge cum afternoon tea spot. Last, but not least, Bake by Banyan Tree on the ground floor is a French-inspired bakery where you can order desserts, the fluffiest croissants (and other pastries), and coffee.
Unfortunately, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur doesn't have a ballroom but it does have three spacious and fully-equipped boardrooms for those looking to host intimate executive meetings or private engagements.
While the hotel will only open its doors on July 1, you're more than welcomed to book your stay already. The urban resort currently has an Opening Celebration Offer whereby the package is priced at RM828+ per night and includes daily breakfast for two, credits for a massage or spa treatment, two complimentary Sunset Mocktails at Vertigo and more.
For more info or to book your stay, visit Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur's website or call 03 2113 1888.