Life’s little pleasures are gradually returning with each passing day and hotels across the country are re-opening their doors just in time to offer a much needed escape. If you’re looking for a grand retreat in the city to pamper and spoil yourself, we’ve got some of the finest suites in town to recommend.
1. Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Go all out and with either the Royal or Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. The expansive 440-square-metre royal suite (RM33,000 per night) has three luxuriously appointed bedrooms decked with fabrics sourced from around the globe, en-suite designer bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and exquisite Malaysian artworks. There’s even a private office and lounge, where a mixologist can craft bespoke cocktails from a handcrafted Italian marble bar as guests bask in views of the Petronas Twin Towers on request. If one prefers cosier quarters, the 320-square-metre two-bedroom presidential suite (RM27,000 per night) can provide that intimate retreat. The presidential suite comes with its own living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and butler service to ensure that life’s greatest pleasures are only a call away.
2. Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Live like a modern day Napoleon at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara’s Imperial Suite (RM9488+ per night), featuring over 123-square-metres of sophisticated modern-classic French design. Admire views of the city centre and twin towers from the suite, which comes equipped with a separate master bedroom and dining area, it’s own working area, dual vanity areas, a luxurious bathroom stocked with Hermès products and access to the hotel’s executive lounge – Club Millésime. The hotel’s close proximity to Damansara Heights and Bangsar means that some of the neighbourhoods’ best restaurants and night spots are mere minutes away.
3. The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Embracing the charms of Malaysia’s rich colonial past, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is one of the city’s most unique properties. After having lovingly restored the original historic hotel building, of which the now Majestic Wing portion of the hotel resides, the Majestic Suite now stands as the epitome of yesteryear’s luxuries. The suite comes with a 24-hour butler service who will tend to your every need as you bask in a lavishly appointed 100-square-metre living space complete with living area, dining area, master bedroom, guest powder room and bathroom decked in distinctly colonial decor with an art deco twist.
Situated on the two highest floors of the 52-storey EQ hotel is the 235-square-metre Presidential Suite (RM28,000 per night), boasting a dedicated private lift, an open floor concept with floor to ceiling windows, and a team of butlers at your disposal. Across this opulent space are optional four adjoining bedrooms, with the option to convert either to a private spa suite or office, a spacious living area, an upper balcony library, and a black marble-tiled bathroom equipped with an oversized bathtub mounted next to a window with a full view of the iconic KL Tower.
5. Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur’s Presidential Suite (RM25,000+ per night) provides a snug downtown getaway for a family of two adults and one child across a 182-square-metres on the 18th floor. Living quarters feature a contemporary and clean design with a view of KLCC park, the fountain and the Twin Towers. A full marble bathroom provides an area to refresh for journeying around town, while optional babysitting services are also available should you like to have a romantic dinner in or out of the hotel.
6. The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
Located in the bustling Bukit Bintang area, The Ritz-Carlton Suite (RM10,500) uses an elegant contemporary design to seamlessly blend work and relaxation areas across 250 square metres. Touches the likes of pocket doors, mirror finishes and dark wood hems add elegance to the suite’s spaces. A stay The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur wouldn’t be complete without its legendary 24-hour butter service to tend to your needs as your make use of the suite’s bedroom with its en-suite full marble bathroom, recently redesigned workstation, powder room, living room and dining area.
7. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
The 340-square-metre Presidential Suite (RM32,560 per night) at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur has everything you need for an extravagant retreat – floor to ceiling windows accentuating the view of the Twin Towers, a generously-sized living and dining area, a kitchenette with a bar counter, a study room with an attached bathroom replete with a whirlpool bath, and a comfortable master bedroom. There’s also a on-call butler to sweeten the experience, making it easier to host business or personal functions.