Shanghai spreads understated elegance to Kuala Lumpur via the RuMa Hotel | RobbReport Malaysia

Shanghai spreads understated elegance to Kuala Lumpur via the RuMa Hotel

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  • The RuMa Hotel and Residences is inspired by the rich and colourful history of Malaysia. So it isn’t apparent that this luxe property in the heart of golden triangle was spearheaded by Chinese hoteliers, Urban Resort Concepts. The hotel’s 253 guest rooms and suites feature handcrafted and artisanal furniture against the backdrop of the city’s iconic Twin Towers. But query attentive staff about why The RuMa exists and their answers reveal core objectives that are decidedly oriental: to express intuitiveness and generosity.

    An experience at this establishment includes complimentary access to a fully stocked mini bar, breakfast anywhere in the hotel, 24-hour state of the art gym and UR SPA for stylish, genderless treatments to revitalise tired souls. But no stay is complete without a visit to modern Malaysian eatery, ATAS. The hotel’s flagship restaurant highlights the freshest local produce and heirloom ingredients. Led by executive chef, Tyson Gee, diners both local and foreign are promised a new appreciation for local provenance.

    Presently The RuMa has a special package for visitors: book 30 days in advance to receive 30 percent discount off seasonal rates, book 14 days in advance and get 20 percent off, or call ahead by one week, and get 10 percent off your room. The current walk-in rate is RM848++ and subject to change at the hotel’s discretion. For more, please call +60 3 2778 0888 or visit The RuMa. Alternatively, you may email

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