Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is an all-encompassing city resort that overflows with locally-inspired design, guestrooms poised above the skyline and a raft of amenities including fantastic drinking and dining dens. Also starring views of the nearby Petronas Twin Towers, it’s no exaggeration to say that this Kuala Lumpur hotel has it all.
Ensconced in what feels like its own world, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is vast: 30 floors of pure decadence spanning over 600 guestrooms, ten bars and restaurants, a wellness centre, tennis courts and even an indoor golf simulator. There’s so much here, you almost forget about the world outside; but uninterrupted views of the city’s famous Petronas Towers remind you that this is the heart of Kuala Lumpur, with many of its highlights at your fingertips. Step out from the hotel directly into the adjacent City Centre Park – also providing the Mandarin Oriental with a gorgeous backdrop – or make for the shopping malls, prominent museums and temples found within the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur.
Between these forays, surrender to the serene ambience of the Mandarin Oriental’s spa, or hit the gym for a workout. There are also tennis courts here, an indoor golf simulator so you can practise your swing, fitness classes like Pilates, as well as a sauna, steam room and hot tub to soothe any hard-worked muscles. Downtime is bound to be spent at the outdoor pool: a large, lagoon-like expanse overlooking the lush City Park and skyscrapers beyond, with plenty of sunbeds or cabanas to choose from, a kids pool and open-air bar serving refreshing libations.
When it comes to drinking and dining, the Mandarin Oriental excels – it feels entirely at home in Kuala Lumpur, a city well-known for its sensational gourmet scene which incorporates cuisines from India, China and Singapore. There’s virtually everything available at the hotel: Japanese, Cantonese, Malay and western dishes feature heavily on menus, alongside bars that serve everything from cocktails to cigars, afternoon tea to patisserie treats. Dance the night away in the hip underground club, or enjoy gentle live piano music in the Lounge on the Park, sitting out on the garden-facing terrace or inside its art-adorned dining space.
Throughout the communal areas of Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, an Asian-luxe design pervades. From the marble floors and songket silk panels of the lobby, to Chinese calligraphy and art from the Shalini Ganendra Gallery in dining spaces, it all feels very sophisticated. Meanwhile, guestrooms are dressed in shades of silver and grey, with unrivalled views of the Petronas Towers in many of them. Upgrade to a Club Level option for access to the Club Lounge – serving complimentary refreshments – or go all out with one of the top-end suites and apartments, as these are without doubt among the best hideaways in Kuala Lumpur.
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Facilities
631 rooms, suites and apartments, starting at 40sq m and equipped with king-size or twin beds, separate shower and bathtub, Wi-Fi, Smart TV and floor-to-ceiling windows framing the city skyline, Petronas Towers or pool. Club Level guestrooms provide access to the Club Lounge, serving complimentary meals and drinks, while the apartments and certain suites then feature kitchens and multiple bedrooms.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 45 minutes from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.