Aug 31

Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur




When in a scenic city like Kuala Lumpur having a commanding view is one perk among many in a city packed with affordable luxury properties. The Grand Hyatt sits just in the shadow of the Petronas towers, arrayed like so many other of the city’s best properties along the KLCC convention center complex and with the backdrop of a modern city park and gardens.



Layout and design


What is so striking about the hotel is that it possesses an opulence of rich wood, stone, marbles and metalwork, yet it is super sleek and modern. The look from the first steps into the lobby, to the great floor to ceiling windows in the rooms is marked by sharp angles and profound furnishings. The hotel staff are ready to greet you upon arrival and it seems there is always extra staff around to give directions or lend a hand.





After passing through a well appointed, yet smaller ground floor and lobby, the hotel really opens up. The skyscraper is home to 412 rooms and suites. The business centre located on the 38th floor gives the impression just how lofty and scenic the hotel can be. The appointments in each room are abundant and this compliments the fact that rooms here are on the high end in the city for the amount of space they offer. Amenities are of great quality and wired and wireless internet are free and strong as the hotel encourages a social media driven experience. Coffee and tea makers are at the ready, beds are soft and asking for a room with a view is never a bad idea.





The heart of relaxation and leisure in a tropical environment is certainly the pool area and the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur does not disappoint. The pool deck has a great outdoor bar and grill, tented areas to relax and all with the Petronas towers looming in the background. Essa Spa has 11 private treatment rooms as well as sauna, steam and ice fountain facilities. The elegant high tea is a nice indulgence from Monday to Thursday afternoons, a tradition offered by Thirty8 Lounge. Fitness is woven into the experience with full integration of music, personal training, tips on safety and the best in class machines.



What ultimately sets this property apart from the many other ones that could claim one’s attention in this competitive sector is its location. While this entire area is well located, the Grand Hyatt sits equidistant from everywhere. It is connected by sky bridges and underground walkways being about 10 minutes in each direction from the towers and from Pavilion Mall. It certainly is handy to catch everything in between too.





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