Monday, 19 November 2012

Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Main Entrance Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Grand Deluxe View Room
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Bathroom in Grand Deluxe View Room
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Business Centre
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Thirty8
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Wine Bar
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Gymnasium
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Pool
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, hotel, city centre, 5 star
Meeting Room
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Why drive when the hotel can arrange a pick up for you in a BMW 5 Series with a friendly and informative driver
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Executive Club
Sunset Cocktail in the Executive Club

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Friendly Service
Gosh it seems that every week I have a new “favourite” place. So much change in Kuala Lumpur might possibly be one of the most endearing characteristics of the city for foodies and travel bugs alike. My latest beloved is the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. I don’t know what I was expecting before arrival, but with so many years of travel under my belt, I definitely wasn’t anticipating a wow factor. In fact, the only mumblings I’d heard about the Grand Hyatt until the moment I entered the door were comments about illogical organization of entrances and exits.

Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
In Room Treats
Zooming up to the 39 floor of the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur for check-in, I needed a moment to adjust when the doors of the elevator opened.  Stepping out onto the beige marbled floor I almost gasped as it took a moment to realize the view in front of me was a direct, non-obstructed image of the twin towers. Walking further around the ring shaped lobby, the panorama continued to rouse further affection for the place. I’m a sucker for a view and floor to ceiling windows, so the three stories of glass I was looking through did nothing but delight.

Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Grand View Room
The Grand Hyatt takes the “Grand” part seriously. High ceilings and wide uncluttered spaces create a feeling of luxurious spaciousness. Guests are treated to pretty much the same in their rooms too. Whopping windows, open bathrooms, lounge, desk and dressing areas must make their entry level rooms some of the biggest in town. Glorious bedding, bathrobes and slippers facilitate a more than comfortable stay. Small touches such as jars of cookies, nuts and chocolates are just a few examples of the details the Grand Hyatt pays attention to.

Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Coffee and Cake in the Executive Club
If having a quick getaway within the city, we often like to upgrade to the executive club in most hotels. Giving benefits of breakfast, non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks throughout the day and cocktail hours around sunset there really is no reason to leave. Promoting yourself to the Grand Club at the Grand Hyatt also means personalized check-in and check-out, internet access in room and in the Grand Club Lounge, one hour complimentary boardroom use and a pressing service for one suit per stay.

The gymnasium is fully stocked with the sleek and mechanically gifted Technogym equipment. Enough treadmills to cater for any peak period and a variety of resistance machines, free weights, balls, mats and other tools will keep any gym junkie happy. The pool area is a grand oval with islands of tropical lushness spotted around the edge and down the middle. It’s a rather surreal and exciting experience to see white umbrellas shading beach chairs against a backdrop of skyscrapers. Essa Spa, located on the same level, provides hours of luxury or a quick time efficient treatment.

Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 star hotel, city centre
Welcome Fruit Bowl and Note
Function and meeting rooms are something special too. They’re not your ordinary cookie cutter spaces, but uniquely designed habitats that would make any reluctant employee happy at the thought of a meeting. The Residence, for example, offers six discrete meeting spaces furnished with soft lounges, comfortable armchairs, multistory bookshelves, towering ceilings and are also equipped with open kitchens.

Three Food and Beverage outlets are each unique, holding their own distinct kitchens. Thirty8, as you might guess, is located on the thirty eighth floor of the building and promotes a 360 degree perspective of the city viewed through its giant windows. J P Terrace is a contemporary inner city space with a variety of seating indoors and out, looking like (if not better) than any off street hideout in the middle of Sydney.  The Poolside restaurant is perfect for capturing the holiday mood with its shady tables and wall gardens.

Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur, hotel,
Sunset Cocktails
Okay so some say the layout, especially in regards to the lifts, is a little perplexing. For the spacially challenged (such as hubby), it might be a little confusing to go up to the lobby and then change lifts to go down to the rooms. But, learning a few map skills or going with someone who is directionally gifted (me!) will reward you with what I believe to be one of the nicest hotels currently in the city.

Reason to visit: spectacular views from every room, exceptional service, super central location

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
12 Jalan Pinang

50450 Kuala Lumpur 
Malaysia

Tel: +60 3 2182 1234
Fax: +60 3 2182 1288 

Email: kualalumpur.grand@hyatt.com 

12 comments:

  1. The limo service is free? Jalan Pinang...will have to google and see where exactly it is. Looks so comfortable, so very nice...

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    1. Jalan Pinang is just behind KLCC. Jalan Ampang on one side and Pinang on the other. Limo service is not free. :-(

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    1. I liked the neutral colors and spectacular views especially.

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  3. love the decor of the room and that bed... I need it Now.... certainly a class of its own!

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    1. Oh yes, very comfy bedding and the best bit is waking up in the morning to a view of the towers!

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  4. that sky lobby certainly is something special! it leaves you impressed before you even step into the room. talk about a great first impression, rite :D

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    1. 100% agreement! It's an amazing first impression - twin towers to the front of you and Menara KL to the left. :-)

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  5. Each time you write about it, I realize how amazing it must be there.

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    1. Lots of bits to explore - all at once with a weekend stay or bits and pieces through restaurants and drinks.

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  6. I'm a die-hard Hyatt fan too, stayed at Grand Hyatt Seoul during my last time to Korea & love it! Will be heading to Tokyo early Dec, but will be staying at Conrad this time. Can't wait!!

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  7. how many minutes by walking is the grand hyatt to the golden triangle? is there a mall across the hotel?

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