|Qliq Damansara Lobby|
Qliq Damansara, Contemporary Business and Leisure Hotel, Petaling Jaya
The hottest new property to hit the KL accommodation scene is Vive Hospitality’s first hotel concept in this region, Qliq Damansara.
Located in the vibrant enclave of Damansara Perdana, Qliq Damansara is surrounded by bustling business and leisure centres. Office towers, malls, restaurants, theatres, a whole array of entertainment options and just about any commercial desire you could possibly want for, are all friendly neighbours. The shared home of Empire Damansara (a hip mall renowned for its unique design) comprises a host of services, and The Curve, Ikea, Centre Point and One Utama are mere minutes down the road. What’s more, the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle bus to and from these destinations, making the journey to the office or the mall hassle-free.
|Lobby of Qliq Damansara|
The service staff, better known as Qliq-ers, were selected through a unique selection process where candidates showcased their abilities via various social media platforms. Energetic and cheerful, the final cut enhance the upbeat vibe of the hotel, and after ogling the high-ceilinged lobby on arrival, they’re our first encounter with the property. Smiley, efficient and ever-so-helpful, they launch our stay with positive energy and an enthusiasm to discover more.
As we’re refreshed with a chilled moist towel, and cooled with mineral water, we take in the snazzy lobby. A giant chandelier hangs from above, mirrored with an over-sized singular bench chair. Lighting is thoughtfully positioned drawing attention to the creative touches of the entryway. An outdoor green space offers an alternative to the indoor temperate controlled environment, defining a pleasant lounging area. We observe the lack of mind-numbing ambience music, and instead feel pepped up by some spunky jazz and new-age tunes.
|Quirky Design in Hallways|
All 271 rooms, including 31 clubrooms and eight suites are brushed with upbeat and contemporary design reflecting the spirit of Qliq Hotel. Pale walls and flooring don the space with a light bright feel, while splashes of colour in accessories such as rugs and cushions lift the mood with a touch of mod. Outlooks of either verdant tree-covered hills or twinkling city skylines, gift all spaces with pleasant vistas.
Rooms range from a compact Qute with 26 sqm of space, up to a moderate Uniq Suite with 64 sqm of area. Functional configurations and practicality are blended harmoniously with state-of-the-art technology and chic style. Complimentary Internet, multiple international wall sockets for a variety of devices, and a Press-Reader app are much appreciated. Comfortable beds dressed in light cottons, bathrooms featuring rain showers, luxury bath products and an espresso machine companied by Fair Trade coffee and tea make our stay, a very comfortable one.
|Fair Trade Tea and Coffee|
Female guests’ needs are given special consideration with a “ladies only floor,” where women staying in this category benefit from additional security, privacy and exclusive access to the Q Lounge.
Qliq corner enables guests traveling lightly to access the business and communication services they need to make their travel a successful one, or leisure travelers the chance to update friends and family with their latest adventures. Chargers for handheld devices are well noted as are printing services enabling documents such as boarding passes to be printed wirelessly. A communal table encourages a sharing of ideas, and/or connection with other travelers.
The Q Lounge is not yet fully operational on our visit, but promises breakfast, nibbles and beverages throughout the day, and evening cocktails for Ladies Floor, Club Floors and Suite Guests.
|Aqua - Pool Area|
Aqua, on the ground floor, presents a sheltered infinity-edge salt-water pool. Lined with deck chairs, enhanced with food and beverage service, and augmented with a casual seating area, this covered area can be savoured in any weather – rain, hail or shine.
|Covered Salt Water Pool|
|Covered Salt Water Pool|
We especially appreciate the 24-hour Anytime Fitness Centre, which allows hubby a night owl workout, and me an early bird beginning. A decent range of both strength and cardio equipment gift us some recompense for the delicious food and beverage exploration we’ve embarked on in the neighbouring Empire Damansara mall.
|24 Hour Fitness Centre|
Food and Beverage
While Qliq Damansara is not running any food and beverage services of their own during our soft launch visit, they do have a partnership with Hugo’s by Modestos, which is housed under the same roof. Breakfast is served here, and at the moment opens the day with a choice of a western or local set menu inclusive of a hot beverage and juice.
Divided into three sections, a poolside bar, stylish dining area and cigar lounge, Hugo’s by Modestos provides a delicious a la carte menu of food and beverage from morning through night. We pass a wonderful evening here, drinking and dining on tasty Italian cuisine. Follow this link to see photos,prices and our recommendations of what to order.
|Hugo’s by Modestos|
|Hugo’s by Modestos|
Foodies however, will not want for variety while staying at Qliq Damansara as the fringing neighbourhood is continuously sprouting fresh concepts. A Starbucks is in located adjacent to the lobby, and just a few steps further along in Empire Damansara are a handful of popular outlets.
Specialty roast coffee and cakes can be found at Seven Cups. A scrumptious menu of western favourites with surprising Asian twists can be relished at the trendy Metal Box café, and an enormous bakery, Tours Le Jours, satisfies all carb cravings. One of our favourite bars in the city, simply named The Bar, has some of the best cocktails and assortment of Japanese whiskeys around.
|Metal Box Restaurant and Cafe|
For those desiring to stay in shape, Epic Fit Meals Co., with its healthy food delivery service, has you covered. Operating from 11am to 11pm, meals can be on your door in less than 45 minutes: now that’s better than the room service of many hotels!
While the opening of a new hotel often comes with some kinks to be worked out, it usually also means some great deals can be taken advantage of if visiting during the initial few months. As Qliq Damansara evolves into full function, from 1 April until 30 December, a special rate of RM259++ with a 50% discount off the second night, including complimentary breakfast for two persons, and reduced price tickets to KidZania and the Damansara Performing Arts Centre, is on offer in the “Weekend Last Longer” package. Direct bookings via firstname.lastname@example.org can also enjoy special rates of up to 30% off the rack sum.
Reasons to visit: great location for those pursuing business or leisure in Petaling Jaya; chic contemporary design; female only floor; discounted opening rates; 24 hour gym; all-weather pool; cheerful service.
2 Jalan PJU 8/8A
47820 Petaling Jaya
+6 03 2035 5959