Asia you’ve done it again! My first trip to Malaysia went off without a hitch. I arrived in the late evening also known as the night. I headed to immigration only to find out that it was like walking through mall security. Waiting at the Kuala Lumpur airport was a nice gentleman from the Mandarin Oriental hotel. He showed me to my private airport transfer. Before I knew it, I was being whisked away to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel that is next door to the Petronas towers. If you’re unfamiliar, these are the most recognizable buildings in Malaysia.
Having boss status everywhere allowed me to check in the elevator on the way to the room. I arrived at my suite only to find trays of chocolates, specialty sodas and of course a bottle of champagne. Thanks for the warm welcome Mandarin Oriental!
Exhausted from the recent flight from Thailand, it was off to sleep but not before getting some fantastic images of the suite. Very spacious indeed. A notable feature was the fantastic view of the park below.
The next morning it was down to inspect their newly renovated gym, spa, pool and relaxation areas. This is really quite an impressive floor. I could easily stay busy there all day long. All the equipment in the gym is fresh. The locker rooms incorporate tons of areas to relax including a jacuzzi, sauna, relaxation area and steam room. All gorgeous, especially the steam room!
I even had a chance to experience a traditional Malay massage. I’m basically Thai at heart but I must admit that this massage suited me much better than Thai style! I was actually a little sore from all of the Thai massages that I received recently and this one sorted me all out! Great work! I must actually admit something. This was the best massage that I’ve ever had. I wouldn’t lie to you. These women were real experienced and every part of the body scrub and massage felt amazing. I walked out feeling like a new Pierre.
Of course, you know that I had the privilege of lounge access during my stay. It was quite wonderful because the view looked out over the Petronas towers as well as the park. It was styled wonderfully and had amazing food. I have all of the usual offerings including breakfast, afternoon tea as well as cocktail hour in the evening. I love trying the local Malaysian food in the lounge. Comfortable, convenient and tasty!
I mentioned the pool earlier, we had a chance to experience lunch and dinner at the restaurant that sits beside it. It’s called Aqua and you’ll be able to read about it in a separate article. We also had a Cantonese lunch at their amazing Lai Po Heen restaurant. You’ll definitely have to check out these two additional articles as soon as possible!
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur provides the perfect starting point to explore the rest of the city. It’s right in the center of the action. We were kept busy the entire stay and before I knew it, I was back in a private car for airport transfer. I really must stop and recommend you to schedule an airport transfer to make your life less stressful. Wink.
The Mandarin Oriental brand has yet to disappoint me. It’s important to note that the property will be refurbished soon. They have so much to offer that it’s quite impressive. I really didn’t expect this much! I loved all of the food, the great service, design, location and much more. This was my first time to Kuala Lumpur and I must say it was a success. I’m so happy I had the chance to visit the Mandarin Oriental hotel and I recommend you to do the same as soon as you visit Kuala Lumpur!
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-2380 8888