Your Ideal Place to Stay

By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan

Longing for a vacation without leaving the city? Grab your suitcase and scurry until you reach the heart of Cheras, where the hotel is ideally situated, after the movement control is lifted, of course.

With its polite red and white facade and rooftop infinity pool, this hotel appears to embody what the savvy traveller needs. Inside, this chic little bolthole is as cheerful as it is contemporary. It is the only integrated hotel within the vicinity, bringing vibrancy, energy and excitement to the area, including conveniences for the corporate and leisure travellers. With its locale being part of the hotel’s allure, Sunway Velocity Hotel is well connected to the major transportation veins such as the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) that can whisk you away to Bukit Bintang, KL Sentral and other parts of Kuala Lumpur.

The hotel features 351 guest rooms with a choice of three room categories – Superior, Superior Plus and Superior Premier. The Superior Room, measuring 25 square metres in size, is the hotel’s lead-in room category. Our favourite of the lot is the 38 square metre Superior Premier Room — a magnificent and commodious dwelling which boasts a loft- like arrangement, offering an additional settee that pulls out to a queen-sized sofa bed. This can accommodate up to two adults and two children or three adults in the room. You know what this means, gather the gang for a staycation in finesse.

Complementing its exterior, each room in Sunway Velocity Hotel is embroidered with bold, geometric patterns and accented by hues of green, yellow and a dash of gold, emanating a feeling of cosiness and contemporary flair. In addition, the rooms are equipped with the essential conveniences and comfortable features and amenities for an effortless stay such as complimentary WiFi and wired broadband Internet access, LED Smart TV, electronic safe, mini fridge, and coffee and tea making facilities and the fascinating handy phone — placed in every guest room to be utilised during guests’ stay. One can easily make unlimited local calls and surf the net.

A staycation isn’t complete without food. Fortunately, the hotel is directly linked to Sunway Velocity Mall, which houses a myriad of food and beverage outlets, a slew of entertainment centres and recreational facilities. No hunger shall befall patrons nor boredom, ensuring a vacation that will be etched to their memories forever.

Address: Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity,
                 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel:          03 2726 3988


Redefining Luxury

By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan

The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur has always been one of the top destinations for many since its opening in 1997. Located within the Golden Triangle, the hotel has long commanded an enviable address. But, it’s much more than its address as it offers easy access to the trendy, upscale business and entertainment hub of Bukit Bintang. The hospitality and impeccable service has it recognised as one of the ‘Top Five Butler Hotels in the World’ by The Independent and one of ‘The Greatest Hotels in the World’ by Travel + Leisure. It has also secured a spot in the prestigious ‘Gold List’ in Condé Nast Traveler.

Exquisite furnishings, spacious rooms, opulent marble bathrooms and premium appointments speak of timeless luxury, creating a haven of tranquillity in the midst of a busy city. The all-butler hotel comprises 364 elegant rooms and suites. Soft neutral palette provides a taste of home while expansive windows allow natural light in while also treating guests to views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline or the swimming pool; comfortable beds with fine linens, and feather and down comforters. The hotel’s signature butler service is available for you round the clock. From shoeshine services and car transfers to organising the perfect itinerary for a day out, the highly trained butlers will deliver every request with the touch of a button.

Dining experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur are exceptional. The gastronomic showcase includes the quintessential afternoon tea at The Lobby Lounge; fine dining at The Library in the evenings and lively Sunday Roast on weekends — every moment is thoughtfully crafted. The Cobalt Room is where breakfast takes place, featuring local and international flavours with diverse theatre or food stations offering cooked-to-order preparations catering to your preferences. For a cosy lunch or dinner, indulge in authentic, award-winning Chinese cuisine and the finest Hong Kong dim sum at Li Yen. The Library, the hotel’s signature fine dining restaurant, is where guests are taken on a journey through the continents with innovative seasonal menus. A truly elegant and refined space ideal for a leisurely afternoon, The Lobby Lounge speaks of conversations and the pure enjoyment of the moment through its quintessential afternoon tea experience. The Chef-on-Call is also available for bespoke corporate or private affairs at The Private Dining Room, making for truly memorable events.

An oasis of regeneration and beauty, Ritz- Carlton’s spa offers a mix of the world’s most sophisticated therapies integrated with the healing practices of the region. Paying tribute to the cultural diversity and rich healing heritage of the area, this most stylish of spas blends ancient practices with modern, using natural local ingredients to provide a blissful relaxation and recovery opportunity. Immerse in a Sensory Sound Bath experience — a one-of-a-kind combination of traditional healing practices usings a full body deep tissue massage combined with hot stones, and comes to a close with a 10-minute “Sound Bath”, leaving you feeling rejuvenated.

Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur 168,
                 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel:         +60 3 2142 8000

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