Grand Dame of Hotels

By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan

A new life has been breathed into the ‘Grand Dame’ of hotels, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. This luxurious hotel has been beloved by business travellers and discerning international vacationers alike for over two decades. Its recently-refreshed look serves a juxtaposition of classic and contemporary, while preserving certain elements that grants the hotel its imperial epithet. Guests are drawn into a grandeur space with opulent chandeliers illuminating the space and magnificent flights of grand staircases that unfold layers of the hotel. Sheraton Imperial KL’s iconic landmark in Jalan Sultan Ismail proves to be its greatest advantage, offering extended shopping and sightseeing opportunities to the heritage row, art galleries, flourishing business hubs and more. With increased accommodation options, refreshed dining concepts paired with Sheraton’s signature services, this hotel delivers hospitality that surpasses the comfort of your own home.


The star of our three-day indulgence was the Sheraton Club Room, our home away from home. Decked in earthy hues of brown and grey, the room exuded contemporary comfort. The view overlooking KL Tower and the city’s skyline prompts you to lounge on the sofa and take in the view, especially during sunset. The Sheraton Club Room boasts generous provisioning from its huge flat screen TV to USB ports conveniently placed ubiquitously and most importantly, a capacious and comfortable bed. Meanwhile, the bathroom sees a regal, classic marble finishing (the hallmark of Sheraton Imperial’s aesthetics), bath and a designated shower area. As the name of the room suggests, guests staying in this room are given access to the Sheraton Club Lounge, where free flow of coffee and tea facilities are available throughout the day. In the evening, guests can indulge in cocktails and canapés before dinner.


There are several options for breakfast at this hotel including room service, a sumptuous breakfast at Essence and a quitter spread at the Club Lounge. Those who wouldn’t want to leave the comfort of the room can opt for the in-room breakfast experience where you can choose from an extensive menu to suit your palate. We also loved the simple yet indulgent spread at the Club Lounge that included smoked salmon, cheese board and an egg station. Whatever the breakfast style you choose, you will certainly enjoy it and it makes for a good start to the day.


Celestial Court’s grand gazebo façade is the embodiment of affluence, inviting guests to tread further in to reveal a bounteous space with hints of oriental elements. Here, you can find the most delectable Chinese cuisine presented by Chinese chef Ho Boon and Dim Sum master chef Ken, who has re- imagined classic dishes and favourites for sophisticated modern diners.


Villa Danieli is a charming Italian restaurant nestled on the fifth floor of the hotel. A pathway leading up to the restaurant transports guests to Italy with its rustic interior, cosy ambience and hearty, authentic Italian fare. Helmed by the talented Italian chef Federico Bozzo, who brings forth comforting yet intricate flavours from his homeland that’s impossible not to fall in love with. Pizza lovers can take note that Villa Danieli is home to wood- fired oven pizzas, the way it’s rightfully prepared.


We drifted to sleep on the plush bed only to wake up rejuvenated and well-rested. We took this opportunity to bask in the morning sun and take a dip in the serene pool, followed by a trip to the gym to take advantage of the top-of-the-line exercise machines. Refreshed and energised, we were ready for another day of splendid food experiences.



Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3-2717 9900


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