SOFITEL KUALA LUMPUR DAMANSARA HOTEL
Live The French Way
BY HIRANMAYII AWLI MOHANAN
Set in the affluent neighbourhood of Damansara Heights, the luxurious Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is where the French art de vivre is blended with local heritage, creating an unparalleled experience. Inside, walk into a lavish and elegant lobby area festooned in Malay hibiscus flowers, beautiful objets d’art and a delicious fragrance that sets the tone for one’s stay.
The accommodations, which include the Luxury Club Floor Room, Junior Suite, Prestige Suite, and Opera Suite, follow the French architectural style and each pay homage to the hotel brand’s French past while fusing it with modern sensibilities. The 328 spacious rooms of the hotel don’t take long to make you feel at home. They provide all the comfort and conveniences you could want, from the delightfully cosy bed with ample cushions to the intelligently chosen furniture that is drenched in natural light from the floor- to-ceiling windows. Among the room’s its highlights is also the spacious bathtub. On the day of your arrival, make a reservation for the Pure Retreat Bath, an in-room bath therapy that will make your stay the definition of relaxation.
Sprawling a decent length of the 22nd floor, guests staying in luxury club rooms or who pay for the club access are in for a panoramic treat as Club Millésime executive lounge offers breath-taking views of the city’s skyline and other exclusive services including complimentary breakfast at Kwee Zeen, an exclusive private check-in and check-out facilities, all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and more. There’s much ado about Club Millésime’s offerings, from the Le Gouter afternoon tea to snazzy pre-dinner aperitif called Apero Chic which doles out a variety of both cocktails and mocktails, along with treats to go with it such as cheese, soup, salads, some hearty mains and dessert.
Five restaurants and bars are located within this French hotel, including the all-day dining Kwee Zeen, which serves Pan-Asian cuisine, and the Chinese restaurant Wan Chun Ting, also known as the Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion and serving authentic Cantonese and Imperial food. Presently, Wan Chun Ting offers a fun weekend Dim Sum brunch with a selection of steamed and fried dumplings, along with main courses and dessert. The casual Côte d’ Azur-inspired restaurant Nizza serves French-Italian cuisine, while Le Bar offers a variety of French wines and afternoon tea.
Relaxation at Sofitel Spa
The Sofitel Spa literally and figuratively raises the bar for relaxation. The hotel’s spa, which is regarded as one of the best in the business, was the first of its type to provide an actual Turkish Bath experience. With any of the packages and services on the menu, you can achieve the French glow. We suggest the Le Bien Etre, a wellness package that combines a body massage and facial, for the best of both worlds. This 120-minute treatment is intended for urban busy people and uses lengthy, strong strokes to break up knots and tension in the body. The facial, on the other hand, uses the well-known French cosmetic brand Thalgo to provide the skin nourishment and a healthy glow. You can be sure you’ll depart Sofitel Spa with a spring in your step.