W is for Wonderful

Through bold, innovative design, W Kuala Lumpur immerses guests in globally renowned cuisine and growing appetite for playful luxury.

Weekend staycations at hotels are the new norm for most people nowadays. For a different slice of experience, one couldn’t ask for more than W Kuala Lumpur, as yours truly found out during a recent weekend stay. Through bold, innovative design, W Kuala Lumpur immerses guests in the city’s wildly lush greenery, globally renowned cuisine, centuries-old history and growing appetite for playful luxury.

The hotel combines an inexhaustible mix of old and new colours, aromas and sounds that blend effortlessly together in a cultural festival for the senses. A distinct design feature at W Kuala Lumpur is the pixel – or dot. It is cleverly integrated throughout the hotel and is used to create a bigger picture inspired by a broader multicultural Malaysia made up of many ethnicities.

Guests looking to get pampered can treat themselves to luxe indulgences at AWAY Spa. With five treatment rooms, this 1,100sqm oasis offers massages and treatments, vitality pools, chroma-therapy steam baths and bio infrared saunas. I tried out its signature one hour massage and found the treatment heavenly. For those wanting to keep fit, guests can sweat it out at the hotel’s gym which features state-of-the-art equipment and views of the city skyline.

The hotel brings a flawless synergy to KL’s booming, multicultural food and drink scene with diverse beverage and food venues. YEN offers an imperial ambience with a contemporary take on traditional Cantonese recipes and a wide selection of fresh seafood. The Chinese restaurant has teamed up with art gallery curator Edith Ho and artists Jonny Zerox and Lim Kok Hong. The energetic all-day dining restaurant FLOCK showcases an extensive open kitchen where expert chefs serve up Australian, farm-to-flock dishes featuring organic produce and a focus on sustainable eats. For inventive bar bites and meticulously crafted cocktails, WOOBAR is a chic all-day social space. Especially popular is its Hi-Tea Par-Tea afternoon tea offering, which I tried and absolutely loved. Meanwhile, the WET Deck pool features creative concoctions, with breathtaking views of Petronas Twin Towers as its stunning backdrop.

For more information, visit wkualalumpur.com.