I traveled often to Kuala Lumpur to visit my family and shopping. One of the most concern for my travel is which hotel to stay for my visit as I want to stay at a hotel which is near to Shopping Center and accessible to public transportations. I was lucky to be hosted by Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur for our recent weekend 3D2N trip to Kuala Lumpur.
Nestled in the heart of the city center and adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is within walking distance to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC, KLCC Park, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas as well as the Golden Triangle shopping and entertainment district. The hotel is located within Menara Darussalam which also comprises office spaces from level 3 to 15.
The hotel is situated along Jalan Pinang and adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It features a Sky Lobby Lounge with panoramic views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the city skyline, three vibrant food and beverage dining options, seven unique meetings and events venues, ramuan massage therapies at Essa Spa and a 24-hour fitness center.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is certified by Green Building Index (GBI) as a Green Building since 04 May 2012.
The exterior of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is specially glazed with a high-performance reflective bronze coating that is designed to keep the heat out, thus reducing the use of the building’s air conditioning.
As soon we pulled up to the main entrance, we were greeted by helpful staff with our luggage. They offered to take our bags to our room and gave us a ticket to hand over to check-in.
A circular art feature inscribed with a welcoming Quranic verse, “A thousand dinar”, at the main entrance.
The Check-in lobby is located on the 39th floor. We took the express elevator to access to the sky lobby.
Impressive view of Petronas Twin Towers once we step out from the express elevator at the Sky Lobby.
Sky Lobby, strategically located on the highest level of the building to allow for a captivating 360-degree panoramic view of the city’s skyline.
After our check-in, we did a quick Hotel tour and check out the rooms at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. The Grand Twin Towers View Suites with panoramic views of the city overlooking the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
All guestrooms and suites are equipped with INNCOM sensors to detect guest’s presence for automatic room lighting and temperature adjustment, thereby offering ultimate comfort with minimal energy consumption. In addition, the rooms were designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize natural daylight and minimize the use of artificial lighting.
Our room for our 3D2N stay – Twin Towers View King. The rooms were extremely clean and well laid out.
The luxurious bathrooms feature a liquid crystal glass (LCG) enclosed cube, complete with a bathtub and rain shower. LCG technology provides guests with an option of additional privacy at the touch of a button, turning the glass opaque.
Love the walk in wardrobe, the shower, the bed was so comfortable.
The view from the tower view rooms is second to none.
All of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites were designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize natural daylight, resulting in the rooms having an expansive view of the city, the greenery of KLCC Park or the Petronas Twin Towers. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur has some of the largest rooms in the city, starting at 505 square feet (47 square meters).
For the convenience of travelers, each guestroom is equipped with a sizeable work desk and complimentary Internet access.
My favourite spot in the room. Best spot to relax and enjoy the Twin Tower view.
The Swimming pool is located on the second floor of the hotel with stunning views of the surrounding area. Guest can swim and relax at the pool while enjoyed foods from Poolside, an all-day alfresco dining offering simple and international as well as local favorites.
Happiness is… Ice Cream! Home-made ice cream also available at Poolside.
Guests get to build their own burger. Choose your patty, bun, cheese, sauce, toppings and sides and enjoy it beside the pool.
Burger and coconut drinks beside the pool. My kind of enjoyment.
24-hour fitness centre with the latest gym and cardio equipment. Sports wears and shoes are available for rental FOC from the counter.
Derived from the term ‘escape and sanctuary’, Essa Spa is a tranquil retreat from the busy city. The 11-treatment room spa offers hotel guests and local residents a hideaway to indulge in wellness therapies that are natural and result-oriented. With treatment ingredients inspired by the rainforests of Malaysia, guests can experience the deepest relaxation and achieve inner calmness by experiencing the powerful benefits of ramuan, the traditional Malay preparation of ingredients.
Explore the city
The hotel location was perfect to go around. It’s a comfortable walk to KLCC via the KL convention Center tunnels and the KLCC park is literally 5 minutes away. The Aquaria KLCC is just steps away at KL Convention center.
My favorite supermarket, Isetan located at KLCC lower ground.
For Malaysian foods, we drop by Madam Kwan for their famous Nasi Lemak.
The Pavilion Shopping Centre is less than a 10-minute walk by the covered sky-bridge outside the hotel.
From Pavillion Shopping Center, we explore Bukit Bintang area
After few hours shopping at Bukit Bintang area. we went back to the hotel for a cocktail at THIRTY8 before dinner. Located strategically on the 38th floor, the quadruple volume space of THIRTY8 is the defining element of the restaurant. Space comprises of the stunning 360-degree city view, the dining area, a bar and a lounge.
Spiral staircase connects the sky lobby with THIRTY8
We start with a drink at the bar of Thirty8 and soaking in the mesmerizing view of the Petronas Tower during the sunset
Our first drinks, Kyoto Breeze. Part of Sake Specials for October 2016 beverage promotion. a mix of Sake, cranberry juice, reduced beer grapefruit,fresh grapefruit,fresh lemon, white sugar and Jim Beam Whisky Bourbon
more cocktails recommended by the friendly Bartender. Umetini, Lychee Martini and Passion Fruit Martini.
Umetini. My favorite drink of the day
THIRTY8 view from sky lobby. The restaurant offers a selection of steaks, Chinese seafood, sushi and sashimi, and serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Beetroot salad – highly recommended
Fried crab cakes – Crispy on the outside and delicious crab meats at the inside.
Some may complain that it is very dark, but I found it to be the perfect atmosphere and lighting in order to enjoy the best view of the city lights
wok-fried rice with scallop, tobiko fish roe, egg white and spicy seafood sauce
Roasted half chicken, lemon, herbs
Grouper fillet, bean curd, ginger, cordyceps flower, soy sauce
We had a mix of Chinese and western foods for our dinner at THIRTY8.
The star has to be the gorgeous view of the twin towers
Gorgeous and magical THIIRTY8 Signature cake to complete our meal at THIRTY8. What a wonderful experience dining at THIRTY8.
The next morning, we had our breakfast at THIRTY8. The generous buffet breakfast includes food from the West as well as the East, so it would be impossible for anyone to say they cannot find something they would enjoy eating.
Everything is freshly prepared, even the porridge is cooked in front of you, with your choice of meat. Drinks include the usual beverages as well as all types of fresh fruit drinks.
An extensive array of breakfast options with two separate, very large, Western and Asian stations – definitely more than enough to appease even the most discerning palate.
In addition to a stunning view of Petronas Towers, Thirty8 has the best breakfast buffet – both for excellent and full selection and amazing service.
After shopping around KLCC area, we were invited for lunch at JP Teres. JP stand for Jalan Pinang and Teres is the spelling of “terrace” for Bruneian. I like how they name their restaurants at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Straightforward and most importantly they serve good quality food.
Featuring the best of Malaysian cuisine, JP Teres at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is a local restaurant that serves authentic selections of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavors.
JP Teres serves a host of iconic Malaysian dishes such as roti canai, beef rendang, satay, curry laksa, chicken rice, nasi lemak, Penang char kway teow, popiah, fish head curry, ais kacang and much more.
Representing the richness of Malaysian culture, the concept of JP teres successfully integrates a mosaic of textures, colors, and forms to pay homage to the intricacies of the country’s history and at the same time creates a design that is unapologetically modern.
Equipped with vibrant show kitchens that showcase the preparation of local gourmet delights, the restaurant spreads indoors, outdoors and includes two contemporary private dining rooms, with a total seating capacity of up to 250 guests.
Chef Sanjay, the Sous Chef at JP teres of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur showing us how to cook a perfect satay.
Chef Sanjay, the Sous Chef at JP teres of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur showing us how to cook a perfect satay
Rojak Buah (Fruit Rojak). A mix of tropical fruits with special sauce.
Chef Sanjay Singh Parihar, the Sous Chef at JP teres of Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur hails from Andhra Pradesh, India. Good to listen to the expert on how to make a good meal.
Rendang daging (Beef rendang)
Murgh tikka masala served with plain Naan
JP Teres signature chicken rice. The skin is crispy and the chicken has such amazing flavor! This is a perfect comfort food and I don’t mind to eat it all day!
Pisang goreng with a twist. The Banana fritters is served with special spicy dark sauce and soft serve ice cream to balance up the palate.
Chiffon cake served with soft serve ice cream kaya and mango
Sago gula Melaka
Grand Hyatt Pineapple tarts. The Pineapple tarts are made in house and available for retail purchase all year round.
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