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On the #DiscoverMalaysia blog trip I was hosted at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, a 5* hotel in the city centre adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
At the Grand Hyatt the Lobby is on the top floor, not the ground floor, so we had to take an express elevator to the top! The view from up here is incredible, and you can see the Petronas Towers through the window. It looks like you could almost touch them! The check-in experience is a breeze and I couldn’t stop gazing at those twin towers.
When I opened the door to my room I gasped in disbelief. The room was HUGE!
I believe I was staying in one of the Grand Suites, and to be honest it was more like an apartment than a hotel room! As I walked around it I kept discovering new doors and new rooms; a living area, a toilet, a big bathroom, a room for my luggage, another toilet, a shower room, the bedroom…it went on and on. Up until this point I thought the Amari Watergate in Bangkok was the best I had stayed in, but the Grand Hyatt blew this out of the water.
The bedroom has floor to ceiling windows with a view over the Kuala Lumpur skyline, and the king-size bed faces this view. The room also had a big flat screen TV, a couch, and a JBL speaker with docking station.
The Living Area
The Grand Suite has a separate living area, with a mini-bar, coffee machine, sofas, a 42-inch flat screen TV and an office area with desk and swivel chair. It was so nice to be able to make proper coffee in the morning!
Without a doubt, the highlight of the suite at the Grand Hyatt in KL, is the bathroom. No joke, my bathroom had a view of the Petronas Towers. So you could go to the Skybar for the best view of the towers, or you could book a suite at the Grand Hyatt!
The bathroom boasts his ‘n’ hers sinks, plus an ‘LCG cube around tub’ with a brilliant view over Kuala Lumpur. There is also a separate shower cubicle with rain shower, a separate toilet room and a walk-in wardrobe with safe and luggage storage.
Bath robes and all sorts of goodies are supplied!
When I check into a hotel room, I always love to see what bottles of stuff they supply. At the Grand Hyatt, you get all the toiletries you need. There was a drawer in the bathroom containing a sewing kit, cotton buds, cotton wool pads, razor and shaving foam, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb and nail file! You are also supplied with June Jacobs shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion.
Grand Club Lounge
As a guest staying in one of the Grand Suite rooms you also have access to the Grand Club Lounge offering continental breakfast, all day refreshments, evening cocktails with canapés, complimentary Internet access and a dedicated Grand Club Concierge. The breakfast wasn’t the biggest buffet I have seen, but it had plenty of fresh continental options such as fruit, pastries, cereal, cheese, meats, smoked salmon, salads and fresh juices. You can order eggs and cooked breakfast made to order, and there is Nasi Lemak if you would like to try Malaysian breakfast.
J.P Teres Restaurant
Be warned, these pictures might make you drool!
After checking into our rooms, the group was invited to lunch at JP Teres Restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel. The restaurant serves the best of Malaysian cuisine, and this was my first chance to tuck into some Malay dishes. Some of the foods I got to try included chicken rice, laksa, satay sticks, Rojak Buah and Popiah (spring rolls). These items can all be found on the street stalls of Kuala Lumpur, and the following day I was to try them in a very different setting.
The food was exceptional, and there are show kitchens where you can see satay grills, tandoor ovens, roti hot plate and wok stations. For my first taste of Malaysian cuisine I was impressed, and I knew that I had a lot to look forward to on our food tour of Malaysia!
To finish off the meal we were served pistachio-flavored Chiffon cake, which was served with diced mango and ice cream. This was definitely the highlight of my lunch, and one of the best desserts I have EVER tasted. I cannot even begin to describe how light this cake was, or how yummy that mango tasted. I don’t have a sweet tooth, but this cake was to die for.
I received a complimentary stay at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur as part of the #DiscoverMalaysia blog trip. All opinions, however, are my own.