Banyan Tree KL: An urban sanctuary of luxury and wellness
With every Banyan Tree opening, comes a heady mix of excitement, anticipation and of course, definitive plans for our next vacation. The Singapore-based hospitality group has always had a solid standing amongst discerning travellers, and with their latest unveil of Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur — which marks their first property in Malaysia — we couldn't help but get our hopes up.
Unlike most resort-centered Banyan properties where barefoot strolls on the beach naturally come as a package deal, this urban sanctuary hovers off the ground — occupying the top seven floors (53rd to 59th) of Banyan Tree Residences & Hotel. Expect only the most enchanting views of KL's finest structural figures flooding through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the property.
A 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the hotel is strategically positioned in the heart of the city's Golden Triangle (read: hours of shopping jaunts await). Thanks to its location, most rooms are accented with charming cityscape views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower. Choose from 55 exquisite, spacious rooms and suites, which span 51 square metres to 200 square metres in size. There'll be more than enough room to waltz, 'Gram and host a mini party soirée.
A REJUVENATING ESCAPE
Make no mistake, while Banyan Tree KL might be a city hotel, its modus operandi is ultimately escaping the clutter of the concrete jungle. Banyan Tree's signature aromatherapy essentials and chromotherapy showers (the use of coloured lights in your shower) are available in all room categories, while private relaxation pools can be found in the suites.
Of course, there's also the other option of checking into their award-winning oriental spa, backed by an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices. Repping a strong belief in replacing technologies with a masterful human touch, your time here at a Banyan Tree Spa suite will whisk you away from the daily stressors of work, period. Plus, you'll get to loosen those knots caused by a sedentary lifestyle. An hour (or two) in bliss sounds just about right.
WINE AND DINE
Famished? Well, there's always the option of staying in with the hotel's delectable offerings. Start from the lobby, where you'll find a French-inspired bakery stocked with pastries and buttery treats galore. Then, move your way up to Altitude on the 53rd floor for an indulgent afternoon tea accompanied by copious amounts of wine, if your heart desires. For a moreish meal, Horizon Grill serves up tantalising meats and fresh seafood, hot off the barbecue. To sum up the evening, head up to the top floor and spend the rest of the night at KL's highest hotel rooftop bar, Vertigo. Your cheeky nightcap, sorted.
SUITE OF FACILITIES
Whether it's their state-of-the-art gym to burn off the previous evening's dinner, or spacious boardrooms, Banyan Tree KL's host of facilities are second to none. Our favourite place to be? The sheltered open-air swimming pool, which boasts a stunning tower view. Here's where you can bask, lounge, take a quick dip or simply soak in the picture-perfect moment.
From 1 July to 30 September, enjoy Banyan Tree KL's Opening Celebration Offer starting at MYR828 nett (SGD 280) per night. Book online or call +60 3 2113 1888 to make a reservation.