The Star - 16 March 2019 - W Kuala Lumpur make its foray
16 March 2019
Owned by Tropicana Corporation Bhd, W Kuala Lumpur is designed to embody the city's towering skyline while exuding the youthful vibe of its urbanites.
Though unorthodox and unconventional, W Kuala Lumpur remains committed to the metropolitan's heritage of cultural diversity as reflected in its structural designs.
The fruition of W Kuala Lumpur boasts a team of renowned designers comprising Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (the architecture brains of London's Canary Wharf, Dubai's Burj Khalfa and New York's The One World Trade Centre), multiple award-winning Malaysian construction supervisor Veritas Design Group, and the China Metallurgical Group Corporation as the contractor.
Operating from August 2018 with a mission to shake up the city's hotel scene, W Kuala Lumpur embraces ts Whatever, Whenever' slogan by pampering its clients with flamboyance and exuberance through an array of concierge services.
This includes the W Insider service for those who wish to explore the city's trending hotspots and popular clubs for a lavish night out or to plan organised day trips into the bustling centre.
The hotel occupies a site within the vicinity of the Petronas Twin Towers and features 18 suites across 150 units in the building. The pride of the building would be its Wow Suites and Extreme Wow Suite (520m* of space).
Indulgence for hotel guests
The eateries within W Kuala Lumpur are not limited to a 70-seater French fine dining Saint Pierre (whose Singaporean operation was awarded a Michelin star), Yen for a range of exquisite Cantonese cuisines, and Flock for Modern Australian fare.
Residents who have a preference for drinks can find themselves entertained by trained mixologists serving a range of cocktails at the B + F corner. Other impressive features are the Away Spa, Wet Deck Bar and Wicked VIP Club.
All of these will be available while the operator maintains a 24-hour security system with manual patrolling of checkpoints for maximum safety.
Stepping out, hotel guests will find shopping centres within walking distance including the Pavilion, Berjaya Times Square, Bukit Bmtang Plaza and Avenue K. The nearby Malaysian Tourist Centre is at their disposal if they need assistance with their travel plans across Malaysia.
Public transportation points are numerous in the locality and the city's main hub, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, is only an LRT ride away.