Planning a year-end holiday? Here’s where to stay at these prime destinations.
For 21 years, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur has been a symbol of luxury in the Malaysian capital. Neighbouring the city’s most famous monument, the Petronas Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental offers 629 elegantly appointed guest rooms, which include suites and executive apartments. Those seeking a more exclusive luxury experience may book a room on the seven private Mandarin Oriental Club floors, each enjoying a spectacular view of either the lush KLCC Park or the Kuala Lumpur city skyline.
Spoiled for choice is an understatement when dining at Mandarin Oriental, as the hotel has 10 restaurant and bars with a wide variety of specialities, from fine Cantonese cuisine at Lai Po Heen to classic steakhouse dishes at Mandarin Grill. With the largest pillarless Grand Ballroom in the city accommodating up to 1,800 guests for a sit-down dinner, Mandarin Oriental is a prime choice for functions and meetings. The hotel also offers a wide array of leisure facilities, from The Spa to the infinity-edge outdoor swimming pool, The Fitness & Wellness Centre, tennis courts and Peter Burwash International Tennis programmes, the Indoor Golf Centre and more.
Located just a short drive away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, FOX Lite Hotel DPulze Cyberjaya is a midscale hotel under TAUZIA Hotels with 162 contemporary guest rooms bearing its signature colourful fox icon in collage artworks. The quirky fox-themed artworks stand out from the rooms’ fairly simple design and combined with the bright colour scheme, make for vibrant and photogenic décor. Having basic amenities such as wireless Internet, complimentary bottled mineral water and a safety deposit box, the affordably priced rooms are an excellent choice for travellers looking for fuss-free yet comfortable lodgings. Being integrated into the same commercial property as DPulze Shopping Centre in Cyberjaya, guests can enjoy easy access to the mall and all its retail outlets from popular food and beverage franchises to a wide selection of retail brands as well as the cinema. Basic meeting room facilities are also available for business travellers who wish to organise smaller conferences.
Stylish and Urban
Stay in the heart of the Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur’s shopping paradise, at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur. With at least eight shopping complexes within walking distance of the hotel, including Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Berjaya Times Square, guests will be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining, retail and entertainment. Renovations were made in 2017 to refresh the hotel’s 322 stylish guest rooms and suites and provide the utmost comfort for guests. After spending the day exploring the city, unwind by taking a dip in the swimming pool or working out in the 24-hour gym. Dine in at almost any time of day at Checkers Café or Windows Lounge. Host meetings and events in four stylish function rooms of varying sizes. An ongoing brand-wide initiative by Dorsett also introduces special benefits such as a 26-hour full stay that allows late check-out for guests and the Dorsett KL 3 Wishes package, which includes special value-added items for guests.
Situated in the heart of Hong Kong’s famed commercial, shopping and entertainment district of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel enjoys a spectacular view of the Victoria Harbour. The comfortable 665-room hotel is part of Hong Kong’s largest shopping centre, Harbour City, and is within walking distance of the Mass Transit Railway line, Star Ferry, Ocean Terminal, as well as attractions such as Kowloon Park, Hong Kong Museum of Art, and Hong Kong Space Museum. Business travellers will love The Continental Club for its personalised service and luxurious meeting facilities. Savour a variety of cuisines in restaurants and bars – Cucina, Cafe Marco, Lobby Lounge, Nishimura and yè shanghai. Guests can also enjoy beverages throughout the day as well as light bites at the Canton Lounge. The hotel also offers versatile function rooms for events as well as recreational facilities like the outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour gym.
The opening of the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel marks the flagship brand’s debut in the capital of Nepal. Local cultural elements like the Nepalese prayer bell, paintings, crafts and weavings are incorporated into the hotel’s design as a reflection of Nepal’s identity. The hotel houses 214 well-appointed rooms equipped with modern furnishings, with a breath-taking view of the majestic Himalayan mountains. Enjoy dining in with a variety of dining experiences and enjoy breakfast with a panoramic view at M Club. Revitalise the body and mind with Ayurvedic treatments at M-Wellness or work out your stress away in the fitness centre or outdoor swimming pool. The Kathmandu Marriott Hotel also has 740 square metres of banquet space, making it one of the largest meeting venues in the city. Experience Kathmandu through historical and cultural treasures such as the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Durbarmarg Street and the Garden of Dreams, all within walking distance of the hotel.
The Opposite House is located in the cosmopolitan Sanlitun area, one of the trendiest districts in Beijing. This modern, luxurious boutique hotel has 98 large studios and suites sporting clean, minimalist designs with subtle touches of traditional Chinese elements. The contemporary theme extends to the hotel’s leisure facilities, which include a gym fitted with modern Technogym equipment and a 22-metre stainless steel swimming pool. Feast on fine Beijing roast duck and other regional dishes at Jing Yaa Tang, enjoy casual dining at Village Café, or wind down with an evening cocktail at Mesh. Host meetings and press conferences in The Opposite House’s 180 square metres of event space. The hotel’s attentive Guest Experience team can take care of airport transfers and bespoke city tours, though guests can also head out on their own to explore the fashion, dining, arts and entertainment scene in Taikoo Li Sanlitun.