Once a small tin mining outpost, in a mere 150 years Kuala Lumpur has blossomed into the capital and largest city of Malaysia with a thriving tourist industry and a multitude of other draws. Among these are one of the most lively nightlife scenes in all of Southeast Asia, some of the region’s best shopping, and abundant opportunities for unique culinary experiences. The Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is situated in the heart of the city’s Golden Triangle district, placing it near some of KL’s (the city’s name is often shortened to “KL” by locals) most famous attractions. The awe-inspiring Petronas Towers can be seen stretching skyward within walking distance, and KLCC Park, with its well-manicured greenspaces and gushing fountains that glow multicolored at night, is also a short distance away. The Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur features 55 rooms and suites. Accommodations and facilities are styled with contemporary flair paired with a good measure of class and sophistication, as shades of cream and taupe complement elegant furnishings and hardwood or marble floors. The hotel also shines as a couples destination, with a number of available activities tailored toward lovebirds like a session at the couples’ spa treatment room or an arranged candlelit bath complete with rose petals and champagne.
Accommodations at the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur are typically designated as either “retreats” or “suites,” and there are seven total room types. All rooms look out upon the city skyline, many of them toward the renowned Petronas Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower, and all rooms come with top-tier amenities, such as a lighted shave and make-up mirror, goose down bedding, plush slippers, an in-room safe, mini bar, and a 55-inch Smart LED TV, among many others. All rooms are decorated with posh furnishings and captivating modern art pieces, and many also come with oval soaking tubs and spacious walk-in closets. Whether guests choose a standard room, such as the Banyan Retreat, or an ultra-luxurious option like the Sky Sanctuary Suite, chic, modern tranquility is the norm at Banyan Tree.
The Banyan Retreat is a 549- 678-square-foot offering with a city skyline view. These rooms sleep two with the capacity for a king-size or two twin beds. They also feature an oval soaking tub and all other standard high-end amenities, including a TOTO intelligent toilet and mini bar.
These lodgings measure 678-721 square feet and sleep two with capacity for a king-size or two twin beds. Typical modern amenities apply, and Signature Banyan Retreats also come with a pillow menu and an aromatherapy set.
These rooms measure 581-721 square feet and sleep two with either a king-size or two twin beds. Among other high-end amenities they also come with a luxurious chromotherapy shower and a burner for essential oils.
This suite covers 667 square feet and features an additional stately living area along with a bedroom that looks out upon the Petronas Towers through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Capacity is for two with a king-size bed, and all high-end amenities apply with the addition of a bigger 65-inch Smart LED TV, among others.
At a roomy 969 square feet, the Sanctuary Suite sleeps two with a king-size bed and an ample living area. A private relaxation pool is added to the list of standard amenities along with this option.
This 1,249-square-foot accommodation, with capacity for two and a king-size bed, brings together the best of all retreats and suites in a resplendent package. The spacious suite living area is accompanied by an ornate marble bathroom with a chromotherapy shower, sauna, jet pool, and walk-in closet.
Billed as “the ultimate retreat in the sky,” the Banyan Tree Suite is a split-level duplex outfitted with double-height windows, luxurious carpeted floors, and a private relaxation pool. The suite spans 2,153 square feet, features a plush king-size bed, an additional elegant dining room, and access to signature Banyan Tree resort host service.
Facilities at the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur include a gymnasium, spa, boardroom, and an open-air pool. These offerings are sure to please relaxation-seekers and busy travelers alike. The Banyan Tree’s ethos of serving as a “Sanctuary for the Senses” amid the at-times hectic urbanity of KL is especially evident in facilities like the spa and swimming pool, which is surrounded by plush lounge chairs and features artful tile work that hints at the trappings of a Mediterranean beach spot. Finally, one’s own accommodation may be converted into a dining facility via the Banyan Tree’s 24-hour in-room dining service.
The Banyan Tree’s gym is well equipped for the needs of all guests with state-of-the-art strength training machines and free weights.
The swimming pool is covered due to Malaysia’s often-unpredictable climate, but an open-air design and beautiful styling make the pool a perfect relaxation spot for a soak at the end of a long day of sightseeing.
A place where physical, mental, and spiritual renewal is the goal, the Spa at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is ready to give guests an ultimate pampering experience. A day at the spa may even be tailored directly to the needs of a given guest, as a range of signature treatments are offered from facials and massages to body scrubs and body conditioning.
The Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur offers several gourmet dining and beverage options; among these are the Horizon Grill, Vertigo, Altitude, and Bake by Banyan Tree. These offerings — a gourmet eatery, stylish rooftop bar, wine bar, and patisserie, respectively — are also rounded out by the option to order 24-hour in-room, private dining. Seasonally, the Banyan Tree in KL also puts forth special holiday-oriented menus and cocktails.
The hotel’s premier spot for a light snack accompanied by fine wine, tea, coffee, or a craft beer, Altitude will delight guests with its handpicked variety and well-lit, comfortable space.
Bake is a located in the Banyan Tree lobby and is a must-visit for anyone with a substantial sweet tooth. This casual establishment offers a range of cuisine, pastries, artisan breads, cakes, and more.
The hotel’s marquee fine dining option located at the top floor, Horizon Grill specializes in top-quality seafood and fine cuts of meat. Attire is smart casual, and guests may dine here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
This is the Banyan Tree’s cosmopolitan bar experience, with master bartenders crafting personalized cocktails alongside Southeast Asian-inspired tapas. Live DJ music is commonly featured.