After a few days in Singapore, our next stop was in Kuala Lumpur. The first two nights of our stay were at the Westin. We chose this hotel due to its convenient location in the so-called Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, near the KLCC and the famed Petronas Towers.
Amazing sunset view soon after our arrival in our suite
After arriving at the airport in KL, we took a cab to our hotel. We were greeted at the reception desk in the bustling lobby of the Westin. The agent quickly mentioned that we could check in in the Executive Club, and he escorted us there to complete the process. At first glance, the club lounge was rather impressive. Lots of natural light, and nice decor.
We got a brief tour of the lounge, they confirmed we were paying via cash and points, and then we were escorted to our suite on the 18th floor. I used Suite Night Awards to confirm our upgrade, which cleared a few days before our arrival.
The room was quite large, with a dining table, and a nice living room area. Windows wrapped around the entire room.
We were in room 1807, on the lower left.
Despite the lovely sunset view (shown above), any view of the Petronas Towers were blocked by new construction.
Here are more views from inside the room
Entry hall and dining table
bedroom after turn down service
and a bathtub with a view
Platinum welcome gift that arrived on day 2, a tin of tasty cookies.
We had breakfast each day in the club lounge, which consisted of an extensive buffet. There were basic western items as well as a variety of Malaysian flavors. One memorable item was beef bacon. Malaysia being a predominantly Muslim country, they did not serve pork. Beef bacon will not get a recommendation from me.
We also visited the club lounge in the evening for a nice happy hour, with complimentary beverages, and some hors d’oeuvres. Many Westin hotels do not have lounges, but this was certainly one of the better ones I’ve experienced.
mini atrium in in the hotel, near our room
We were tired the night we arrived, and went against my usual plans and decided to eat in the hotel. We actually had some tasty pizza in the Italian restaurant in the hotel. We also enjoyed the sitting around the pool. Both the pool and fitness center are on the same floor. I didn’t get any photos of either, but both are well stocked as expected for a Westin property
I went for a run around the hotel, and although there was a lot of traffic, it wasn’t too treacherous, and I enjoyed running to and around the Petronas Towers. I will discuss this more in my post about touring KL. Very close to the hotel was a craft market, with many different items being made by local artisans. And we bought a few souvenirs, which I figured was better than imported junk in the airport, etc.
Craft complex, in sight of the Westin and other nearby high rises.
The Westin was a nice hotel in a prime KL location. I’d certainly recommend this property even without the ability to upgrade to a suite. The service was very good, particularly in the very nice Executive Club.
We had 2 nights at the Westin before we moved to explore a different part of town, and I will discuss our time in the city as well as our stay at the Hilton across town in future posts.