The hotel scene in Malaysia is growing at a great pace. There are more properties sprouting up in the Kuala Lumpur capital and more hotels offering luxurious suites for its premium guests. There is also no shortage of hotels that are constantly improving their dining options, including The Face Suites, which is revamping its Tangerine restaurant into a fine dining establishment. Amongst all that, another new hotel is set to open soon: The Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur.

Situated on the top seven floors of the Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Building, this property marks the first Banyan Tree resort to open in Malaysia. With its close proximity to some of the best luxury shopping malls in the city including Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Suria KLCC, retail therapy is undoubtedly one of the main highlights of staying at the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur.

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The Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur will be located in the heart of the golden triangle.

Upon entering the hotel, you will find that there are 55 rooms and suites to pick from, ranging from 51 square metres to 200 square metres in size. Naturally, being in the Golden Triangle, all rooms have unparalleled views of the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower. Within these each of these rooms lies a bathroom that is fully stocked with Banyan Tree’s signature aromatherapy and chromotherapy showers, giving all guests a chance to experience the resort’s finesse in rest and relaxation.

But your room is not the only place where you can feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Take it one step further with the Banyan Tree Spa, one of the award-winning spas in Asia. Your aching muscles and stressed soul will thank you as you try the Rainmist therapy, a combination of cascading rain shower and steam bath that ushers your body into relaxation mode, prepping it for the following treatments.

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Every room and suite will have a great view of the two iconic skyscrapers in KL.

After pampering your body, treat yourself to one of the four dining venues within the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur: Bake by Banyan Tree, a French-inspired bakery at the arrival lobby; Altitude, an afternoon tea and wine lounge on the 53rd floor; Horizon Grill, a steakhouse on the 58th floor; and finally, Vertigo, the highest hotel rooftop bar yet on the 59th floor.

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Enjoy a great steak while being 58 storeys high at Horizon Grill.

Can’t wait to kickstart your urban retreat at the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur? Neither can we. Unfortunately, we will need to wait for another five more months. Until then, fuel your wanderlust with these travel-inspired movies.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.