After making it through the inevitable grind of the Hong Kong work week, our weekends are inevitably our most valuable assets; when we’re not sipping the best cocktails at the latest new watering holes, enjoying new eats from the city’s top culinary talent, or finding the best secret hole-in-the-walls — Hongkongers are always on the hunt for their next weekend getaway from the city. If you’re reading this, you’re in luck: We’re giving away a brand new luxury experience to one of our loyal readers, featuring a two-night stay at the freshly minted Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur right in the heart of the Golden Triangle.
Having just officially opened its doors in July, the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur is the perfect new resting point for Hongkongers looking for a brief respite from the frenetic city pace, without having to run to the hills for a weeklong yoga detox. Between the shopping, sightseeing, and of course, the indulgent street eats nearby, the Four Seasons KL is ideal for those who love getting wined and dined, with ample selection to try fresh new experiences and vantage points to see the city from right within the hotel.
In addition to the wide-ranging international flavours at Curate, the traditional cuisine at signature Chinese eatery YUN House — designed by Hong Kong’s own AB Concept — and the Middle Eastern flair at the Pool Bar and Grill, one highlight you won’t want to miss is the drinks programme at the highly coveted new cocktail bar, Bar Trigona, which offers views perfectly framing KL’s most iconic skyline.
Named after Malaysia’s native stingless trigona bee, which produces some of the world’s most sought-after wild honey, you can expect the drinks programme to value sustainability, using local ingredients whenever possible and spotlighting the native flavours of Malaysia in its offerings.
The bar is helmed by Ashish Sharma, a Four Seasons veteran and the hotel’s Head Bartender and Bar Manager, who previously cut his teeth at the prestigious Manhattan Bar in Singapore — one cocktail fanatics will recognise as the current #1 of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, now reigning for the second year in a row. Later, Sharma also went on to help AER at the Four Seasons Mumbai break Asia’s 50 Best Bars list just last year. Undoubtedly, we can hold high hopes for his creative expertise in mixology.
The menu at Bar Trigona is cleverly divided into four sections, each pertaining to the anatomy of a plant: Fruit refers to sweeter, more tart flavours, particularly with the Pollen which features the fabled trigona honey. The Leaf & Flower section offers more verdant, citrusy flavours such as jasmine and torched ginger cordial. Stem & Seed is all about unctuous, woody flavours, while Root brings the spectrum down to earthy, smoky and at times a more medicinal flavour profile. Non-alcoholic beverages for teetotalers are also thoughtfully featured in each section. Capped off with an extensive beer, wine and spirits list, Bar Trigona is sure to become a focal point of your stay, whether for sunset hour or a nightcap to round off your evening.
The 209-room hotel is part of a larger, 65-storey vertical complex that also includes 27 serviced apartments and 242 condos as part of the Four Seasons Private Residences, not to mention a total of six restaurants and lounges; an airy, exclusive 8-room spa and wellness centre; and a shopping mecca for luxury retail.
Keen to experience the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur for yourself? Take part in our Facebook giveaway for a chance to stay at the hotel and try your new favourite cocktail at Bar Trigona. The giveaway ends 14 August, 3pm Hong Kong time, and winners will be notified by Facebook direct message by 15 August, noon. Read on for more details below.
One (1) lucky reader will win:
- Two (2) nights’ complimentary stay at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur for two (2) pax, including breakfast for two (2) pax.
- One (1) drink each for two (2) pax at Bar Trigona (2 drinks total).
- ‘Like’ Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
- Tag two friends in the Facebook post comments — only those entries with names successfully tagged will be counted.
- Entrants must show their liked pages and comments publicly for their entry to count.
- Entries are only open to Hong Kong residents; winners will need to collect their complimentary stay voucher from the Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong office.