Malaysia has long been celebrated for its tropical jungles, steamy climate, unusual wildlife and idyllic islands, but now its capital city is on the rise thanks to a series of new hotel openings. Located in Kuala Lumpur’s buzzy Golden Triangle neighbourhood, with lush views over KLCC Park, the 209-room Four Seasons property can be found in a mixed-use skyscraper designed by local practice NRY Architects. Without straying from the Four Seasons’ signature understated luxury, interior designers Wilson Associates lined the guest rooms with tactile leather details, double-layered curtains and textured wallpaper in muted greys that don’t detract from the views. Three of the six bars and restaurants have been outfitted by Hong Kong-based AB Concept, which has brought the outside in with natural light and floral motifs, particularly at Yun House, where chef Jimmy Wong’s double-boiled black garlic and sea whelk soup is a must-try.
Cumulative length in metres of the sculptural, art deco-inspired bronze screens throughout the hotelHeight in metres of the archway in the brasserie, which pays tribute to the arcades of the Waldorf astoria new york number of bespoke, handmade chandeliers, which were designed to evoke the silhouettes of thai templesBooths inspired by colonial Malay architecture in the loungeCeramic discs used to create an installation in the yun House restaurant stained glassinspired cabinet doors in the lounge, the hotel’s all-day café and tea room Dawn redwood trees planted around the hotel Pendant lamps suspended from the ceiling of shui shi Kou, the main restaurant square skylights that allow natural light to filter through to the hotel’s vast indoor pool Illustration: eoin ryan