If you go, the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur is an ideal place to bed down based on location alone—it’s a five-minute walk to the Petronas Twin Towers and even closer to Bukit Nanas monorail station. But the real draw, once you’re comfortably ensconced in the friendly, five-star hotel, is the lush pool area that makes for a muchneeded respite from the heat and hustle and bustle of the city. Don’t miss an indulgent treatment at the hotel’s serene spa. The revitalizing aromatherapy organic facial was relaxing and skin soothing all at once, and much-appreciated by my travel-weary complexion. It’s also worth splurging on a Horizon Club Room for the personalized check-in and check-out service, as well as the complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails complete with canapes and cheese plates in the cozy Horizon Club Lounge.