Originally a bank, Threadneedles Hotel in London matches Victorian design with crisp and friendly British hospitality
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In this issue, we highlight the newly renovated JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur in our cover story. The five-star hotel is one of the city’s finest and is located in Bukit Bintang, a thriving centre for both business and entertainment. JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is also known as ‘the Happening Hotel’ as it celebrates world-class design, fine cuisine and the good life. The property is linked to the upscale Starhill Gallery, situated on the internationally renowned Bintang Walk, created by YTL in 1999 and now a leading retail and lifestyle destination in Kuala Lumpur.
The prestigious Starhill Gallery features a host of premier boutiques as well as the one-of-akind Feast Village Starhill Gallery, composed of the award-winning Shook! Restaurant as well as seven other establishments with an international selection of cuisines. Join us on a journey of discovery of unparalleled dining experiences.
We are also proud to present The Ritz-carlton, Koh Samui, a stunning property with spectacular vistas of the Gulf of Thailand. Conceived as the perfect island getaway, the resort embraces the Samui way of life. It is an embodiment of nature’s beauty, southern Thai graciousness and The Ritz-carlton’s legendary hospitality, setting the stage to create inspiring new memories.
In the United Kingdom, The Gainsborough Bath Spa, housed in a Grade II listed building, is the only five-star hotel in the country with access to natural healing thermal waters. The hotel is the recipient of numerous accolades including Condé Nast Traveler Awards (USA), Best Hotel in the UK, AA Hotel of the Year, England, and Three AA Rosettes for Dan Moon at The Gainsborough Restaurant. These achievements reflect YTL Hotels’ constant pursuit of excellence in all that we do. The YTL hospitality arm aims to “craft rich experiences for all who stay with us”.