Convenience Plus Quality
My driver had no sooner pulled into the forecourt of the Prince Hotel & Residence in Kuala Lumpur before one porter opened the rear passenger door to enable me to exit, while a second transported my luggage to reception.
This twin-towered accommodation offering is contemporary yet retains subtle touches reminding you that you’re in Asia. The vast marble-floored lobby boasts a spectacular light fitting…I can’t quite call it a chandelier as it’s way more futuristic than that. Giant-sized double-height columns stand guard around the lobby’s perimeter creating an air of grandeur. A glass-sided staircase sinuously winds its way up to the mezzanine level that plays host to a bar and restaurants.
Eccucino offers sumptuous buffets during breakfast and lunch services while an a la carte dinner menu on weeknights alternates with an international buffet on the weekends. At Tai Zi Heen you’ll find contemporary Chinese cuisine in very elegant surroundings that include eight private dining rooms. Their all-you-can-eat Dim Sum brunch is a huge hit on the weekends. If you’re after Japanese cuisine, head upstairs to Enju where you’ll find a sushi counter as well as private tatami rooms. Adjacent to the Mezzanine Bar & Lounge is Fidel’s where you can indulge in a cigar or two on comfy sofas.
The outdoor swimming pool offers views of the city skyline with the advantage of being ten floors up and away from the traffic noise. Palm trees and various plantings add a lushness that’s so typical of hotels in the tropics, and the Terrace Poolside Bar & Grill serves up delicious snacks, salads and beverages until well into the evening. The landscaped garden area was a great place to find a little peace and solitude, its lush lawn surrounded by plantings and offering a few seating options.