Con­ve­nience Plus Qual­ity

Let's Travel - - ASIA -

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.

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