In the heart of the city

Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton Jo­hor Bahru of­fers ev­ery con­ve­nience for trav­ellers, whether you're work­ing, shop­ping or just re­lax­ing across the Cause­way

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It's not of­ten that a ho­tel is equally well equipped for both busi­ness and leisure vis­i­tors, but Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton Jo­hor Bahru has the equa­tion well thought out. The Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton brand, which has 500 ho­tels in 40 coun­tries around the world, has cre­ated a loyal in­ter­na­tional fol­low­ing for its unique ac­com­mo­da­tions and full-ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties, ac­com­pa­nied by warm brand hos­pi­tal­ity.

Busi­ness trav­ellers, who make up the bulk of week­day guests, are well-catered for with ameni­ties such as speedy Wi-fi con­nec­tion and 10 mod­ern meet­ing spa­ces. The Ex­ec­u­tive Lounge

is a favourite place to un­wind, where they can en­joy pre-din­ner cock­tails and canapés and also the excellent city views from the 29th floor.

Each of Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton Jo­hor Bahru’s 333 rooms and suites is stylishly up­dated, with a walk-in shower and a glass fea­ture wall that al­lows nat­u­ral light into the bath­room. Re­gard­less of your choice of room, you'll en­joy a Sweet Dreams bed that comes with pil­low menu, so that you can feel right at home, as well as 40-inch LED TV with cable chan­nels and rain shower. The Crab­tree & Eve­lyn pre­mium toi­letries also draw a nod.

Mean­while, one- and two-bed­room suites al­low you to choose apart­ment-style fa­cil­i­ties, rang­ing from kitch­enette, laun­dry fa­cil­i­ties and din­ing ar­eas to a walk-in bath­tub in se­lected cat­e­gories. For suite cat­e­gory and ex­ec­u­tive rooms on the high floors, com­pli­men­tary ac­cess to the Ex­ec­u­tive Lounge is in­cluded – a ma­jor perk.

Leisure trav­ellers can also ex­pect the same level of hos­pi­tal­ity and ameni­ties. Adults and kids can play in sep­a­rate swim­ming pools on the 13th floor, while a 24-hour fit­ness cen­tre of­fers am­ple work­out equip­ment over­look­ing the invit­ing pool. The ho­tel has also added a whirlpool and steam room for trav­ellers who en­joy warm hy­drother­apy.

Most of all, guests are spoilt for choice by a slew of din­ing op­tions, start­ing from Axis Lounge, The Food Store and Makan Kitchen on the ground floor to Tosca Ital­ian Trat­to­ria on the 13th floor. Makan Kitchen in par­tic­u­lar is one of the most en­tic­ing all­day din­ing venues, with an eye-pop­ping ar­ray of live sta­tions at the break­fast and din­ner buf­fets. At break­fast, fill up on Chi­nese, In­dian and Malay cuisines, in­clud­ing a full nasi lemak spread, while week­ends see the ever-pop­u­lar seafood din­ner buf­fet that in­cludes shell­fish on ice, carvery sta­tion and desserts ga­lore.

Tosca serves up wood-fired and an­tipasto spe­cial­i­ties with flair. This is where the city's so­phis­ti­cated din­ers come for fine Aus­tralian Black An­gus grain fed sir­loin, rib­eye or T-bone, care­fully grilled to re­lease the meat's ten­der juices. The show­case pizza oven also takes pride of place, en­sur­ing your margherita or mixed seafood pizza is of the cor­rect tex­ture. For fresh in­gre­di­ents that can't be beat, the cap­rese salad is loaded with buf­falo moz­zarella and roma toma­toes, while the pan-fried ocean trout is de­light­ful with its crisp skin.

All guests are promptly served a warm, de­li­cious in-house chocolate chip cookie upon check-in. The small but sweet ges­ture puts ev­ery­one in a more cheer­ful frame of mind. Not only is Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton Jo­hor Bahru a ho­tel that's lo­cated in the heart of the ac­tion, just a few min­utes' drive from the Wood­lands Check­point, it also gives you ser­vice from the heart.

Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton Jo­hor Bahru 12 Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Jo­hor Bahru, Jo­hor, Malaysia Tel: +60 7 268 6868

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