A look at what caught our eye this month, from luxury spa days to private-island retreats
On our radar this month
ESCAPE INTO THE JUNGLE
W Hotels’ new W Kuala Lumpur is at the heart of the bustling city, steps from iconic sights. Showcasing a “Jungle City” aesthetic, traditional batik motifs and bamboo-inspired chandeliers blend into sleek glass and metal accents lit up with LED fixtures. In the living-room-style lobby of the hotel, guests are welcomed under chandeliers made of spinning Malay toys and a ceiling that mirrors Kuala Lumpur’s topography. Its 150 rooms open to views of the Petronas Twin Towers while the presidential Extreme WOW Suite
sprawl across 520sqm of space.
Dining spans the globe, from local specialities and Western dishes at FLOCK, to the local outpost of Singapore’s acclaimed SAINT PIERRE where Asian-inspired elements meet French cuisine in a contemporary setting. For a traditional Cantonese meal redefined with modern influences, book a table at YEN. W’s Signature WET Deck is the place to cool down with a dip and a sip, and here that’s topped
off with panoramic views of the city’s skyline – or if fitness is more to your interest, you’ll find a view just as striking at the FIT gym where state-of-the-art equipment will give your health regimen a boost. For a pampering session, vitality pools and chroma-therapy steam baths await guests at AWAY Spa – indulge in a head-to-toe treatment and then head to the Beauty Bar for an all-round stay
of excitement, spoiling and renewal.