Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is merely 15 minutes away from the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers. This 650-room property aspires to embody America’s most recognisable cities, New York, as its theme, through its centrality and metropolitan vibe.
Each room in the hotel is tastefully furnished and comes with spacious en-suite bathroom with separate shower, 29-inch flat screen television, minibar, complimentary coffee/tea making facilities, international direct dial (IDD) telephone line, individually controlled air conditioning, Wi-Fi connection in all rooms, laptop size in-room safe and hair dryer.
However, for a more refined experience, Gaya Travel Magazine recommends that moneyed guests should splurge by staying at one of Berjaya Times Square Hotel’s suites on the 45th Floor (the Penthouse level), which epitomises ultra-luxurious living.
The hotel offers five suites to choose from, each with distinctive names: the homey and contemporary Empress; the smart and dashing Ambassador; the opulent Sultanah; the dependable Classic; and the Grand Penthouse, which is the largest and normally used by the Sultan of Johor and his family when they visit Kuala Lumpur.
Due to its spaciousness, each suite can accommodate up to 7 persons. The average rate per suite – excluding the Grand Penthouse – costs around RM10,000 per night, depending on season. The hotel also offers personalised service by providing butlers upon request. The butlers are well trained and normally consist of experienced managers.
The suites have also been utilised for celebrity and personality photoshoots because of their smart and contemporary décor. We were also told that the Hongkong superstar, Aaron Kwok, also stayed at the Ambassador Suite a few years ago.
For guests who are required to go for meetings or other forms of engagements within the Kuala Lumpur area, Berjaya Times Square Hotel also offers luxurious shuttle service for its corporate clients, dropping them off to their designated venues.
Berjaya Times Square has three food and beverage establishments: Big Apple Restaurant on Level 14 (the hotel’s all-day dining outlet that serves local and international fare); Samplings on The Fourteenth (serving fine Western classic cuisine and a collection of vintage wines); and Broadway Lounge (bar and lounge with live acoustical performance). All of these outlets offer expansive views of the city while dining. The hotel also provides 24-hour room service in case guests prefer to remain within the comfort of their rooms.
What Gaya Travel Magazine finds striking is the fact that there are just so many things to do indoors when staying at Berjaya Times Square Hotel. There are fun activities available at the rooftop Central Park on Level 15 that is built exclusively with children’s playground, swimming pool, steam and sauna room, fitness centre and two squash courts. Guests are welcome to stop by at the poolside gazebo that serves tropical beverages and a choice of snacks or Haagen Daasz ice cream to be enjoyed leisurely by the poolside.
Alternatively, guests can also make way to the Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall readily connected to the hotel. The mall houses the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park that features 14 major thrill rides, 900 retail outlets, 65 food and beverage outlets and nine Cineplex theatres, including Malaysia’s largest GSC Maxx 3D and 2D Digital Hall, among others.
With the myriad of things to do and various services for guests to savour by simply being indoors, it is no wonder that Berjaya Times Square Hotel remains popular among travelling families, especially among the local and Middle Eastern markets. It also makes for a nice weekend getaway bolthole, whereby all facilities and services made available under one roof without having to step out of Berjaya Times Square at all.
Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
1 Jalan Imbi 55100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Tel+ 60 (3) 2117 8000 /Fax+ 60(3)21433352
This article was first published at Gaya Travel Magazine website by Jeremy Khalil at http://www.gayatravel.com.my/berjaya-times-square-hotel-kuala-lumpur/