Looking for a respite in the heart of the city? Ong Chin Huat checks into the brand new Alila Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur and discovers an urban oasis which melds calm and tranquillity with modernity and comfort.
Sleek and contemporary, Alila Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur is a brand new hotel in Kuala Lumpur which is making waves, literally atop a modern and wooden clad façade skyscraper in cosmopolitan and lively part of town.
Alila which means surprise in Sanskrit certainly lives up to its name in the most pleasant of ways!
Occupying the top six floors of a mixed-use development called The Establishment, guests enter in a separate and exclusive entrance on the ground floor and is whished up by elevator to the sky lobby which is located on the 41st floor. With a pristine white and wood-accented lobby, the decor serves as a perfect vantage point to survey and admire the stunning views which envelop the lobby. Sunlight streaming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows add to the appeal of this urban sanctuary.
Leading from the lobby by a stairway shaded by plants and trees is the swimming pool located one floor down on the 40th floor complete with shaded loungers and patio daybeds. Looking enticing, there’s nothing like an afternoon swim to refresh the body and invigorate the mind and that is exactly what the hallmark of Alila is all about – surprising the guests with refreshing options to make their stay unique and memorable.
Efficient and friendly staff administer a fast check-in and before you know it, you are cocooned in the comforts of your room. Modern and contemporary, there are 143 guest rooms located from the 35th to the 40th floor and apart from being super comfortable, they all offer uninterrupted views of Malaysia’s capital city. A specially appointed butler service located in the Alila Living Room located on every guestroom floor provides ample snacks and refreshments 24/7 so you will never go hungry.
And apart from luxuriating in the comforts of your room, the Alila Leisure Concierge team can recommend leisure activities outside the hotel such as cooking classes, Segway excursions or pewter workshops if it tickles your fancy.
Designed by Shanghai-based architects Neri and Hu, this dynamic design duo has created a masterpiece and sets the standards of hospitality aesthetics in their own stylish way. Balancing the privacy of guests with the desire for sociability, Alila Bangsar is perfect for world-class travellers who seek refinement and luxury as well as local visitors who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city by either relaxing in one of their unique-concept bars or feast in their mouth-watering restaurants.