Timeless glamor reinvented in Kuala Lumpur
208 Rooms / 52 Suites
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur brings modern luxury to the Malaysian capital, having opened its marble-clad hallways in May 2016. Blending the brand’s passion for travel heritage with vibrant contemporary art, inventive Asian dining and eclectic design, it symbolizes the city’s rebirth of urban glamor.
Set slightly apart from downtown, in the high-rise-filled KL Sentral business district, the hotel provides an impressive retreat for both business and leisure guests. Its spacious rooms and suites are among the largest in Asia, and each one gets its own dedicated butler. Six dining venues include heralded chef Takashi Saito’s Sushi Saito and Japan’s temple to tempura, Ginza Tenkuni. Iridium Spa pampers with indulgent treatments.
Once checked in, you may spot local celebrities and business leaders enjoying sundowner cocktails on the rooftop terrace or a weekend brunch paired with chilled champagne.
• Designed to mimic a traveler’s trunk, the oversized mini-bar in each room is stocked with Veuve Clicquot champagne, Monkey Shoulder whiskey and Lindt chocolate.
• Take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool and enjoy picture-perfect views of the city skyline, dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower.
• Pull up a leather armchair in the Manhattan-style Astor Bar, featuring Italian gold-leaf ceiling tiles, copper lamps and cranberry and mustard leather upholstery. Then sip an Asam Boi Bloody Mary mixed with locally grown asam boi (preserved plum) infused vodka, calamansi juice and Sarawak black pepper.
• An impressive art collection includes a giant horse sculpture by Fernando Botero and Barnaby Hosking’s illuminated birds and butterflies wall installation, referencing the nearby Lake Gardens.
• The 11,840-square-foot Iridium Spa offers ESPA body treatments and soothing views of the Lake Gardens. It is also the first Kuala Lumpur hotel spa to provide Endermologie anti-aging and body-contouring treatments.
Things to Know
• The luxury hotel is located in the KL Sentral business district, directly opposite the KLIA Ekspres airport train station and a five- to 10-minute cab ride from downtown.
• Nearby attractions include the Perdana Botanical Garden, or Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur’s largest park featuring a colorful display dedicated to the hibsicus, Malaysia’s national flower. The National Museum is also within walking distance of the gardens.
• The St. Regis is an in-demand venue for business conferences and attracts a strong corporate traveler clientele during weekdays, while weekends bring more leisure guests.
• Luxurious facilities and acclaimed dining make the luxury hotel a popular setting for lavish wedding banquets. The Grand Ballroom can host up to 1,000 guests and a private Bridal Salon cast in white marble features a TV feed from the ballroom, enabling the bride to time her entrance to perfection.
• The St. Regis features 208 rooms and suites between the seventh and 21st floors — choose a higher level stay for panoramic views of the Malaysian capital’s ever-changing landscape.
• Starting at 678 sqaure feet, Kuala Lumpur’s largest rooms offer free Wi-Fi, wall-hung TVs, private butler service and a spacious walk-in closet.
• Each marble bathroom comes with a separate shower and bathtub, double vanities and Laboratoire Remède toiletries.
• For the ultimate splurge, the cavernous 3,800-square-foot Royal Suite features a 14-seat dining table and kitchen, his-and-hers walk-in closets and a private massage room. An enclosed marble terrace is a refined venue for afternoon tea paired with sublime views across the Kuala Lumpur rooftops.
• If you’re craving fine Japanese cooking, you’ll find two options: Taka by Sushi Saito, serving signature blue fin tuna and tamago, and a five-course wagyu kaiseki menu at Ginza Tenkuni, originally founded in Japan in 1885.
• Book in advance for a weekend afternoon tea in The Drawing Room. With delights such as cranberry scones, poached lobster brioche with avocado and green tea cupcakes, it’s a cherished ritual among locals.
• The champage Sunday brunch at The Brasserie is a celebrated Kuala Lumpur institution. Work through a smorgasbord of global cuisines — including a seafood bar stacked with Fine de Claire oysters, Alaskan king crab and tiger prawns, an international cheese platter and decadent desserts — paired with free-flowing Veuve Clicquot and wines.
• Gourmands may plan their stay to coincide with a rotating roster of eminent guest chefs, recently including Alfredo Russo (Dolce Stil Novo, Italy), Ryan Clift (Tippling Club, Singapore) and Ian Kittichai (Issaya Siamese Club, Thailand).