Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur’s urban oasis

With its verdant grounds and tranquil ambiance, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is an urban oasis in the heart of Malaysia’s bustling capital. Skyline views from 662 luxurious guest rooms and suites give away your city-center location, just a breezy walk or short taxi ride from attractions geared toward families and shopaholics alike.

Not that you’ll want to wander far from this sleek stay. Eight unique dining options (including one of the city’s most avant-garde Japanese restaurants) satisfy just about any palate, and an intimate spa helps soothe tired muscles after a day of sightseeing.

But the cherry on top of this sweet retreat might just be the sparkling pool. Tucked away behind lush foliage and sprinkled with sunshine, this picture-perfect swimming hole adds an extra element of serenity to the city hideaway.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Upgrade to gain entry to the elegant Horizon Club Lounge, where you’ll receive great perks (complimentary bites all day long, evening cocktails) and attentive service (a dedicated concierge).
  • The luxury hotel has a lush garden maze with a koi pond and fountains, while a canopy of green trees shades the sidewalk leading to the main entrance.
  • A standout spot for impressive views of Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur’s water gardens, Lobby Lounge boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, large cushiony seats and attractive afternoon tea sets. A live band plays unobtrusively in the evening, allowing for easy-flowing conversations.
  • Rejuvenate after a long trip with The Spa at Shangri-La’s Shang Wellness Retreat. Indulge in a Signature Organic Probiotic Salt and Sugar Scrub, a shea butter body wrap, a 60-minute Asian Blend Massage and finish off with an express facial to leave you glowing.
  • Dive into the refreshing waters of the outdoor pool, which gives you a glimpse of KL Tower. Little ones have their own swimming pool.

Things to Know

  • Thanks to its central location, the Kuala Lumpur hotel is just minutes away from iconic Menara KL Tower, KL Forest Eco Park and the Petronas Twin Towers.
  • The property’s shuttle service can take you to upscale district Bukit Bintang, where you’ll find top shopping centers like Pavilion KL Mall, Lot 10 and Fahrenheit 88.
  • Look for mementos at Shangri-La Hotel’s gift shop, which sells local handicrafts, quaint KL memorabilia and the hotel’s signature Essence of Shangri-La aromatherapy oil. (The Shangri-La brand’s signature aroma “Essence of Shangri-La” permeates the lobby, with fragrant notes of vanilla, bergamot, musk, tea and ginger evoking a sense of relaxation.)

The Rooms

  • Featuring richly hued contemporary interiors, all accommodations offer captivating city or garden views.
  • All rooms come equipped with a minibar; a large writing desk; a built-in, flat-screen TV; and spacious marble bathrooms stocked with Shangri-La toiletries. Book a suite to enjoy a dip in a soaking tub.
  • Ideal for those with tots in tow, the Family Premier Suite provides a kid-sized tent in the living area for the ultimate in-room camping adventure.

The Restaurants

  • Zipangu is a Zen-like dining space where you can indulge in exquisite Japanese cuisine and quality sake. Head chef Nao Takeshita has more than 25 years of experience creating dishes like fresh sea urchin pudding, clay pot rice with Japanese pickles and akadashi miso soup, and matcha ice cream and rice balls in coconut milk.
  • Fine dining with a French twist can be found at Lafite, where dishes like lightly smoked mackerel filet with trout roe and quince compote or red-wine braised angus beef oxtail are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. Pair your plates with a selection or two from the restaurant’s excellent wine list.
  • Dig into pork-free (Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country) Cantonese dishes and dim sum at Shang Palace, an opulent Chinese restaurant on Level 1 of the luxury hotel. The main dining hall treats you to views of the property’s beautiful gardens as you dine on braised shredded abalone with crab or pan-fried foie gras with vinegar sauce.

24-hour room service
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Malaysia
KUL (49 min)  
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