Located just about 200 metres away from the world renowned PETRONAS Twin Towers, Hotel Maya is definitely for travellers who wants to be in the heart of the city yet surrounded with a resort-like atmosphere. Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur is owned by Selangor Dredging Berhad, a luxury property developer.
I have always been wishing to have the chance to uncover the uniqueness of this property, which to me has always been enveloped in exclusivity. Upon my arrival, I was greeted with warm smiles from the butlers and accommodating front desk staff. Before I knew it, due to the swift check-in process, I was already in room 2104. From the window of my room I can see the Twin Towers reaching the blue sky. The view that it offers could not berivalled elsewhere. The rooms are also naturally ventilated, while the lifted atrium allows natural light to flow into the building, promoting energy savings. There is also a butler service at every floor just in case guests need their shoes polished or their clothes pressed and their luggage unpacked.
There are four room types, Studio Room, Junior Suite, Deluxe Suite and Executive Suite; all emphasising on the urban style to suit Kuala Lumpur’s modernity. All of the spacious rooms are equipped with DVD players, flat-screen televisions, telephone system, broadband internet access, and Wi-Fi for guests’ convenience at all times. The soaps are specially made out of natural ingredients and the amenities like bath tub, rain shower, tooth brush, shaving kit and vanity kit are all set for the who’s who that enjoy pampering when being away from home.
I was then taken on a tour around the hotel by the hotel’s Marketing Communications staff. It was then I learned that in selected rooms of the hotel, there is an artwork that the hotel employees made themselves. Each artwork is in an abstract form using threads and framed up. These artworks are actually the reflection of their personalities. The owner of the hotel intends to have the employees feel like they are a part of the hotel and they are all equally important. Apart from the artwork, there are also crystal ornaments that are moulded based on both palms of the employees. It was really interesting to learn how the owner tries to instill pride among the employees for working with the hotel.
We then made our way to Still Waters, a restaurant that serves up fusion dishes by blending Japanese traditional menu with various types of international food ingredients. Guests will also be able to indulge their taste buds with Cantonese cuisine that will definitely please food enthusiasts. Other food and beverage outlets in the hotel are Maya Brasserie which serves buffet selection, Ramah Tamah and Sky Lounge. All of the food outlets have their own identity with offerings that range from local fare to international cuisines.
One of the most interesting places to hang out in the city is the Sky Lounge, located on Hotel Maya’s Level 13, which is exclusively for in-house guests. The lounge’s warm contemporary English look, which is in contrast to the look of the guest rooms, is applied to transport guests to a whole different world. This was where I spent the night unwinding, listening to the wafting jazz and soul music while chatting and having coffee with mouth-watering canapés. For that touch of laidback contemporary luxury in KL, guests will surely have a great experience when staying at Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur.