By Shahida Sakeri on November 11, 2015
Ascott The Residence is renowned worldwide for its top-notch service and luxurious long-term stay properties among travellers, especially professionals. The hotel group’s latest addition in Kuala Lumpur, Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur, further strengthens its presence in the Malaysian hospitality industry.
When the award-winning Ascott brand decided to open its second serviced residence in Kuala Lumpur called Ascott Sentral, the response was nothing but overwhelming. Today, the demand for serviced residences is growing due to the increasingly-mobile global workforce that drives business travel and relocation activity. The fact that Kuala Lumpur’s role as an established international business destination ensures that demand for serviced residences will not wane any time soon.
Gaya Travel team recently had the opportunity to stay at Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur to discover and experience ourselves the privileged life that Ascott offers. Though we secretly wished to stay at the property’s incredible penthouse so that we can pretend that we are the multibillionaire Ivanka Trump, our stay at a less-glamorous-yet-modish apartment was still exceptional nonetheless.
Ascott Sentral comprises 157 apartments classified as Studio Executive, Studio Premier, One-bedroom Executive, One-bedroom Premier, Two-bedroom Premier and Penthouse, all in excellent condition and remain true to what is presented on the property’s official website. The units are indeed spacious and well-appointed, each equipped with 46″ Smart Samsung TV, an IDD phone, a closet, an en-suite bathroom with modern rainfall shower facilities and L’occitane toiletries (our favourite!), a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances including cooking hob and hood, a microwave oven, a refrigerator and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Decorated in contemporary uncluttered style, Ascott Sentral fuses a few shades of elegance by using gold colour with a tinge of moss green, creating a sleek and clean look. Besides, since the colour gold can be timeless, classy and versatile, one cannot help but feel being enveloped in exclusivity when staying in the property. Here and there, orchids are used to decorate the spaces to symbolise the love, luxury, beauty and strength of Ascott Sentral.
Moreover, Ascott Sentral provides the ideal environment to keep its guests relaxed, recharged and remain in peak performance, particularly to meet the demands of being away from home. The property is well-facilitated with a babysitting service, business centre services, sheltered carpark, laundry and dry cleaning services, fully-equipped gymnasium, self-service launderette, swimming pool and children’s wading pool. Adjacent to this property is the Shell Tower where guests can have their complimentary Continental breakfast at the partner restaurant called Meal Station located on the fifth floor.
The key to success of every Ascott property is its well-connectedness – an Ascott property is more often located close to the city’s finest retail outlets and cultural centres, offering endless hours of pleasurable indulgence or soaking in local art and culture. And Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur is just that: it is strategically situated within the Kuala Lumpur Sentral vicinity, which is a ‘city-within-a-city’ designed around the KL Sentral transport hub, linking the city centre to all urban, suburban, commercial and industrial areas, including the all-important Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2 via KLIA Express or Transit.
In addition, there are also a couple of malls located in close proximity to the property called Sooka Sentral and Nu Sentral. While the former provides an extensive range of gastronomic offerings, the latter on the other hand is an up-and-coming venue for Malaysians to head to in seeking retail therapy since the mall carries brands like H&M and Uniqlo. However, if nature is more of Ascott Sentral’s guests’ interest, they can always head to the KL Bird Park and Lake Gardens – both only a stone’s throw away from the property – either by taking a cab if they do not have own transport or by boarding the Hop-On Hop-Off bus service that brings tourists to the major tourist spots in Kuala Lumpur.
While staying here, guests should also consider learning about the local area by joining a free heritage walk called the Little India @ Brickfields Guided Walking Tour. Kuala Lumpur City Hall runs this tour every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month starting at 9:30 a.m. where a professional tourist guide will take tourists through the heart of Brickfields and discover pre-war old buildings like ‘The Hundred Quarters’, local heritage and grassroots community living in the area. However, please take note that all bookings must be done at least a day before the tour by calling Ms. Noraza Yusof at +6 03 2617 6273 or sending e-mail to email@example.com. The tour takes approximately two and a half hours to complete and is appropriate for all ages. No fee is charged upon registration.
To put it briefly, guests of Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur should be rest assured that they will definitely be immersed in a totally comfortable ‘home-away-from-home’ experience regardless of the duration of their stay, be it only for one night, one week or even one year.
Room rates at the Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur start at RM308.
No. 211, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
KL Sentral 50470
T: +6 03 2727 9999