By Gaya Travel on February 21, 2012
Strategically located on Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Furama Bukit Bintang is simply a 5-minute walk to Imbi Monorail Station. As a business hotel, the 433-room Furama Bukit Bintang can be considered close to Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle, aiming to become the travellers’ home away from home.
Furama Bukit Bintang’s welcoming contemporary lobby puts weary travellers at ease. Located on the same level is The Cinnamon Lounge, an atmospheric outlet that allows guests to chill out and unwind while listening to contemporary instrumental music and jazz numbers.The Gaya Travel team had the privilege of staying in rooms numbered 1410 and 1411 on the 14th floor. The combination of both rooms is called family room, a category that we find helpful for travelling families constantly seeking rooms that are next to each other. Typically, a Furama Bukit Bintang room comes with a walk-in wardrobe, a living room, two single beds and working area that is internet connected, suitable for business and leisure guests. The other room categories are Superior, Deluxe, Executive Club and Executive Suite.
Spices @ Furama, the hotel’s understated dining outlet that is located on the third floor, serves popular local and western fares like satay, nasi lemak, lamb chop, fish and chips and even pasta. The infinity swimming pool located next to Spices @ Furama also offers an interesting view. As diners look further afield, they will also be able to see the Bukit Bintang skyline. The bar is also located in the restaurant and serves cocktails and wines. Apart from the swimming pool, there is also jacuzzi and gym on this floor.
Speaking of the infinity swimming pool, though not large, the pool is undoubtedly purposeful for guests to cool down after battling the tropical heat. Its landscape is blessed with shady pine trees and potted plants. A step away from the pool is the intimate-sized gym equipped with treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. Yoga and Pilate enthusiasts will also find the gym conducive since there is ample room for them to conduct such classes here.Since Furama Bukit Bintang’s targets the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) market, the property is able to provide five conference cum banquet spaces suitable for various types of functions. These spaces are all fully equipped with reliable audio visual system that ensures the smooth running of events. These spaces are all located on the top floor of the hotel, offering picturesque views of Kuala Lumpur to its guests.
Furama Bukit Bintang is definitely not just another business hotel but wants to position itself as the ‘home-away-from-home’ among travellers due to the convenience that it offers. Based on our observation, Furama Bukit Bintang is set to enrich Malaysia’s tourism industry by encouraging the arrival of its existing clientele in other countries such as Singapore and China into Kuala Lumpur.