By Shahida Sakeri on April 26, 2018
When Siti arrived at Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur, she was already exhausted. Not only her shoulders were tight and her back hurt, her mind also felt sluggish. She had a couple of long weeks prior to her arrival; days filled with meetings, running errands, catching a deadline and other commitments, to which at one point she realised that she needed to offload the tension, rebalance her life and escape the hurriedness. Hence, a staycation at the Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur was strongly warranted.
Located within the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle, just beside the Kuala Lumpur Tower and KL Forest Eco Park, the hotel is secluded enough to act as a hideaway, yet so accessible to endless entertainment and dining options in case someone like Siti changes her mind about hiding away and needed her daily dose of urban energy. In fact, the location connects the best of both worlds seamlessly. As Siti parked her car at one of the many parking lots and stepped into the well-lit lobby, she immediately thought to herself, “Perhaps, it is a good idea to come here.”
As the receptionist smoothly checked her in, fresh coconut water was handed to her by another staff while she admired the simple clean space characterised by burnished metal wall pieces, warm wood floors and humongous pillars cladded in wooden-coloured slats. She then proceeded to her room, which was a spacious and contemporary One-Bedroom Premier Suite that segregates the bedroom living from the living room. The suite is embellished in subtle hues, with floor-to-ceiling windows that allowed her to appreciate the city’s skyscrapers and the sprawling greenery of the adjacent park – having a soft spot for architecture and nature, such view was a bliss.
On top of that, like all rooms and suites at the Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur, hers was complete with a kitchenette, washing machine and dryer, including high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity – she wondered whether she should stay longer than the weekend considering the efficient facilities makes for a pleasant long stay.
Besides her room, she also loved the hotel’s serene swimming pool set in a tropical garden-like atmosphere located on the top floor. In this urban oasis, she swam a few laps, took a dip in the Jacuzzi, did poolside yoga and simply lazed around on the white pool lounges with a good book. She also thought that the 24-hour gym was not bad either, which is a light-filled space due to the expansive windows that afford broad views of the city – she even glimpsed over the iconic Kuala Lumpur Tower as she was huffing and puffing on the treadmill. There are also two meeting rooms located on the same floor, which she intended to introduce to her colleagues should they require an ideal space for meetings and discussions. As in many areas of the hotel, the meeting rooms receive ample natural light that certainly helps people to think clearer and focus better.
The food – being the crucial part of any hotel stay – served at Kafe Oasia is remarkably healthy yet tasty. Since the ingredients are sourced from environmentally-responsible suppliers, Siti could tell that the team in the kitchen accords respect to those ingredients and converts them into delectable dishes. Since she was not there to be stressed out on whether she would gain weight or not by eating too much good food, Siti decided to focus more on the ways to burn the calories to keep her body fit. A walk seemed appropriate – she decided to explore the nearby forest reserve called the KL Forest Eco Park, which happens to be Kuala Lumpur’s only surviving natural rainforest.
KL Forest Eco Park is the lung of Kuala Lumpur, covering over nine hectares of land that is home to 223 tree species, 12 animal species and 25 bird species. To Siti, the highlight of the forest reserve was the 200-metre long canopy walkway hanging 21 metres above the forest floor that brought a truly unique perspective of the forest, the animals that live among the trees and the city. She loved it there; there was no hurriedness, no negative distractions. At last, she felt at ease.
Siti stopped by at the Kuala Lumpur Tower on her way back to the hotel, to experience its latest attraction (why not?), the cantilevered Sky Box that extends out from the tower’s ledge 300 metres up in the air, boasting an unsurpassed view of the city and beyond. She stayed until dusk and saw the city beautifully breathing different life as lights began to twinkle from the distance. That night, after the longest time ever, she slept well.
As Siti returned the access cards to the receptionist during her check-out, she can’t help but feel great about herself, lighter and definitely more relaxed. The hotel is indeed an oasis, a natural refuge in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. If you feel like how Siti felt – exhausted and detached – then Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur might just be the remedy you seek.
However, even if you are as fit as a fiddle, Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur is also for you because of the brand targets guests who take wellness and well-being seriously – its world-class facilities attest to brand’s commitment in the form of excellent gym and pool, including healthy food and beverages.
Book a stay and experience Journey Well through Oasia Suites’ three wellness pillars: Refresh, Refuel and Recharge. And while you’re at it, try asking for Room 1216 that has one of the best views.
Room rates at Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur start at RM420++ per night.
Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur
10, Lorong P. Ramlee
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Reservations: +603-2726 6788