| Lyna Mohamad |
THE Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur has just opened its doors to staying guests, and is seeing lot of opportunities in Bruneian tourists who are well used to travelling to Kuala Lumpur.
“Given that we have just recently opened, we were quickly adopted by the Malaysian people, and we also started to see quite a few guests from Brunei Darussalam,” said General Manager at Four Seasons Tom J Roelens, during a recent interview with the Weekend Bulletin on the sidelines of his brief visit to Brunei to introduce the new Four Seasons Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
“The guests were amazed with what the hotel has to offer, and we have witnessed repeated stays, as what they see are freshly new products, options and so on,” he said.
“Those repeated stays are very encouraging for the hotel, and that is why I suggested that we go to Brunei to officially introduce our hotel. We feel that there are a lot of opportunities in going forward.”
He also pointed out that the hotel is located in the heart of the KLCC Park, right above the Robinsons shopping complex, offering a great bird’s eye view of Kuala Lumpur.
“We are very fortunate with the phenomenal location but I think the location is one part of the equation,” said Roelens. “I think people are looking for great architecture, great interior design and also great services.
“Within the hotel are 209 guest rooms, of which 32 are suites. We also have the luxury suite and two-bedroom apartments with their own kitchens for families who want to stay a little longer, and that is very popular.
“The apartment is a combination of one or two bedroom suites equipped with kitchens, making it a bit more like home, yet with the comforts and security of being in a hotel.”
The Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur also has lots of dining options, with Yun House as its Signature Restaurant and Hong Kong chef Jimmy Wong offering Cantonese food in the main dining-room, as well as in the five private dining-rooms for four to 30 guests. Each of the dining room overlooks the KLCC Park.
Then there is the curate for a dramatic dining experience, courtesy of the hotel’s show kitchen, where chefs curate and cook signature items, as well as a selection of dishes from around the globe. The Bar Trigona, meanwhile, offers mocktails of non-alcoholic drinks with emphasis on Malaysian products.
“Named after the stingless bee from Southeast Asia, we bring in excellent honey from Borneo and Malaysia as the main ingredients, with roots and herbs and fruits from Malaysia, to create fresh fruity drinks and so forth,” said Roelens.
“The hotel’s dining options also feature a Pool Bar & Grill for al fresco poolside dining and drinks. The lounge, which is more a la carte, offers traditional food from Malaysia, light dishes and Western food, with the Ultimate Burger being the favourite, as well as afternoon tea. The lounge is open for supper until 1am.”
Guests staying in suites or club rooms are given access to the executive lounge, which is more private, with the indoor and outdoor section offering a great view and a dedicated team to attend to them.
Apart from the state-of-the-art gym, Four Seasons also offers two floors of the Serene Spa in results-driven therapies that combine traditional Malaysian treatment with new products.