Check in to these retreats that offer luxury pampering in the heart of the city.
After closing its doors seven years ago, the former Equatorial Hotel Kuala Lumpur is reborn as EQ, a towering 52-storey gem of luxury in the heart of the city. The new hotel sports a modern and sophisticated look that is reflected in each of its 440 guest rooms and suites, and has numerous venue options for events, conferences and conference meetings alike.
One of the highlights is the impressive two-tier Diamond Ballroom, inspired by world-famous opera halls – the perfect venue for both grand weddings and corporate events. Guests will be spoiled for choice when it comes to food, whether it’s Japanese fine dining at Kampachi, pastries at contemporary street café Étoile, or local favourites at all-day dining restaurant Nipah. Unwind and rejuvenate in Sanctum, the luxurious spa and wellness centre, or try out other recreational facilities such as the swimming pool and fitness centre.
St Regis Hong Kong opened its doors this year in the dynamic Wan Chai district, bringing uncompromising bespoke luxury service. Guests staying in one of 129 exquisitely designed guest rooms and suites will experience the brand’s signature personalised Butler Service, which promises round-the-clock careful attention to their every need. Savour French haute cuisine in L’Envol, led by award-winning chef Olivier Elzer, and rich Cantonese cuisine at Rùn. The Drawing Room hosts all-day dining and exquisite afternoon tea, while The St Regis Bar offers a warm atmosphere with a superb selection of cocktails and wines, as well as live jazz performances every evening. The hotel’s sophisticated event venues are perfectly suited for occasions both grand and intimate. Other facilities include a heated swimming pool and poolside bar, as well as a health club with spa treatment rooms.
Bali may be a popular holiday destination, but visitors can still enjoy a great deal of privacy and luxury at The Colony Hotel Bali. Located in Seminyak, the boutique hotel is within walking distance of the beach, famous restaurants and beach clubs, as well as good shopping. Guests can experience new heights of relaxation with a massage by the award-winning Jari Menari (Dancing Fingers) treatment. Lounge in and around the central pool while surrounded by a lush tropical garden of frangipani and palm trees, then have a relaxed lunch at the Poolside Café or at The Lobby, which also serves a hearty selection of dishes for breakfast. The latest addition to the hotel is a new wing called The Colony Club, which is connected to the main hotel area and offers more spacious rooms with a terrace or balcony, personalised butler service and its own swimming pool and lounge.
After an extensive redesign, Brisbane Marriott Hotel is proud to reintroduce its renovated guest rooms and suites, Executive Lounge, two floors of event space and its signature restaurant. Stay in one of the hotel’s 267 comfortable guest rooms and suites, which offer spectacular views of the Brisbane River and River City Skyline. Enjoy good food with a view at the signature restaurant Motion Dining, dine at tables overlooking the theatre of the Grill, enjoy a cold drink at M Bar or take in the air outside while dining alfresco on M Deck. Guests looking for recreation can take a swim in the covered outdoor pool or work out in the 24-hour gym. If relaxation is on the agenda, unwind and rejuvenate with a trip to the Dome Spa. There is also much to explore in the hotel’s vicinity along the Brisbane Riverwalk, and the river network grants access to other popular attractions.
Located just across the road from Universal Studios Singapore, the new Village Hotel at Sentosa provides services and amenities tailor-made for families, especially those with young children. Aside from standard rooms, guests can also go for special family rooms that consist of two connecting rooms in varying configurations, to allow for greater privacy or more open space for the entire family. To complement the in-room amenities for adults, family rooms include a kids’ welcome kit, customised according to the age and gender of the young guests. The pool deck features multiple unique themed pools, including the Children’s Play Pool, Lazy River Pool, Adventure Pool and Pamukkale Pool. Children will have a fun time participating in special activities such as pool games, face painting and sculpted balloon giveaways, while adults can enjoy Aqua Zumba classes and cycling. Savour a wide range of Asian, Polynesian and Western dishes at the all-day dining restaurant Native Kitchen.