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The Top 10 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur


The Top 10 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The best luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur are ideal accommodation options for the most sophisticated of guests, boasting gleaming interiors, exquisite guestrooms, personalised service and an extensive range of quality amenities such as swimming pools, fully-equipped fitness centres, and award-winning restaurants.

A multicultural city with a unique history, Kuala Lumpur is well-frequented for its gleaming skyscrapers, futuristic buildings with European influences as well as colonial architecture with Moorish, Moghul, Malay and Victorian elements.

The most popular 5-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur hold their own against the best in the world, set within walking distances from popular tourist destinations such as Petronas Twin Towers, Menara KL Tower as well as KL’s major shopping malls such as Pavilion KL, Starhill Gallery, Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Shopping Mall.

Catered for guests with a taste for the finest things in life, these upscale establishments have also won numerous awards for their top notch service, individualised amenities, convenient location and lavish accommodation.

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This chic, urban hotel is widely known for having the best view of the Petronas Towers from their rooftop pool and award-winning SkyBar, a hotspot for locals and visitors alike. Rooms are sleek with contemporary flair, such as bathroom sinks that are lit from the inside. Conveniently located next to KLCC Park, attached to the convention center, and walking distance to shopping and nightlife in Bukit Bintang.

The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

This new, ultra-luxury hotel boasts the largest rooms in the city, some with attached spa treatment rooms, and a gorgeous rooftop pool and sun terrace. Guests never have to lift a finger: dedicated butlers see to each traveler’s personal needs, from small tasks like packing and unpacking to arranging dinner or elaborate adventures.

Dining is unparalleled here; be sure to savor a meal at Taka by Sushi Saito, one of the finest Japanese restaurants in the world. The St. Regis KL is located in Sentral, near the Lake Gardens and the Bird and Butterfly Parks.

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

A true urban oasis, this refined, downtown hotel is convenient to shopping and nightlife, while also offering the most comprehensive spa retreat in the city. Their featured wellness treatment, the Sensory Sound Bath, combines deep tissue, hot stone, Thai, and Indian massage performed while draped on a floor that vibrates with sound waves.

This hotel is great for families, featuring a pool and kids’ club, while larger suites come with kitchenettes. In the heart of Bukit Bintang, the Ritz is connected to the Starhill Gallery mall via a covered footbridge and is only a five minute walk to the luxury shops at Pavilion Mall.

Mandarin Oriental

This elegant hotel right next door to the Petronas Towers showcases fine Malay design, food, and hospitality. The new décor features etched columns made with Selangor pewter, shimmering songket silk wall coverings, and Peranakan tiles.

Stellar leisure amenities include indoor golf, outdoor tennis courts, and a rooftop infinity pool with city and park views, tented daybeds, and luxury cabanas. Located on KLCC Park near Symphony Lake, this is the closest hotel to the Twin Towers and just a short walk to the aquarium.

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

An opulent hotel known for its decadent suites and sumptuous food. Stunning skyline views, warm and rich décor in enormous suites, plus experienced butlers make this a popular hotel among royalty, dignitaries, and celebrities. Dining here is spectacular, with halal kitchens serving some of the best French, Cantonese, and Japanese fine dining in the city.

A swimming pool and spa round out the posh experience here. The Shangri-La is centrally located near the KL Tower and Eco Forest Park, walking distance to the Petronas Towers and just a short drive to Chow Kit or Bukit Bintang.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Blending colonial-era charm with contemporary luxury, the Majestic boasts two pools, an Art Deco-styled spa, and a renowned tea service in its Orchid Conservatory. (Book weeks in advance for this!) Spread over two connected buildings, guests can choose to stay in the original 1932 wing, complete with butler service and traditional Hainanese breakfast in bed, or in the new wing, resplendent in marble with decadent bathrooms.

Located in the Historical Mile, across the street from the 19th century Moorish railway station and walking distance to the Lake Gardens, National Museum, and Masjid Negara Malaysia.


This glitzy hotel near City Centre attractions offers a range of amenities for families, couples, and business travelers alike. Kids’ perks include a connected pool area plus a Disney-themed brunch with clowns every Sunday. Couples may indulge in a spa day capped off by an intimate dinner with wine pairings at Tatsu, its award-winning Japanese restaurant. Business travelers will enjoy its tech-savvy focus.

Featuring glam design elements, like mirrored columns and crystal chandeliers, this upscale space near KLCC and the Petronas Towers is delightful.

Grand Hyatt

A sophisticated urban hotel offering spacious rooms, a free-form rooftop pool, and panoramic views of the city, park, and Twin Towers. Their expansive Essa Spa specializes in ramuan treatments, uniquely Malaysian holistic herbal care.

Their rooms are among the largest in the city, each with floor-to-ceiling windows and soaking tubs. The Grand Hyatt sits right next to the aquarium, overlooking KLCC Park, walking distance to the music fountain and Petronas Towers.

Westin Kuala Lumpur 

This five star property adjacent to the Pavilion luxury mall is a superb, all-purpose hotel. Its sparkling pool, kids club, and game room make it popular with families, while in-room massage and its prize-winning Qba nightclub and Prego restaurant make this a fantastic choice for couples. Located in Bukit Bintang, just steps from the city’s best dining and shopping, and walking distance via the skybridge to KLCC and the Twin Towers.

JW Marriott

Connected to Starhill Gallery mall, this is a glamorous, “new money” hotel; expect efficiency and service with pomp and flair. Rooms are spacious and richly decorated, especially the suite categories.

Luxe amenities include a pool, kids’ pool, tennis courts, and a spa with an additional plunge pool and hot tub. Located on Jalan Bukit Bintang, aka Bintang Walk, with several malls, cafes, hawker foods, and nightclubs at its doorstep.

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