The coolest feature of staying at the five-star Intercontinental Hotel KL is that while it sits in a convenient location (just steps away from the PETRONAS Twin Tower and Suria KLCC), it also offers guests convenient in-city exploration options: a free shuttle service to Jalan Bukit Bintang and the KL city centre, Ampang Park LRT station is just next door, and the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Tour stop is at its doorstep. Hotel facilities include a pool with private cabanas, a gym, a spa offering Balinese and Malay treatments, business centre, two ballrooms and eight function rooms. Food and entertainment-wise there are three restaurants (serving Japanese, Sichuan and fusion cuisine), a lounge and an English-style bar. Nonetheless, for all its grandness and glamour, Intercontinental Hotel KL still maintains a genuine sense of homeliness in its approach to guests – one example is the concierge service eager to provide you with local insights into the best places to see, eat, drink and shop in KL.
Housing eight room categories, the hotel’s 473 rooms are classic in style with a cream, dark brown and white colour palette. Standard in-room amenities include a 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable and satellite channels, mini bar and attached bathroom with rainforest shower and tub. Unique touches like a pillow menu, extra large beds, Agraria toiletries and a Melium lifestyle magazine tells you how much attention is paid to details here – Intercontinental Hotel KL is obviously keen on providing you with a home-away-from-home experience. Upgrade to the Grand Premier room if you like in-room gadgetry such as a DVD player and iPod docking station, as well as extra comforts like an oversized king bed and a bath with glass windows that look out into the bedroom (blinds provide guests with privacy when needed).