Following a 40 million Malaysian ringit, or US$9.34 millon, renovation, the Kuala Lumpur Dorsett is offering a 30% discount off the best available rate on rooms booked until 31 December 2017 on the hotel's own website: Kuala Lumpur Dorsett.
The Kuala Lumpur Dorsett first opened in 1998. A comprehensive renovation of the hotel was launched in June 2015.
Hotel rooms, public spaces, food and beverage outlets, and events facilities were all given a face lift. The project was completed in mid-2017,
An average of nearly 100,000 Malaysian ringits, or US$23,350, was spent to upgrade each one of the hotel’s 322 rooms, which includes 27 suites. All bathrooms have rain showers and hand-held showers.
Measuring 29 to 30 square kilometres, Dorsett rooms and one king size or two twin size beds.
Family rooms measure 30 square metres. They have either one king size bed and one single bed or three single beds.
Deluxe premier rooms measure 38 square metres. They have a separate sitting area.
Dorsett suites measure 45 square metres. They have separate living rooms and bedrooms. Bathrooms have both a bathtub and a shower cubicle.
There are six suites and one Esquire Suite. Measuring 60 square metres, the have separate living rooms and bedrooms with a connecting bathroom. Bathrooms have bathrubs and shower cubicles.
Food + Beverage
Checkers Café – an all-day dining restaurant, Checkers Café serves breakfast buffets and monthly themed at lunch and dinner. A la carte dishes are also served.
The restaurant got a total makeover. Fittings and fixtures were finished in tones of matted gold and refreshing green.
The dining area was expanded, allowing more day light to filter in. The buffet counters were finished in marble, lighting was improved, and live cooking stations were installed.
The Windows Lounge – located in the hotel’s lobby, the Window’s Lounge serves afternoon tea sets as well as pastries, desserts, and signature cocktails.
A blue colour scheme with gold accents was adopted. An open bar was created to allow more interaction between guest’s andthe hotel’s mixologists.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a small gym on the fourth floor as well as four function rooms, which also underwent a comprehensive, multi-million dollar renovation.
Facilities can handle small gatherings of as few as 10 people or as many as 150 people in a table setup or 200 is a theatre style configuration.
Location, Location, Location
The hotel is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. Pavilion, Starhill Gallery, Fahrenheit 88, Lot 10, Sungei Wang, Berjaya Times Square, and Low Yat Plaza are within a five minutes’ walk of the hotel.
The KL Convention Centre and Petronas Twin Towers are also within walking distance from the hotel through an air-conditioned link bridge.
The hotel is a 50 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia's largest and busiest airport.
Located 45 kilometres,or 28 miles, south of Kuala Lumpur, the airport is a hub for AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and Malindo Air.
The airport is served by dozens of foreign air carriers, including All-Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Garuda International, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Philippines Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways.
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The three Middle Eastern airlines offer connecting service to Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East through their respective hubs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Doha, Qatar.
Dorsett Hospitality International 101
With headquarters in Hong Kong, Dorsett Hospitality International has three brands under its umbrella.
Dorsett Hotels and Resorts is a mid-range to upscale brand. d.Collection is a range boutique hotels. Silka Hotels are targeted by budget-minded travelers.
The group currently owns and manages 33 hotels in Britain, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Another eight hotels and resorts in Australia, Britain, Hong Kong, and Malaysia are in the pipeline.
Dorsett Kuala Lumpur – 172 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Telephone: +60 3 2715-5000.