Accommodation in Malaysia
Kick back in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia's federal capital Kuala Lumpur is also its largest city and a focal point of Southeast Asia's burgeoning economy. It is also home to many of the best features Malaysia hotels have to offer; a vibrant cityscape, an active nightlife and the chance to indulge in a spot of shopping and downtown sightseeing in this eclectic concrete metropolis.
Kuala Lumpur boasts countless luxury hotels, many of which are located underneath the shadows of the Petronas Towers in the so-called Golden Triangle district of the city. Names such as the Shangri-La, the Mandarin Oriental, the Grand Millennium and The Royal Chulan are synonymous with the city, ensuring a comfortable night's sleep is always just around the corner in this buzzing metropolis.
Based abroad for business
While not quite enjoying the same reputation as a hub of global finance as its Asian Tiger neighbour Singapore, Malaysia is nevertheless a focal point of the Southeast Asian economy. That means there is no shortage of clean and comfortable business hotels, particularly in the thriving metropolis that is Kuala Lumpur.
The G Tower Hotel is a dedicated executive retreat designed specificially with business travellers in mind, while the Berjaya Times Square Hotel mixes business with pleasure in the heart of the Bukit Bintang commercial and entertainment district. Business accommodation isn't just confined to the capital and there are plenty more establishments outside of town, including in Putrajaya and Johor Bahru.
Sample some resort-style sun and sand
Malaysia is blessed with hundreds of kilometres of sublime sandy coastline and the nation's beach resorts are considered some of the best in Southeast Asia. Many are located on the Langkawi archipelago in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea, with Langkawi aptly known as "the Jewel of Kedah." The Four Seasons Resort, The Datai, Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island, and the Andaman are all mainstays of Malaysia accommodation.
While Langkawi is renowned for the quality of its beach resorts, it's not the only place to stay to soak up some sun and sand in Malaysia. The Pangkor Laut Resort is nestled amid rainforests on a privately-owned island, offering a taste of unqualified seclusion close to Malaysia's west coast. The Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa is equally resplendent in its natural setting, providing a taste of luxury close to Kota Kinabalu.