(Hotel Review) Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

Strategically located in the commercial hub of Pantai/Bangsar, Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar is nestled adjacent to multinational office complexes and the iconic Menara Telekom, also a brief five minutes drive from one of the largest shopping complexes in the capital, Mid Valley Megamall. With the launch of the KL Gateway Corporate Office Towers coming soon around the vicinity, business travellers and conference attendees will find the hotel of utmost convenience.

The hotel is easily accessible to all major parts of the city via the Kerinchi Link Light Rail Transit (LRT) station. The modern KLIA Express train connects the KL International Airport KL to Sentral Railway Station by a 28 minutes ride.

Catering to new generations of business and leisure travellers, Pullman KL Bangsar houses 513 contemporary-styled rooms and suites. To assist travellers further, the hotel is fully capable of organising corporate meetings, seminars, conventions and intimate dinners complemented by quality facilities.

Guests with executive floor benefits are entitled to a personalised check-in at the Executive Lounge perched on the 26th floor.

Dressed up with contemporary art pieces, guests will never have to experience a dull sight while breakfast is being served.

Here are some pictures of the breakfast spread at the Executive Lounge.

The spread includes the crisp and buttery Danish pastry, breakfast cereals, cold cuts, a selection of cheeses, and also a range of hors d’oeuvres. Early risers can commence breakfast as early as 6am, and stick around till 10.30am.

Connectivity is crucial, especially to business travellers. High-speed Internet access is available in the Executive Lounge and across the Executive Floor, in addition to computer workstations and complimentary local telephone calls, accompanied by all-day snacks, coffee, tea and juices to quell hunger pangs. Guests are kept updated on current affairs with local news screening in the Executive Lounge; they can also have their preferred choice of newspaper delivered to their rooms.

Travellers’ concerns revolve around the comfort of their accommodation and location amongst other factors. This gem of a hotel in the Bangsar business hub gives travellers no reason to settle for anything less.

Pullman believes that a good night’s rest is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Offering a list of pillow types –some of which with therapeutic purposes include the AKEMI Pur Latex Pillow, AKEMI Mood Cotton Pillow, 7-Holes Fibre Pillow, AKEMI Lavender Therapeutic Pillow, AKEMI Ginko Leaf Therapeutic Pillow and AKEMI Lemon Grass Therapeutic Pillow. With the ideal pillow, guests wake up feeling refreshed and ready for a new day ahead.

Calming hues of brown that meets you at the entrance suggests more serenity to follow suit. As you enter, dark hues such as warm cocoa brown, taupe and slate evoke a polished and luxurious aura. The elegant Grand Deluxe Room spans across 41 square meters, unbelievably spacious. It is furnished with a king-sized bed, lounge chair, and a glossy desk maximised with a sleek storage system.

The full-length mirror panels near the entrance conceal the wardrobe, safe deposit box, iron and ironing board, lightweight dumbbells, and a yoga mat.

The sleek bathroom features dark turquoise mosaic tiles along the shower area, with glass panels separating it from the stand-alone bathtub.

The Roger & Gallet Bois d’Orange perfumed soap bars and shower products gently cleanse the skin without robbing it of moisture. Do not be alarmed when your partner takes an unusually long shower and gets carried away by the refreshing leafy, fruity and woody scents.

Guestrooms and suites range from 35 to 69 square meters in size, each outfitted with a HD LCD TV, iPod/MP3 dock, Italian espresso machine, laptop charging point, minibar, and when necessary a crib or extra bed for kids.

The bedroom of the Pullman Suite surely is an invitation to peace and serenity; it is a world on its own where one breaks away from reality for a moment and get that much-deserved rest.

The bathroom in the Pullman Suite appears simple at first glance, but as you look deeper, it is the richness of the details makes it beautiful. It is the calming tones and simple lines that will truly stand the test of time (what we would call “a timeless design”).

The Deluxe Room with King Bed (or choice of twin beds) comes with the same amenities and facilities with a slight difference in living space.

The Deluxe Room comes with floor to ceiling glass wall separating the bathroom and bedroom, which can be screened with nifty roller blinds should the need for privacy arises.

Feeling the hunger pangs? Options include the healthy Gourmet Green Salad (RM28) with your choice of vinaigrette, Thousand Island, or Italian dressing. Organic mixed greens are tossed with green asparagus spears, roasted grape tomatoes and rosemary crackers.

For something more filling, try Chef’s recommended Seafood ‘Hor Fun’ (RM41) with your choice of yellow or flat rice noodles, stir-fried with freshwater prawns, squid, fresh sea bass fillet and green vegetables in a light egg gravy.

A healthy lifestyle is a major contributor to work efficiency. Exercising helps to oxygenate the body, boost brain function, as well as relief stress.

Whether to tighten those abs, or simply a good morning workout, the ambience is enhanced with good quality sound system embedded into the ceiling.

The cosy sitting area is where you can take a breather or socialise with fellow guests.

Jump straight into the outdoor swimming pool, or relax in the warm Jacuzzi. Catering to the entire family, there is also a shallow children’s pool. Non-swimmers accompanying loved ones eager to get soaked can sink into comfortable seats with your favourite book in hand.

For business needs, a dedicated Events and IT Solutions Manager will take care of the essentials throughout events or meetings.

Art pieces by artists from the Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival bedeck the property, bringing a whole lot of colours and life.

Dining options can be found on the lobby floor of the hotel. Petit Cafe caters to small groups, serving both cold and hot beverages with delicate deserts and treats such as pies, cookies and cakes. It is open daily from 8am to 10pm.

Sit back with drinks, snacks, tapas and company while the day dims down to night. Serenading the crowd with smooth jazz and acoustic blues is a four-piece acoustic band of four passionate and talented artistes.

Link, an all-day dining restaurant, presents guests with a sensory dining experience with interactive show kitchens displaying a sumptuous array of food.

The courteous and welcoming outlet supervisor Shahril introduces the restaurant with great pride. Live cooking stations feature a plancha grill, a rotisserie, a tandoor and dim sum varieties, catering to diverse taste buds across a span of global flavours with local appeal. Complementing the meal are the handpicked wine list, exotic fruit and vegetable drinks, and an alluring cheese selection.

At La Cucina Mediterranean Kitchen, culinary skills are presented before your very eyes. Eclectic Italian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is served at this 60-seater restaurant.

A flamboyant cooking suite at the centre of the restaurant features the chef with his craft, and doubling as a source of live entertainment. The masonry oven that’s humbly tucked behind is used to bake fresh artisanal bread and pizzas. Vinoteca within La Cucina also offers fine wine to pair with dishes served.

The hand-kneaded pizza base is topped with anchovies and salad greens, spiced up with a peppery note.

The Linguine All’ Anatra Affumicata consists of smoked duck breast shavings tossed with golden roasted garlic, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with chilli flakes.

The Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca showcases smoked streaky beef shavings bathed in tomato compote, accompanied by fresh caper berries, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and calamata olives.

The red mullet fillet is lightly seared and served in a saffron-infused seafood bisque. This seafood dish retains its natural freshness with a glistening texture.

The braised Australian grain-fed beef cheeks is incredibly tender, served with parmesan polenta and olive tapenade.

Desert comes as a surprise, especially since this occasion is not shamelessly announced. The hotel made special efforts to make the stay a memorable one, with a dedicated birthday song played by the live band, a lovely birthday card, and great company for the evening.

For more information on Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bansar, visit http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-7962-pullman-kuala-lumpur-bangsar-/index.shtml

Opening hours for food and beverage outlets:

The Link Restaurant
Breakfast from 6.00am – 10.30am
Buffet Lunch Daily from 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Buffet Dinner Daily from 6.30pm – 10.00pm
All Day a la carte from 11.00am – 11.00pm

La Cucina
Lunch 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Dinner 6.30pm – 10.30pm

The Lounge
9.00am – 12.00am

In Room Dining
24 Hours

Le Petit Cafe
8.00am – 10.00pm

Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
No.1 Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia