This is the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. It’s located right in the middle of KL and is considered a 5 star hotel.
I was staying there courtesy of MAC (Malaysian AIDS Council – more
about that later) and when I arrived there, my gf’s brother told me not
to open the car door – someone will do it for me.
…and sure enough, someone did. It’s become something of an inside
joke since. ;) The reception was fairly opulent and the receptionist on
duty asked me if I wanted a queen or king sized room and told me it’s
all paid for by MAC.
Thus, I went for the queen sized room (MAC is a charity organization, non-profit).
The queen sized room was nice, with a welcome fruit basket (which I only ate the green apple, as I’m not a big fan of fruits).
The fruit array, with cutlery for the more refined ones amongst us to use.
The view is towards Suria KLCC…and you will notice some suspension
wires in the windows. Management left a note to apologize that they’ll
be doing some window cleaning the next day.
Bathrobes! Slippers! Why, I’ve never had these in my life. The luxury! ;)
The bathroom seems very nice.
There is a shower and a soak tub in there too. I found the porcelain throne to be very pleasant to sit on.
The toiletries are very complete – sewing kit, razors, toothbrush and I finally got to know what an enamel board is.
I was about to think of the questionable logic of providing toothbrushes but no toothpaste, until I found it inside.
This place makes me feel like saying, “Go away, I’m a very busy man!” ;)
Here’s a look at the mini bar – a select range of mini liquor bottles and Mandarin Oriental’s own bottled water.
Heck, they even had an agreement with Pringles to have Mandarin Oriental Pringles.
Mandarin Oriental is also linked to Suria KLCC, the shopping center beneath the tallest twin towers in the world…
…and the shopping opportunities it offers.
Mandarin Oriental is a nice place to stay in…if you don’t have to
pay for it, of course. ;) I’ll write about the Red Ribbon Gala next.