In the megalithic Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur the GTower Hotel is a clean, central and trendy 5 star hotel with all the trimmings, even a television in the bathroom.
We arrived travel laden and sweaty from Kuala Lumpur’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) (an airport that services the budget friendly airlines) after a 1.5 hour flight from Surat Thani, a 1.5 hour bus from the LCCT and finally an impressively quick 10min train ride. We had put in some good mileage.
From the onset one thing was clear – The GTower was all about business, with it’s modern design, glassy exterior and impressive signage the formidable structure was right at home with neighbours like The Petronas Towers only a stones throw away. Step inside and it’s right on par with it’s svelte, swanky design and of course a coffee shop kitted out with everything your corporate die hard could need. The GTower is well built and incredibly well maintained. The trip up inside the cavernous elevator was swift and smooth, the reception staff incredibly helpful and professional.
Inside the room lay all the typical things you would expect should you be sent on a business trip away from home, the bed, desk, cinema style TV and lazy-boy style chair were all the top of the range – never before have we slept in such comfort! To top it off the extravagance continued all the way into the bathroom where you will find a toilet that does some fancy flushing and a TV to boot.
The hotel also has a state of the art gym including a 25m pool, a very fancy cigar lounge and hotel-top bar / club. All very premiere and all have managed to carry, very well, their assigned elements. The GTower management takes nature very seriously and believes strongly in the ethos of the 4 elements that make up the world around us. I highly recommend this hotel as I cannot fault it.
What impressed me most: The attention to detail and the philosophy in which it is carried out.
What I did not enjoy: As a non-business traveller I felt quite out of place among the endless suits and even had to resort to purchasing trousers and shoes to eat in the restaurant.
Reviewed by Vaughan McShane
Our stay was sponsored but all views are our own.
The Upper Deck fine-dining restaurant.
The Bridge Bar.
View of the misty highlands.
The Club where breakfast is served and conferences hosted.
Our room with an incredibly comfy bed.
The View bar on the top floor.