New In the City!

New Hotels
  • Marriott International, Inc. recently announced the debut of their Element Hotels brand to Malaysia, with the opening of Element Kuala Lumpur. Situated right in the centre of the city on Jalan Binjai, the hotel is housed within the 275-metre tall Ilham Tower, making it the tallest eco-conscious hotel in the country. Element Kuala Lumpur is Green Building Index (GBI) certified and incorporates eco-friendly and sustainable design with environmentally-friendly practices. The hotel features 252 rooms with city skyline and hill views, as well as spa-inspired bathrooms. In addition to the 132 stylish studio units, the hotel offers one, two and three-bedroom suites equipped with kitchenettes, making them ideal for guests planning a longer stay and large groups travelling together. For reservations or more information, click here.

  • The recently launched Stripes Hotel, Malaysia's second Autograph Collection hotel, offers 184 smart guestrooms and a French-style restaurant, providing a modern counterpoint to its sister property, the colonial-era Majestic Hotel. From the sinuous light installation in the pared-back lobby to the large-format black-and-white photos of a retro Jalan Kamunting in the guestrooms and stylish brasserie with its sputnik light fixtures and red-brick arcades, Stripes puts a contemporary spin on the history and character of this lively neighbourhood. The open-plan guestrooms feature a muted palette with soft gold trim, free Wi-Fi, HD TV, a coffee machine and complimentary minibar. For reservations or more information, click here.

New Restaurants & Bars
  • Brasserie 25 at Stripes Hotel is a short stroll from lunchtime landmarks like Yut Kee and The Row, and is impeccably suited for business meals. The setting is inviting and the service welcoming, befitting that of a hotel that is part of the global Marriott-linked Autograph Collection brand of boutique accommodations in culturally vibrant neighbourhoods. Serving first-class French cuisine, Brasserie 25 offers a wide range of delicious French brasserie classics and French high tea. For reservations or more information, click here

  • Pahit takes over Barlai’s old haunt at Sekeping Sin Chew Kee and is the latest specialist bar to open in Kuala Lumpur. Pahit specialises in all things gin, from gin-based cocktails to the classic gin and tonics. The bar is hidden between two busy roads – Jalan Hang Jebat and Jalan Pudu – a place one would never expect such a calm and quiet bar to exist, and is perfect for winding down after work or a busy event programme. For reservations or more information, click here.

  • Mr Chew's Chino Latino Bar offers Asian cuisine infused with Latin American influences and flavours. On the menu, guests will find a little bit of everything, including Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes with a sprinkling Latino spirit. The sharing-style dishes have been created by Executive Chef James Thong and inspired by founder Eddie Chew's family recipes. Mr Chew's Chino Latino Bar has fast become one of Kuala Lumpur's most Instagrammed eateries! For reservations or more information, click here.

Latest Attractions
  • At Skytrex Adventure, young and old will love the challenge of this sky-high obstacle course. Skytrex Adventure provides the first of its kind in Malaysia, a tree-to-tree ‘sky-trekking’ experience, where you can fly, swing, glide and dangle on the various aerial obstacles suspended above the lush tropical Malaysian Rainforest. Take up the challenge and pump up the adrenaline on their many circuits and experience the best and most exciting forest adventure in Malaysia. For bookings or more information, click here.

  • Not much of an extreme adventure enthusiast? Try yoga instead! APW’s Uppercase organises weekly complimentary community classes every Saturday morning from 9.00am to 10.00am. With no registration needed, head to APW Bangsar with your yoga mat to learn the ‘multilevel dynamic’ forms of yoga with certified instructor Robyn Lau. 

Increased Accessibility
  • AirAsia has unveiled more domestic routes in Malaysia, as well as several new connections to China, India and Cambodia, as it continues to strengthen its connectivity:
    •  The Kuala Lumpur-Bhubaneswar (India) flight commenced on 26 April, and is the first international airline to fly into the east Indian city and capital of Odisha.

    • AirAsia Bhd will fly directly to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, four times weekly from Kuala Lumpur, beginning 9 August 2017. The new route is AirAsia’s third destination in Cambodia.

    • Come 9 August, AirAsia will begin a thrice-weekly service connecting Langkawi to Shenzhen for the first time and four-times weekly flights between Langkawi and Kuching.

    • Other new AirAsia domestic routes include the inaugural Johor Bahru-Langkawi service launched on 28 April, and the Johor Bahru-Kuala Terengganu flights which commenced on 22 June.