The 209 guest rooms on the hotelâ€™s lower floors are accented in beige and steel blue, with oversize showers and Kohler intelligent toilets that light up when approached.
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A gleaming blue-glass skyscraper next door to the Petronas Twin Towers, this Four Seasons is as glamorous as it is grandiose. The 209 guest rooms on the hotelâ€™s lower floors (residences are located above) are accented in beige and steel blue, with oversize showers and Kohler intelligent toilets that light up when approached.
In addition to all-day diner CurATE, which boasts multiple open kitchens and superb Levantine cuisine (to be featured at a pool side grill when the hotel fully opens in November), thereâ€™s also glitzy Bar Trigona for cocktails made with craft spirits and locally sourced ingredients like organic fruits and honey harvested from the barâ€™s namesake bee. But the real star of the show is Yun House, a lustrous Chinese fine-dining restaurant with a stunning flower-studded feature wall and ceramic mural depicting the aftermath of a storm in a rice paddy. Although touted as Cantonese, most dishes on the menu cater squarely to the feistier local palate with lots of salted egg, belacan, and Sichuan spices.Purists might balk, but itâ€™s all delicious.
60-3/2382-8888; fourseasons.com;Â doubles from US$240.
This article originally appeared in theÂ October/November 2018Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śThe Luxe List 2018: Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpurâ€ť).