New World Petaling Jaya Hotel, Malaysia

Impeccable service, scrumptious local cuisine and tasteful Malaysian artwork adorning the interiors all amplify the unique character of this hotel

Location
Part of a mixed-use complex, this new hotel occupies a prime location in the satellite town of Kelana Jaya, with direct access to two major highways – Federal Expressway and North Klang Valley Expressway – which makes it a breeze to get to Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor.

From the hotel, it’s also less than a 10-minute drive from the Kelana Jaya and Glenmarie Light Rail Transit stations.

The adjacent upscale Paradigm Mall offers plenty of shopping and al fresco dining options, not to mention a nine-screen cinema, adding value and choices to any work or leisure stay at this hotel.

One Bedroom Suite

Rooms
Consistent with the hotel’s use of neutral colours, all the 300 grey-and-brown rooms feature sleek furnishings, marble-clad bathrooms and bamboo flooring – which provides tactile warmth to the feet.

I stayed on level 23 of a 30-storey building, the tallest structure in Kelana Jaya. The floor-to-ceiling glass panels in the bedroom and common space in the bathroom afforded sweeping cityscape views.

Adding to the homely ambiance was the round, wooden worktable that could be easily dragged to any spot in the room. I wish more hotels would think out of the box in ensuring guests’ stay are a comfortable one.

Residence Club rooms and suite guests have access to the New World Hotels’ signature Residence Club Living Room on level 29, which offers exclusive benefits such as complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments and dedicated concierge service.

F&B
The all-day dining Pasar Baru (meaning new market) on level 2, pays tribute to Malaysia’s multicultural mélange of Malay, Indian and Chinese flavours in a casual, market-style setting.

PJ’s Bar & Grill opened in March as the largest rooftop bar in Petaling Jaya city, featuring a viewing deck that wonderfully captures the city’s panoramic skyline. This restaurant specialises in Western and Asian grilled dishes.

The hotel lobby

The Lounge in the lobby area offers multiple cosy seating areas, and is the perfect place to unwind and relax with friends over a drink, snack and desserts.

Facilities Recreational activities are on the rooftop and a floor below, both offering sweeping views of the city. The state-of-the-art fitness centre also comes with an instructor to assist guests with the machines and to create a workout programme.

The hotel’s event facilities includes a 1,700m2 pillarless grand ballroom which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests in banqueting style and eight meeting rooms over two levels, all with abundant natural light.

Service
Excellent. I had connectivity issues way past midnight in my room and a staff came to troubleshoot right away. Another kind staff also helped me to locate my car in the carpark when I forgot where it was parked.

Verdict
Fantastic hospitality, plus attentive, friendly staff who made me feel right at home.

No. of rooms 300
Rates From RM350++ (US$89.40) a night
Contact details
Tel: (60) 3 7682 0000
Email: petalingjaya@newworldhotels.com

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