A Sanctuary for The Business Traveller: Hotel Maya KL
Published 01 June 2012
People sometimes envy the life of business travellers, but little do they realise the kind of stress that comes with the job. The schedules are crazy and filled with so many meetings that you can’t even remember the type of food you ate for lunch. Luckily there’s Hotel Maya.
Text by Erza S.T.
Hotel Maya in Kuala Lumpur has become a favourite of mine for many reasons. The hotel is located in one of three interconnected office towers in the heart of the city centre and is within walking distance of the Petronas Twin Towers. This is a big deal, especially when your client’s office is within one of the towers, as mine was.
It is very soothing to know that the hotel’s focus is on pampering business travellers as much as they can. I was impressed by the ease of arranging an early check in (from as early as 7am by prior arrangement) and the special butler who was there to assist with all my needs. It also offers a complimentary 25-minute foot massage. Since I still had two more hours I went straight for it.
Visually refreshing, it appears more as a boutique urban resort then the stereotypical five-stars chain hotel.
Hotel Maya is a hotel where design meets style. Visually refreshing, it appears more as a boutique urban resort then the stereotypical five-star chain hotel. The great design is evident from the tree-like columns at the entrance, its natural ventilation, and large atria to its well-designed suites, of which my Deluxe Suite had a beautiful glass wall that allowed me to enjoy the stunning city skyline. As predicted, the whole day went by like an express train without any memory of lunch or dinner, and when it was over I was so grateful to be back at my suite again at 10pm. Though the work was pretty demanding, I decided to check out the Sky Lounge before resting. Situated on the 13th floor (lucky for some), the Sky Lounge is a chic spot exclusively for the use of hotel guests with an incredibly beautiful night view of the city. I was offered complimentary cakes, and coffee or tea but after that hard day I decided to reward myself with a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, instead. Although this trip didn’t provide any time for leisure, it was still a pleasant one thanks to the tranquility and comfort that Hotel Maya had to offer.
Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2711 2277